Russian dating in the us
As relations between Russia and the West have soured over the Ukraine crisis, the image of Europe as a beacon of stability has also suffered, with the Greek economic troubles and Syrian migrant crisis receiving broad coverage.
"Who wants to go to Europe anyway, with all the chaos that's going on there? A floundering ruble is not likely to be enough to change that trend, suggested dating coach Ponomaryova.
Life is not as scary," said one respondent in a poll conducted by the website.
Initially, women were hoping to find a partner from the United States, then Britain.
When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.
Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.
Russian women are also more forward, he says: "You can just be talking to someone and some beautiful girl will come up to you with a chat-up line.
Back at home, the guy would have to have to make the first move." Not every Russian woman has access to expat hangout spots, though, giving rise to a booming business of dating agencies that specialize in foreign men.