The most commonly associated subject with Russia – even all the ads you’ve probably seen while searching for information about traveling to Russia – is the concept of the “Russian (mail-order) bride”.
The theory is that there are a lot of women in Russia who are desperate to marry rich and/or get out of the country, so they will happily marry anyone who provides them with a cushy lifestyle and a visa.
If you are looking for love you have come to the right place.
I’m not personally aware of how accurate the translation is, but I do know that a lot of the messages that get sent to men are highly sexual or at least suggestive.
There are also scam dating websites of course, where “agencies” make fake profiles online and pay women to write messages, which the men have to pay to see and respond to.“Russian women”, most of which are actually in the Ukraine, go to physical agencies to “sign up” for the website. If a woman is deemed not pretty, young, thin, or educated enough, she will not be able to use the service.
This is especially true for websites that charge those looking for a “bride” to communicate with the women – naturally, they want to choose the prettiest ones to maximize interest and profit.
Russian women are beautiful, funny, charming and intelligent.
But don't bother with the dating websites - you're much more likely to get scammed than anything else.