true that all Russian Women
Want To Escape From Russia?
By Marina Smiley
All Russian Women Want To
Escape From Russia!
Fact or Fiction?
When one searches the Internet
for a Russian wife, he will be very surprised by the large
number of Russian dating services. There are literally
thousands of them on the Internet! Have you ever asked
yourself; why that is?
From all appearances it seems
that all women want to do is to escape from Russia because
Russia is in a very difficult social, political and economic
situation. I hate to disappoint you, but that type of thinking
is just a stereotype.
Growing up, it seems that each
generation has their own stereotypical idea about what Russia
is and how her citizens respond. For almost seventy years,
Russia was a very closed nation and outsiders (other nations),
could not see or for that matter, interact with the Russian
citizenry. From this action of closed borders, somehow, was
born the stereotype of what Russian women looked like, peasant
stock, with stern looks and aged appearances.
With the collapse of the Soviet
Union, the opening of borders and the birth of the Internet,
the whole world astonishingly discovered just how beautiful,
feminine, slender and educated, Russian women are! Foreign men
were finally allowed to travel to Russia, and they saw, with
amazement, the beauty and grace of the Russian woman. They
looked upon these women just like kids in a candy store. The
typical stereotype disappeared as quickly as melting snow in
Unfortunately, as quickly as
the old stereotype of Russian females disappeared, a new
stereotype emerged; "All Russian women want to escape
from Russia" and because of this new labeling, the
Internet has so many Russian Dating agencies.
The truth of the matter is,
that the percentage of Russian women who are looking for their
"soul mates" through the internet is no greater than
the percentage of women from western countries such as
England, Canada, Australia and the United States who are
searching the Internet for their future spouse!!!!
Here is an interesting tidbit:
With the population of Russia at approximately 170 million
people as compared to the United State's population of more
than 250 million people, why is it that you don't see as many
dating agencies from other countries?
The answer, is a simple one...
Women, from the USA and most
other Western Nations have choices to use or not to use the
services of a dating agency. Almost all women from western
countries have computers at home or at work. The Internet
services in most of these countries are ridiculously low when
compared with the cost of the same services in Russia.
Only a few very big Russian
cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg have Internet
services that are more or less affordable for an average
person. Russia is a huge country, with its eleven time zones
from East To West and is just now establishing Internet
services. It is only within the last three or four years that
the Internet service providers have begun to take hold within
Russia and the fees for their monthly services are out of
reach to most Russian citizens. It is not uncommon for most
Internet services to cost $100.00 or more, a month. With the
average salary, for example, for a Russian doctor being around
a $100.00, it is a luxury few citizens can afford. But, we are
talking about a single woman or a one-parent household.
Do you think that the average
American single mother could afford this kind of money for
Internet services? So, this is the reason why you see so many
Russian dating agencies! Russian women HAVE TO USE their
Another reason for these dating
services is the language barrier. For a very long time, Russia
was a closed border country and even when Russians learned
English at school, without the ability to practice the use of
the language on a daily basis, English basically became a dead
language and these agencies also became translators.
Now that everything in Russia
has changed. It is a country that is open to the world and
people are now stimulated to learn English. Internet service
providers are popping up all over Russia and Internet cafes
are entrenching themselves in cities, big and small.
In this situation more and more
women can communicate with their soul mates through the
Internet without any help of a marriage agency. They don't
need translating services as they did in the past. Many women
prefer to spend money on English lessons, than to pay very
high prices for dating services.
People all over the world are
generally the same. Nobody likes to show private letters to a
stranger or to convey their most private thoughts and Internet
conversations to a dating service employee for translation.
At the present time, Internet
services are growing dramatically in Russia. Yes, it is a
difficult time in this vast country but it is impossible to
stop progress. Russians are beginning to communicate with the
rest of the world with their own
computers. In the very near future you will see a dramatic
reduction of Russian dating services, the "Russian Women
Eager to Escape" myth, and the typical stereotype about
Russian women will totally disappear.
Marina Smiley is medical Doctor by education, she used to have her own successful
company back in Russia. Marina is the author of the popular eBooks "The
shocking truth about Russian brides" and "
Long distance relationships, sex and love with Russian women" Marina hates the
stereotyping of so-called "mail order brides", and believes it is
about time to set up the record straight in regard to Russian women
seeking men for marriage.