The Socials: hopes and outcomes
Over 20 years back when USSR collapsed and the former Soviet block countries were first opened up to westerners marrying a Russian woman became the dream of tens of thousands of western men. Many guys did get into successful relationships, however, just as many became victims of scams of all sorts. read the story
Learn to Trust Her
I had a recent question come to me about use of internet in Russia. A man has recently met a woman and wishes to have a video chat with her. She has answered that she does not have access to proper internet. His question to me was whether this could possibly be true or was the woman hiding something read the story
To Lie Or Not To Lie?
Do you remember an old adage "A little lie always leads to a big distrust"? One cannot argue with that. But when starting a long-distance relationship, this saying is applicable more than ever. Any random innocent word you say without even thinking might lead to misunderstanding and end the relationship. read the story
Con-Artist or Picky Bride?
Years ago I had a classmate, a friend, let’s call her Olga. One of the things we had in common was desire to find a husband overseas. For me it worked out well. My husband Keith Leslie and I were introduced through mutual friends in 1997, and were married in 1998 till his death in 2007 separated us. read the story
Paradise on Earth
My student and friend Lyuba invited me to her 60th Birthday Celebration. Before continuing my story I’ll tell a few words about Lyuba. She studies English in my class of immigrants. She is the kindest, smartest, very hard-working person, and a very good and loyal friend. For her family she is a mother and a grandmother. read the story
A dangerous tendency
Each year more and more foreign men are coming to Russia looking for their life partners. Some need one trip to find their Lady Right, but for others it longs for years becoming like an emotional drug to feed their ego and increase self-esteem. They become so called “professional fiancées”. Some of them travel to Russia >>>
Russian women become “Americanized”?
who are considering meeting a Russian woman with a goal of finding
a lifelong partner, now
have to think twice: they think that a woman who comes to the
USA will, eventually, change and adopt American attitudes and
will become independent. Being
somewhat “Americanized” should
not become threatening>>>