Russian men experience dating
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.
Many of the agencies also offer English language courses and translators to facilitate online communication.
In the age group ten years below that, only 9 percent wanted a foreigner.
Ponomaryova says that the industry has gone through trends.
Initially, women were hoping to find a partner from the United States, then Britain.
The most popular source countries were Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and CIS countries, followed by Germany, Afghanistan and Israel.
Britain and the United States also featured on the list.