In Russia – there are much less rules, barely any rules.
People act as they wish and are rather emotional than rational.
And when you think how much Russian girls spend in order to look beautiful, you may come to a conclusion that even if she expects some gifts in her honor – that is justifiable.
Good idea for a date with a Russian – to dress up a bit more than you would typically do for going out regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
Girls are never expected to plan the date – it is a man, who thinks, plans and surprises his princess. Girls are expected to be pretty, that is a skill that all Russian girls have mastered to a greatest extent.
Be aware that a girl will start preparing for the date with you minimum several hours in advance and maybe even several days in advance.
St’Valentine’s Day is relatively new to Russia and is still not as important as other, traditional holidays.
But it is a good opportunity to talk about dating in Russia.
They are expensive, but no need to present a dozen or more – one red rose is considered equally romantic and will be much appreciated.A guy will also talk a lot about his manly hobbies – hunting, shooting, fishing, doing manly sports, jumping with a parachute, DIY projects etc.Also, guy is expected to be a good storyteller and to make a girl laugh.If you think that red roses are too cheesy – go for tulips (in Spring) or irises or even for romantic field flowers.Avoid orchids (also separation connotation), carnations (too formal and remind of Soviet time) and lilies (smell is too acute).