Tinder is a dating app that took America by storm a few years back. Admittedly its cooled off in recent years once the novelty wore off.
In other countries, Tinder is still pretty hot as they are a few years behind the US.
And in some other countries, Tinder never caught on due to their dating culture.
Russia is somewhere between those two. Girls are friendlier than you think, and keen to meet guys, but the hookup vibe from Tinder can be off putting for more conservative women.
This is why using Tinder in Russia can be a bit tricky. You can definitely meet women, but it’s unlikely you’ll inbox will be flooded with messages from stunning Russian models.
Let’s look a little more into this:
The Type of Russian Women on Tinder
Seeing as Tinder is a American dating app, girls who use it around the world are more likely going to have been exposed to some form of Western culture. This is definitely the case with Tinder in Russia.
The girls you will meet have traveled abroad, know decent English, and be more promiscuous. A lot of men may find this welcome! Though for guys looking for relationships, these women are not the best bet. Although if you’re looking fora relationship, you shouldn’t be using Tinder in the first place.
Girls using Tinder will definitely have better English skills. So for guys with weaker Russian skills, this is definitely a bonus.
However, I recommended you try using Russian!
Here’s why: Using Russian will set you apart.
Guys using Tinder in Russia will have virtually no Russian skills and will hope to get by with Google Translate. However, if you can use a tiny bit of Russian, you will really stand out.
(Check out the Rocket Russian language program if you want to learn Russian)
You should also know that Russian girls can be very shy about using their English skills, and will therefore be more forgiving with your Russian.
The general content of your conversations should be light, fun, but straight to the point. Don’t spend too much time texting back and forth. Get to the point and ask her out!
Then on to the next step…
Getting Them On a Date
A good first date with a Russian girl is getting a drink at a bar or coffee at a cafe. You could even go to get coffee, then switch to alcohol to lighten the mood.
I also really just like walking around with girls. This is especially good in a city like St. Petersburg with so much to see and do. Have her give you a tour of the city, or a specific site. Russians are proud of their cities and love to show it off.
Should You Use Tinder in Russia?
In general, using Tinder in Russia is best for short trips, or if your Russian language skills are poor in general. Otherwise, I would stick to meeting girls online or during the daytime.
P.S. If using Tinder in Russia, or any country, is of interest to you, then check out this guide, How to Get Laid on Tinder. It is definitely geared more towards western girls, due to their promiscuity, but it offers a lot of universally applicable advice.