Dating traditions russia
According to the latest statistics, the marriages between Russians of the same age are much less common.
In the majority of Russian families, the husband is 4-6 years older than his wife but the age difference of more than 10 years is still acceptable by most Russians (for example, the lead singer of the popular Russian band Mumiy Troll is sixteen years older than his young wife).
In case if it is going to be your Wedding Anniversary during your Russian trip, there are some ideas how to celebrate it in Russian style.
The meaning of the family in Russia is not limited to the husband, wife and children.
Nowadays in Russia we have got more European way of getting married, but there are a lot of newlyweds who still follow old traditions, although it has become whimsical, sort of.
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.
Each year of living together has its own name, for example if you have been married for 1 year – it is The Calico Wedding anniversary, 3 years – The Leather Wedding, 10 years – The Tin Wedding etc.
The most significant anniversaries are 20 years together – The Porcelain Wedding, 40 years – The Ruby Wedding and 50 years – The Golden Wedding.