The idea of true romantic love isn't something they'll have an easy time finding at home because there are, for example, far more single women in Russia than single men - to the tune of 4 million more available women in the country than there are men to date them.This situation is made very much worse by the fact that the handful of Russian males actually worth dating are leaving Russia in the hundreds of thousands.

Russian men also have a reputation for being habitual cheaters - infidelity is something they expect to get away with, and without their wife or girlfriend questioning why they're sleeping with other women.

So, where an American or Australian guy might have a psychological meltdown for even thinking about cheating on their girlfriend, their Russian counterpart will quite happily cheat on their girlfriends while they're at the same party or in the same club.

For the women involved they often felt a certain amount of shame that they couldn’t find a Russian man to fall in love with.

But the truth behind why so many Russian women sign up for mail order bride companies is completely different.

You have to witness it to believe it, but it genuinely does happen all the time.

And then women won’t risk causing an argument about cheating because the end result is usually domestic violence, and watching their boyfriend/husband walk away without getting imprisoned.

This is reinforced by the number of very successful female Russian entrepreneurs in the United States, acting as a beacon of hope to future immigrants.

Russian women are curious and adventurous by nature, and want to see as much of the world as possible.

In fact, there's been an exodus of almost 2 million eligible bachelors in the last few years alone.