The Beginner’s Guide to Meeting Russian Women
You know what I noticed when doing my research for this article? How all dating advice about Russian women out there FUCKING SUCKS. And I’m being nice here with my judgement. One article suggests you should travel to Russia or invite Russian girl to visit you. Thanks for this groundbreaking advice. Wow. Could not have put it more eloquently myself. You deserve better and that is why I put together this article, which could pass for an entire book full with ACTIONABLE ADVICE about how to meet Russian women.
There are three really viable ways to meet Russian women:
- In cities or destinations where they tend to cluster
- In Russia
I’m going to cover all of these and more in my article:
- The only two online dating options you need
- The 10 best destinations to meet Russian women around the globe
- 10 actionable dating ideas I have personally tried and tested
All knowledge no fluff so best take pen and paper and start taking notes.
Where to meet Russian girls online
The number one and most efficient way if you are really dead-set on meeting a Russian woman is to go online and fire up some dating apps.
Which one though?
I can tell you from experience that only TWO are really worth the hassle.
Tinder and Badoo.
First, Tinder. Everyone knows Tinder and yes, I know it’s a hookup app in the West but less so in Russia. Most of the girls on Tinder are actually not looking only for a quick fuck. Hooking up for sex only isn’t as common in Russia as it is in the West.
Tinder has several advantages. First, it’s the most widespread app and has the least tainted perception. I’ve tried all of the Russian dating apps and they just SUCK in comparison to Tinder.
Second, you’re most likely looking for women that speak English. Well, Tinder is your best bet then. On all other apps and dating websites the ratio of English speakers will be even lower. Even if only 50% of the women on Tinder are English-speakers that’s already a win.
Third, Tinder is in comparison to the other apps and websites relatively affordable, yet still gives you the chance to search in different cities (if you have the upgrades). Its usability is also head and shoulders above all the other apps.
Badoo is your other option. Its functionality and usability is comparable to Tinder and it also has a big user base. Pretty much all the advantages I listed for Tinder are true as well for Badoo. It’s just a bit worse across all of them but still useful enough.
You need to get the fully upgraded versions of both apps but they’ll be worth it. Tinder is particularly valuable if you’re planning a trip to Russia. Badoo is a bit better with filtering options and you can actually search for Russian-speakers outside of Russia.
What about all the other apps and sites?
They’re all USELESS. Here’s why:
- Their user base isn’t large enough
- They can be straight up scams
- The women also don’t speak proper English
- They’re not cheaper than Tinder and Badoo, sometimes more expensive
- The women on there are looking for Western men, how authentic and “good” do you think they’re going to be? A 35yo that is looking for a Western husband (after 2 failed marriages)? Sure…
Anyone who’s trying to forward you to any of the big matchmaker sites is only looking to make a buck on affiliate commission. I don’t give a damn about that, I’d rather give you honest and real advice. Don’t bother with Russian sites either because they’re much worse than Tinder and Badoo.
The same goes for VKontakte, which is the Russian Facebook. You’re looking for a needle in a haystack if you’re trying to find women to date on there. How’d you feel if a woman started sending you messages on Facebook out of the blue? Pretty confused I guess. So don’t do that. If you really want to meet Russian women through online dating then stick to the options I recommended.
The 10 best destinations to meet Russian women around the world
There are Russians almost everywhere so I cannot give a full list here. I put together a list of 10 destinations, most of which I can vouch for personally. Especially if you’re looking for a holiday destination with Russia tourists, you should pay attention to the resorts I list. Let’s go.
I lived in Prague for half a year, so I have solid first-hand experience of this city. Prague has a big Russian diaspora with lots of Russians living and studying there. These are often children of Russians that couldn’t or wouldn’t send their kids to London but still wanted them to study in Europe. These Russians are often quite Europeanized and speak Czech. Sometimes they have two passports too. As such, they’re more liberal about certain things than Russians in Russia (yea, I know what you’re thinking about…).
There are also lots of Russian tourists in Prague since it is is only a short and affordable flight away from Moscow and other Russian cities. It’s picturesque, located in Europe and good for a weekend getaway. As such, it passes most of a Russian woman’s requirements for a vacation spot.
By the way: no, there aren’t as many porn stars in Prague as you might think or hope. You’re around 10 years late for that. But you can go to nightclubs with a high proportion of Russian guests. In 2016, the best nightclubs to meet Russian girls were Nebe and Duplex.
