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Unconventional First Date Ideas for the Modern Woman

July 5, 2017 by
Unconventional First Date Ideas

The ultimate goal of going out on a date is to be able to bond and have a good conversation, but sometimes, this is a make or break event. Why? It is because it is on your first date that you decide whether you would want to continue seeing this person or not, and vice versa. However, the most important thing you need to remember is that you should have fun and make out of your first date to get to know each other better.

Gone are the days when first dates are limited to dinner dates at fancy restaurants. If you want to make it more exciting, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and explore other creative options to make your first date memorable and worthwhile.

Here are some of the unconventional first date ideas you can consider.

1. Visit a flea market

This one might not really sound like a typical first date, but this could work well for modern women. Girls love to shop and they appreciate it when guys can patiently go with them while getting some shopping in. Just make sure that you invite your date to a flea market where there are a lot of activities. Remember that your date should never be boring so choose places where you can have food and drinks right after shopping.

2. Visit an art gallery

An art gallery is an excellent place for you to have a real good conversation for discovering each other’s interests. Art galleries are usually quiet places, so this is a good chance for you to also test your conversational skills. However, you also have to be careful when selecting an art gallery. Choose the one where you think you won’t be too uncomfortable to talk about anything. There are also a lot of fun and exciting photo exhibits and galleries you can explore.

3. Catch some views

First dates are extra romantic if you do it in a place where you can enjoy a nice, scenic view. It can be a nearby park with the view of the mountains or bay walk where you can watch the sun go down.

4. Attending a concert

While a concert is really a great idea especially for two people who both love music, you might want to grab something first before heading to the concert so you can still get the chance to sit down and talk. It is important to get to know each other first over a meal or drinks before hitting the event so that you will feel more comfortable around each other’s company.

5. Visit a tea room

This idea is an excellent alternative for having coffee in cafes. If you both enjoy herbal blends, visiting a tea room can be perfect in making both of you feel relaxed. You can have a good and light conversation while you take in a soothing atmosphere.

6. Go to the beach

The beach still remains to be one of the nicest places to be in when it comes to first dates. If there is not a beach nearby, you can probably visit a nearby lake. A day out in front of the waters is always perfect for relaxing while sitting down, enjoying the sun, as well as each other’s company. It could even be more perfect if the weather play along. And then, you can take a romantic stroll along the shore when the sun sets.

7. Go to a carnival

This may sound so cliché for some but bringing back your inner child and going to a carnival could make your date even more fun. Riding the Ferris wheel, playing some games and trying to win the prize, indulging in popcorns and cotton candy – these things still never grow old. And who says you’re too old to do it? This is just one great way to know each other while you are having fun. Aside from food, another effective way to connect to each other is through laughter, and this is one great place for both of you to have a good laugh. At the end of the day, you won’t even be able to tell you actually spent your day with a stranger because you are connected instantly.

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Fun New Feature to Help Find Your Ukrainian Bride

July 4, 2017 by

We have just added a new feature to the site to help you find your Ukraine woman much easier. It is clever and fun and I am sure you will enjoy it.

We have added a section to your dashboard called Suggested Members:

These are Ukraine ladies that are generated from the list of ladies that you have favourited (you must have at least 5 ladies favourited to enjoy this feature). The site will search the attributes of your favourited ladies and will select other ladies who have similar attributes.

These attributes are based on:

  • Age
  • Physical Attributes (height, hair colour, eye colour)
  • English Level
  • Has Children
  • Desires More Children

The system will search our database of women and suggest to you Ukrainan ladies that are a close match to those whom you have favourited.

The neat thing is, and this is where it is fun, you can adjust the attributes by clicking the Improve These Suggestions link and you can move the sliders for each attribute to give them greater or lesser importance, refine your search and show a new list of suggested ladies. If you think some attributes are more important to you, just move the slider – simple!

We hope you enjoy the new feature and that it helps you find your special lady.

However, this feature is not matchmaking, but merely suggestions based on who you have favourited. If you want our help to match-make for you, please contact us and we will be delighted to assist. We offer a free matchmaking service and also a more intensive matchmaking service and we will look forward to helping you to find love and happiness. This new feature is a great way to narrow your search and our matchmaking can help refine the list to that really special Ukraine Lady.

We are available 24/7 and look forward to talking with you.

