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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures and the dating websites.
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2015, 04:40:10 AM »
Hi AK,

All understood.. perhaps my analogy was terrible - but the woman I desire lives in Russia and despite the worries of family / friends - in light of my views - I want to be able go there for our pleasure - not any any way supporting the nation's foreign policy.

That's fine - it's your relationship.  I don't have one, so I simply won't bother looking in Russia at this time.

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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2015, 03:33:02 AM »
That's fine - it's your relationship.  I don't have one, so I simply won't bother looking in Russia at this time.

What if you lose your one and only chance of happiness by not going there?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures and the dating websites.
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2015, 09:14:08 PM »
The owner of this website says it is completely free to sign-up and have unlimited contact with all the gals there.

http://www.rugirlfriend.com/

Some of you that are interested can check it out and report back here on what you think.
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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures and the dating websites.
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2015, 10:21:57 AM »
The owner of this website says it is completely free to sign-up and have unlimited contact with all the gals there.

http://www.rugirlfriend.com/

Some of you that are interested can check it out and report back here on what you think.


Didn't sign up but checked it out. Owner should encourage members to post more photos of themselves. It's important for the owner to keep recruiting people. Membership is small and people may not stay long if there aren't new people to contact. It's also important he keep a balance of male and females. The site seems heavy on the females right now. Too many of one gender will turn some people off. I wouldn't waste time at a site if the ratio of men to women is 10-1.

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2015, 10:56:34 AM »

Didn't sign up but checked it out. Owner should encourage members to post more photos of themselves. It's important for the owner to keep recruiting people. Membership is small and people may not stay long if there aren't new people to contact. It's also important he keep a balance of male and females. The site seems heavy on the females right now. Too many of one gender will turn some people off. I wouldn't waste time at a site if the ratio of men to women is 10-1.

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We have found it much easier to attract women than men, they seem to be very happy to sign-up. The men are a little slower but that seems to be in discovery and not conversion. The ones that do visit do mostly register.

I personally wouldn't be unhappy with there being many more women than men as a male myself but I do understand your point. We will continue to advertise and hope to build out our members. It's been about a month since going live and we have 350+ women and 90+ men which isn't bad growth but I fully understand the customer in this niche wants high raw numbers to trawl through and we need to continue to work on that.

Thanks again for taking the time to check us out. Dave.
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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2015, 01:58:18 PM »
We have found it much easier to attract women than men, they seem to be very happy to sign-up. The men are a little slower but that seems to be in discovery and not conversion. The ones that do visit do mostly register.



If you had to have too much of men or women, women are the better choice. With more women to talk to, men will be more motivated to sign up. :D Good luck to you Dave and in bringing people together.

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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2015, 07:57:25 PM »
I signed up - not to find a woman - just to contribute to another site.  I like the format, but I'm not too sure about each post requiring 'moderation' before it appears.

I am going to recommend it to some FSUW we know are looking for w.men and see what happens

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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2015, 12:22:55 AM »
I signed up - not to find a woman - just to contribute to another site.  I like the format, but I'm not too sure about each post requiring 'moderation' before it appears.

I am going to recommend it to some FSUW we know are looking for w.men and see what happens

Thanks for your support. Moderation is only there to combat spam. Members whom post often are soon exempt from it. :)
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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2015, 05:02:30 AM »
First of all, you will find scammers on all dating websites. But Russian Cupid is nice. Do not approach ladies which are photographed in Studios. Important is to see the ladies with real photos. Try your luck. Nice ladies on this site. Be yourself.

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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2015, 06:35:17 AM »
First of all, you will find scammers on all dating websites. But Russian Cupid is nice. Do not approach ladies which are photographed in Studios. Important is to see the ladies with real photos. Try your luck. Nice ladies on this site. Be yourself.

You DO realise that many women go to a photo studio to hopefully stand out.. and some agencies arranged such shoots for free...to attract men...... it does not necessarily make them the sort to be avoided



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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2015, 07:02:43 AM »
Agree, from our data pro images are pretty normal and are simply a case of the girl wanting to appear in the best way she can.

