If you are getting into online dating and interested in dating Ukrainian women, then you need to take a look at a couple of things first. Dating someone from a different culture isn’t always an easy task. Gathering knowledge about what is expected of you and what relationships are like in a specific culture is crucial if you want to be successful. In this article, we take a look at what are the biggest differences in the Ukrainian culture and the Western culture. Let’s take a look.
1. Smiling and Handshakes
Both very common in the Western sphere. However, in Ukraine, smiling and handshakes are more reserved to familiar people, friends, and family. So, when you bump into someone in the street – don’t expect a smile when you say sorry. Same goes for meeting people for the first time. Handshakes are not that common even among men, let alone a man holding out his hand to greet a woman. Only after spending some time together will people open up to you.
2. The Guest of Honour
That is you when visiting a Ukrainian household. Expect to be at the center of attention and treated like the boss. There will be good food and entertainment to keep you happy. As a form of thanks, it is customary to bring a gift for the host. A nice bottle of alcohol for the men and flowers for the ladies. In that respect the two cultures are similar.
Ukrainians are keen on superstition; it is embedded into their culture. The majority of these beliefs are centered on love and relationships – which is why you should make yourself familiar with them. That way you can avoid making your future partner mad in some situation.
If you though the West is the most focused on education, you were wrong. Ukrainians take it to a whole new level. Their kids have private tutors, even if they aren’t nearly failing, they put an emphasis on learning foreign languages and the kids have plenty of extracurricular activities they are involved in. You are hard pressed to find a kid that doesn’t engage in some after school activity. Also, expect your Ukrainian date to be well educated.