By the middle of this century jokes about "fewer people means more oxygen" threaten to become Russian reality. According to some of the more pessimistic forecasts, in fifty years half the present number of Russians would be still around - that is, about 77 millions. The optimistic forecasts also predict a reduction of the population, though only down to 126 millions.
There are simply not enough men for all single women. So single Russian women search for men abroad. And if we are not going to declare polygamy (there had been times in history, by the way, when it was the answer to the deficit of men with many killed during the wars), we have to resign ourselves to the idea of Russian singles and Ukraine brides leaving for other countries.
In the USA there is a huge number of stereotypes about typical Russian mail order brides, just like in Russia there is a huge amount of stereotypes about American fiances. Here are some common stereotypes about American men that Russian single women seeking foreign affairs face, and sometimes even think of as the reality.
Stereotype 1: "Money". The Average American earns about 25,000 $ per one year, and after tax deductions, it roughly means 1,500 $ per month. In Russia people do not quite understand how much it is for an American, this could probably be accounted for by the influence of the American films and media. Money is not a trifle for Americans. To understand what money is for single Russian women and for a common Ukraine bride read through our website. You will find great dating advice!
Stereotype 2: "Profession". In the USA and in the Eastern Europe the levels of salaries for various professions are completely different. To get a bookkeeper's position in the USA, you are not only required to finish a 4-year college, but also to pass various examinations (to become a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA). On the whole, a bookkeeper in USA is one of the most well paid trades. In Eastern Europe it is not at all the same. A typical situation is when a Russian woman has one profession and works in a completely different field.
Stereotype 3: "Sending money". First of all it could be noted that honest mail order brides of the former USSR countries have to face a big problem created by dishonest single women who deceive their pen pals, eliciting money from them. We have spoken to many men who sent money to Russian women. As soon as one of the men sent money to his Ukraine bride she was not interested in him anymore. There are special books in the USA that teach American men looking for a wife in the former USSR countries not to send ANY money to their female pen pals. Ever. See our dating advice on this website to obtain a better understanding of Russian ladies.
We also try to give some dating advice to single Russian women who search for an American man. In general before starting correspondence with men or placing your information in agencies, decide whom exactly you want to find and what your purposes are. If you are looking for a young, handsome and rich guy in the Internet you will hardly find him. In the Internet there are a lot of intelligent and clever men and we disagree with the opinion that only the men who are not wanted in their homeland look for foreign affairs. But a man with much money would hardly search for a bride in the Internet. He would not have time for it and, anyway, such men enjoy the attention of plenty of women (not just virtual pen pals) everywhere.
But if you are looking for plain happiness and a loving person, you can find them; you just have to wish for it with all your heart. As for a millionaire... There may be some in the Internet, but judge for yourself; would a clever man corresponding with you mention that he is rich? Usually only those men who really have nothing resort to such tricks. A nice man would use the international flower delivery service though and send flowers to you.
To get married successfully is a serious achievement for a woman and has always been taught as an art in the families of the old Russia, where there was good family education. To stay at home with the children requires a lot of hard work, and so does maintaining a cozy house and good relations between the children and the parents.
Singles travel overseas to meet each other. Many women correspond, but when they meet the man face to face, there might simply be no chemistry between the two, so it depends both on correspondence and on the people. Choosing a man is a different experience every time even on the Internet, but it is always necessary to meet as soon as you can, so that you could take a look into his eyes. It could be useful to discuss everything that comes into your head when you meet.
Many Slavic women from the former USSR are a real treasure, and a discovery for many men from different countries. If the woman wants to live in another country, she should learn the language of this country, its traditions and lifestyles in order not to be an outsider there. She can then use a singles travel service and march to the unknown, armed with her knowledge and confidence in the future.