You should prove that the family can trust you with their precious child. For example, my boyfriend Jacques had to drink a full bottle of vodka with my dad.
Otherwise he would be considered too weak to protect me in danger.
Once I saw a man jump into sewage to save tiny ducklings that fell down a hatch – in the eyes of his girlfriend he was a real hero.
Russians are reserved and try to keep the distance before you become close to them.
My friend Sasha wears high heels every day and doesn’t worry about the lack of comfort as soon as it looks great.
And playing those gigs in bands where they are paid at least -0 per gig rather than having to split beer money five ways.
The problem with all of the above is that the musicians who do it tend not to get a lot of respect, either from the music reviewers or from other musicians.
A Russian woman will be very independent in a relationship, and very stubborn, too.
But on the other hand, expect bravery in danger and trouble, and the strength that will help both of you overcome the most difficult times. They don’t want just a guy who will love them madly. Good old manners are very important: you are expected to open doors, help to put on coats, bring flowers when you go on a date.