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Shardorn from Switzerland meets his Ukrainian Lady – June 2017

July 2, 2017 by

Last week we had a visitor in our office, Shardorn from Switzerland who was visiting his Ukrainian lady.

Shardorn has been using Ukraine Brides for less than two months and had visited his Ukrainian lady, after which he called in to meet the team.

When talking with Shardorn, it was great to see that once he had joined the site, he immediately used our site and services just as we propose to all our members through our regular newsletters to members and blog articles – refer https://www.ukrainebridesagency.com/blog/10-ukrainian-dating-success-tips . This includes:

  • Talking to the team via the free personal consultation to see what services we offer, what are our prices and how we can help
  • Knowing, in his own mind, what type of Ukraine woman he is searching for, before he looks at the ladies galleries
  • Reading each ladies profile to determine compatibility and inner beauty
  • Messaging the lady a number of times to determine chemistry
  • Video chatting with the lady to confirm the chemistry
  • Arranging his trip to meet the lady utilising our services and expertise

We were delighted that Shardorn agreed to be interviewed on video so he could share his experience with our members. Sadly, too few members agree to do video interviews. When you listen to Shardorn you can share his knowledge and experience – in fact, we could not have said it better ourselves. If you are searching for your Ukraine women or Russian Bride you will find Shardorn’s advice valuable. We take pride with the level of service that we provide to our members and we are delighted that this comes through strongly in the interview.

Enjoy the interview with Shardorn and take his advice when using online dating and you are more likely to find the love and happiness that you seek

Please contact us at any time if we can assist you. We are available 24/7 and are delighted to help

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Common Relationship Problems and how to solve them

June 26, 2017 by
Common Relationship Problems

Relationships are never easy. It is not all the time rainbows and butterflies, and life is not always happy and perfect. There will always be bumps and obstacles along the way but these are the things that make a relationship even stronger.

If a couple knows how to deal with these problems and trials, there is a good chance for them to learn how to manage their relationship better. Ups and downs in a relationship are inevitable, but at the end of the day, it is all a matter of being able to know how to manage relationships better.

Here are the most common relationship problems you need to know and how to fix them.

1. Poor communication

We all know how important communication is in every relationship, and poor communication is actually the root cause of many relationship problems. There are many couples who do not have enough time for each other anymore so less communication takes place, while there are some that just really go through misunderstandings because of lack of effective communication.

So how do you deal with this problem? Set a schedule to see each other and be with each other. It is not enough to talk over the phone or chat or social media apps. If you have something serious you need to talk about and you feel like you can’t talk without raising voices, select a public place to talk so that you can control yourselves from having an argument. Also set rules before you talk. Give each other enough time to speak while you listen, and vice versa. Make sure that you are also showing your partner that you are paying full attention to what they are saying.

2. Money

Many couples fight about money before they are even married. The sad news is that this is something that is not supposed to be fighting about. What couples should do is to have a serious conversation about their finances.

To avoid arguing about money, you need to be honest with you partner, above anything else. Tell them your current financial situation so that you can discuss your best options. Also make sure that when you talk about money, you are both calm and relax and you should be in a peaceful surrounding so as to avoid getting things heated up. You must also be aware of each other’s tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses. Another important thing you must take note of is that you should never, ever hide your debt. Assign who is in charge of specific expenses and avoid blaming each other especially during the times when budget becomes a problem.

3. Home chores

This may be a simple thing but it is also one of the most common reasons behind a couple’s misunderstandings, especially when both of you are working and you barely have enough time for the house chores.

In order to deal with this, you have to make your roles clear to each other. You need to assign who does which. It is better if you write it so that there is a fair distribution of the tasks at home. If you think you cannot handle all the chores at home, you must also consider other options but talk about it and make sure it is fair to both parties.

4. Taking each other for granted

When you started with the relationship, you knew from then on that it is a commitment you need to hold on to. And it means that your relationship should be one of your topmost priorities. However, the longer the couple stays in the relationship, the harder it is to keep it going. So if you don’t feel so much in love anymore like how you used to, why don’t you recall all the great things you liked about each other and express these things again to your partner. Go out on a date during the weekend, constantly complement each other, and make sure that you still show interest. Make saying “thank you” a habit. It may be a very simple gesture but it can go a long way, and it can make your partner feel appreciated.

