Long-stemmed red roses are a safe bet and the most appreciated flowers, since they symbol love.They are expensive, but no need to present a dozen or more – one red rose is considered equally romantic and will be much appreciated.St’Valentine’s Day is relatively new to Russia and is still not as important as other, traditional holidays.
Also, try to avoid yellow flowers – they are a symbol of separation or break-up.
Girls are never expected to plan the date – it is a man, who thinks, plans and surprises his princess. Girls are expected to be pretty, that is a skill that all Russian girls have mastered to a greatest extent.
If you think that red roses are too cheesy – go for tulips (in Spring) or irises or even for romantic field flowers.
Avoid orchids (also separation connotation), carnations (too formal and remind of Soviet time) and lilies (smell is too acute).
THE MAN will never allow a girl to carry anything heavier than a tiny purse and will always pick a bill at a restaurant.
The latter is expected in 100% of cases, so do not be surprised that the girl will not even offer to share.