There are several options that can be reported for marital status on the DS-160. These include: “Married;” “Common Law Marriage;” “Civil Union/Domestic Partnership;” “Single;” “Widowed;” “Divorced;” “Legally Separated;” and “Other.”
Yeah, well, I partly agree with your theory on ‘no-longer-single Russian female students' …I believe that cases such as immigration are more related to the issue of person’s prof background. If a person has a weak background, and is going back to school in order to find “a better life in the states”, and his studies have no real connection to his prof background, than, yeah, that seems quite suspicious… And that is more like ‘i will stay here no matter what’ case.
But if a person has a pretty solid professional background (8 years in international journalism, for instance) and wants to go back to school for prof trainings, that shouldn’t be an issue. If that makes sense.
Anyways, what would be your advice?