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Tips for Women about Courtship

June 19, 2017 by
Courtship

Courtship is a phase in a couple’s relationship that takes place before they get engaged and get married. It is during this time that the couple takes the time to get to know each other better, and this is also the part where they make the decision of whether they will be taking their relationship to the next level, which is the married life.

While many people today do not take courtship as seriously as they should, it is still important to consider this as something that will significantly help you determine and make one of the biggest decisions of your life, and that is choosing the person whom you will spend the rest of your life with. This is especially true for women.

So for every woman who is currently at this stage or just about to enter this phase, here are some helpful tips you may want to consider.

1. Consider courtship when you are ready

Courtship is not something that anyone should take as a joke or pastime. Men and women alike should only consider getting into this once they know that they are ready for a commitment, and also ready for marriage in the future.

2. Only enter courtship if you know that it is the man you would want to marry

Many women make the mistake of committing to just any guy that they do not necessarily take seriously but they are just attracted to. After this, they get too attached to the person even if it is not the right person for them, however, sometimes it is too late. It becomes harder to leave and end the relationship, and this is where their misery starts. This means that women should be careful in choosing the person they would be in a courtship in, or they may end up marrying someone who is not right for them.

3. Seek guidance from your family

One of the best people who can help you make the decision when it comes to choosing the right person is your own family. You need to ask for your family’s opinion of the guy you are dating because after all, what they look after is your own welfare. They definitely won’t disagree if they know you are with a good person. When you also listen to your family, it is easy to gain more wisdom because there are a lot of things that they see and we don’t.

4. Take time to know him well

Make sure to guard your heart and avoid giving in emotionally. Use your head all the time when you make decisions. Do not always depend on your emotions because feelings are not permanent. You also do not have to tell him everything about your personal or intimate secrets and longings unless you are sure that you are marrying him. It does not mean that you have to keep some things from him or that you have to be dishonest, but you always have to leave something for yourself.

5. Limit physical intimacy

How far you will go when it comes to physical intimacy is always your choice and decision. But being a woman, you will always be the one in the losing end if you give everything to a man who does not deserve your love. This is the reason why the advice that tells women to save the first kiss until marriage never gets old. You want to be sure about the person whom you will give your whole heart to.

6. Consider counseling or mentoring

You do not necessarily need to attend counseling or mentoring sessions so you can get an expert advice when it comes to relationships. You can simply talk to your parents, or relatives or friends who have more experience and wisdom in terms of marriage and romantic relationships. This way, your eyes will be opened to a lot more things which you need to learn about married life. There is nothing to lose if you will listen. And it does not mean that these people are the ones who need to decide for you. You will only have to seek for their advice so that you can gain more insights that can help you in handling your own relationship.

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8 Ways To Improve Your Relationship

June 16, 2017 by
Improve Your Relationship

Being in a romantic relationship is fun and exciting, especially during the first few months or the first few years. However, as time goes by, couples begin to notice that things are not the same as what they used to be. For some, their relationships seem to get stuck in a plateau, some experience boredom, and some others just decide to part ways.

The reality is that it is not easy to make relationships work. There will always be challenges and obstacles along the way, but if you and your partner are strong enough to get through all of these, you will be able to make it until the end. It is always easier said and done but it can be made possible.

If you think your relationship is also stuck in a place where you find it hard to see any direction, here are some of the things that you can do to improve your relationship.

1. Be understanding

Nothing feels so much better than knowing that you have someone who completely understands you, especially during the times when all you need is a listening ear. Be this kind of person to your partner. If you are able to make your partner feel that they are understood and cared for, they will also reciprocate this and it will improve your relationship in general.

2. Be friends to each other aside from being lovers

Being friends with your partner also means being connected to them. If you are secure with the attachment that you have, it will reduce the feelings of jealousy and insecurity, and it will make you feel more bonded.

3. Schedule a time for you to have quality time together

No matter how busy your schedules are, you need to make sure that you set a time for you to spend quality time together. Go out on a date, watch your favorite TV show, catch the latest movie, go on a road trip and so on. This will remind you how nice it is to be with your partner, and you will appreciate each other better.

4. Evaluate your relationship

Set a time for you to have a deep conversation and evaluation of your relationship. Talk about the status of your relationship, the things that you both things you like and the things that you don’t. The discoveries that you will uncover will compel you to work together on how you can make the relationship better for each other.

