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Most male expats say that their nationality can still have a positive impact on girls.
"You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.
Forums are full of the accounts of Russian women thanking their coaches for a "happy end" — engagement or marriage to a foreigner.
"Thanks to you and your website I got married yesterday! She describes her friendship with an American man: "I was once too afraid to believe in fairy tales." Sixteen percent of all marriages registered in Moscow in the first ten months of 2015, were mixed, according to data from the state registry office.
Today, European countries and Turkey are more in vogue. Decades after the Soviet collapse, the "American Boy" fantasy is starting to fade.
"Who the most desirable foreigners are, depends on fashion. Following an economic boom during Putin's first term, living standards have improved and many of the perks of living in the West are now on offer in Moscow too.
Galina Ponomaryova, 63, has been a dating coach for 15 years.
Her self-help book promises to hand women the key to "joint travel, candlelight dinners, a home in Europe" and a "comfortable life" in 90 days.
In the age group ten years below that, only 9 percent wanted a foreigner.As relations between Russia and the West have soured over the Ukraine crisis, the image of Europe as a beacon of stability has also suffered, with the Greek economic troubles and Syrian migrant crisis receiving broad coverage."Who wants to go to Europe anyway, with all the chaos that's going on there? A floundering ruble is not likely to be enough to change that trend, suggested dating coach Ponomaryova.But among younger Russian women, who did not experience life under the Soviet Union and are too young to be scarred by past experiences, foreign men have less cachet.During the speed dating session, most women told the Moscow Times reporter that dating a Russian man would be easier and cause less friction.