Russian dating guide
The level of English in Russia isn’t high, so navigating dating and friendships has been a weird combination of the most fun and something that I dread!I know that combining wine, mime and exaggerated facial expressions goes a long way towards forging lasting and meaningful bonds.
It’s a little Pavlovian, but for now I find it cute so no harm, no foul.I’m also an English teacher and spend a lot of time working to get my meaning across to my students.This means that I do have to be in the right mood if I’m going to be enthusiastic about going on a first date with a stranger with B1 level English where I’m not sold on whether there’s enough chemistry for the date to be worth putting eyeliner on for.🙂 It’s also a little bewildering when an elderly woman rejects my offer to help her with her shopping, only to accept the offer of the next passing male.Russia is not a disability friendly place in many ways, so I do query whether these gestures that being increasingly scrutinized in the West and called out as potentially being “sexist” are borne of necessity and consideration, not as a result of a more “traditional” view of women.In Australia, women who cannot cook or who don’t take ownership of housekeeping duties aren’t going to be ostracized these days.
I have firsthand experience and a bunch of anecdotes that suggest Russian men prefer women who will tackle these tasks with a smile.
In this post she shares about her experience as a woman dating in Russia while learning the language.
This is a topic I have a lot to say about personally as I had a Russian girlfriend during my time in Kazan which I partly credit with helping me learn the language so quickly (links to my story below).
He speaks in Russian where he thinks I might be able to understand.
It feels a little ridiculous sometimes, to babble to someone the same way a toddler might one minute in one language and then switch back to English a moment later to discuss something substantially more complex than . I’m sure you’ve come across the adage that languages are best learned in the bedroom.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE love in all of its glorious forms and will hopefully end up with someone whose first language is not the same as mine.