Why do European brides seek foreign men? Do they really dream to find their husband abroad? Discover the reasons for European women to become mail order brides!
Disclaimer: When you see things like “All X Women Are Like This” or “All Y Women Do That”, it’s always a generalization. Not all women are like this or like that, they all are different. We can’t just say that 100% European brides are family-centered — because even if the majority of them are, there are still lots of women who don’t think that family is something important.
However, it’s still something — say, if 60% or 80% of women who live in a certain country have certain views, it would be safe to say that typically, women from this country have these views. That’s why we have to make generalizations here — to help you understand foreign women better and to make them a bit less exotic for you. Remember: they are not all the same, and when we say “they”, we usually mean “50%, 70%, or 90% of them.”
So, let’s start it. What do you need to know about Eastern European women?
Well, not all of them think the same, of course, but that’s what our disclaimer was about. In Russia, 54% of the population supposes that gender equality is important. In Ukraine, it’s 57%. What about Poland and Slovakia? 69% and 67% respectively. You’ve got an idea — former Soviet nations still don’t think that gender equality is something major, especially if you compare these countries with the United States where 98% of the population say that gender equality is important.
One of the most common things people say about Eastern European brides is that they are perfect Stepford wives; obedient, supportive no matter what, ready to be stay-at-home wives, submissive, and docile. Well, even if some of these are true (like, they are really supportive and some of them can be stay-at-home wives), the reality is that most of them are not actually into traditional family roles.
Yes, some of them still prefer traditional marriage roles — in 2019, 28% of Ukrainians and 29% of Russians preferred a marriage where a man provides for his family and a woman is a stay-at-home mother. It’s not too much, actually — 21% of Americans would prefer such marriage, too. The truth is that when it comes to Eastern Europe it’s mostly adults (60+) who prefer traditional marriage roles and that the preference for a traditional marriage has dropped drastically during the last 25 years. In most Eastern European countries except for Russia, young women prefer the type of marriage where both husband and wife provide, earn, and take care of the house/children. So yes, they can be obedient and they can stay at home, but a) not all of them and b) not always.
Many of them have experienced either physical or psychological violence (or both) at least once, and the problem becomes even more serious when it comes to those with a low income. Unfortunately, when it comes to Eastern European women, violence — especially psychological violence e.g verbal insults, harassment, coercion, etc — is a thing these girls experience quite often if they choose a wrong life partner. What’s more, this is one of the reasons why Eastern European women become Eastern European brides who are eager to leave their home countries.
Typically, Eastern European brides marry earlier than women from Western Europe and the United States. The age at first marriage is 25-27 when we’re talking about Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Moldova, and Romania and 30-34 when we’re talking about the UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, etc. If you want to marry a woman in her 20s, European brides from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and other Eastern countries are exactly the girls you should choose from.
It doesn’t matter if you are an atheist or a man who believes in God/higher power/spiritual force, religion is still very important when it comes to dating. Why? Well, because religious compatibility matters — if you and your mail order bride belong to different religions or if she is very religious, it might lead to serious relationship problems. When you think of the most religious countries in Europe, it’s always Eastern Europe that comes to mind (e.g Poland). But is it really so?
In reality, we just can’t say that the women from this region are too religious. If you compare them with American ladies, here’s what you’ll get: At least 33% of Americans attend religious services once or twice a month, while it’s 30%-40% in Eastern Europe. The relation to religion is almost the same here as in the United States!
Even if the family pattern is not as traditional as it was before in Eastern Europe, the family is still central in the lives of Eastern Europeans and plays a crucial role for them. Eastern European women support extended family members, care for elderly family members, can raise children themselves (it’s a common thing in this region), and they often think that adult children have responsibility for parents. It’s all about their traditions, culture, and… Economics — in developed countries, people are not dependent on their families, while people in developing Eastern European countries think that the family members are responsible for each other.
Now you know a bit more about Eastern European girls and even know how to date them. It’s high time to actually try to ask one of them out! Use any of the online or offline methods to find them, whether it is a dating app or your Eastern European friends, and go ahead to building a relationship – if you really like these charming beauties, of course.