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Ukraine holidays You May Not Have Heard Of…

January 21, 2017 by

MELANIA’S DAY: UKRAINE HOLIDAYS & TRADITIONS… NATIVES HAVEN’T HEARD OF

CHAPTER I

Bright and various Ukrainian folk traditions and Ukraine holidays reach their roots into ancient times. New Year and Christmas holidays in Ukraine are not the only ones that are celebrated in January. The season of a year free from fieldworks, harvesting and many household chores is rich in different celebrations aiming to cheer the folk up during the cold winter days and unite families around the festive table.

One of the Christian holidays unknown to the wide public is Melanky Day, celebrated usually on January, 13th and 14th. Not all the Ukrainians even know about this holiday due to a period in Ukrainian history when for more than 70 years people were banned from keeping the traditions and Christianity as well. The borders between features of different nations became blurred; therefore modern Ukrainian nation cannot revise its own traditions. It is especially true about the big cities, as villages of central and western part of the country (like regions Halychyna and Bukovyna) still honor the past. Yet the growth of interest to ancient rites raises the importance of keeping folk traditions nowadays at least as a matter of entertainment.

Background of the Ukraine holidays

Malanka (Melanka, Melanky, Malania) or “Melania’s Day” commemorates the name day of a Christian saint Melania the Younger which is celebrated on January, 13. It partly coincides with the day of another saint – Vasyl the Great whose name day usually falls on January, 14. That is why the day is traditionally called The Fiest of Melania and Vasyl. Vasyl the Great was a patron of shepherds and the dinner should be rich on this day. That is why the fest is often called Schedry Vechyr (Eng. – The Generous Evening). Many natives are not familiar with this or many other Ukraine holidays.

On festive night according to tradition carolers went from house to house singing and wishing luck, they played pranks or acted out a small sketch (similar to nativity scene) together with a man dressed in women’s clothing holding a star and leading the crowd. They visited their relatives, neighbors and friends and greeted them on the day.

Folk traditions

Modern celebrations united pre-Christian and Christian rites. Usual holiday traditions include cooking special dishes as well as dressing into animals and folk-heroes Malanka and Vasyl, and some other secondary heroes. On this day a young man dresses like a lady Malanka and goes through the village accompanied by the young masked as beasts (often goats and bears) and some fairy-tale heroes. Sometimes there can be even many men dressed in women clothes which make the parade funnier. They sing festive carols and get treats (candies, sweet bread, fruits and money) for their talent. In the old times dressing represented some important magical-religious functions, but later this ritual turned into a joyous masquerade. Curious people in funny masks often follow the procession to have fun watching the reaction of the young citizens seeing this event and singing songs together with them. To add a waggish fact about this event it is worth to mention that the men disguised as lady Malanka may kiss any people (men and women) passing by and that should not be considered offensive. This is surely an interesting one of the many interesting Ukraine holidays.

Festive dishes

Traditional dishes of the day include krovianka (also called Malanka) – a sausage made of porridge with pig lard and baked festive bread representing main heroes of the day. Housewives used to prepare many treats like pen-cakes, dumplings, patties and cakes with curd, sweets and honey-cakes to welcome the guests coming to sing corals in the evening. As well as on Christmas Eve it is traditional to prepare kutia on Melanky Day. Schedra (generous) kutia is made with addition of butter, cream or milk.

 

CHAPTER II

Fortune telling 

Fortune telling is one of the most important magic rituals on Melanky Day. It helps the girls not only to get to know their fortune, but also to entertain themselves during the cold winter evenings.

The pre-Christian slavs divined during all the holidays. After the baptism of Rus fortune telling and especially turning to pagan gods became a sin, as Christianity teaches us that there is only one God. Nowadays the Church calls on the Christians not to turn to dark forces, not to deal with them and not to divine. At first divination was kept in secret, as when it was discovered the guilty person could be killed with a stab or loose the head and the remains of the body could be burned.

An interesting fact is that those who dared to divine made it privately and removed the crucifix as a sign that they are not with God at this moment, men also untightened all the knots on their clothes, boots and belts, women loosened the braids.

A vast number of different divinations reached our times. Some were connected with guessing the physical appearance of a future husband, another ones with a date of a wedding or place where the chosen one lives, some told about the future conditions of life in a marriage. We will revise the most unusual of them.

  1. A girl runs out onto the street and asks the first man she meets about his name – that is supposed to be her future husband’s name. The appearance of the stranger also matters: some features of a person (like physical traits) are significant for a lady’s fortune.
  2. Another variation of this rite is to find out the character of a man by a first animal a girl meets when walking onto a street (a dog foretells a vicious husband; a sheep symbolizes a soft and gentle temper, while a cat represents a sweet but sly personality).
  3. Hutsul girls used to feed a cat with dumplings: that girl, whose dumpling the cat eats first, will get married earlier.
  4. Three small piles of grain poured near the gates in the evening represent the view of a future married life: if they are ruined in the morning, life will be stormy; if they remain the same, life will be calm and peaceful.
  5. Another divination implied going out to the yard in the night blindfolded and marking the ninth pole in a fence with a ribbon. In the morning the shape of the pole showed the life path – straight and smooth or rough and curly.

