tommy wrote: "I wonder what percentage of girl in Ukraine have a smart phone?"
answer= most of them do. In the boarding schools I work in, at least a third of KIDS have them and they have NO SOURCE OF INCOME except
a $20 stipend per month that all orphanage kids get. with smartphones starting at $50 and service for as little as $15/mo, its hard to find anyone in the 15-30 age group without one.
Above 30 years its simply a matter of if the internet is important to them or not but from 30-60 in more urban areas at least a third of everyone has a smart phone and over half have cell phones
i don't know any human below 40 who doesn't have a smartphone.
Even my aunt who was 75yo had a smartphone. She didn't use an internet on it, but she took pictures and video.
My mom on the other hand, tried to use a smartphone and didn't like it, so she turned back to a simple phone.
I admit, Ive bought alot of phones for both my kids here in ukraine and girls Ive dated. of late only iphone 5s and no 6 because iphone 5s can be had in USA for 300 or less each and 6 is still $700. when i get a good deal i buy as many as i can because even if i dont give one to a girl I can always sell an iphone 5s for $600 in Ukraine all day long for more spending money. i brought 3 this time and plan on giving one to a girl and maybe 2 of them in our foster kids program who dont already have them.
technically not together anymore but still talking and hang out on occasion. perhaps she solves the trust issues I have about her, maybe she doesnt. If not, Im already moving on.
I may have spent as much as $1000 on gifts and stuff for her over about 6 months but because of how I shop she thinks I spent 3 times as much.
I dont think thats alot at all for that period of time and the only thing she actually asked for was a winter coat. the rest were surprises
I guess I wouldn’t be too concerned over any woman that would sell herself for a phone,,,, but if a decent woman was truly down on her luck and in a jam,,,,, how many here might consider paying her little fee and then take her out for supper??
not anymore. I spoil them! just because they are orphans doesnt mean they should have as close to normal life as possible.
you should come and help out and see the "other side" of Ukraine. The one with normal people and away from the scammers and girl chasing.
im going hunting soon with director and took kids fishing recently.