Another city I lived in and another city with a massive Russian expat community. If you meet a Russian girl in London, she’s almost certainly going to be from a well-off family case that city is sort of expensive y’know. Pretty much all that is true for Prague is equally true for London. Just take it up a notch, which means girls in London are going to be more expensive.
Just like in Prague lots of the girls are somewhere half-way between European girls and Russian girls. They dress and behave like Russians but they’re more open-minded, not only in terms of sex.
Of course there are tons of tourists too. In relation to other destinations But compared to other destinations, London is only “medium popular” among Russians.
Now if you’re looking for a not-so-hidden hidden gem then Estonia is a terrific place to meet Russian girls. And Estonian girls too, for that matter.
About 30% of Estonia’s population consists of ethnic Russians but in its capital Tallinn it feels more like 50%. Tallinn is a small-scale version of Prague with less people and colder weather. Estonia is about as close, literally and figuratively, as you can come to being in Russia without being there. In a way you get the best of both worlds: great infrastructure, free travel in the EU and sexy Russian women. Not bad, right?
Estonian Russians are similar to their brothers and sisters across the border but not quite the same. They’re more European, calmer and slightly more liberal. They see themselves as a part of Europe and they know they have it pretty good in Estonia, even if they don’t get along super well with Estonians. Unlike in Prague and London, these are not expats but locals. They see themselves as a part of Europe, whereas Russians in London for example are often “Russians in London”.
But just like in Prague you have dedicated nightlife spots for Estonians and for Russians. My stay there was a drunken blur so I don’t really remember the best nightclubs. Join my mailing list and I can put you in touch my local contacts in Tallinn.
Where to meet Russian girls in the United States
New York City
I’ll preface this section by saying that I have been to all these cities but only traveled to New York extensively. However, I know through my local contacts that I am spot on with my info.
That being said, you could pick New York City for probably any nationality of girls, amirite? That giant sucking sound you’re hearing is New York pulling in foreign women from all around the world. Tourists, models, students, you name it. In New York you can find all types of girls.
The Russian girls I met in New York are similar to those in London. They’re Americanized but still Russian. You sort of get the best of both worlds.
Los Angeles has a big entertainment industry. As such, it pulls plenty of people who want to “make it” and this includes Russians as well. Los Angeles also has local universities that cooperate with Russian universities for student exchanges and double degree programs (probably other cities have that too). Funny enough, there’s a quite well-known case of a Russian student that had straight A’s studying in a prestigious Moscow university but decided to pursue a career in porn. So there’s that type of industry too. And of course, though not Russian, you have a huge Armenian diaspora as well in Los Angeles.
Why this place has become super popular among Russian girls
In the last one to two years I’ve noticed a massive trend of Russian girls traveling there. I basically cannot open my Instagram account without coming across a new story or photo of yet another holiday in this location. I am talking of course about DUBAI.
Truth be told, I’m not even sure whether I can tell you why Russian girls love Dubai. Maybe it’s the shameless flaunting of wealth that is a huge turn-on for 80% of Russian women. Maybe it’s the massive shopping malls they built there. And we all know only too well how much Russian women love their shopping malls. The good weather doesn’t hurt either.
Whatever it is, Dubai attracts girls from all social classes. From escort to gold digger to middle class girls and even lower class girls that are dropping their savings on a trip to malls in the desert. Getting there from Russia is fairly cheap and Dubai trips have become a huge status thing to show off on your social media. However, a lot of Russian women there are either traveling as couples or escorts so it might not be the best place to find a woman to date.
Where to meet Russian girls to party with
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
If Dubai disappointed you in terms of nightlife, then you should schedule your next trip to Cyprus. More precisely, take a trip to Ayia Napa and you should return a happy man with lots of new “friends” from Russia.
Cyprus is a popular tourist destination because of cheap flights and an easy visa process for Russian citizens. Ayia Napa is ground zero for party travel. Disregard the drunken British teenagers and focus on meeting one of the many Russian girls there on their summer vacation. You will come across the occasional big mixed group of friends. Hell, some girls are even brave enough to go there with their boyfriends. But lots of them will be with one or two girlfriends.
Ayia Napa attracts mostly middle class girls that can afford a holiday abroad but cannot afford more expensive places like the US or French or Italian Mediterranean. It’s their one big holiday of the year and that brings along a strong “what happens here, stays here” type of attitude. That, and the 24/7 party vibe, make Ayia Napa one of the best place to meet Russian girls. The best nightclubs to do so are Red Square, SoHo and The Castle Club.
