Nekrasov, a Russian 19th century poet said: “a Russian woman can stop a galloping horse and enter the burning house.” This is a powerful image of an independent woman who doesn’t really need any help or protection from men.
Anyway, the sordid story continues and ‘she’ decides she loves me so much that ‘she’ wants to come and see me but, alas, ‘she’ can’t afford the airfare.
However, ‘she’ knows a really cheap travel agent that will cut a great deal if we book right now (‘Her’ birthday’s coming up – did I mention that?
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is certainly not the only online dating site to be hit by the Russian dating scam, nor are dating scams limited to Russia or Russian women, but they certainly seem to be the front-runners.
Here’s how it works: a beautiful Russian woman, complete with beautiful Russian woman pictures, contacts her target through an online dating site.She starts a charming, and rapidly deepening correspondence, gets her target hooked, and then it comes: the request for money.There are variations on what the money is for, but usually it’s for a plane ticket.When I asked her why she cares so much about her appearance, she looks surprised: “Why would I choose to not look beautiful? How is anyone going to notice your rich inner world if you don’t attract attention?” The worst thing is that if you are going out with a Russian girl you will either have to dress up and put a lot of effort in looking nice, or everyone will be looking at you and wondering, how did a pretty lady like her end up with that slob?It turns out that there are entire websites devoted to exposing these Russian dating scams, and Russian dating scammers, some run by sites which also offer (apparently) legitimate Russian bride agency services.