Russian brides and dating

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Registered: 01-29-2011
Russian brides and dating
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Sat, 01-29-2011 - 12:14pm
Any guys had any experience in the Russian dating thing? I have heard a few bad stories, but sure cant all be true? Ive recently signed up to Bridesandlovers.com and thinking about the next big step:)
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 01-29-2011 - 7:09pm

I don't know anything about Russian women but I work in an immigration law firm--most of our clients are Chinese.

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Registered: 12-05-2010
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 5:45am
tonyarcher wrote:
Any guys had any experience in the Russian dating thing? I have heard a few bad stories, but sure cant all be true? Ive recently signed up to Bridesandlovers.com and thinking about the next big step:)

When I was single, I thought about finding a mail-order bride, although I never followed through. You do have to watch out for fraud, but the big problem for such relationships are unrealistic expectations and culture shock.

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Registered: 12-27-2008
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 9:55am
Just remember the old adage, nothing in life is free or easy. I know 5 men in their 40s or 50s who married gorgeous young foreign women. Of those 5: The Chinese woman discovered American wasn't what she thought it was and went home. One South American woman called it quits after about 8 months, and collected her payout from the pre-nup. The other three, South American, Romanian, and Russian, all one-upped their husband, divorcing him for someone richer and better looking and younger because, at the end of the day, these women weren't any different than their American counter-parts. Possibly there are success stories. But my guess is that if you're going to make it work you're really going to have to do what you'd do here -- find someone who is age & personality compatible.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 7:18pm

It is very important to know exactly what you are getting into.

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