Some rites were performed with the help of special attributes put under a pillow before going to sleep and usual saying was “Come into my sleep my intended groom (bride) and show yourself”. The person whom a fortune-teller saw in a dream was about to be the future spouse.

Of course, such kind of a fortune telling (as well as any other) may not be taken serious and ladies do it nowadays more for fun than anything else.

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Melanky Fest

Melanky fest in Chernovtsy founded in 2011 is a unique holiday uniting Ukrainian, Bessarabian, Hutsul, Moldavian, Romanian traditions in a bright, memorable and joyous celebration gladly welcoming all the interested tourists to take part in various theatrical actions and competitions. They include some up-to-date events called Peryberia. The annual carnival with many costumed groups showing their acting skills and fabulous characters moves the streets of the city. Participants try to impress the public showing ridiculous, colorful, frightening sometimes shocking personages from ancient and modern history, politics and arts. Melanky fest in Chernovtsy attracts Ukrainian tourists as well as foreigners. It brings joy, solemnity and patriotism to the viewers and helps the folk to keep unique traditions started by the ancestors. One of the many interesting Ukraine holidays.

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Greet a Ukrainian lady

Knowing the traditional Ukraine holidays and the holidays of your lady’s country will hint you additional topics for a pleasant conversation and will show her that you care. The old folk traditions are kept only in some part of Ukrainian families. However the whole Ukraine celebrates the fest of an Old New Year on January, 14. So, for sure, you won’t make a mistake if you greet a Ukrainian lady on this day.

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Valentines Day

January 17, 2017 by

February 14 is Valentines Day and this is the day where it is traditional to show your love to your special lady. Valentines Day is huge throughout USA and the western world and also through Ukraine.

If you have a special lady that you are corresponding with through Ukraine Brides Agency and you would like to surprise her with a special gift delivered for this occasion, we have a special Valentines Day gift selection at discounted prices to help with your selection.

As always, you will receive photo’s of your delighted lady receiving her special gift

The Valentines Day gift range can be found at the link www.ukrainebridesagency.com/gifts?categoryId=86

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Christmas in Ukraine

January 5, 2017 by

Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated on January 7 and for many Ukrainians is an important family holiday.

When Ukraine was part of the former Soviet Union, Christmas Day was not a public holiday but Christmas traditions were not forgotten and after Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, Christmas Day was made a public holiday. Many Ukrainian Christmas traditions are based on pre-Christian Pagan customs.

Ukrainians use 2 calendars at the same time! Orthodox Church life is based on the Gregorian calendar and everyday life is based on the Julian calendar. So, while Christmas is still on December 25 in the Julian calendar, it appears on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.

Send your Christmas congratulations and best wishes to your special lady now as she celebrates Ukraine Christmas with her family

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STEVE (USA) – SVETLANA (KIEV) – DECEMBER 2016

January 2, 2017 by

Svetlana and Steve have been building their relationships brick by brick – at first with help of letters and chats at the ukrainebridesagency.com, then during correspondence via private mails. They were very accurate, getting closer word by word. Sveta and Steve realized they had enough of life experience behind them, failed hopes and expectations from previous marriages, certain emotional baggage. But what is more important, they both have children whose interests should be into account, so they were very cautious not to make the wrong step.
Svetlana’s natural optimism and Steve’s born sincerity and openness showed the couple the right way to their happiness. Language barrier was the first they managed to overcome. Svetlana had been attending English evening courses in Kiev and made real success. No any interpreter’s assistance were required during the first meeting of the couple. They practiced a lot during their skype and telephone conversations, so the first meeting in Kiev went really great.
“The best way to know the person closer is to travel together” – Sveta and Steve proved this quote with their travels inside Ukraine, Sveta was sort of tour guide for Steve, and even more than just a guide. Steve, being perfect father for his own kids, managed to find the way to Svetlana’s son, they made great friends. Everything went in its natural way, even the bureaucracy procedures about visa documents were surprisingly smooth and quick. It did not take long for the couple to realize they wanted to get married, they felt it clearly that destiny had something in store for them. That very first moment they looked into the eyes of each other, that time they took to know each other closer – it made their love stronger.
We wish this amazing couple to have long and happy years together. We are proud of your love! You are our treasure!

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4 Ways to Be Happily with your Ukrainian Lady This Holiday Season

December 19, 2016 by
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It’s very easy to find date guides online, but it’s difficult to find specifically what you should do for your Ukrainian lady this holiday season. So, let’s get down to some of the ways you can happily be with your Ukrainian lady this holiday season.

