That does not mean – you have to wear mini, but wearing a dress or a skirt and a top will be more appreciated than wearing jeans.
They are expensive, but no need to present a dozen or more – one red rose is considered equally romantic and will be much appreciated.
If you think that red roses are too cheesy – go for tulips (in Spring) or irises or even for romantic field flowers.
Good idea for a date with a Russian – to dress up a bit more than you would typically do for going out regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
For a man – wearing a jacket, for a woman – make up and high heels (if you feel comfortable wearing them) are most appropriate.
Typical outfit for a date in the US for a girl – skinny jeans, high heeled boots and a nice top, may be not enough in Russia.
You may feel a bit underdressed and will feel more in place if you wear a more feminine outfit.
Flowers are a must, not only for important events, but also for everyday dates.
Make sure that you give odd number of flowers, since even number is for funerals only.
Russian women seek foreign partners because they're: curious, interested in other cultures, haven't been able to find love at home, because it's fun, or a combination of the above.
St’Valentine’s Day is relatively new to Russia and is still not as important as other, traditional holidays.
Also, try to avoid yellow flowers – they are a symbol of separation or break-up.