The Russian Mafia runs the cities and bribery and corruption are abundant.
Airline tickets are also more expensive because of the greater distance to travel for meeting the Russian lady of your choice.
Singles entertainment in Bulgaria is very affordable with lots of good cheap restaurants.
Your money will go a lot further than in Western European countries or Moscow (believed to be the most expensive city on the planet by many...).
This does not mean that you can just walk into a Russian marriage - the Russian women are choosy when it comes to men.The reason for the slight difference in dating is the imbalance in the population in Russia; due to sheer lack of men it is simply harder to find a husband for Russian brides or Russian women.In some cases in Russia one can find a woman much younger partner for dating but remember, the greater your age difference, the less the chances of your marriage surviving and more chances of getting married to someone who has no feelings for you, but plenty of financial plans...When you start thinking about meeting your chosen East European lady face to face, there are several distinct differences between Bulgaria and Russia.To visit your Bulgarian bride you will not need a visa (exceptions are South Africa and a few other countries).
That makes it much easier to meet so called “East European brides" in person rather than pay hundreds of euros to russian marriage agencies for translations of letters and costly trips.