There are different stages to every relationship and it certainly is the same with Russian women. First, there’s the courting stage where you go on informal dates and get to know each other better. Then you will progress to the romantic stage where your relationship becomes more intimate and serious. And maybe afterwards, you would already like to tie the knot? Nope. With Russian families, you must know the family of your partner first before you can even begin planning the wedding.
The majority of European women value their families beyond anything else, so you would have to take extra time and make an effort to truly understand them. This is especially true when you’re dating a Russian girl. This will be the family that you’re going to marry into so it’s sort of a big deal and, of course, you need to leave a good first impression.
It does sound a bit stressful and demanding, especially if you’re a foreigner but don’t worry because here are a few tips for you to think about before meeting the parents of the love of your life.
#1: Your appearance is important
Russian women like dressing smart and wear stylish clothes. This is also true with their families. Even though they won’t question you about your fashion sense, it can leave a lasting impression. Be sure that you pay attention to what you wear and that you look decent, and confident in what you are dressed in. Wear clean clothes, shave, get a haircut, etc.
#2: Offer presents
In Russia and most European countries, it’s normal to bring a gift (or gifts). One of the best presents for her mother would be a nice bouquet of flowers. It’s a nice gesture and every woman loves receiving flowers any day of the week. Another excellent gift that you can bring is wine or liquor for her father. For certain, he will appreciate it and he may even ask you to share a few glasses of liquor on that same evening.
#3: Offer compliments
Parents always feel happy and proud if others let them know that they did a great job in raising their kids or daughter. You should share this pleasantly. Pay their daughter compliments and let them know why you fell for her. This reveals that you know their daughter well enough and that your interest in her is real.
#4: Work with your natural charm
Being charming doesn’t automatically mean you have to look good physically. It’s really simple. Before, during and after the dinner, you have to be active. Don’t be quiet or shy, instead, offer to help, ask questions, pay compliment, socialize with others and so forth. If you do that, they will surely like you.
One last thing before you go the most essential dinner (or lunch) of your life: be sincere. You really don’t need to exaggerate things. If you manage to show them how genuine you are, then you will be adored and blessed.