Historically in Russian families, women were expected to serve their men, take care of the children, and perform all household chores.
By college age, couples are allowed to go on dates, going to dinner or events together.
This interaction is called 'meetings.' Dates, like in the United States, are for the couple to get to know one another.
You can also take flowers, but if the function is for a date, be sure to not take yellow flowers.
Yellow flowers in the Russian culture signify the end of a relationship.
Visiting a Russian Orthodoxy service is a true window into their culture.