If you have read some "happily ever after" stories that took place more than 5 years ago, those rules are no longer working: the world is changing fast, and today's Russia is nothing like you have seen in the movies of the times of the Cold War.
Remember, Perestroika in Russia started in 1985, that was 20 years ago! I have read thousands of women's forms with requirements to a potential partner, and almost all of them say: "I want my future husband to love and understand me."Having a stable job is good enough; but the better your financial situation, the easier you will make contacts with nice Russian ladies, and the less hassle you will get from the USCIS (former INS) in bringing your fiancée into the country.
They are not after the Green Card or passports as you might think. Normally, women from Russia are looking for healthy, financially secure, attractive guys. ) are dreaming to get married to homeless, ugly men with bad character and health problems who struggle with everyday survival.
Personally, I've never in my life met such an example but I assume that crazy individuals may exist.
Forget all the stories that dating agencies are spreading about marrying a Russian girl.
Yes, you can find a woman 30 years younger, and even can marry her, but your marriage will rarely last for more than 2 years - the necessary time for receiving a Green Card.
A Russian wife will stick with you through any turn of fortune, whether you go bankrupt or hit a jackpot.The advice below is based on personal experiences of quite a few couples who met this way, and now are successfully married.Try to choose the ways that are acceptable for you - do not think of the techniques described as hard-and-fast, but rather as a guide.Thus, if you are 48, a girl of 27 years old may consider you a suitable candidate and a girl of 35 may decide you are too old for her.The thing is, women in Russia want to have family and children real bad, and this is the main reason pushing them to seek husbands elsewhere, since in Russia there is officially only 88 males for 100 females (see Statistics).