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Regarding your passport we can give you the same advice as we give to women – everything can happen, you can loose your passport for example somewhere, so better do some copies of your passport and keep it apart from your passport.
Of course, you should bring some souvenir for your woman, it should not be necessarily something expensive and with diamonds.
No matter how beautiful or appealing Russian woman is – do not send money! Second advice – go and stay in hotel (or an apartment).
If for some reasons you cannot travel you can help her not sending money directly to her, for example, buying tickets for her, paying for hotel, or compensating her half of her expenses when she comes to you and you see her in real, but do not send money for the people whom you know from internet. If it is just a first meeting with a woman then we would not advise you to stay in her apartment.
Let it be something simple from your country, but it will show your care about her, that you not just went to have a good time, but you thought also about her before going.
If she has children then you should bring something for her children also.
You should not lie to your woman (because she will feel it), just be positive and spend with her as much time as you can.Maybe you will not like her or she will not like you, and your staying in her apartment just will make things worse.If you stay in the hotel you will be more independent in your decisions.Teenage dating nearly fifty years ago was very different from the social practices of today.Parents were much more aware of whom their children were dating and where they were going. Teenagers met potential dates either at school, church, youth groups, dances, sport clubs, or through their friends.
You talk to women to know them better, and you offer love and marriage only to that girl who seems to be the best for you.