Another red flag myth IMO is avoiding girls who initiate contact. This situation is about perceived value, western men that are older, less healthy or worse looking than the FSU girl are still perceived as a higher value person because of where they live. When you want to punch above your weight so to speak, you need to be the one making the moves. It's normal dating behavior and just something us western men are not used to. We are so conditioned to chase our western women because of their perceived higher value that we class this as scam territory when it really is just a keen women. It should be a welcome change, embrace it!  ;)
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2015, 06:46:12 PM »
1. Get some professional photos done with a digital copy so that you
can use them for a profile and for future letters. Don't have them photo shopped
unless you have a bee sting on your nose and that is a rare occurrence. Also get
a number of normal photos of you by the beach, in the forest, the mountains, doing
various things like picnics and barbecues. DON'T include photos of other women unless
they are your Mother, Grandmother or Full sister, or they are older than 80 or less than
8 years old. Do not take photos of your stuff! Your boat, your car, your house, etc.
Don't use non-current photos

2. Get a new email exclusively for your search. Use that new email to start a
new Facebook page. DON'T ask any of your family or friends to your new FB
page. Use the new Facebook page to create an account with Mamba.ru
Don't use your existing FB account or existing email addresses. If you really
want to know why ask me later and I or somebody else will explain. Get a Skype
account and a decent headset and web camera.

3. Learn some Russian There are lots of ways to do this. I like Pimsleur for
conversation and Rosetta Stone for vocabulary. Look on Craigslist or used places
for deals. Rosetta Stone is difficult to buy used on Ebay. Learn the alphabet. It takes
a little time but once you learn it you will be surprised how fast you improve. Talk to
a FSUW and you will start picking up Russian even faster.

4. Make a decision on strategy.

Are you a Visit One (VO) type? with a backup plan or B. a Visit Many (VM) type?
A. A Visit One type writes a zillion girls letters sifting through the girls
who answer, trying to get any high potential girl on the phone or skype as soon as
possible eventually distilling everything down to one excellent girl and then getting
on a plane right away and visiting her. You should NOT fall in love before you meet,
you should be hopefully optimistic but prepared to move on at all times if there is
no chemistry or you find a fatal flaw. (lying, smoking, drug use, having a local
husband) are examples of what might be fatal flaws

If you visit a woman and it doesn't work out you need to use your backup plan. If you
are a crybaby then your backup plan can be to mope around looking at local tourist crap
and take photos and feel sorry for yourself. My advice is that your backup plan should
be to move to a visit many strategy for the remainder of the trip.

I have been on several visit one trips that didn't work out. I've been heartbroken, but
I went to my backup plan and didn't just give up. Give yourself a pep talk then go after
it. I found my wife using my backup plan!

B. A Visit many type This is for guys who would prefer to determine mutual
chemistry first before wasting a lot of time writing letters or makes a great backup
plan for a visit one trip that goes bad. Pick a city with more than 500K people in it
and buy a ticket to the city, arrange for an apartment, a translator, etc. One week
before you leave you write ONE zillion girls who you find attractive and ask them if
they would like to meet you for coffee or tea.

Don't mix visit one and visit many tactics!!!!
Don't write a dozen girls several letters and have skype and phone calls for a
visit many trip. This will usually blow up in your face. If you have questions ask,
Either myself or one of the others can elaborate further.

5. Do NOT recycle girls if you are writing to Sveta in Sochi and Olga in Omsk
and decide to meet Olga and for whatever reason things don't work out with Olga
then don't go back to Sveta. Why? because Sveta was your number two pick. You
don't want a number two girl you want a number one girl. Sveta doesn't want to
be a number two girl either. You picked Olga for a reason, you didn't choose Sveta
for a reason. You want a number one girl. Don't recycle. Find new girls and start over.

6. If you don't have mutual chemistry with Sally move on This is NOT Hollywood.
Sally is not going to suddenly realized you were what she always wanted. If there is
not mutual chemistry on the first date then Dump her forever. Don't waste your
time or her time. If you don't have a date for all day Saturday don't call Sally! don't
call some girl that you've rejected. Spend the time writing more letters.
Even if the girl is so hot that you can't look at her without drooling on your shoes, if
there isn't mutual chemistry between you DON'T ASK HER OUT AGAIN!

7. If you find a beautiful girl with whom you have mutual chemistry and she
passes all the first date tests. Then you stop dating and pursue her exclusively.
Explain to her that you want to spend as much time with her as possible. If she is as
hot about you as you are about her, she will find a way. If she can't find a way then it's
NOT her, dump her and move on.

8. Be ruthless be a gentleman but dump any girl who isn't the future
Mrs______________ your name here. Don't waste her time don't waste your time.
The sooner you get her out of way the sooner both of you can find your future mate.
You are doing her a favor by dumping her and not wasting her time.