The holiday season is the most exciting time of the year for many. They get to visit family and loved ones. Plus, they would get to spend more time together. This being said, you might have a Ukrainian lady that you would spend the holiday season with. So, how can you be both happy and remove any negativity during the trip? It’s easier said than done, but we’ll help you try to be more confident and lessen your anxiety.

Anxiety can get you

It’s not far off that anxiety can get the better of you when meeting your Ukrainian lady this holiday season. So, we’ll give you a little knowledge on dating even if you think you can’t handle your anxiety. It’s best that you are more aware of the possible effects of anxiety. Therefore, we’ll give you some information on how anxiety can affect your online dating relationships. According to GoodTherapy.org, anxiety not only impacts your relationship with your Ukrainian lady, it also impacts your health in all aspects – mentally, emotionally and even physically. Although it may seem like you’re just feeling overwhelmed with a sense of uneasiness and tension, your anxiety can take over your thoughts and actions that can negatively impact your life. You’ve got to think whether your anxiety could be putting your relationship with your Ukrainian in a little strain. If it does and you really want to take your Ukrainian lady and give her your best, then let us help you in trying to stop this anxiety.

Ways anxiety can ruin your relationship

As we’ve mentioned earlier, anxiety can definitely put a strain on yourself as well as your Ukrainian lady. Plus, the holidays are coming up, so you might be thinking what should I get her? Would she like me? Would she think I’m different? What if she doesn’t like me when we meet? These are just some of the things that can run through your head. When you have these questions running through your head, things can become more negative and you’ll start to panic. When this happens, there are a lot of things it can affect as well.

As anxiety causes you to worry and fear, you’ll be less aware of what you need at the moment. So, you’re more likely to not be present at the moment you are with your partner. This means that you won’t be able to connect with one another and trust could be prematurely disregarded. Try and train your brain to live in the moment. Basically, calm yourself down before you act and share that you’re feeling worried.

While you can easily get worried and your connection with your Ukrainian lady could get affected, it can also crush your true voice and what you really want to say. This further involves your procrastination in how you’d like your night or your time with your lady to go. So, in other words, you may have difficulty in expressing your true feelings to your Ukrainian lady, which is difficult in a sense. Why? Because most Ukrainian ladies are known to want confident men. They want to feel secure with the men they’re going to go out with, so anxiety may not help your relationship with your Ukrainian woman. If you need to express something, try and express it and don’t become too overwhelmed.

When you become too overwhelmed, it’s possible that you become very selfish and act very defensive about anything. So, you may be putting unnecessary pressure on yourself, your Ukrainian lady and the relationship. This means you’re not being compassionate and vulnerable with your partner. It can easily build up resentment quickly. Plus, instead of moments of joy, anxiety can rob you of that. So, build trust within your relationship and reduce the power anxiety has over you. Because when you know how bad anxiety can take over you and your relationship, you’ll know how to minimize the impact and create a better relationship dynamic between you and your Ukrainian lady.

4 ways to be happy with your Ukrainian lady this holiday season

Even if anxiety doesn’t get you, you may still feel like you have a difficult time to be happy with your Ukrainian lady this holiday season. So, what should you do? If you’re going to visit Ukraine, we will suggest four ways you could spend time with her. However, if she’ll be visiting your place/vicinity for the holiday season, depending on where you are, you could also show your Ukrainian lady some of your favorite places. So, you can be happy and spend the holiday season having a great time with your Ukrainian lady.

While in Ukraine, spending time with your lady is very important. First of all there are more ways than four you can get to know your Ukrainian lady better while also learning a lot about Ukraine. This is really important if it’s your first time to visit Ukraine as well. So, what are four ways you can enjoy Ukraine with your Ukrainian woman?

1. Kyiv and parks

Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, is known to have a lot of parks. You can go on long or short walks around the parks that you’re able to enter any time of the year. Mariyinsky and Khreshchatyj Parks are the most favorite parks in Kyiv. They’re both located at the beautiful Dnieper River. Furthermore, they have architectural landmarks you wouldn’t want to miss. You’ve got the Mariyinsky Palace. You and your Ukrainian lady can take a private tour in and along this beautiful palace. Beyond taking a tour, you two could also ravel in the gorgeous building called the Kyiv Academic Puppet Theater. If you’re feeling the love, you could visit the Lover’s Bridge. However, the Lover’s Bridge is usually a place where newlyweds go to.

In order to get there, you can ask your Ukrainian lady where this place is or you can walk down from Khreshchatyk Avenue towards European Square. From there, climb up a small hill to reach Kyiv Academic Puppet Theater and the Dnieper River banks.

