As with any of the other common mistakes people make when writing, it’s taking that moment to get it right that makes the difference.“Affect” is a verb, as in “Your ability to communicate clearly will affect your income immensely.” “Effect” is a noun, as in “The effect of a parent’s low income on a child’s future is well documented.” By thinking in terms of “the effect,” you can usually sort out which is which, because you can’t stick a “the” in front of a verb.
One thing blogging and good copywriting share is a conversational style, and that means it’s fine to fracture the occasional rule of proper grammar in order to communicate effectively.
Both bloggers and copywriters routinely end sentences with prepositions, dangle a modifier in a purely technical sense, or make liberal use of the ellipsis when an EM dash is the correct choice—all in order to write in the way people actually speak.
Secondly, I have zero experience dating women in Russia/FSU who actually live in Russia/FSU.
100% of my experience is with Russian women living in the West.
Not only will this error damage the flow of your writing, it can also make it impossible for someone to understand what you’re trying to say.