All of this should be good news for expats' love lives.
But the fascination with foreignness is, it appears, skin deep.
"You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.
Russian women are also more forward, he says: "You can just be talking to someone and some beautiful girl will come up to you with a chat-up line.
All my family and friends love her and it seems her family love me too so life is great.
When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.Russia is entering its second year of crisis, widening the lifestyle gap between Westerners and Russians.The economic slump has had an impact on the supply side too, as foreigners leave the capital in droves.This is a world of dating agencies, psychologists, therapists, etiquette training and self-help courses, all geared towards the question of where to meet and how to keep foreign lovers.Many of the agencies also offer English language courses and translators to facilitate online communication.Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.