9. Don't listen to excuses. if a girl starts making excuses then dump her.
A serious interested girl will find a way and not make excuses. If you need more info
on what I mean then ask and somebody or myself can elaborate further. A serious
good girl will come up with a solution.

10. Get back on a plane to see her again soon It's best if you make plans to
see her again before you even leave. When you leave you are not there! and it's your
job to keep things rolling along. Don't be vague! FSUW don't do vague! Say I am going
to be on a flight to see you on XYZ day and I want you to wear your red dress and black ]
panties and I will be checking the panties. You need to be a man of action! The relationship
is fragile as soon as you leave so make sure she know you are coming back in 2 or 3
months. Call her daily, skype her daily, send her sms daily it's your job to romance her 
and to seduce her. She wants to be romanced and she wants to be seduced!

LASTLY, FSUW are not for entry level daters. You know who you are. If you are considered
gullible by your friends or are socially shy or inept then it might be best to hire a wingman
like Eduard or one of the commercial members here rather than to try this on your own.

Udachi!

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FSUW don't do vague
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If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
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Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2015, 07:44:07 PM »
What is the five date rule?

In a foreign long distance relationship face time is very compressed.
Some newbies are told to establish a 5 date rule to determine whether
the girl is interested in them or not. The theory is that by five dates a
girl who is seriously interested in you will allow her knickers to fly.

Some guys can't tell if a woman is into them or not. If an FSUW is into
you, believe me you will know. However many men put so much time
and effort into one girl and they don't want to admit that there isn't any
chemistry after meeting them. They want to use excuses like cultural
differences etc.

It's happened to me. I spent a lot of time pursuing one girl, I got
on a plane and there was no chemistry. It sucks @ss but it happens.

I can tell if a girl is into me (especially an FSUW) so I don't have
any arbitrary rules. If I don't feel the chemistry there aren't going
to be 5 dates. 

Now remember those knickers don't fly off on their own. You have
to seduce the girl. You have to win her heart. The goal isn't just to
have the panties flying the goal is to find the future Mrs [your name here]

If they are interested and serious, they will want you to win their hearts
and they will want to be seduced.

If a girl meets you in person and decides that you aren't for them,sometimes
they will feel obligated to show you around and spend time with you and they
might be hesitant to come out and say that they aren't interested in you.

This is the situation that the 5 date rule was primarily made for.

However, if you written to a girl daily, and talked to her on skype
daily and called her on the phone daily and told her all your hopes
and dreams for two months then when you finally meet her you
probably won't be getting the cheek unless there is no chemistry.

If there is no chemistry then there is no chemistry and regardless
of how much time and effort has been expended you need to move
on.
FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
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Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2015, 07:50:18 PM »
Some quotes

“If you use money as bait don’t be surprised to catch gold diggers”

"FSUW are not for entry level daters"
FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
There are a hundred ways to be successful and a thousand ways to f#ck it up
Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2015, 02:14:13 PM »
Look for an apartment and not a hotel:

An apartment is bigger, often less expensive, has a kitchen and a refrigerator.

Many hotels will treat any female guest as if she were a prostitute and will want
a percentage. Many ladies will not even go into a hotel. You can entertain, have
a party, cook dinner for a girl or a lady might wish to cook for you or "play house"
Many will have a washing machine so you don't have to pack so many clothes.

You can wake up at three in the morning (because of your jet lag) in your underwear
go to the refrigerator and have a cold drink or, make yourself a sandwich and you
won't have to pay restaurant prices. In a hotel you will have to get dressed and
find an open all night place and trudge around outside at zero dark thirty.

With an apartment you will have many of the comforts and conveniences of home.
In Russia you will have to go to a post office/police station to register your visa with
is more of a pain than having a hotel do this.

FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
There are a hundred ways to be successful and a thousand ways to f#ck it up
Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2015, 02:15:47 PM »
***Water safety***

If anyone has ever had Montezuma's revenge then they can explain
what will happen if you drink FSU tap water.

Some people will argue with me, ignore my advice at your peril . If you spend
thousands of dollars to travel half way around the world to find someone to
spend the rest of your life with do you really want to risk even a small chance
of spending several days on a toilet with severe stomach cramping and pain?

