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You certainly have heard about mail order brides and Russian women seeking foreign men for marriage, but most likely you have not met any real-life Russian brides.
Let me introduce you to a few of them – a tiny fraction of many thousands Russian women that found their love and marriage with western men.
But first, a reality check:
* What kind of Russian women are seeking partners abroad, do you think?
-- Some desperate, poor girls that try to better their lot in life by “selling themselves”?
** Who are the men that seek Russian brides, do you think?
-- Some old, unattractive losers, who cannot attract any woman at home?
Do those answers make sense to you? Then read on – you are up to a surprise!
Meet real-life Russian brides:
1) Marina Smiley, MD – married to an American she met online.
Medical Doctor by education, Marina used to have her own successful company back in Russia; the author or popular eBooks “The shocking truth about Russian brides” (http://www.womenrussia.com/aboutrussianbrides.htm) and “Sex and love with Russian women” (http://www.womenrussia.com/datingrw.htm). Marina hates the hype of Russian marriage agencies and believes it is about time to set up the record straight in regard to Russian women seeking men for marriage.
2) Olga Sapp – M-degree in journalistic, married to an American man for more than 5 years.
Olga is the Editor of the popular Russian Women Magazine http://www.russianwomenmagazine.com - a magazine for Russian women living abroad and for interested men. She used to be a successful TV-journalist back in Russia, and knows media industry from A to Z.
3) Elena Hughes – M-degree, married to an American man she met online.
Elena used to have a successful travel agency back at her home country Belarus but decided that having her own family was more important. So she sold her travel agency and set herself to find a husband abroad – started to learn English and communicate with western men via Internet. Meet Elena and her husband Doug at http://www.russian-wife.net
And the last, yours truly:
4) Elena Petrova – M-degree in Philosophy, married to a South African man for more than 5 years, currently living in Australia. We have two children, a boy and a girl.
Back in Russia, I used to be a regional manager of a large marketing agency, having 150 people working for me. My income would fit into top 10% of the population. My website Russian Brides Cyber Guide (http://www.womenrussia.com) is one of the most popular places for information about Russia and Russian women – even school kids writing essays about Russia use it.
So – what do you think about real-life Russian brides? Do they sound like low-class, desperate silly girls “selling themselves”?
No. Neither their husbands are unattractive old losers.
Take my husband for example: he used to be a top-manager of a corporate company, the head of finance department, and a successful athlete as well - running marathons and ultra-marathons, and has got 3 medals for the toughest Comrades Marathon, which is 90 km through the hills (the ones who run marathons will know what it means!). 6’4” tall and trim, you think he could not find anyone at his home country?!
So WHY those men and women set up to look elsewhere for marriage partners?
The answer is simple: CHOICE!
They can find a better quality partner abroad that is available for them at their home countries.
No hidden agenda, “buying women” – “selling themselves”, just the natural human desire.
Forget “mail order brides” nonsense – the fact that people marry somebody from a different country than their own is a natural attribute of the Internet age where national borders started to fade.
We live in the interesting times, pals. Embrace the opportunities!
Elena Petrova is well known by her website Russian Brides Cyber Guide (http://www.womenrussia.com), which is an informational source about Russia and Russian women. She holds master’s degree in philosophy and authored several highly successful books about Internet dating. Get your FREE copy of “9 Simple Rules For Dating Russian Women” - send blank email to email@example.com