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Kristen Blyth, of Moscow News is trying to shed some light on the cultural differences between foreign women and Russian men.I don’t know, but this article doesn’t go anywhere.

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A spokesman for the City law firm Allen & Overy said: “We found that Ms Dare’s behaviour was unacceptable and totally at odds with the standards we expect.” This was a bizarre statement, given that drinking a colossal amount, having plenty of casual sex and generally disporting oneself with abandon are the standards – or lack of them – that everyone fully expects from expats the world over.Many profiles contain supplementary links to Instagram accounts where a greater wealth of artsy, filtered photos await perusal.In person, these Tinder dates often turn out to be shorter, more casual, less done up than their photos.My friends see nothing wrong with this, but every one of them has a story of a date who turns up looking substantially different than her profile pic.In contrast to the obvious effort put into the photos, the profile descriptions tend to be a list of personal attributes, hobbies, interests and philosophies boiled into a jumbled mosaic.Headshots of girls gazing pensively off-camera are common.

Slap on a black-and-white filter for extra emo points.

Many are quite charming, though I am not talking about those out to secure a new life in the UK.

No Russian man I met during my many years of being a student, singer, television reporter and newspaper correspondent would ever have dreamt of turning up for a date without a bunch of flowers.

I am sure I do not speak only for myself when I say that, as an English woman in Moscow, it is so lovely to have someone open doors, hold out chairs and light your cigarette for a change; casual sex often seems the least one can provide in return.

As for the heavy drinking and promiscuity enjoyed by some, it is not that they are tempting comforts in an inhospitable, intimidating and often genuinely terrifying city such as Moscow – they are obligatory.

Online dating in Russia hasn’t taken off to the extent it has in other parts of the world.