Gaz’s research into FSU Dating for Ukrainian Newbies
Editor: Krystyna, founder of Ukrainian Dating Blog & Ukrainian Dating Stories and speaker at the iDate conference. On this blog she shares her knowledge and experiences with international dating and intercultural relationship. Read more
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I know I haven’t been a member here for too long and this is my first post, but I’d like to tell you about my experiences. Hopefully this will be of some help to the new members. I’ve done a lot of research into FSU dating, having been searching for a wife this way for five years or so. I’ve learned a lot about visas, immigration, and other important factors.
First steps in online dating: choose the city
I live in a small town here in the UK and so I never bothered to search for someone in a big city like Moscow. My thinking was that she’d have a hard time adapting to country life. I searched smaller places and found that my ideal city was Yoshkar-Ola. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: this city is known for its scams. But I used an agency, something I’ll talk about a little more later.
I met a woman through this agency. I wrote to her and spoke to her on the phone. We became very close and after a few months we decided to meet. Her birthday was in the middle of August, so I arranged my travel plans accordingly. She didn’t know a lot of English, so I paid for her lessons.
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Very important to agree on a common pastime
I arrived knowing that she had to work during the two weeks of my visit. No big deal, I figured I’d be on my own during the daytime, but the evenings and weekends would be our special time. Well, I was wrong about that.
On my first Monday, she called and said that a co-worker was having a birthday party that she had to attend, and so she wouldn’t be able to see me that night. Something always came up during my stay. Out of two weeks, I spent six days completely by myself. I know I should have just gotten back in touch with the agency to find someone else. Someone who would be sincerely interested in me. But I also didn’t want to give up on this girl.
After failures, start looking again
When I got back home to the UK, I was disillusioned and thought about giving the whole thing up. But after thinking about it for a few months, I came to realize that my reasons for finding a woman this way were still valid. So I started the process again.
This time I found a much better agency. They actually have a number here int he UK, which made it much cheaper if I needed to call them. Through this agency, I’ve written to fifteen women, narrowing this list down to four special women. I’ve become particularly fond of one of them, and I’m going to meet her in November. I’m not quite sure about the other three, so I might go as either a WMVO or WMVM.
You should Always have Plan B
I think I’ll probably visit the one and see what happens first. I’m not too comfortable meeting too many girls at once, but I’m glad the other three are there, just in case things don’t work out again with this one. I agree with other posters when they say that you need a Plan B or even a C, D, or F.
Read more: Ukrainian Dating Experiences
If you use an agency, do your research. At a minimum, Google their name and read some of the reviews. If you’re still not sure about an agency, get advice from someone you trust. I’m sure there’s plenty of people on this site who’ll listen to you and give you advice, myself included.
Sorry if this is a long post. I wanted to keep it as short as possible, while remaining helpful. Good luck in your search.
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About the editor: Krystyna is an International dating blogger and writer. Here you find more than 500 articles on dating Slavic, Asian and Latin ladies. In her regularly updated blog posts, Krys has shown a keen eye for online dating issues, romance scam and cross-cultural relationships.
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