2. Museum of One Street and local handicrafts at Andriyivsky descent

It’s almost a must that you go somewhere where you can shop with your lady. Remember not to give her all the good stuff just yet. Even if you’re filled with money and have very deep pockets, don’t make that the highlight of your trip. Make you and your Ukrainian lady the highlight of your trip by making sure that you two bond well. So, why not have a visit at the Museum of One Street? In this museum, you’ll see the it’s small but it’s got a lot to offer. After visiting the museum, you’ll find the most enchanting and rich history of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at its most famous street, Andriyivsky Descent. Some people call it the descent or the Andriyivsky Uzviz. It’s a small downhill street that used to connect Upper Kyiv to the now more commercial district of Podil, which is located at the river banks of Dnieper. It’s also famous for its art bazaar, crafts shops as well as local artisans. You and your lady will surely enjoy some time in this area of Kyiv.

In order for you to reach this place, you can either take a metro to Kontraktova Square and from there walk up the Andiyivsky Descent, or you can take a more traditional route – walk down from Independence Square, towards Hyatt Hotel, then walk along Volodymyrska st until you finally reach the Descent.

3. Sculptures Alley

Although this may seem a bit childish, this place is thought and seen to be the kindest place in the capital. According to many, the main reason for this place being the kindest place is because no person have ever passed it without a smile. It was built in the 80s by Avraam Miletsky who is an architect. It started to grow additions of contemporary art sculptures in 2009. Plus, it’s in one of the off-the-beaten tracks of Kyiv. Afterwards, you can go visit some cafes on the side or at the end of the alley. You can then talk to one another when sitting down at the cafe. The best part is you’ll be able to visit St. Andrew’s Descent first and then see the Kyiv Museum of History while heading to Sculptures Alley.

4. Shop organic food and talk to Babushkas at a local bazaar

If you didn’t already know, Babushkas are considered to be old ladies or grandmothers. But, the actual Ukrainian name for these hard-working bunch would be “babcia.” You and your Ukrainian lady can go to the markets and talk to babushkas. You will be able to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and even flowers that you and your Ukrainian lady will enjoy.  The closest to Kiev’s city center, though not most authentic, is Bessarabsky Bazaar. It’s located at the end of Khreshchatyk St. and can be easily reached by foot. For a more local experience, go for Zhytniy Bazaar: located at Verhniy Val st., 16. You can reach it from Kontraktova Square Metro Station.

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Seasons Greetings

December 18, 2016 by

The Ukraine Brides Agency Team would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year celebrations and for success and happiness to all for 2017.

This has been another tremendous year for us and we are delighted with the improvements we made during 2016 and the plans we already have in place for 2017. Last week one of our agencies said to us that we provide more marriages than any other site that they work with – and for us that statement encapsulates everything that we strive for.

Winter has set into Ukraine and everything looks a picture. Ukraine is beautiful in both summer and winter and appeals to any visitor.

Our team is working through and we will be available 24/7 as usual. Please contact us at any time for assistance or a consultation as we will be delighted to hear from you.

If you have been considering sending a gift for the Christmas season you still have time. We have a discounted Christmas gift range and can deliver directly to your lady for the celebrations.

Thank you all for choosing our site and allowing us to help you on your search. We look forward to offering even more in 2017.

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Perfect Christmas Date Ideas in Ukraine

December 17, 2016 by
Christmas date ideas in Ukraine

Spending a perfect Christmas isn’t all that difficult. However, finding the perfect Christmas date ideas in Ukraine may be the most difficult thing. This is especially true if you aren’t familiar with Ukraine.

Ukraine is a huge country. You’ve got a lot of provinces and cities that all have different things to offer from one another. So, giving you exact locations may be difficult on our part as well. Depending on where your Ukrainian woman is from, you’re going to have to find something. We’ll be providing you with Christmas date ideas in Ukraine, specifically Odessa and Kiev. However, with other provinces, you may be able to grab and spin some of the ideas we’ll provide depending on what’s available in that area.

Hopefully by now, you’d know that Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on January 7 of every year. They are an Orthodox country, and just like other Orthodox countries, they follow the Julian calendar. Their calendar is thirteen days behind in the Gregorian calendar. So, their December 25 on the Julian calendar is January 7. But, on the Gregorian calendar, which is what is universally used, it’s January 7. So, if your Ukrainian lady is inviting you over for Christmas, make sure to ask whether they celebrate it on the 25th of December or the 7th of January. This will provide you information on when you should book your plane ticket. Plus, it’ll let you know which Christmas date ideas in Ukraine are perfect for your trip.

Date ideas in Kiev

Kiev, also spelled as Kyiv, is Ukraine’s capital city. This place offers a lot of places to go on a date. Depending on what kind of scenery and feel you two have that day of the date, you’ll be able to choose from various places.

