to a Russian woman
Russian woman loves flowers. Though, some woman may pay a lot of
attention to the selection of flowers you make. Russian women consider
that the way you treat flowers is how you are going to treat your wife.
Presenting flowers should be an enjoyable experience, likewise receiving
them, since a bouquet of flowers brings some extraordinary fascination
with them, and such moments stay in memory for a very long time.
Therefore, here are some don’ts that will aid you avoid making gaffes
and mistakes while giving flowers to a Russian woman.
Don’t give her a dozen of red roses (an even number)
fact there is nothing wrong with the roses. The issue is about the
number. In Belarus, Ukraine and Russia they always give an odd number
of flowers. Giving an even number is a very bad signal, as they also
place only an even number of flowers on graves. So unless your lady
knows that in foreign countries they give flowers in dozens, you risk
Don’t give her 13 flowers
it’s an odd number, but it is also an unlucky number and as you can
guess not only in Ukraine and Russia. So, make sure that your bunch of
flowers is an odd number other than 13.
Don’t give Russian women carnations
carnations are a symbol of war. In Russia (also in Ukraine and Belarus)
people bring these flowers to graves of their relatives and friends who
died in a war to memorialize them. That is why giving a bouquet of
carnations (particularly red ones) to a Russian woman is improper.
Don’t buy her yellow flowers
Yellow flowers are a symbol of deceit or parting in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
Don’t buy old flowers
buy fresh flowers as in Russia they believe that if the man who gives a
bunch of flowers doesn’t have sincere and true feelings for the lady,
the flowers will not last long. So when buying flowers look closely at
the leaf structure, if the flower leaves lacking water and look rumpled
on the edges, then the flowers are not fresh.
are all superstitions and they may look rather funny and even silly.
But they may be helpful for you if you care about the impression you
have on your woman. Even if she doesn’t believe in any superstitions,
she may have relatives and friends who may drop an inaccurate or
careless word and upset your woman pointing out some facts.
remember, it’s not only the selection of flowers that matters. The
things your Russian woman will possibly pay even more consideration to
is how you present her the flowers and what words you say. The process
of giving flowers should be something to think over beforehand.
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