How can you say you are 28 and have done it all? How many 35 yos have you dated from Donetsk? 44 year Olds from Kharkov? The fact is you haven't probably dated one woman over 40. Sorry your "all" looks like some to most of us.
you MUST understand the mentality, culture, traditions and way of life of the girls you are trying to meet here.
Language is also important. are you going to pay a 12/hr translator every day??? take translator to your bedroom???
you MUST be confident in yourself to be successful here. Girls here like a confident and strong man, especially in character.
I understand it can be difficult to go in a club and and walk up to a girl and talk to her. After 20+ years of coming here
I am still amazed at the beauty. You will never know if you dont just do it!
I went to Rasputin club with some basketball players I know in Kirovohrad and although it took talking to over a half dozen girls
and getting "no", I eventually got a "yes"
I think guys my age (40s)will likely only have long term relationships with really young ones (18-25)if you are willing to live here.
Im not willing to date/marry someone even close to my age. Im too young in my mind and soul. realistically, a marriage minded girl for me to take home is probably going to need to be 28+ for there to be a long term chance for success.
experience is a must. get over here and live the Ukrainian life. spend a week in a village where real genuine girls live.
understand how life is here so you can better understand her. Im not even here to meet a girl, Im working, but still dont have a problem meeting real girls
most important is mentality....it can be different for different girls
The traditions, culture and way of life I is very similsr if not the same.
I don't use the terms 'real' genuine' when describing FSU girls....just 'normal'.
You can find that even in big cities, don't need a village.
My friends owned a restaurant in Odessa, in centre, the girls that waitressed there worked
12-14 hour shifts. I was lucky to join them afterward a few times at a club, none spoke much English, my Russian was better......we had a nice time.....and they got to learn some English words and phrases.
" I think guys my age (40s)will likely only have long term relationships with really young ones (18-25)if you are willing to live here.
Im not willing to date/marry someone even close to my age. Im too young in my mind and soul. realistically, a marriage minded girl for me to take home is probably going to need to be 28+ for there to be a long term chance for success."
Totally agree with you Rick.... actually sounds much of me!! ))
“you MUST understand the mentality, culture, traditions and way of life of the girls you are trying to meet here. ……Language is also important…… you MUST be confident in yourself to be successful here. Girls here like a confident and strong man, especially in character. ….Realistically, a marriage minded girl for me to take home is probably going to need to be 28+ for there to be a long term chance for success."
You nailed it, Rick…
In my opinion of MENTALTY is, as I had said before, WHAT they think about themselves and what they think about you (all of you.).
I just have to laugh at the guys who say you “Must” do this,,, or “Must” do that,,,,, but in reality, they are simply trying to sell a service to make a buck.
The locals keep trolling on the forum, hoping to hook naïve newcomers who think they’re finding a buddy to help them,,, when in reality, it’s just another branch of the Ukrainian scam.
We keep hearing about how the men “MUST” learn the women’s culture! Sure,, that’s a good thing,,,,, but don’t the women also have to learn our culture???? Whomever is doing the moving, has the most learning to do,,, or do we also need to teach “their” culture to all of our relatives, neighbors, friends,,,, helpers at the supermarket,,,, etc??
If you find yourself in a relationship, where YOU are doing all of the work,, jumping through all of the hoops,,, all of the learning, all of the traveling,,, and all of the paying,, you are either in a rotten relationship,,, or hip deep in relationshit!!
“Im not selling anything here Lonely but you are certainly selling gloom and doom! “
Opps, my bad,,,, renting!
Gloom and doom?? Just telling it as it is,,, should I lie and tell big stories that aren’t true??!!
Guys don’t have to read just my posts,,,, that’s why it’s a public forum!!
But it’s a good thing that I’m here,, otherwise everyone here would believe that you travel to Ukraine for women,,,,, and not the 15 year old girls that you are so fond of! Do I need to post their birthdates again?? And just how many poor nations do you travel to for 15 year olds??? Think carefully,,, or I can post their birthdays too!!!
“you offer absolutely NOTHING”
I offer more than you,,, because all you have is ego and bullshit!!
You saw her earrings??? How do you know they’re hers‘??
And why would you post that?? I don’t need any reminders about how corrupt fsu people are!
“or “Must” do that,,,,, but in reality, they are simply trying to sell a service to make a buck.” We all know who those are; and , I pity the fool who falls for it. If you do not get the 411 and work this homework your trip is a fail from the start….otherwise Thailand and Philippines will offer a better range of success for those who does not put enough effort in starting a a long-term relationship.
LR, your honesty is appreciated but please get off the Pride and Prejudice Wagon and step in to the land of Have a little faith in humanity.
MS stop bulling, we are not high school any more…
K-dag I put the effort in to it, in fact I go above and beyond what I should need to do. But I won’t buy into the locals’ propaganda,,, which is almost identical to the websites and agencies.
A marriage is a union between two people,,, not a one way street. These women are “supposed” to be “old fashioned and traditional” ,, a 50-50 marriage should be a hell of a step up for them,,, but they don’t seem to be happy with equal or normal. Most of the women we meet on these sites are looking for a guy in a white Porsche,,, and they keep shopping until they find one.