Sculpture garden

You can have a quiet date around the Sculpture Garden at the Peizazhna Alley. Thanks to TripAdvisor, you can know how to get to this place. While going to that place, you can also visit St. Sophia and Andriyivskyy Descent. St. Sophia is a cathedral, and it’s the best known landmark of Kiev and Ukraine itself. You can take your lady for an early date and bring her to St. Sophia. It’ll show your lady that you’re the type to commit in a church. Andriyivskyy Descent, on the other hand, is a historic descent connecting Kiev’s Upper Town neighborhood together with the historically commercial Podil neighborhood. While delving in the history of Kiev, you’ll be able to delve into your Ukrainian lady’s history knowledge. The time spent together touring these places will give you an idea how much she knows about her home. Plus, it’ll give you two some time to talk about each other.

Once you two are tired from walking around, you could go to a cafe called Ciao Cacao! or Чао Какао! This is a place you two could have some coffee and get to know each other a little more. If you’re lucky, she’ll be able to open up to you how her parents would take her around this place when she was a child.

Khreschatyk Park

This is a great place if you or your Ukrainian lady love the great outdoors. If sculpture garden is out of the question, maybe heading for a little cold picnic over at Khreschatyk Park will ensure a very happy lunch date. You two could spend the afternoon throwing snowballs at each other, and ice skating. However, you’ve got to be prepared. You’ve either got to bring take out food and drinks from somewhere. You can also buy her a small gift, something that she’s interested in at the Christmas market over at the park. There are several food stalls available at the Christmas market. So, you can buy food there if you want.

National Opera of Ukraine

If you want a change of scenery in a theater, you could grab a couple of tickets to the National Opera of Ukraine where The Nutcracker performance will probably be showing. The tickets range from about $2 to $22. That’s not bad at all if you compare it to London prices of The Nutcracker. You can purchase your tickets at the Opera House, but maybe you could try and call in for a reservation. After watching the show, you two could have a candlelit dinner at a restaurant nearby that serves wine. If you’re not a big drinker, it’s no problem. You can easily order a glass of wine or at least offer the lady if she’d like some wine.

Date ideas in Odessa

Similar to Kiev, there are a lot to do in Odessa. The scenery of Odessa is very different compared to Kiev. Odessa, also spelled as Odesa, is found near the border of the Black Sea. So, compared to Kiev’s architecture views, in Odessa, you’ve got the ocean. According to some Western men, women are more beautiful in Odessa. Plus, people are nicer as well as the cost of living is also cheaper. Here are some date suggestions if you’re visiting around Odessa.

7th Kilometer Market

Although we don’t usually advise shopping for your Ukrainian lady, 7th Kilometer Market has lots of clothes that are very cheap. So, if you’re just visiting, you can also buy some stuff for yourself or to take back as a souvenir. If you’re wondering if shopping is really a date, it might as well be as it’s something Ukrainian women surely love to do. But, you may not be keen on being lugged around while a woman is shopping. In this case, you could go to a cafe in the basement of Alfina. You and your Ukrainian lady can dine among the oldest soviet wall paintings.

Saunas or Banyas

As Christmas time usually coincides with snow, it can get very cold in Odessa. If you’re looking in for some pamper time for you and your Ukrainian lady, why not try saunas or banyas. Banyas are the Russian type spas. Saunas and banyas could help you two stay warm and healthy during the cold winter time. There are several types of saunas and banyas you can enjoy. There’s one where it’s mixed or there’s also one that separates both male and female. You might want to ask your Ukrainian lady if she’s comfortable with this. If you aren’t familiar with Banya, then check out Ukrainian Guide.

Ice Skating

Since snow may be rampant in Odessa, like in Kiev, you can easily grab the opportunity to go ice skating with your Ukrainian lady. Even if you don’t know how to ice skate, there’s always something to bond over. You can take videos of each other failing at ice skating. The two of you could also ask someone to take a photo of you two (or maybe just bring a selfie stick!). There are several places you can go ice skating in Odessa like the Ldinka Ice Skating Rink.

Remembering that you two having a good time is the most important part of a date. Although you or your Ukrainian lady may not have the best of time on your date, having a good time is nonetheless a success. If it’s your first time meeting each other, maybe take a short stroll and sit down at a cafe to talk. However, be very wary of the women you’re dating. You don’t need to spend big bucks just so you can date each other. Finding the perfect Christmas date ideas in Ukraine should cost you your life savings. It should only cost you time, and it should be time well spent with your Ukrainian lady.

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Ukrainian Physical Traits: How Do Ukrainian Women Differ From Russian Women?

December 16, 2016 by
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Russians and Ukrainians have long been thought to be the same. It could well be as Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union just like Russia. Plus, there are Russians that live in Ukraine. Likewise, there are also Ukrainians in Russia. So, it’s possible that women who are Russian and Ukrainian share the same attitudes as they both grew up in Ukraine. However, there are some Ukrainian physical traits that you can look for to know if they’re Ukrainian. Beyond the Ukrainian physical traits, we’ll also let you know the physical intimacy that Ukrainians are more comfortable with.

