Dating Russian Women: The Crazy Thing OR A Wonderful Opportunity?
By Elena Petrova, Copyright 2004. All rights reserved.

My site is on the top of many search engines for the search query "Russian brides", and as the result I receive lots of requests for interviews from journalists all over the world, and the question they invariably ask is: "Why western men look for Russian women?"

So let me once and forever explain you the reason why thousands western men flock to Russia in search for their love partner.

The answer is benevolently straightforward: they can meet in Russia a partner of better quality than is available for them at home! 

They are NOT looking for a Russian woman - they are looking for a better quality woman!

But why it is possible?

I know what you think: you think it is because Russian women are desperate to escape from Russia. 

Well, such thinking is pure ignorance.

Check the websites of American expatriates living in Russia (yes, there is a huge community of Americans permanently living in Russia, with their own newspapers and websites!) and you will confirm what I am saying: women who seek partners abroad do it because they want to meet a suitable partner that they have failed to meet at home. They are not looking to immigrate. They are looking to find their love!

Hard to believe?
Read on, I will explain.

The fundamental reason for that lies in Russian demographics

You know that men to women ratios differ dramatically between the countries.

For example, the latest figures from The Economist show that in United Arab Emirates there are 186 males for 100 females. It's clear the competition for eligible females should be stiff there. If you are a single male, The Emirates will be the last place in the world to look for an available woman (unless you live there, of course :-).

Now, what is the best place for a single male to score?
Let's look at the world statistics again.

The lowest men to women ratios are in Eastern Europe!

Countries like Russia and Ukraine are on the top of the list, with only 88 males to 100 females.
The latest Russian census provided astounding figures of 10 million more women than men. 
There the situation is exactly the opposite way around: eligible bachelors are more precious than gold.

So if you were a single male, exploring your dating options in Russia would make the perfect sense!

One wise man said: "Craziness is to do the same thing expecting a different result."

If you ever grow tired of your local dating market, or would like to expand your opportunities, check Russia: you will be stunned what kind of women can be available for you there!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elena Petrova is the creator of Russian Brides Cyber Guide (, an informational source about Russia and Russian women. She holds master's degree in philosophy and authored several highly successful books about Internet dating.

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