Ukrainian dating interview: my job as an interpreter at an International marriage agency



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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3 Responses

  1. Barry says:


    I think this article points to the many ‘scams’ out there, and the basic honesty of some people, in this case Marina. No one is going to succeed if an ‘agency translator’ is answering letters for a woman. After losing interest in international dating ten years ago, I have been communicating with, and have visited someone in Ukraine over the past year.

    We are fortunate that the system Global Ladies uses is a very good translation program and this is our primary communication tool although we do direct emails as well. I think too many of us (men) expect too much too soon, we all (women also) get caught up in our own fantasies and infatuations all too easily (I am 61 and still have not grown out of that).

    So, one year later and Irina and I are still getting to know each other, still becoming more comfortable that we have commonalities we share, learning each other’s language and culture, and this certainly would not happen if someone else (third party) was doing the ‘communicating’.

    As usual, common sense is necessary on all sides, if anyone suspects that there is a ‘go between’ in place, best to walk away and use a different venue to meet and communicate with someone.

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  3. Alina says:

    This is very true story about the dating agencies in Ukraine. I have been working as independent interpreter, personal assistant and guide (with own website offering independent service). And from my experience I have heared many stories from men, as well as few from girls.

    Men complain that very often they spend a lot of money in expencive restaurant, and don’t have any progress with girls. At the same time, girls tell that they work for the dating agency and get paid for visiting such dates, because they share part of the profit with interpreter.

    Once I’ve been ordered by foreign man as independent interpreter for the date, and he told me that his “girlfriend” wants to talk to me by phone firstly. So she called and told me to share some money which I get paid from the man, otherwise she is not interested to waste her time for this meeting…

    Assuming this story I would take this example into consideration as an important sign, if the girl denies independent interpreter (giving any reasons like she is shy with interpreter she doesn’t know or whatever)- there is a big chance that she is just an “dating employee” from the huge dating industry.


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