Ukrainian physical traits in comparison to Russian women

It’s very difficult to differentiate Ukrainian physical traits to Russians as there has already been a mixture of their genes. As mentioned above, since the USSR or Soviet Russia, Ukraine and Russia has been working together. Therefore, it isn’t far off that they have already mixed in both genetics and culture. However, according to many, Ukrainians may come with darker skin color. This is due to the fact that they are more from the south. They would probably have a mixture of Crimean Tartar, Mongol, Turkic, Khazar, Slavic, Varangian, Circassian, Scythian, Greek, and other minor stuff. Russians, on the other hand, may have a huge mix of people like the Finno-Ugric, Crimean Tartar, Yakut, Nennets, Slavic, Scythian, Chukchi, Georgian, Armenian, etc. As you can tell, these bloodlines can keep going forever as there are at least over 160 different ethnic groups in the vicinity of Russia and Ukraine. Although it’s very difficult to generalize the Ukrainian physical traits, both Russian and Ukrainian women have predominantly Slavic.
If we’ll be looking at the DNA of the Slavic population, they would also share genetics with the northern Indians. This is due to the fact that some Russian or Ukrainian words are similar to Sanskrit.

According to DNA, Slavic peoples share genetics with northern Indians. There are many words in Sanskrit similar to Russian words. Some people say that the Indo-Aryan or Indo-Iranian migrated over to Eastern Europe. However, it really doesn’t matter as according to evolution and the migration of humans it doesn’t really matter as everyone migrated from the same place.

Furthermore, according to KyivPost, the difference between Russians and Ukrainians is indistinguishable even by those people themselves. Ukrainians are considered to have a little darker hair color than Russians (as they live further South) but it highly varies from person to person. But, if you take a random Russian and another Ukrainian woman, you’d know how impossible it is to say who’s who unless you have information of their surnames and birthplaces. Some would argue that Ukrainians tend to be taller and have darker hair on average, as said earlier. Plus, we’ve also mentioned that knowing their surnames would be a big identifier as most Ukrainian women have last names that end with “ko.”

Beyond all this though, the Russian women usually have different looks. This is dependent on what part of Russia they’re from since the Eastern Russians are taller compared to the Western Russians because of the neighboring countries.

Physical characteristics

According to Ukrainian woman native Nadine, she says that there are great differences between Russians and Ukrainians beyond culture. She focuses on the Ukrainian physical traits. She says that “Americans wouldn’t understand this, because there are few public history books about Ukrainians, and most of it is all wrong anyways.” She even says to “ask a Real Ukrainian, and they will tell you how Ukraine was the larger population, not Russia.” Furthermore, she also says that “a pure blood Ukrainian should have an underlining olive complexion because they were originally gypsies over a hundred years ago.” She says that gypsies were a mix of Italians and Russians. “Many people in Ukraine call themselves Ukrainians because their families have lived there for a long time,” she adds. But, it’s arguable as her grandfather, who is a “pure blood Ukrainian,” says most of the Ukrainians fled when the Tsar took over.

On the other hand, Mike argues that “Ukrainians did not come from gypsies or Italians at all! The Romans and Greeks left records of their dealings with the Slavs of the Ukraine, where the Slavic race originated according to Greek and Roman scholars. Modern day genetics has confirmed what the Greeks and Romans have written. The Balkans speak Slavic because of multiple invasions from modern day Ukraine. The yellow skin of Ukrainians comes from the Greeks who colonized all shores around the Black Sea and were absorbed by the Slavs over time.”

By the information given, it’s really difficult to tell exactly where the Ukrainians’ genetic lineage stems from as there are a lot of invasions that happened in the past. Hence, the mixing of genes isn’t too far off.

Physical intimacy: Ukrainian women vs Russian women

Since it’s very difficult to distinguish both Russians and Ukrainians from each other, maybe a woman’s physical intimacy may help you.

According to an article on Happier Abroad, Ukrainians are generally more independent and free-spirited. However, this would mean that they are less patient compared to Russian women. Traditionally, Ukrainian women are also self-centered while being self-reliant as well. This is due to the decades old tradition that women are usually the more responsible one for budgeting as well as decision-making for the household. This makes Ukrainian women, in general, more practical than Russian women. This is due to Russian women being know more as dreamers than being practical. Plus, it says that “Ukrainian wife will have a mind of her own and will find her own way to do things even if she verbally agrees with your opinion.”

Krystyna of Ukrainian Dating Blog says that intimacy with Ukrainian women will be a slow process. Genuine women from Ukraine will take romance and love making very seriously. Ukrainian women, apparently, want the feeling of being a person rather than a sexual object. So, intimacy, like a kiss on the lips, may take several dates. Krystyna mentions that it doesn’t matter if there is a language barrier between the two of you. The only thing that matters is if a Ukrainian woman likes you, you won’t have to wait. She’ll readily show you by reaching her hand out to hold your arm.

Russians, on the other hand, believe that sexual intercourse is very important. According to a forum of men who have dated Russian women, they say that Russians love to have more sexual intercourse in general because of health reasons.

