(Russian Ladies Story continued from previous page.)
"The proximity of people does not guarantee the emotional or intellectual connection that defeats loneliness. Actually, it makes you feel even more lonely if there is no connection." And then, in English, "I prefer the park." Here was a woman Russia worth knowing. "Well, I hope that I am not making you feel more lonely." She laughed softly and then looked at me rather sadly, "No, I am not lonely with you." And laughing again, "By the way, what is your name?"
(Russian Ladies Story concludes below.)
Russian Ladies Match Making
Well, that was the beginning of a long romantic friendship. It's amazing when you think about it, but she was quite right. Russian apartments are full of lonely people living on top of each other. And, parks do attract lonely people and a Russian park is a great place to meet a Russian lady. Sad to say, it is not the same in the U.S. and possibly even Western Europe. Such a woman, sitting on a park bench in the U.S., would be terrified to be approached in any manner, and justifiably so.
But, a foreigner in Russia, well, that is an entirely different situation. You almost have a license to approach a lady almost anywhere, anytime and by all means in a park. Just be a gentleman, show no fear and make sure you have read "Master and Margarita".