Anastasia Romance Trip to Odessa: a nightmare-come-true
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 have been using the website AnastasiaDate.com for a while. Last month, I made a trip to Odessa. Tried to arrange some meetings and something that I am not quite understand.
Case 1: Had very pleasant online chat with 3 ladies. They promised to meet and they stood me up. There is one even stood me up twice.
Case 2: One lady I have very promising letters and chat. When we met, she is stone cold and I sense very negative attitude from the beginning. The only smile I saw is when the meeting is over. The interpreter is not very good and she said she is from other town. At the end of meeting the lady ask the interpreter to ask me for taxi money. I give her 200 Uah and she ask for more so I give her another 100 Uah.
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Case 3: A lady took me to an Italian restaurant. Ordered wine, caviar and seafood. The meal costed 4000 Uah (around $400). I wonder it is normal in Ukraine for the first date. Of course I also need to pay around 1000 Uah for the interpreter.
Case 4: A lady which I had a few letters before which is pretty cold actually. When we met, she become more friendly and she speak some English. However, apart from the interpreter, there is also a young man claimed to be her brother. She took me to a seafood restaurant. That meal costed 3000 Uah. Since I have another meeting, this one only last for three hours. But she offered to me a few days later at 10 pm. I wait for her at the place she set and the first one showing up is another interpreter, then the lady and her brother. (interpreter and brother again) Another big meal, of course.
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I am leaving the next day and have to leave for airport by 4 pm. She called at 1 pm and said she want to spend time with me before I left. She asked me to go to some shopping mall and tell me she will be there by 3 pm. At 3:10 pm, she called and said she is sitting in a Japanese Restaurant. When I get there, she and her brother is there. After a while, I said I need to go so I put down 500 Uah. She said let her check the orders and she said they ordered about 600 something Uah and she need taxi money as she took taxi to come to see me so I put down another 500 Uah.
Please give me your opinion as to whether a normal date with Ukrainian Ladies would be like this.
Anastasia Date Romance Trip Review: Krystyna comments:
Online dating is like offline: sometimes you have luck, sometimes you do not have luck… sometimes you meet a woman for life after just two days, sometimes you have to look for your match a few years.
I have heard about negative and positive experiences. And I made bad and good online dating experience, as well. You gained very negative experience during your trip to Odessa.
I have a question: did the AnastasiaDate team organize your trip and dates or it was an individual trip organized by yourself?
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To your question:
No, these 4 cases are not normal behaviour of Ukrainian ladies during the first dates (or while dating in generally). My opinion is you got been scammed by “fake” women with “serious intentions”.
I wrote a few times on my Ukrainian dating blog already that asking for money (taxi fees, shopping, etc.) is the first sign of possible scam. A genuine woman from Ukraine won’t ask you for money during your first date when you are on the way to get to know each other better. Ukrainian women do not ask Ukrainian men for money while dating, either.Ukrainian women are proud and earn their money.
The restaurant bills of $400 are very expensive. I was in Kiev in March and was going with my friends to the small restaurant in Kiev, the most expensive city in Ukraine. We were 12 persons and I paid only 220 euro for all people. In my opinion, you should say these women that you have not to pay for their expensive meals. If they want to order caviar and champagner they shoudl pay by themselves. Especially if they are cold scammers who cheat Western guys.
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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.
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