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Ukrainian Dating Culture: Is It Real? Is Worth The Money?

December 15, 2016 by

The Ukrainian dating culture has been a very debated topic because there are a lot of myths and rumors about Ukrainian women. There are so many men wondering whether or not it’s worth the money to even date Ukrainians. Furthermore, there are some that wonder if the Ukrainian dating culture is real. So, we’re here to debunk some myths and rumors about the Ukrainian dating culture.

Also, we just wanted to note to readers that because Ukrainian Brides Agency caters to Ukrainian dating, it doesn’t mean that we’re going to keep you in the dark. It’s even part of our policy to avoid scams and as much as possible for scams to be prevented. So, we’re always here to help you with your queries, comments, and suggestions.

Ukrainian women are only interested in money and guys with money

This is probably the number one that a lot of people worry about. This myth is not entirely false. Everyone has to know that there are individuals who “love” for money while there are others who are plainly looking for love. With this myth lurking, there is a good number of Ukrainian women who find this myth very offensive. The reason why this would be offensive is the fact that Ukrainian women would sometimes have to leave their country. This means that they need at least some sort of assurance that they would have a financially secure family. Furthermore, although Ukrainian women do love to shop, most of them aren’t recognized as materialistic. They love to shop because they always want to look good.

Ukrainian women are too unattractive to find a partner in Ukraine

This is probably one of the funniest, subjective, and easiest myth to debunk. If you’ve seen photos of Ukrainian women or even get to engage in a live video session, you’ll see that Ukrainian women have a league of their own when it beauty. Ukrainian women who use online dating sites are both keen not to only meet new people but also create interest in foreign countries. Plus, many Ukrainian women think that Ukrainian men are lazy and lack the motivation to raise a family. Furthermore, some of the singles on online datings sites are already mother. Single mothers usually don’t want to find another partner in Ukraine because the men aren’t usually good enough for them.

Ukrainian women online aren’t real or they only chat for fun

There are men that have been burned or scammed by “Ukrainian women.” Some men say the Ukrainian women on online dating sites don’t really have any intention of meeting and even marrying foreigners. They just want to talk and toy with someone’s feelings through these sites. Although in some case this could happen, this doesn’t happen all the time. Ukrainian women are in essence compassionate and warm. So, if they’re interested, they probably are. One of the main reason why Ukrainian women are even chosen is because they’re honest and open. When a foreign man uses a Ukraine brides agency, this usually assures that you’ll be meeting women from Ukraine who are looking for a relationship.

Ukrainian women will have more than one love interest

This myth is true, not only among Ukrainian women. Although this practice doesn’t only affect foreign men trying to date Ukrainian women, this practice affects everyone as with online dating you really just can’t stick to one. Online dating gives everyone the benefits of talking to more than one person at a given time. It’s unfair for Ukrainian women looking for prospective husbands to not talk to more than one man. This is, of course, in comparison to the men who constantly send messages to other women in hopes of opening up a relationship with one of the women they’re talking. It works similarly as this. However, another angle to look at this is that Ukrainian women have a lot of “boyfriends.” In other words, they aren’t monogamous. This cannot be said whether it’s true or false as you’ve got to remember that you’re dealing with individuals that have different personalities and intentions. Even if generally most Ukrainian women long for a sustainable family, there are a handful of people who long for a lavish life. Ukrainian women who interested will show you signs of respect, openness as well as attentiveness. You can check out our previous blog about how to know if a Ukrainian woman is attracted to you.

Ukrainian women are cold as ice, they’re good in bed, but not with emotions

This is more often than not a problem a lot of people have with Ukrainian women. Since they know what they want, they could become cold towards you. Or sometimes, they seem like they have no emotions. Understanding that they are from a different culture can take you a long way when dating a Ukrainian woman. There are numerous men saying, “I’m afraid she’s not getting emotionally close to me.” Krystyna of Ukrainian Dating Blog has a perfect example of this here. Krystyna says that “you should know that [the Ukrainian] culture is rather conservative (the women are shy and do not kiss at the first date usually). Many readers write me [Krystyna] that Ukrainian and Russian ladies are very shy, cannot or do not want to hug or kiss Western men, and it is really difficult sometimes to find out whether the woman is into you or not.”

Ukrainian women will not move out of her country to be with a man

It’s true that Ukrainian women have difficulty when you bring them your country instead of you staying in their country. There are difficulties of moving cross-country, and it’ll take time for someone to adapt. Moving to another country isn’t the same as just traveling around or touring that country. They basically have to take everything they know and leave it, especially their family. Ukrainian women take great pride of their country, their roots and their families. But, when a Ukrainian woman meets her future husband or at least husband-to-be, they’ll become more open to moving to your country once it has been established that you two are the right match. Remember that dating is a two way street. It’s full of compromises and every chance you two get to see each other is another added plus to both of your books that you two will have a successful marriage life. Ukrainian women are smart, educated and confident. This is true even if they’re attracted or have feelings of attachment to a man, like yourself. The only thing necessary at that point is whether or not you can assure your Ukrainian lady a secure life when adopting the move. Here’s great reading material about intercultural marriages between Western men and Ukrainian women.