5. Minimize the use of your smartphone

This is especially true when you are with your partner. Smartphones are very distracting especially when you are in the middle of a conversation. Avoid checking on your smartphone when you are spending time together unless you are waiting for a very important phone call or message. You and your partner deserve time and attention, so make sure that you give it to yourselves.

6. Plan a date for the weekend

Couples or even husbands and wives should still see to it that they go out on a date. Even when you have been together for several years, it does not mean that you have to stop dating each other. In fact, you have to continue flirting with each other because this is what’s going to keep the relationship happy and exciting.

7. Don’t forget to say “thank you”

Whether it is a big or a small gesture, you need to express your gratitude when you partner does something for you. It is one of the key ingredients in improving relationships because it will make your partner feel more appreciated.

8. Complement each other

It always feels nice when you are given compliments, which is why you have to do it for your partner. Appreciate them when they look good in their attire, if they are getting better at something, or even the littlest things they do not even notice. When you make them feel good, you are making their heart smile and in return, they will appreciate you too. They will feel thankful for having you around as their partner, and that there won’t be anything else they would ever ask for.

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Relationship Advice Everyone Must Heed

June 9, 2017 by
Relationship Advice

Being in a relationship gives you a happy feeling. It gives you this tingling sensation that you can hardly ever explain. It makes you see the world in a whole new perspective, and in a different light. However, it is not always rainbows and butterflies when you are in a relationship because as much as it can bring you bliss and happiness, it can also make a person miserable, although it depends on the type of relationship you have. What you need to know is that to be in a relationship, you must understand the concept of commitment because when you are in this situation, there is already going to be another person you must think about. It isn’t just about you anymore. You are going to be sharing your life with someone. There are just a lot of things you need to learn when it comes to being and handling a relationship. And here are a few pieces of advice you may want to heed.

1. Be together for the right reasons

It is not right that you begin a relationship with someone because it is convenient for you, or because someone told you so, otherwise, you are only putting yourself in a situation where you might be miserable. If you enter a relationship, make sure that you do because you love this person, and there should be no other reason. It does not have to be complicated. It can be that simple.

2. Acknowledge that falling and being in love is more than just a feeling

It is natural to feel overwhelmed and high during the start of the relationship but as time goes by, both of you will begin to see each other beyond your feelings. Both of your imperfections will begin to be more apparent, and this is where issues will arise. This is the part where you will have to choose to see beyond imperfections and you will have to always go back to your commitment. Remember that love is a choice, and it’s more than just a feeling.

3. Understand that you and your partner may have different perceptions about love

Each person has a different language of love. How you understand and express love for your partner may not be the same exact way they understand and express love back. The key is that you both have to be open and let each other know how you expect affection to be expressed. There are some people who appreciate it when they feel loved through gifts, others through physical touch, and others through time.

4. It is more important to listen than to do all the talking

It is true that communication is one of the most important aspects of a relationship, and the right communication is exchanging ideas, listening to more of what each other has to say and expressing your thoughts in a way that minds are both open and willing to understand. It’s even better if you allow time in a week where you sit down and do talking and listening.

5. Know that there is a good time and ways to argue

Arguments are very natural and also necessary in every relationship. The thing is there is a right way for a couple to argue. Avoid starting out in negative statements especially if you cannot include positive statements.

6. Respect is important in every relationship

No matter how much you love each other and you don’t have respect, your relationship is most likely to fail. In fact, one of the most important things above everything else is respect. When there are times when you don’t feel that you love your partner, it is the respect that you have for each other.

7. Be honest

Aside from respect, trust is another important thing that couples must be able to keep in a relationship if they want to stay together. And trust is something that you can build and strengthen if you are honest with each other. It does not matter whether the issue will result in an argument, what’s important is that you are honest about everything. As soon as one of you begins to keep secrets, doubts will start and you will begin to be suspicious of your partner.

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How to Maintain your Long Distance Relationship

June 5, 2017 by
Maintain your Long Distance Relationship

Being in a long distance relationship is tough and difficult. And even many people would say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, there is nothing sadder than being physically apart.

Long distance relationships require a lot of patience, understanding, affection, and trust in order to work. But it does not mean that it is impossible to make it work. While this set up is really a huge challenge for many couples, many are still able to survive and were able to succeed in their relationship. At the end of the day, how you make your relationship work, whether together or not, will depend on you. There are also a number of advantages that individuals who are involved in long distance relationships get.

