Look around the (online dating) web and you will notice that the online dating scene is a lot focused on single Russian women and other East European women. The reason that in particular women from these countries are looking for a foreign partner is generally known, but will not be discussed in this article. But I do like to give you some tips when you must NOT dating or contacting Russian women.
Let me give you 6 valuable tips:
If you are a single man and you don't want to be single anymore then you probably already are using the Internet as a source to find a new partner. But fun dating, chatting and "playing around" with people from your own culture or country is something different then being determined to find specific a Russian woman with the one and only purpose: to marry her. This means traveling to Russia (to meet her), possible language barrier, learning about the Russian (women) culture, be prepared for unexpected situations, like money expenses, possible scam situations (if you are looking in the wrong places) and many more.
If you are not convinced about yourself that this is all worth for you, then don't start dating or contacting Russian women. A serious looking Russian woman who is a formal member of a serious established agency has already prepared herself before she decides to register herself as a possible candidate for serious looking single men from all over the world. She is not looking for pen pals or everlasting month's of email correspondence, no she is looking for a life partner with one main purpose: to build a happy family.
If you think that register yourself at some dubious free dating site would be enough to present yourself as a serious looking single man, who is looking for a serious marriage minded Russian woman with the expectation that many women will contact you first, then don't start to find your future Russian wife in these places, because you will not find them here. These kind of sites can be fun of course, but are also hotbeds for possible scammers.
Believe me, I have unfortunately a lot of experience with men who started at the wrong places. Be smart and take a huge head-start by avoiding these places.
There are people who register themselves in men's catalogs with photographs as if they are looking like "Tarzan's" or use photo's only wearing swimming shorts, just to impress young good looking ladies. And write a biography using 3 lines like "Hello, my name is name , I am a single man looking for a young beautiful woman who also likes music, going out, having fun and drive fast cars, if you are interested, then please write me back"
If you identify yourself with that kind of persons, then don't contact or try to impress Russian women in such way. Russian women are not looking for Brad Pitt look-alikes or muscles like Sylvester Stallone. They are not judging "looks" at all, and you will find out why if you take the trouble to do this the right way.
If you think Russian women are looking for any (western) man just because you think they are looking for a new country, a better life, a wealthy man, no matter if he is 20 years older than she is, then please keep on dreaming. They just seek compatible partners for long term-relationships and marriage and want to love and be loved, that's all no more, no less!
If you don't have a regular job or (enough) income or don't have a house/apartment (rent or owned) big enough to live with a family, or if you have any serious criminal records (I am not talking about non paid parking tickets), then don't try to bring a Russian woman into your country. You will not succeed. Not because of my personal advise which has nothing to do with this, but because of the strict regulations, procedures and rules that are imposed by the authorities when you have the intention to immigrate a Russian woman into your country. Please advise the official USCIS website by yourself: http://uscis.gov/graphics/howdoi/fiance.htm
If you think, that when she finally joins you in your country, you can start living your "normal" life again and if you think she is capable enough to find her own way in your (for her) strange country, to find at once a job, to teach herself your language and find by herself new friends and if you think she should be "thankful" that you have "pulled her out" her poor mafia controlled and corrupted country, then don't start even thinking about contacting a Russian woman. At least the first month's she will need extra support from you to settle herself with you as a "just married" husband-and-wife couple and she has to adjust to your country (customs), your culture, your language, your friends, your colleague's, your shops, your train and bus schedule, your etc. and that takes time and patience from both of you.
But my (western) husband and I can assure you: It's all worth it!
Please do not think I am some weird arrogant Russian woman and do understand that I am certainly not trying to discourage you to "date" Russian women, on the contrary, I only want to give you some serious tips about the things that really won't work.
Short note about the author
My name is Irina Sbitneva.
In 2000 I met my husband online at a dating site. I used to live in Russia. I was one of the many Russian women who was looking for a life partner and my husband was one of the many men who was doing the same. And now we both live for already 5 years happily in The Netherlands. From that time we started an information site with the purpose to help other's. The articles I publish is one way to help others to succeed find a Russian woman to marry.
Irina operates the website http://www.russian-women-info.com