Increasing numbers of Western men are choosing to find foreign wives. So how do you go about finding a young Russian bride? Is it even a good idea to marry a Russian lady who is much younger than you are? Here's what you need to know about dating younger Russian ladies.
Finding Young Russian Brides
There are loads of Russian dating sites where you can meet young Russian women. Many of the sites have names like Hot Russian Brides or Bikini Models or Sexy Ukrainian Women or some sort of other name that lures you in with photos of scantily clad young Russian girls.
One thing to be careful with when using a Russian dating site is that many of these sites are expensive. Sites to be particularly wary of are those that charge for webcam services by the minute, or charge you for each letter you write to a Russian lady. It's often better to use a flat rate subscription site. Sites like RussianEuro or UkraineDate will charge you a flat rate fee for Gold or Platinum membership, and for that you can email as many ladies as you like.
Also bear in mind that scammers are common on Russian dating sites. They're usually after money, and will tell you all sorts of sad stories in order to get you to send them money. Never send money to any lady on a Russian dating site, or you will regret it later. Successful men on Russian dating sites are those who keep things business-like and don't fall in love with a Russian bride until at least they've met them in person.
Dating agencies are an alternative. There are a number with offices in Russia and former Soviet countries such as Ukraine and Belarus. Often you can visit their offices and meet the ladies in person. This is a good approach, especially if you can take time off work and spend 2-3 months in Eastern Europe.
Does a Big Age Difference Matter?
Travel to most countries of the world and you'll usually see that the local people find partners close to their own age. So it's best to be realistic when looking for a bride from Russia, or any other country for that matter.
Generally speaking you're usually better off seeking a Russian bride who is no more than seven years older than yourself. If the lady is over 35 then you can often increase this age difference by a few years.
Of course there are exceptions! I've heard plenty of happy marriages between older Western men and much younger Russian women. Sometimes it does work. But bear in mind that the success stories are often overshadowed by the many bad experiences that men have in marrying young Russian brides.