If you have done Ayia Napa already, I’d recommend you switch your attention to Montenegro. The coastal town of Budva attracts lots of Russian tourists every year. Montenegro isn’t part of the European Union, making it visa-free for Russians to travel to. They have a strong presence there and even many billboards and ads are in Russian.
The main tourist towns are Kotor and Budva but only the latter has proper nightlife. Budva isn’t quite as crazy as Ayia Napa. There are more families in comparison and less late-night options for nightlife. Most guests are Serbians but in the Top Hill Club you will be able to meet plenty of Russian girls as well.
There are several popular beach resorts in Turkey that Russians travel to but I specifically remember Marmaris. Russians travel visa-free to Turkey and it’s a fairly cheap destination, hence why it’s popular as well. Expect pretty much the same type of holiday like in Cyprus: lots of partying, young people and a very relaxed vibe.
This is yet another extremely popular, visa-free tourist destination for Russians. Thailand offers the ultimate combination of party travel and nature. Like Dubai, it has even grown in popularity recently because it offers a lot for a fairly low price. The Russian girls you’ll meet in Thailand are most likely not going to be nuns – everyone knows the famous and infamous nightlife there. Travel to the South of the country to party and to the North for the nature and the sights.
Like in Cyprus there are also Russians that straight up live in Thailand. Some of them are retired but some also just can afford to escape the miserable Russian winters. That means you get anything across the board from well-off Muscovites to girls from provincial Russia. The crazy nightlife in Thailand pretty much guarantees a hell of a time.
I heard that Vietnam is also popular among Russian tourists, as a sort of cheap version of Thailand.
Good date spots for Russian women
Last but not least, I want to cover good date spots. None of these are really ground-breaking but in dating it’s not about reinventing the wheel but about doing the basics right. Everything else will come. That being said, I’ve tried all of these with success.
This is actually my go-to spot nowadays on first dates. With Russian women you shouldn’t expect too much on the first date so coffee is perfect to break the ice and get to know her a bit. It’s easy to upgrade to a sexier spot on the second date after that, hence why I prefer this. Plus, you always have an easy out if it’s not going well.
A bar is still right up there in terms of best first date option. If I cannot schedule coffee dates, I still do bars. It never hurts to loosen her tongue a little bit with alcohol. Make sure to pick a cozy bar or a speakeasy where you can sit next to each other.
This is my summer go-to option. It’s easy, free, active and you can always transition into something else as the date goes on. Russian women love going on walks so she’ll definitely like it as well. If you happen to meet a woman who rejects this idea throw her number in the trash instantly.
Events are dependent on the schedule in whichever city you are. Often, there are at least a few events going on during the weekend so it’s worth checking them out. This is a good option if you’ve done coffee and bar dates already but she’s still not ready for something more private.
Rarely will a Russian woman reject a trip to a gallery. Even if she doesn’t give a damn about art, she’ll have the opportunity to take pics for her Instagram so you’re golden with this. Make sure to pair this with a follow-up trip to a bar. You never know where the evening can go from there…
This is a rather quick and easy date idea if you just need to put in some “face time” with her. Tell her you need to go shopping and she needs to come with you. Women love to give advice. The key here is to keep it short and not let her shop because otherwise you’ll just be wasting your time.
The theater is a great option to leave a lasting impression especially if you’re not the cultural type usually (like me). It’s not one of my favorites because you have limited interaction with each other but luckily there’s always a break in the middle (in Russia at least). She also gets comfortable with sitting with your hand between her legs so there’s that.
Museums can be great especially if they’re unusual. I’ve been on dates in toy museums and sex museums. These can provide some great external stimulation if ya know what I mean. Don’t overstay your welcome but a good option for an intermediate date.
This is sort of the public version of Netflix & chill. You won’t get laid here unfortunately but you can be sure that she won’t be paying attention to the sports cause she won’t give a damn. It’s public but sort of private too and good for taking pictures so this can work pretty well.
This is an unusual one and really depends on the airport and the city you’re in. Some airports have observation decks where you can watch the incoming planes, which puts a great fantasy/traveling spin on the date. She’ll be impressed by your sheer inventiveness so you pretty much cannot fail with this. Another idea that only works with warmer weather.
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