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Tips for International Dating

14. January 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

You will not be surprised to know that dating a man from another country is different than dating a man from your own. Here are a few tips to help you find (and keep) the Western men on your dreams.


Show Interest in a Gentleman's Culture

If you’re dating a man from another country it’s important to learn about his country and culture. One way to do this is to ask about his country's holidays, traditions, customs, etc. A genuine interest will show that you care about your significant other and will help you better understand his behavior, expectations, background, etc. At the same time, share information about your own country and culture. This will help the two of you truly get to know one another. 


Be Sensitive to Cultural Differences

While it’s important to discuss one another’s country and culture, being aware of and sensitive to cultural differences is equally important. In the initial “getting to know you” phase of a relationship, try to stay away from potentially explosive topics like politics and religion. If a gentlemen says something you don’t understand or does something that seems strange, ask him about or ask your translator to clarify. Communication is key. This will help avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings.


Understand International Travel and Immigration Laws

If things get serious, you may wish to temporarily visit a gentleman in his home country. One day, you may even marry a special gentleman and permanently leave Russia or the Ukraine. Those who are unfamiliar with international travel and immigration laws may think a move or a visit is just a matter of obtaining a passport and purchasing airfare. However, this is simply not the case. Immigration and travel laws are complicated and vary from country to country. Before taking any trips or planning any big moves, you and a gentlemen should both research the laws of your home countries to prevent stressful travel complications.


Many Western men and Russian or Ukrainian women have found the love of their lives on Russian dating sites. Understanding the challenges of international travel and immigration, being sensitive to differences in culture, and showing an interest in a man's life and culture will help you be successful on HotRussianBrides.com or RussianLoveMatch.com.