Respect above all – Being respectful should be a given in any dating situation, but especially so with someone from another culture.
Portugal has a rich culture dating back to prehistoric times, seen in the colorful Celtic-influenced folklore of the north, in the Moorish-influenced Fado music, in its romantic language, distinctive architecture (including its dazzling azulejos and calçadas), painting and distinguished literature, not to mention its welcoming people who have spread its culture around the world ever since the Age of Discovery, and its intriguing History.
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Small gifts and flowers – It would be nice to bring a small gift if you travel to visit your Russian date.
Flowers are also a good choice and will earn you extra points.
This may have worked in your past relationships at home, but Russian women expect men to be courteous and considerate at all times.
That’s not to say you should try to be someone you’re not or that you can’t relax.
Be very tactful in your efforts to find out if your date is really interested in you – you will be better served by taking time to get to know her, observing her behavior over time and watching out for red flags such as asking for money. Research and learn – Don’t make the mistake of judging a Russian woman by Western standards.
Learn about Russian culture beforehand and you’re sure to impress her.
She will appreciate the extra effort you’ve taken to be sensitive to cultural norms.