I will be far from Kiev on September 27th - but I won't be leaving Kiev till October 3rd. Which meaqns most likely I will be in a hotel on October 2nd. If you are still in Kiev, and not busy with lady - maybe we could meet at some pub?
Your question has been discussed here many times, most recently in the thread "Questions and Observations From a Newbie", last updated about a week ago. My own ideas about it are in a big post on the thread's first page.
If you spend a day or so looking through the forum -- and I apologize, almost half the posts are infantile off-topic garbage -- you may find that the on-topic posts help to give you some idea of the bigger picture of this whole international dating scene.
On the topic..."back to Ukraine”, tomorrow morning I fly out of Chicago in route to Kiev where I’ll meet my fiancée. We will have a 13 hour train ride to Sevastopol... bought a compartment for us to be alone in… we will have plenty of cheese, crackers, chocolates and champagne along the way! We have rented an very nice apartment in Sevastopol for a cheap price and I look forward to 12 days (and nights) of bliss! :-))