“This circumstance provides men in our society much freedom and power to dictate the rules, which are more convenient for them.I’ve noticed that being a man in our society is way more prestigious and even safe.” Simply put, women in Russia must tolerate whatever men can dish out.

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Most Western men who spend any time in Russia quickly find out that they can have their pick of beautiful Russian girls.

It’s assumed that this is because the Russians are aching to move away.

He recently told me that after our relationship ended, he picked up with someone else. “I am not an easy type.” You can almost hear the shrug.

In her book Pamela Druckerman writes that “in Moscow, women in their forties told me that, by necessity, they only date married men.

Yet a brief incident with Monica Lewinsky almost cost Bill Clinton his job.

Despite the risk of death and/or heartbreak, women in Russia still believe that finding a man is of paramount importance. Krivovyaz told me that many women will enroll in math or engineering schools in the hope that they will find men there “Women are dependent on men, she says.That’s because…the life expectancy for Russian men has fallen so sharply (to 59) that by age 65 there are just 46 men left for every 100 women.” Tessa thinks this is true for younger women as well.As she told me, “More women in Russia nowadays are okay with being in a serious relationship with a married guy.” Astonishingly, Druckerman goes on to remark that “it was clear that Russian men flaunted [their] demographic advantage.With the exception of a pastor (who was sitting with his wife at the time), I didn’t meet a single married man in Russia who admitted to being monogamous.” Compare that to the United States, where statistics on adultery are notoriously unreliable due to the fact that people won’t admit to being unfaithful.According to what I could ascertain, about 60% of men in the US will have an affair, but only 22% will reveal that to a researcher and only a small percentage of them will also reveal it to their wives.The Russian I was seeing was married at the time of our relationship.