Foriegn dating customs
Nowadays the majority of young men and women in Russia prefer not to rush to marriage and such trend has gained popularity: prior to marriage, the future spouses strive to receive good education, find a decent job and achieve the first successes in their careers.
By the time of marriage and the birth of children, the young families have their lives arranged and are able to support themselves financially.
About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.
Marriages were arranged and were a matter of practicality with the emphasis not being on romance.
Such views on life preserved in Russia until the end of the twentieth century when marriages at the age of 18-20 were still common.
Civil unions have been gaining popularity in Russia lately.
A civil union is a relationship where a man and a woman live together and share household expenses without officially registering a marriage.