Whether you've been traveling overseas and found the man of your dreams in Russia or your Russian Romeo happened to settle down in your hometown, a few relationship tips can help make your date nights run smoothly.

Dating a Russian man can sometimes be confusing, as cultural differences can interfere in what should be an exciting time for you both.

Tell him what you expect from him and the relationship and what issues are deal breakers.

If the relationship is getting serious, talk about family.

So I’d like to ask the partners of Dutch and Russian men, not to send me messages saying the following:“Shallow man, my Vladimir is nothing like your description.”“My Jeroen is a gentlemen and a great tipper.”So without any further delay, here are the five differences between Dutch and Russian men. In order to understand the differences, first you have to get your Dutch or Russian prey on a first date.

In order to get a Dutch man to go on a date, you’ll need to behave the same way as the natives.

Another major cultural difference is that there's no such thing as personal space in Russia, and Russian men will see it as normal to hold your arm or stand very close to you when speaking.

If you're in the beginning stages of the relationship and this makes you uncomfortable, say something.

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The Shallow Man recently provided his readers with a helpful guide on five differences between Dutch and Russian women.

Chivalry still exists, and men are expected to carry heavy bags, open doors and help women down the stairs or along a slippery sidewalk.

Don't take it as an attack to your individuality, but as a form of respect for you.

Having had no personal experience of dating either Dutch or Russian men, I reached out to some of my readers, and from the huge amount of information received, I’ve put together, what I believe are the five key differences between Dutch and Russian men.