I recently met a Russian woman of around the same age as me (an American man). I told her we should connect on Facebook and grab coffee sometime to practice languages as I'm learning Russian and she English.
Later that day, we exchanged the below messages where she invited me to breakfast or lunch. I'm not sure what her intentions are.
- Is this common in Russia as a first meeting?
- Is this potentially a date?
- Is it common that the man pay for a language exchange meeting he proposed or is it common for each to pay separately?
Here is the conversation in English and below in original Russian for tone:
Hi [her name]. Nice meeting you today.
Hi [my name]! Nice to meet you too) When can we meet for breakfast or lunch?
Привет [her name]. Очень приятно сегодня.
Привет [my name]! Рада знакомству) Когда можем встретиться для завтрака или обеда?