How much money will you save going Native? Certainly not enough. By the way the
Natives don't drink unboiled or unbottled water either

1. Drink only bottled water
2. Brush your teeth with bottled water
3. I even rinse my dishes with bottled water
4. I wash all vegetables and fruits with bottled water.
5. I make ice with bottled water
6. I use bottled water even to boil for tea or coffee (it tastes better)

Items 3,4,5 and 6 may seem too much and they might be. But if I spend an
extra $10 dollars on water but never get sick on a trip then in my mind it's worth
it.

FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
There are a hundred ways to be successful and a thousand ways to f#ck it up
Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2015, 02:19:57 PM »
Various Tips

Bring brand new money (dollars or Euros)with you.
I am not sure what the guys from Oz or Countries with other currencies
do. I know that dollars and Euros are most common. Maybe someone
who knows will tell us how easy it is to exchange other currencies
in a post.

The airport usually has the worst exchange rate in the country. You might
use your ATM card and take out some cash at the airport. Then exchange it
in the city you travel to in order to get a better rate.

Regardless of Currency make sure it's brand new with no folds or writing
on it. Make sure they are as perfect as possible or they will not
take them.

Advise your bank ahead of time when and where you will be traveling
around the FSU. Otherwise your ATM / Credit Card might not work.

Some places still don't take credit cards, places that allow an American
Express card are as rare as recent French Military victories. Forget Diners
Card. It is only useful for scraping frost off a car windshield while in the FSU.

When arriving as a guest bring don't come empty handed bring
something with you  (a cake is a good general purpose thing to bring)

Watch out for cars, even on the side walk.

FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
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Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2015, 02:33:32 PM »
Here are just some random FSU customs/superstitions
Note many FSUW don't believe in all/most of these.

If you give your sweet heart flowers give them in Odd numbers.
Even numbers are for funerals.

Don't give your sweet heart yellow flowers they are NOT for lovers
(don't ask me why)

Birthday parties should be celebrated on or after one's birthday,
not before. (don't ask me why)

Do not to shake hands or give something across a threshold. Come
inside first. Using ice in something to drink is very risky similar to floating
down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Putting ice on a sore back is will be looked
at the same way as if you wanted to use leeches.   

A draft (even on a hot day) is more likely to cause back/muscle/joint pain
than a lumpy bed or sofa.

Most colds, sore throats etc can be directly tied back to ingesting something
cold or being near a draft. An open window on a train on the hottest day of
the year is only slightly less dangerous than French kissing Ebola victims. 

Whistling indoors will cause you to lose all of your money.

If you decide to go on a trip, everyone in your household needs to sit still for
a minute before you leave. Anyone who has noticed chronic lateness among
Russians now knows at least one potential explanation.

Other gifts are also off the gift lists.: handkerchiefs or sharp objects like knives
can disappoint for more than one reason. Not to worry, the receiver of the gift
can pay a few kopecks to the giver to dupe the fates into seeing the transaction
as a business deal, rather than gift-giving.

Never leave empty bottles on the table. Do not eat off your knife
Don't pour wine back-handed and don't light your cigarette from a candle

Whatever you do, don't sit on cold stones because you won't have children,
especially if you're a girl. Quite frankly, this one should be followed just to avoid
a long and heated argument with a Russian.

If your hand itches, it means you will get money. If your ear itches, it means
someone is talking about you. And if your back itches, it means you should
take a shower.

The biggest and most dangerous of all money superstitions is to whistle indoors.
You, the people you live with, even the neighbors can lose all their money. Many
extra-careful Russians avoid whistling altogether.

If you step on somebodies foot, let them step on yours to make sure you remain
friends.
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Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2015, 02:42:25 PM »
Take care of your Feet !!!


I usually walk 5 + miles per day while in the FSU. If you are good
to your feet then they will be good to you. Basketball shoes are excellent
for playing basketball in. The are made to make quick starts, stops and
changes in direction.

They are horrible for walking long distances  over pot hole filled concrete
and asphalt. They do not let your feet breath properly and they make a
negative fashion statement in the FSU. Don't bring your church shoes that
give you a blister if you attend a long service. Fashion is nice but quality and
comfort are more important.

Blisters, foot rot, bloody socks, stinky feet aren't seen as positive attributes
by FSUW. Walk 7 miles a day for a week in a pair of Nike Airs and you will have
many if not all of the above FSUW repellent

Here is what I suggest.

1. Buy a couple of pairs of high quality fashionable dress shoes and or boots
that are comfortable and durable.

2. Break your shoes in before bringing them to the FSU or the shoes will break
in your feet, it's your choice. Wear them for three days not in a row to your office.
Then Polish them up nicely or have a pro do it.

