Why Russian Women Would Want A Western Husband
By Mark De Schutter
The kind of smart, sophisticated, educated Russian women
who look for Western husbands today do it because they
believe that men from Western countries are better for them.
Like all women, those from Russia want to be treated like
equals. They want their husband to do his share of the
housework and taking care of the kids, be responsible with
money, avoid heavy drinking, and hear them out when they
have something to say.
Which is not to say that some women from Russia aren't
traditional. Many seek to raise families and may prefer to be
homemakers. In Russia, a doctor earns one hundred dollars a
month, which is the price of an internet connection in St.
Petersburg. A female Russian doctor would be forced to hold
down some kind of a job along with her husband, throughout
her pregnancy and child-rearing years, just to make ends
meet. But Western incomes are high enough relative to cost of living that she could choose whether
or not to work, provided that she lived in the West and had a Western spouse.
Russian women may believe that Western men are all urbane and sophisticated professionals. Few
women in Russia can afford to travel to the West, so the only Western men they meet are those who
travel to Russia. Such men tend to have decent amounts of money or good incomes, and to be well-
versed in proper behaviour. In Russia, a woman can register in person at a dating service that has an
online presence in the West and can help her meet the Western man of her dreams.
People are the same the world over, and women from Russia are no different. They want to be
loved, they want to be comfortable in their relationship, and they want to have both emotional and
financial security. Such things may be more available in the West. In Russian culture, the age at
which a woman marries can be incompatible with finishing college first, while Western men are
accustomed to women getting married after they graduate.