Russian women are hands down some of the sexiest, most sophisticated, and ambitious women you’ll ever meet in your life. And, while there’s definitely a shortage of Russian women throughout the U.S., the truth is there’s plenty in the motherland that are seeking the man of their dreams – especially a foreigner.

Now, with this, it must be understood that just like any other foreign women you seek out online, there will always be a fair share of risks, scams, or insincere women around. But, have no fear, as the ratio of genuine, beautiful, and single Russian women far outnumber those that are only looking for a dig at your wallet.

But, before you go off mingling with Russian women online, or going to Russia for a visit, carefully read and study these Top 5 Myths about Dating Russian Women to maximize your chances of meeting the Russian woman of your dreams.

1. She Only Wants Your Money

A lot of people both online and off might claim that Russian women are notorious for only wanting money, expensive jewelry, and clothes but this is far from the truth. In fact, often those that speak about Russian women this way have either never actually dated one, or, went about finding and dating one through all the wrong channels.

This is why it’s so important to carefully choose the type of (Russian) women you interact with, and make certain that she is who she says she is. And, while yes, Russian women are traditional in that they expect you to foot the bill for dinner, most are not stereotypical “spoiled” and only after you for your money. In reality, many are only seeking a genuine, romantic, and loving man that will treat them better than how the local men do.

2. Speaking Russian Fluently Will ‘Seal the Deal’

It’s understandable why you might “think” that speaking Russian fluently will get you the woman of your dreams, but this is often not the case. So, while speaking basic Russian, phrases, or being able to read a little is helpful, most Russian women will be more concerned about how respectful, sincere, and loving you can be towards them – not just how many languages you can speak.

Also, think about how you might feel towards Russian women that interest you who speak English fluently. Suspicious? Perhaps. The truth is, this is a two-way street, and discretion is key.

Just because she speaks English fluently doesn’t necessarily mean she’s in the market for hustling foreigners, just like you speaking Russian doesn’t guarantee you’re in the market for ‘collecting’ as many Russian flags or dates as you can.

For example, most Russian women take education quite seriously, and because English is such a powerful business language most universities in Russia teach English. So, be yourself, and if need be either practice Russian or use a translator so that you can maximize your efforts.

3. She Only Wants Fancy Dining

While Russian women love to go out and enjoy fine dining, there is actually more meaning and truth behind this than just the dollar sign. In other words, don’t feel inclined to take her to the most expensive place you can find for your date. Instead, try to understand why it is she prefers to eat out as opposed to your home or hers.

Russian women are very traditional, and an invitation to your home could send the wrong signal and make her feel like you’re only interested in sex. On the other hand, an invitation to a Russian woman’s home to meet her family is a very serious gesture, typically reserved for the most serious relationships.

In Russia, reputation means everything, and they are indeed prideful to an extent. So, unless you’re very serious about one another, try to save these types of settings for later on in your relationship – and don’t be surprised if she’s saving herself for marriage.

4. You Will ALWAYS Foot the Bill

Going off the previous tips, always “treating” your Russian date or girlfriend should be interpreted as the “manly” thing to do and is most meaningful because it is what their culture teaches. Again, this doesn’t mean spending an arm and a leg for meals together on dates out and about on the town.

In fact, there’s nothing wrong with being frugal, keeping things simple, and instead dedicating more time and energy to somewhere special, romantic, and meaningful for both of you.

Plenty of Russian women work for a living, study, or both. Typically, they have money of their own but are often using the majority if not all to help and support their family. This is just “par for the course” and should be something you expect, not dread. And, on the bright side, know that once you begin getting serious with a Russian woman, there’s no doubt she’ll treat you like a king.

You will experience love, compassion, and passion like you never have before – so we promise it’ll all be worth it in the end.

5. Russian Women Only Want an ‘Alpha Male’

Generally speaking, Russian men are no doubt rather “macho”, but, this does not always impress, nor does it guarantee happiness for the average, single, beautiful, and ambitious Russian girl.

Also, Russian men often tend to be insensitive, lack romanticism, and more often than not drink a bit more than they should.

Because of this, while it’s true a Russian woman wants a man that can protect her, she also wants one that knows how to love her. So be sure to take pride in your appearance, your health, and how you present yourself to others. And, know that biceps like Vin Diesel are not a must, but rather romanticism, chivalry, and respect will go much farther than how much you can curl or bench press.