He’s too busy grooming his hair and drinking those tiny little feminine looking glasses of beer with his friends. Wow, you took your time getting in touch, I thought you’d forgotten about me. ”Him “I was busy”You “Would you like meet up again? Russian men approach dating with the brutal efficiency of a military campaign.If a Dutch man is interested in you, he might, if you’re lucky, send you the following text message several weeks after your first date. Before you know it, your defenses will be overrun and you’ll be annexed like the Crimea. Dutch and Russian men take different approaches to meeting the parents of their partners for the first time.As a Russian friend said to me “sometimes you like a meal in a michelin star restaurant, other times you fancy fast food, what’s the problem with that?”To summarise: If you prefer men to be men, and would like to be swept off your feet, and don’t object if your man pops out for an occasional takeaway, go Russian.After all, your parents have the same access to shops as he does. If he suggests to your mother that she should lose weight, or makes disparaging jokes about your country of origin, he’s only ‘telling it like it is’ and they shouldn’t take offense.Your Russian boyfriend will treat your parents with respect. The Russian male must demonstrate his masculinity at all times, and actually, you should be proud of him for being so virile.“If he hits you, that means he loves you,” quotes Diana her mother’s saying, the old-fashioned Slavic belief, which is the reason why domestic violence in Russia is still widely underreported — as well as most other forms of physical assault, making it a “norm” rather than a crime.Calling her relationship with Russian men “convoluted”, the daring New-Yorker goes on describing the peculiarities of the local dating etiquette.
To provide for herself, she was teaching English in St. “The first thing that you’ll notice when you get to Russia is that the women are astoundingly beautiful and immaculately presented”, she says.
(We are never happy with what we are getting, are we?
) Diana Bruk is a young American woman who was born in Russia and moved to the Big Apple at the age of 5 with her family.
As the stated purpose of my blog is to inform, educate, and entertain, of course I had no choice but to honor the requests of my multicultural following.
Having had no personal experience of dating either Dutch or Russian men, I reached out to some of my readers, and from the huge amount of information received, I’ve put together, what I believe are the five key differences between Dutch and Russian men.