Not like in the west that service will always (ideally) be given with a smile, in Russia, not unless you and your server have been formerly introduced.When in Russia, avoid smiling at people you don’t know and most especially, wait to be introduced to her family before smiling at them.It may seem old-fashioned to you, but kissing a woman’s hand when meeting or greeting her is a gentlemanly gesture in Russia.Kissing her on her chick, unless it’s not the first date, will be too boldly.Russian style of dating is very traditional and local women and men have been keeping to it for centuries.
Here is a quick crash course on the basic etiquette for Russian dating.
But while on the early dating stages, prepare yourself, and your wallet.
In the west, there is what we call a “third-date rule”. Here, intimacy is played by ear and is most especially dictated by the readiness of your lady.
She will need time to warm up to you and to gauge how serious you are with her. She probably has had her own run of being dated by a sex tourist at one point, or, if not her, some close friend or relative. In a society with rigid gender roles, men are expected to be gentlemen.
If you want to make sure you keep your Russian lady, you will have to surpass the performance of the males around her.