In comparison with Western women who know their own worth very well, Russian women are more insecure and have low self-esteem, especially when they are in love. They love with little regard for themselves and almost worship their men. As a rule, a Russian woman will forgive her husband many things and will turn a blind eye to his insults and even physical abuse in some cases. Strangely enough, many Russian women don't want to dump such unworthy men, since they are afraid they won't find somebody else.
On the upside the profiles are brief, which allows you to make decisions quickly. The downside is that short profiles make it harder to figure out what people are looking for. Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging more challenging. You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances.
If you want to know more about someone, you can always just ask the friend you have in common, which is a human touch that’s absent from most apps. Moreover, people can message you only if you’ve matched, so there are no unsolicited “greetings”. You can see what sort of relationship people are looking for, and while that doesn’t sound that revolutionary, it reflects the fact that Hinge carries more of a dating expectation than a just-hooking-up expectation à la Tinder. Furthermore, because of the friends-of-friends connection, you’re less likely to run across inappropriate photos. That’s a plus in our book.