How to build a happy relationship with a woman from Ukraine (Lesson 5)

Dear friends,

My last video tutorial of the tutorial series “5 Steps to Success in Ukrainian & Russian Online Dating” is ready. In today’s video we’ll talk about how to build a happy relationship with your Ukrainian or Russian lady. The video tutorial series is kindly produced by Alexandra Vetter, a good friend of mine and professional video maker (visit her official site:

Enjoy, guys! I would appreciate to hear your comments! 🙂

Transcription of the video

Leo Tolstoi, a famous Russian writer, once said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” A happy relationship with a Ukrainian woman means following a series of common steps. Of course, you should learn how to deal with intercultural differences. In my view, it is one of the most important steps to happiness with your foreign woman.

I know a Ukrainian-German couple who married about one year ago. They had a great experience with online dating, but on getting married they began to have serious problems. The man does not understand why his Ukrainian wife cannot find a job and new friends. His wife expects from him that he should behave like a Ukrainian man in a marriage. Well, here we speak about risk factors for problems in a Ukrainian-Western relationship.

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How to avoid these problems?

Knowing what to expect can save a lot of problems. It takes time to adjust to different cultures and mindsets. E.g., Ukrainian and Russian women always expect the man to pay the way. Some Western men find these values a bit old fashioned.

Religious differences are another type of the risk factors for problems in a Ukrainian-Western relationship. Not sharing the same beliefs can really put a broad gap between you and your future Ukrainian wife.

Now, I’ll tell you three tips for a happy relationship with a woman from Ukraine:

Tip #1: Learn about the country, culture and traditions of your partner

First of all, I believe that you need to educate yourself about your partner’s country. You find many articles on Ukrainian history and culture online.

Tip #2: Learn the language of your foreign wife in order to understand her thoughts and soul

You also need to realize that there will be a language barrier to overcome. Many Ukrainians speak English, but they may not be completely fluent. I am sure it would be very helpful for Western men to learn some Ukrainian or Russian.

Tip #3: Respect, understanding and love

I believe that one of the most important factors in any relationship is respect for each other. When you respect your partner as an individual, you will be able to appreciate your cultural differences.

If you are considering looking for a Ukrainian wife, then it is a clever idea to learn about their culture and make sure that it is what you want and what you can live with. Your woman from Ukraine and you should work hard on your relationship. But the result is more than great!… Believe me – I know that from my personal intercultural dating and marriage experience! 🙂

The course of true love was never easy.”
– William Shakespeare

This was the fifth (last) Lesson of the Video-tutorial “5 Steps to Success in Ukrainian & Russian Online Dating” by Krystyna. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via my UkrainianDatingBlog(dom)com.




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Krystyna is a Ukrainian woman who blogs about dating Ukrainian & Russian women and how to deal with intercultural differences in a Ukrainian/Russian-Western relationship.

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1 Response

  1. The Dane says:

    Dear Krystyna.

    First of all thank you for what seams to be a wonderful and educational blok. I just began to explore this “new world” of dating in Ukraine.

    I went to Odessa in March 2014 and I going again soon, actually on the 12th of june ( will stay 4 days). I met a girl and we have very good communication. What is my challenge is the cultural differences. As you mention in your video nr 5, man has to pay for everything. Now I have a very hard time believing that Ukraine men have the money to pay for the things and restaurant visits I in some way feel obligated to pay for also she has a habit of bring one of her friends I don’t find it fair and respectful to do this without asking. It seams that the wemen of Ukraine ( I had 2 dates and still seeing the second, that is why I am going to Odessa) have a lot of expectations and we men have to adjust …….

    To be fair to her she actually negotiates with the taxi driver on my behalf so I sometimes save up to 30-60 uah… this always make me smile hihi. I actually like that, I don’t care about this money but i like her way of thinking.

    Then again she one day asked me if I wanted to go with her she needed new shoes … and naive me said of course… during the visit at one high class shoes shop it became obvious that I was paying???? I did, but after saying no to the matching purse 🙂

    My point is that a relation with a Ukraine women is “only” 50% ukraine I am danish and there fore we … she and I have to find compromises… I have been married before so i know this word and the meaning very very good!!!! maybe this is the time to tell that in am 47 and she is 25… and also I am not in Ukraine dating because I can’t get a date in Denmark, i am here because I have the feeling that Ukraine women are more family oriented and trustful ….and i hope this way to find a peaceful relation!

    We had some days in Odessa together when I was there in March and when going home, I after some time, wrote her a letter telling her I would be back. And also that as we developed our relation both in Odessa and when at home… we speak or write every day on Skype, I found it natural that all other dating was set on standby as long as we are “involved” she found this restricting…. I just said she was free to do dating just without me in her life.

    So my point is I find it very hard to do the hole “dating thing” right

    Actually I don’t expect you to reply just thought that I would contribute with my view and experience.

    Regards Jan

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