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Unfortunately, he thought that “spicy” food was food prepared with spices and he was taken aback by the heat in the Mexican beans that I had prepared. I have learned to be a little more careful with the way I phrase things in the dating scene. Firstly, if my advocacy subject at University taught me nothing else, it’s that you should be wary of questions you do not know the answer to.

Secondly, whilst native speakers understand that this question means , a non-native speaker might (as I found out) think that you’re asking whether he has any kind of feelings about you, like whether he finds you funny at times, or friendship.

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The level of English in Russia isn’t high, so navigating dating and friendships has been a weird combination of the most fun and something that I dread!

I know that combining wine, mime and exaggerated facial expressions goes a long way towards forging lasting and meaningful bonds.

In any event, when I recall the fights that I had with lazy/tired Melbourne workers for a train seat when I had stitches in my foot and compare it with the Russians jumping off their seats to assist anyone slightly worse off than themselves, I think the West could learn a thing or two.

So, whilst I love the doors that have opened for me on the dating scene since I moved to Russia (pun intended), I haven’t exactly gamed the system and found perfection here.

He speaks in Russian where he thinks I might be able to understand.

It feels a little ridiculous sometimes, to babble to someone the same way a toddler might one minute in one language and then switch back to English a moment later to discuss something substantially more complex than . I’m sure you’ve come across the adage that languages are best learned in the bedroom.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE love in all of its glorious forms and will hopefully end up with someone whose first language is not the same as mine.

That said, it can be tiring at times and dating in Russia has demanded a lot more effort and attention than dating in Sweden or Germany. I know it might seem impolite but it’s much better to ask for clarification and to admit defeat than it is to politely giggle and ruin the conversation for the next five minutes.

Russia is portrayed to the West as a cold, hard place with some magical architecture, myriad vodka shots, and a leader who dances with bears and who, for some unfathomable reason, never wears a shirt. Whilst it is cold, vodka certainly exists, and calendars featuring a shirtless Putin and puppies are not in short supply, there are a thousand misconceptions about Russian culture and people.

The people are portrayed in the countless American films featuring Russians as spies or members of gangs who continue to refer to each other exclusively as comrade (which, incidentally, is a word that came into English via the Romance languages and is not at all a Russian word! After living here for long enough to catch a decent glimpse into Russian culture, here are the things that I want you to know about Russia and Russians: Before I get stuck into this point, I want to make it clear that I do not condone any “traditional” view of women that involves domestic violence or any kind of behaviour that devalues, disrespects or degrades the importance of the woman’s free will.

What I do want to say is that, as a financially-independent Western woman, I LOVE that Russian men hold doors open for me and help me off buses. It’s a respectful gesture and it shows that they’re capable of thinking of others.

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