3. A little bit of baby powder will keep your feet cool and dry in the summer and
warm and dry in the winter. A dry foot is a happy foot!

4. Cut your toe nails. It will cause the shoe to fit properly on your foot and cause
less stress on your toes and feet, it will keep your socks from looking like Oliver
Twist's socks and besides men's feet look bad enough, properly cut toe nails is
proper hygiene especially in the FSU
. For best results go to a nail place and get
a proper manicure and pedicure.

5. In the winter a good pair of boots will keep you warm comfortable and not feeling
like you are wearing roller skates on an escalator during snowy days. They don't have
ambulance chasing lawyers running around in the FSU. There will be ice in places
that are dangerous and If you prevent just one slip and fall on an icy sidewalk you will
be infinitely happier.

6. Alternate your shoes. Don't wear the same pair each day. It will give your feet and
your shoes a break. Change your socks frequently, and don't buy the thinest socks. A
slightly thicker sock gives your feet some additional cushion and is more absorbent.

7. I bring a small polish kit and touch up my shoes especially on rainy/snowy days.
Your shoes will last longer, repel water better, be more comfortable and look sharper.

8. Tip for shining shoes, take a little extra time, bring a little plastic bag to keep polish
off of your fingers. You don't want to look like you just overhauled your Harley.
FSUW are not for entry level daters
FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
There are a hundred ways to be successful and a thousand ways to f#ck it up
Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2015, 02:44:42 PM »
If your FSUW wants to send a sms/text message to your phone for free she
can do this from her computer email. 

The major US cellular carriers use the 10_digit_number@cell.carrier_domain.com
format for SMS to text capable cell phones, with a limit of 160 characters in the
subject and message body (total).

use your 10 digit phone number : 555 123 1234

Carrier    Send Email to phonenumber@....
Alltel    @message.alltel.com
AT&T    @mms.att.net
Nextel    @messaging.nextel.com
Sprint    @messaging.sprintpcs.com
SunCom    @tms.suncom.com
T-mobile    @tmomail.net
VoiceStream    @voicestream.net
Verizon    @vtext.com (text only)
@vzwpix.com (pictures and videos)
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FSUW don't do vague
FSUW like a man of action. Be a man of action 
If you find a promising girl, get your butt on a plane.
There are a hundred ways to be successful and a thousand ways to f#ck it up
Kiss the girl, don't ask her first.

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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2015, 03:53:07 PM »

Don't give your sweet heart yellow flowers they are NOT for lovers
(don't ask me why)



Yellow flowers are for funerals and is the color of separation.

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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures
« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2015, 06:22:23 PM »

Yellow flowers are for funerals and is the color of separation.

No, odd numbers of flowers are for funerals. You can send Yellow flowers
to your MIL or SIL, etc but not your wife/girlfriend.
FSUW are not for entry level daters
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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures and the dating websites.
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2015, 06:29:37 PM »
You're not from Texas.
Kissing girls is a goodness.  It beats the hell out of card games.  - Robert Heinlein

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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2015, 08:18:35 PM »
No, odd numbers of flowers are for funerals. You can send Yellow flowers
to your MIL or SIL, etc but not your wife/girlfriend.



Read the below links if you don't believe me. Info like this isn't hard to find on the internet.


http://russianaccelerator.com/russian-superstitions


http://web.stanford.edu/group/ccr/ccrblog/2010/03/flowers_in_russia.html

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Re: Pursuing FSUW 101. The procedures
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2015, 08:26:26 PM »
Look for an apartment and not a hotel:

An apartment is bigger, often less expensive, has a kitchen and a refrigerator.

Make that "nearly always," unless it's a three- or four-bedroom apartment in the centre of Moscow, Kyiv or St Petersburg.

Many hotels will treat any female guest as if she were a prostitute and will want a percentage. Many ladies will not even go into a hotel.

The exception to that is if you are travelling together.  I had no problem, either with the hotel staff or the only lady that I was travelling with (we stayed in an apartment in Rostov and a hotel in Khosta, near Sochi - everyone else I met was in their home town).

In Russia you will have to go to a post office/police station to register your visa which is more of a pain than having a hotel do this.

Which is why so many people recommend spending the first night in a hotel which will register your visit for free - if you are lucky (or are able to sweet-talk the receptionist), they will register you for the entire duration of the trip, and not just the night(s) that you are staying with them (thank you, Hotel Baoli/Bali in Krasnodar  :D).

 

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