Whether you like it or not, dating in Russia will most likely include gift-giving and putting in a lot more romantic effort than the relatively laid-back FWB dating scene in the States. On the other hand, if you meet a Russian woman organically she’s – brace yourself – probably going to be just like every other woman. So PLEASE DON’T think like some un-enlightened liberal or feminism-indoctrinated weenie and blow it by letting this door slam shut. While this douche said it in the least tactful way possible, the basic idea that the man is expected to pay is true. By not impressing Russian girls, you are actually impressing.
Just like in the west, most Russian women – like their western counterparts who might be totally liberal-leaning in every aspect – The first thing you have to keep in mind is not to impress Russian girls.
While I agree that there are a lot of incredible women hobbling down the streets of Moscow in towering heels and tight skirts, I think foreigners are often blinded less by their unearthly beauty and more by the level of dedication Russian women have to looking good.
In the States and a lot of Europe, there simply isn’t a culture of always being ‘on’, aesthetically speaking.
It’s impossible to talk about Russia without discussing the legendary beauty of Russian women.