Is It Real? Is Worth The Money?

As you can tell from the myths we’ve more or less debunked, Ukrainian women are real. But, the question of whether it’s worth the money or not depends on you and the website that you’re using. There are still several sites up that scam people out of their loneliness and singlehood. However, if you pick the right site, you’ll surely enjoy as you’ll be in the receiving end. Most dating sites actually are a bit expensive due to the website maintenance as well as the vetting of the women in their site. Why? Because when a site goes through a vetting process, it means that there are representatives that make sure the women are real. Furthermore, you’ll be more at ease that you aren’t being duped for the sake of money. We know that our customers do not want to waste both their time and money. So, here at Ukrainian Brides Agency, we take pride in providing you the best service possible to meet Ukrainian women. We help connect you to the women in Ukraine, but it’s all up to you how you’re going to approach them.

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5 Things to Change to Attract Love This Year

December 13, 2016 by
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The new year season is a time for people to write down such a controversial list called “The New Year’s Resolution.” This list is a number of things people would like to change about themselves. It has been a tradition in all corners of the world, simply because a lot of people believe in the notion that a new year is a new start for everybody.

While having the vision to change for the better is important, it is also of equal concern to have the courage to take these plans into action. If it had been years and you still doesn’t have a lovelife which you can show off to the world, then 2017 may be the best time for your love to bloom.

Below are five things you should consider changing in order for you to attract real love this year!

1. Love yourself more

The only way for you to love is to know how to love yourself first. It is true that what one does not have, one cannot give. If you are not sure of how to love yourself in the first place, chances are, you also won’t be able to love another person.

Knowing how to take care of yourself first too, would help you take care of your partner. It also doesn’t make you much vulnerable to pain as you know exactly how to deal with your own attitude and personality. Loving yourself more means having the capacity of loving another person even better, because you know what it feels like to love, that it overflows and you’re ready to have it shared with other people, too.

2. The Past Should Guide Your Future

Think about what you’ve done in the past 365 and a half days of your lives. Were you open to love or have you kept shutting people who tried to show you what it feels like to be loved out of your life? These past mistakes will only guide you to a better future and the only way you could accept the bitter truth about the past is to acknowledge it by believing that you are not defined by the wrong things you did, instead, you are defined by who you are now and what you are to be in  the future.

The past can hurt sometimes, but remember that pain only makes you stronger. Welcome the new year with an open heart to forgive yourself from all the wrong things you’ve done and embrace the will to change into a better version of the person you were yesterday.

3. Try Something Different Each Day

Being able to try new things everyday, no matter how small or big it is, can change the way you look at life and love. Love is scary and people may have told you that falling in love will hurt you more than you could imagine. If love is something new to you, then you should be able to start trying out new things each passing day in order for you to be confident about love. Simply trying a different route to work, or a different way to go home, would eventually perk you up and allow you to learn new things without having to do life risking activities.

Shy away from fear and believe in what you are capable of doing as a person. You should be able to believe that you are capable of loving another person. You should be able to believe that you are capable of trying out new things because you are a strong person, and a strong person would do whatever it takes to see the full potentials he possess.

Be brave. Do not be afraid to try and get hurt, to try and succeed, to try and believe.

4. Always Feel Good About Yourself.

You may have those “I don’t feel good about myself” moments very frequently in the past year that went by, and this year is the best time to change that mindset. One of the best ways to attract love your way is by being confident in your own skin, and being proud of who you are as a person.

The new year should be your motivation to be a new person, a new person who thinks highly of who she is and what she does. It doesn’t matter what your age or race is. It doesn’t matter what you do, the only person who will boost yourself the best is just you. To attract love, you should always acknowledge the good things you have as a person, because these are the strengths that you could share with your potential partner in the future.

5. Stop the waiting, play the chasing.

A lot of people believe that good things come to those who wait, but love is a different thing. While a lot of people would also agree that love should not be chased and should be waited upon, there would be no harm in trying to chase love. If you keep sitting there, waiting as patiently as you could for love to come your way, you might already be missing the ride.

Don’t just wait there for love, it sure will come your way, but if you won’t make the first move towards someone or something you like, then what are the odds that these will be yours in the future? What are the odds that the person you want most would come up to you and tell you that he or she likes you first? True love waits, yes. But it is also true that true love won’t easily come to you, you sometimes have to chase it yourself.

Love is a beautiful thing, and in fact, it is one of the most beautiful things on earth. If the last year wasn’t your lucky year when it comes to loving and being loved in return, then the new year is a new start! Do not be afraid to keep trying. Do not be afraid to change for the better.

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