On a smaller scale, you can also demonstrate this by being willing to cook and clean – not expecting her to always do it as many Russian men do.
Finally, Russian men are famous for their affinity for giving flowers – in Russian society, flowers are bought for almost any festive occasion.
Not to generalize too much, but many Russian men can be quite rough, and you can stand out by being considerate, compassionate, and generally making sure she’s comfortable, happy, and listened-to.
Stay away from the stereotypical “nice-guy” territory – you don’t want to seem like a wimp – but listen to her and her wishes in a gallant way.
*** Stephen Ewald, a 40-year-old accountant from Michigan, met his fiancée — a 24-year-old Ukrainian named Alina Chumakova — on VKontakte in 2009.
For months, he'd been spamming the profiles of thousands of random Ukrainian women in a virtual quest to find a wife, chatting up whoever would respond with the help of Google Translate.
Russian men tend to dress very simply, and once they’re in a relationship they can often forgo dressing well entirely and settle down into comfortable-meets-shabby gear.
Keep it at a good balance, but especially at the beginning of a relationship, you want to make sure that you take control when necessary.
Decide where you’re going for dinner and then invite her there. It’s not that Russian women don’t like to make decisions – in fact, in a lot of Russian relationships, women have the upper hand; it’s just that showing assertiveness shows that you’ll be able to match her decisiveness rather than leaving her to do all the work.
Decide what you will be doing that day and then ask her to do it. Russian men are well-trained in chivalry, and no matter how modern your Russian girl is, you want to make sure you take care of her in the same way.
Many Russian men are still stuck in a very traditional conception of gender roles, and it is a common assumption of Russian women that Western men are more accepting of women’s changing role in society.
This means that you should be accepting of whichever way she decides to live her life – whether she wants to be a career woman, a homemaker, or a mix of both; never be dismissive of any of these lifestyle choices.