If you want to fathom Russian women you should read Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy.
However, you may not have time before your first date to check out at the library.
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating.
The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position.
After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, with the producers deciding to kill off Paul and not replace him.
If then your female companion is carrying only her handbag, then you've done everything right. Russian women value a courteous attitude much more than their western colleagues and their expectations of you are even higher.
Open the car's door, help her with her coat, leave her go first through doors, to name but a few tricks how to earn her sympathy.