When dating Russian women, they will expect you to bring them presents. This is not a sign of a gold digger but just part of the culture and a way to show that you respect them. A lot of men make the mistake of bringing Russian women some cheap present because they think Russia is so poor. Life in Russia is pretty much the same as yours and women can find the same things. Small luxury items make good gifts such as a good quality perfume. You will want to avoid buying clothes as a present because you may pick out the wrong size or style. Instead, while dating Russian women, you can take them shopping to pick out something for themselves. Flowers are also a typical gift but you should be careful: even numbers of flowers are for funerals and yellow flowers symbolize that you will leave soon. Other presents such as clocks are also off limits while dating Russian women because they symbolize time and that you don’t plan on the relationship lasting very long. Just be thoughtful, considerate, and (most importantly) not cheap!