Since I posted “What 1000 Russian men told about their female ideal” last summer I keep getting most of the search engine visits for the term Russian men. Apparently my post shows up on the second Google page while searching for “Russian men”.
That puzzles me every day when I look at my blog stats: who is actually looking for Russian men? I mean Russian women are quite popular on the bride market and if you search for “Russian women” on Google you will find pages and pages of dating sites, and very few articles. But Russian men? My experience tells that it it is mostly Russian women themselves who are interested in their fellow men but they will definitely not go to Google for that.
My blog stats made me investigate of what the world thinks of Russian men. Let`s see what the frist Google page shows:
Rather a controversial picture. But I think I can agree with everything here. And there is a lot more to say…
I like this article saying that Russian men attempt to treat women like princesses, and at least before marriage, cater to their girlfriend’s wishes. “But the Russian man, alone with his friends is almost always a hooligan! When Russian men are out and about the city they ooze machismo, but take a step into their home, or their parent’s home, and they are powerless. Russian women have figured this out. In the end the woman, mother or wife, will get her way. They have this subtle form of manipulation down to an exact science. But, a Russian woman loves her husband and needs him for other things than to rule the home life.”
This instruction how to date Russian men (I wonder who is intrested in that?) is soooo sweet and pretty true: “Russian men are educated in the spirit of chivalry and are generally very romantic. They will drop bouquets of flowers to your feet and will protect you from burglars, even if it presents a risk for their own lives or budget. The only thing they want in exchange is your enthusiasm and praise.
The ideal woman of a Russian man should be very understanding and supportive of her partner’s ideas. (swives of Russian historical personalities have dedicated their lives to them, even without being fully appreciated by them). Russian men can accept many flaws in a woman and won’t give up on her easily, even if his friends or family are against her. But there are few things that can’t be forgiven: unfaithfulness, feminism and depreciation of russian culture or language. Russian men are very proud of their historical background and will not let anybody offend their culture.”
And this report tells another (bitter) truth:
“Russian men, in general, are the ultimate frat boy, without even the facade of culture most American frat boys at least try to project. Russian men enjoy themselves, drinking with their friends long into the night, ignoring their women, unless they are hungry or the dishes are dirty. Many cheat and/or beat on their wives, treating them like they should be happy they have a man at all. The strange thing is, the women are happy just to have a man, for men are rare here. After the revolution, World War II, Stalin, and the KGB, Russia has a serious male/female imbalance. I do not know the exact ratio, but I have heard anywhere from 45/55 to 35/65 as the male to female ratio over the past 100 years. Men are in an enviable position, there are more women than men, so they can be jerks and still have a line of women waiting for them.”
When I moved from Russia to Europe I found western men much more interesting and attractive, and I realised what looser and drunkards Russian men were. I used to get into panics from only thinking of having a Russian man on my side… But Life teaches us a lesson, always. After some unsuccessful attempts with Europeans I ended up marrying a Russian man – brilliant, good hearted and endlessly loving one. Here he is:
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE