Make sure that you give odd number of flowers, since even number is for funerals only.

Also, try to avoid yellow flowers – they are a symbol of separation or break-up.

And when you think how much Russian girls spend in order to look beautiful, you may come to a conclusion that even if she expects some gifts in her honor – that is justifiable.

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Long-stemmed red roses are a safe bet and the most appreciated flowers, since they symbol love.

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.

Avoid orchids (also separation connotation), carnations (too formal and remind of Soviet time) and lilies (smell is too acute).

A guy will also talk a lot about his manly hobbies – hunting, shooting, fishing, doing manly sports, jumping with a parachute, DIY projects etc.

Also, guy is expected to be a good storyteller and to make a girl laugh.St’Valentine’s Day is relatively new to Russia and is still not as important as other, traditional holidays.But it is a good opportunity to talk about dating in Russia.THE MAN will never allow a girl to carry anything heavier than a tiny purse and will always pick a bill at a restaurant.The latter is expected in 100% of cases, so do not be surprised that the girl will not even offer to share.And if you offer to share – you will never see her again, and not because the only thing she wanted from you was a free dinner, but because that is against the cultural norm.