In the diverse world of Russian girls Internet dating many men find that Russian girls and Ukrainian girls often pursue relationships with partners who are significantly older than them. It is not uncommon to see an 18 year old young girl communicating with a 40-45 year old man. On the one hand, it might seem strange; however, there is a list of reasons why it all makes sense.
It is common knowledge that Russian girls mature faster than boys. In the former Russian orbit countries this process seems to be even more accelerated. Many kids here see how hard their parents have to work just to provide the food for the family every day. They know the challenges of life. They watch the corruption and unfair proceedings in their country. Russian girls, in particular, often face behavior that in some other countries could be considered harassment: many girls can find a job and earn money only if they win the favor of their male bosses; often girls are perceived as mere dolls without brains. Basic instinct of self-preservation and the desire for improvement make Russian girls search for better alternatives and better men, who would appreciate them.
Until recent years there was a tendency among Russian girls and Ukraine girls to marry men close to their age who were either their high school sweethearts or college or university pals. Statistics show that 60% of Russian marriages fall apart within the first three years of the union. Many Russian girls end up leaving the relationship with their children in hand, so therefore they carry a great disappointment in men their own age from their home country. As a result, they turn to foreign men who are older and expect them to be more courteous, wise and caring.
An additional factor for a girl to search for older men is psychological perception. Many Russian girls grow up in "incomplete" families and have been abandoned by their fathers. So, on a subconscious level they veer more towards older partners. In other words, they are looking for a "father figure". They sometimes don't even realize it, but when they turn to older men, they are looking for someone to be their protector, someone who'd take care of them and give them security that they were deprived of as a child.
Although such societal pressure is getting less in the current times, until recently a Russian girl could be viewed as an old maid if she did not get married by the age of 22-23. On the other hand, most men do not face such pressure and do not begin getting serious about starting a family until they reach their 30s. That automatically puts a 7-8 year difference between the marriage partners. And add to it the time that men spent with the "wrong" partner in a previous marriage or relationship, that puts most available male candidates right in their late 30s or early 40s. Obviously this creates such a drastic age difference between Russian girls and potential spouses.
The bottom line is this: true love has no boundaries. If you find someone who seems attractive and interests you as a person, be daring and take a chance on finding that special one for you despite the age and distance.