Even better than that, I received not only quantity, but quality as well. The women who have responded so far range from a 20 year-old college student to a 45 year-old doctor. Is she looking for a free ride to the United States and is willing to do anything to get it? I want a friend, companion and an intellectual equal, not just a playmate. Telling them you're from the USA and that you have a house, an automatic dishwasher, and a car won't do it. I have a good salary, big house with a pool, garden, all the modern electronic goodies, and five cars. She seems to be sweet, but I have a daughter ten years older than she is and we would have virtually nothing in common. For one thing, you could never keep up with a twenty-something woman. I don't know about you, but I'm looking for much more from a life-long partner. That's something I will have to know before anything really serious can be considered. You absolutely must offer them something unique and interesting. They are not for sale to the person with the most "stuff." And besides, we all have that same stuff. They won't be impressed with your possessions, so don't mention them until you get to know the woman.
The woman, of course, meant "tactful." It was the translator's mistake, not hers.Could you survive if someone asked you to move tomorrow to Ekaterinburg? "Intelligent," for example, means much more in Russian than it does in English.It means that you are not only smart, as in educated, but it means also that you have some class, that you're a cut above the rest of the competition.Better to get it over with as soon as possible and let her look for someone else. To have a husband who doesn't drink, doesn't beat his wife, is faithful, and who works at a steady job is a rarity.However, if she's the woman you've been searching for all your life, tell her so. When they divorce, the husband takes off for another country and never helps her, never helps support his children, and has little if any contact with them.