Getting into a relationship with someone whose religion is different from yours can get complicated, so you best be prepared. If you are interested in dating a Russian woman, then you need to know what are the most important things about her religion/faith. A person’s faith can dictate everything from what they eat to how they handle intimacy, so it is vital you gather as much information as you can.
Even if you are in an online setting, there are certain ways you need to approach someone who is of a different religion. Or perhaps you don’t follow a religion on. Let’s take a look at what you need to know if you want to date a Russian woman:
What to Expect
Even if your date doesn’t practice very religiously, she will still consult her local priest on anything having to do with your relationship. She will ask him for advice on if she should get married and everything having to do with the proceedings. If you have children in the future, you can bet they will be baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church – it isn’t negotiable.
Her beliefs will be religion based, and they are specific to certain important life events – births, deaths, holidays and so forth. You will find that you may not agree with all of them, but you will have to respect these practices.
There will be icons around her house or apartment. If you two get married, you can expect her to take them with her. Expect her to be very particular about where the icons go in the house, and you will have to let it be.
Your Russian date may not be deeply religious, but she will still follow certain practices like doing certain church practices, she will go to confession and Sunday Mass.
What you need to do is quite simple – gather as much information about her religion as you can and accept her religious beliefs. Ask her questions about what your life with her would be like and if there is anything you can do to support her more. Naturally, you can expect her to respect your faith, also.