You’re probably thinking “why do I need a guide on men in Russia?” Well, if you are single and looking to date someone, it’s important to know what type of man is the best match for you.
And who better to tell us than those who live there? Nothing beats personal experience – Anika has been living in Russia for the past 7 years and accepted my challenge to talk about men in Russia.
How to win a Russian man’s heart? How to make him fall in love with you and stay faithful forever? What are his typical habits and preferences? You will find all the answers in this article.
The Russian Man: Personality Traits
First of all, there is a common stereotype saying that Russian men are the best lovers in the world. Is it true? Yes and no…
You know that every man is unique and it’s hard to generalize their behavior. However, there are some common personality traits that might help you understand your Russian lover better if you want to build a long-lasting relationship with him.
The first thing I can say about them is they love having fun. We all know Russians love drinking so be prepared for some heavy partying.
They don’t expect you to drink alongside him, but do know that they will no matter what.
Now, we know that drinking usually turns people into either violent, mindless bears or comedians who laugh at their own jokes and are as friendly as it gets.
I think there’s a 50-50 chance for the man you know to be one way or another, but if he turns out to be from the first category, tell him goodbye the next day.
Trust me, you don’t need a violent drunktard in your life – it will only make things worse than ever.
The second thing that might surprise you is how confident they are. Even if it’s just an act, Russian men really know how to play the game of seduction. They usually get what they want and tend to be quite demanding when in a relationship with someone so don’t feel offended.
Russian men love their freedom and they won’t be ready to give it up easily.
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One more thing you should know about them is that they’re not as extroverted as we think, but once you get to know him better he may seem like a different person.
They also love their family and usually have an amazing relationship with both parents: the mother will always take his side in the argument and he will listen to her, while respecting your opinion even when it’s different from hers.
A Russian man is very straightforward when it comes to dating someone new. He won’t try to impress you or take things slow – when they like you, that’s all they need.
He also knows how important it is to spend time with friends and family, which means that you will always have your personal space.
The Russian Man: Looks & Style
Now let’s talk about their looks! You’ve probably already heard many stereotypes saying Russians are tall, masculine men who fight bears in the forest every morning before breakfast…
Well, if this is true, then I can tell you that not all of them are like this. They do have a certain masculinity about their appearance, but it’s more subtle than cutting your head off.
The first thing you will notice is how they dress – Russian men look very stylish and usually wear the latest trends in clothing brands even if they’re not doing really well finanically.
You may be surprised to know that most of them don’t actually care about their physical appearance, especially in the winter when they wear so many layers and jumpers.
A Russian man is more likely to have a beard or at least some facial hair. He keeps it well-trimmed and clean, but not really cared for with expensive products – he would rather spend money on clothes than his looks.
He also has high self-esteem which means that you won’t find him being so vain as other men from different countries – he usually doesn’t care about what others think of him.
The Relationship With a Russian Man: Behavior Analysis
When it comes to relationships, the Russian man is also quite down-to-earth and will be straight with you from day one. He won’t try to play games or be too complicated – he will just tell you how it is.
The first time you meet him, don’t expect that things are about to get serious right away. He may be slightly romantic and passionate at the beginning, but after a while his true self comes out.
He doesn’t like change (which means moving in together might take longer than you’d expect) and he can be very stubborn when it comes to making decisions. Russians are bit cold which makes sense since Siberia is part of the country.
One thing that might surprise you is how patient the relationship with a Russian man turns out to be – don’t get me wrong, they are not looking for someone who will put up with their crap. On the contrary, they appreciate an independent, strong-willed women… until they don’t.
Have in mind that Russian women are generally traditional for the most part, so they might expect a bit of the same from you as well.
As a result, many Russian men are still very traditional when it comes to relationships: they believe that a woman’s role is to take care of him, so you won’t see them cooking or doing household chores in most cases, although things are improving in this area.
While this might not be everyone’s dream, I think that the Russian man is a great partner for someone who’s looking to settle down and start a family. They might not be as affectionate or romantic as soapy books paint the dream man, but they really know how to make their women happy, in their own masculine way.
After all, nobody is perfect. There are Pros and Cons everywhere, including your partner, no matter what part of the world he comes from. This is part of the Russian culture, but it happens everywhere around the globe.
The same can be said about men in Russia: they do have their annoying traits and they can sometimes be as stubborn as a mule, but most of the time it will be a delight to spend time with them and, at the end of the day, you will be the most important thing in his life.
And sometimes, this is all that matters.
This would be my analysis and opinion of the Russian Man. What do you think? Do you agree with it or do you find some of these traits a bit exaggerated and not really the norm?
Share your thoughts and experiences with our readers in the comments section below. The more points of view we have, the better we’ll be able to paint the picture of the real Russian man.