“Have a little faith in humanity.”
No, I won’t,,, not after going to Ukraine. Trust must be earned!
And look at MS and garry42,,, their online presence is total BS!!
“lonleyranger?” My mother’s earrings?? My mother hates earrings,,, I haven’t seen her wear any for 30 years. Only one person gets EVERYTHING 100% wrong!
I am afraid I agree with the general message that lonelyranger1701 is saying... Girls on the sites, in the clubs/bars and from the agencies are just looking to use a guy for money and an escape from Ukraine. I am still in Kiev but I have an answer for my original question... it IS time for me to give up on Ukrainian (and Eastern European) women and head back to the west to find the a thin, polite, non-slutty Western girl.
It is normal for a woman without adequate means to look for a guy with money. Of course, this is more prevalent in Ukraine. If you are going to find thin, polite, and non slutty western girls, then agencies and clubs/bars will not be the place either.
,,,,,,,,,,you offer absolutely NOTHING to help others except fear. Just because you have failed miserably
doesnt mean everyone else will. ,,,,,,,,,
i dont think thats entirely fair.
theres actually nothing wrong with a bit of fear,, if i didnt have it, life would be a lot shorter for me i would think.
from what i gather lonely gave the agencys a reasonably hit.
his experiences alone is of many thousands of guys wouldnt it be and counting?.
hes just more verbal then the so many thousand, and counting.
if i had read about his experiences beforehand its possible they (agencys) wouldnt have got my once and only trip through them, which was a wasted effort in a sense other then learning the skull-buggery system in place, and that was more from luck with a befriended interpreter.
as in you Rick your heart is of this land, things come a lot easier for you because of this.
that makes a huge difference to any man, but i'm sure i lot written here dose piss you off which can be pulled back a mans pure stupidity.
as in Lonely i would take his opinion over any agency lover, due to him seeing the worst of it.
its a shame it took a lot out of him and he didnt move completely away from such earlier on.
most of us have a set time and amount of moneys we will spend on this,, and when its enough its enough,,, the mind just tells you so.
would i go back again? no..
what did i spend, something over 20,000usd for 6 months there.
i'm not saying all agency girls are rubbish but i'm not a bin man either willing to sieve through a can looking for eatable apples.
i'm not overly sold on the must thing either, things like that either come naturaly or they dont.
if they dont then maybe the place inst for you.
For my 2009 trip to both Russia and Ukraine, I let the agency in Tver’ plan my whole trip (within Russia). Airfare, taxi, apartment, translator, and visa. I paid for it two weeks in advance,,,,, then lost contact with the girl in Tver’ until the night before my departure. She claimed that her mother was sick, and had spent that time with her?! (a lie)
While waiting for her letter, I came across a story online about the (Behappy2day/onewife) websites and the city of Tver’. This story told about how a guy paid for his trip and meeting, and how the girl disappeared after they got his money. It also told about a translator/interpreter that was starving,,, and her name. Well,,, guess who I dined with for 2 or 3 meals a day during my week in Tver’? She looked like a ghost when they picked me up at DME,,,, but was quite healthy when I left. I didn’t mind, we went to economical places that had great food. This also the same interpreter that proposed to me at the airport.
Those stories that I had read were from this forum,,,, I had already paid for most of my trip,, so I couldn’t cancel, but who knew that story could be so accurate ?! The story about Tver’ was 100% negative and 100% true. They also kept trying,,, constantly,, to get me to meet others,,,, $50 each,,, just like the story had warned against.
What do we need warnings from,,,, the good?? No,, you need to be warned about the bad,,,, the bad can cost a guy big time.
It’s good to write about successes,,, but we are all different,,, different styles, hometowns, ways of life, looking for different women. What someone else did to find someone, really isn’t going to help many,, we are too different.
I’ve used websites and agencies not because I like them,,, but because I want to know the girl and to know if I have a good enough reason to make the trip to meet her. Learning that all of your efforts were a huge waste of time, kinda sours your opinion on FSU dating. Six dating websites including this one,,, all had bogus, agency written letters.
I’ve tried looking on Vk a little,,, but still find the same insincerity. Most really are not looking to leave the FSU,,, they want you to come to them,,,,, and don’t forget to bring your money!!!
The locals don’t like this kind of thing to be posted,,,, but it’s not a matter of pride,,, it’s a matter of hurting their pocketbook!! And that’s why they attack stories of failure and/or bad luck!!!
"I’ve tried looking on Vk a little,,, but still find the same insincerity. Most really are not looking to leave the FSU,,, they want you to come to them,,,,, and don’t forget to bring your money!!!"
That's because the function of vk is not to find a mate, like it is on the dating sites. It is connecting and finding friends, as it is on Facebook.
Some there do not even believe that dating sites work in finding a real man. Of course you have to go to them. Visa restrictions and financial conditions make it difficult for them to come to you.
The scammers there are more noticeable. They immediately become intimately during or immediately after introduction. I have never had anyone ask me for anything there except the scammers. They just "like" my posts and ask what it is like in the US.