If you are also in a long distance relationship right now, here are some of the most important pieces of advice you may want to consider in order for your relationship to work.

1. Be true to your word

When you are in a long distance relationship, you have to make sure you are able to establish your trust with each other. Your relationship will hardly ever work either one of you is full of doubt and suspicion. As for yourself, make sure that you are honest and you are able to keep your word so that your partner will trust you, and vice versa. You should have that confidence with each other even if you are far away. Make an agreement on a specific time of the day where you can be free to talk or do video call.

2. Keep the communication constant

Since you are can’t be with your partner in person, it is only imperative that you exert an effort in keeping the connection and maintaining your communication. This does not mean though that you have to stay on the phone for a number of hours, but you just have to make sure you frequently connect with them. It could just be in the form of short text messages or brief phone calls. Just make sure you set a schedule where you both can have quality time for real conversations.

3. Talk about random things

Your conversations don’t always have to be serious and deep ones. You can just talk about anything under the sun, any mundane things that happened in your day. These conversations are also important because it will help strengthen the foundation of your relationship.

4. Keep your future together in mind

If the distance between you and your partner is not really something that’s permanent, then that is one good thing you can look forward to. All you have to do is to stay patient while you are waiting for the time when you can finally be together. While you are waiting, there would be a lot of challenges in between but just think about your end goal. This mindset will help you a lot in staying tough and strong during challenging times.

5. Leave some room for mistakes

Remember that your partner is also human. If there are some things they forget or fail to do, just choose to be understanding and forgiving. You need to keep your relationship as stable as you can while you are away if your goal is to make sure you are still together until the end.

6. Show your support for your partner despite the distance

Being apart does not necessarily mean that you can show your support for your partner. There are still many ways for you to show that you care even if you are not together. Even if there are times when they would prefer to face and deal personal issues alone, just let them know that you are there and are willing to lend a listening ear and a helping hand.

7. Stay committed to each other

Commitment is important in any relationship. If you are not physically together, it is your personal commitment to each other that will bind you. Avoid allowing dishonesty and infidelity to creep into your relationship, or you will set it up for failure. Stay true to each other, and bear in mind that whatever you do will affect your partner in one way or another.

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7 Pieces of Advice for Guys on Dating

June 1, 2017 by
Advice for Guys on Dating

Dating can be a bit tricky. It was a lot easier before when gender roles were still clearly defined, but now, it is an entirely different thing. It has now become a lot more complicated.

However, this should not be a reason for guys to just lose hope when it comes to the dating scene. The evolution of the whole dating process does not mean that the objectives have changed. It still boils down to finding the person you would want to court, be in a relationship with, and spend the rest of your life with.

While there are many new things that have replaced traditional practices in courtship, some things also have never changed.

For the guys who want to learn and get advice about dating, here’s a guide that might help you:

1. Make a good impression

If you are going out on a first date, it is important that you make a good impression. However, you also have to pretend to be someone you are not. You do not have to do something very extravagant to leave a good impression, but you just have to look presentable, be courteous and polite, and of course, be on time. You don’t have to try too hard to impress your date.

2. Don’t forget your manners

Remember that a little etiquette can go a long way. Don’t hesitate to give a compliment and mean it. Don’t forget to open the door for her, to pull out a seat for her, to offer your arm when stepping out, and to say “thank you” and “please.” Just make sure that you do not overdo. The goal is that you have to make her feel comfortable and safe.

3. Be confident

When a girl chooses a guy, she chooses someone who is confident about himself. But it does not mean that you have to be proud and boastful. It only means that you are comfortable and capable of holding a conversation with a person you just first met without making her feel awkward. Be confident about everything you are, and be happy about being you; a woman will appreciate it better.

4. Avoid doing all the talking

Make sure that you are not the only one who does all the talking when you are out on a date. Try to keep the things you want to say short, so as to give your date a chance to also share and talk. You do not want to make the experience boring for your date when you are the one she will have to just listen to. Remember that dating is about knowing another person better, so the conversation has to be well-balanced. If your date is not the type of person who really talks a lot, don’t hesitate to ask questions to encourage her to share more things about herself. If she feels that you are paying attention and you are interested, it will make her feel more comfortable to share.

5. Try to keep it casual

You don’t necessarily have to have your first date in a fancy restaurant, just look for a place where you both will be comfortable and at the same time, you can have fun. It might even feel a little awkward if you choose a very formal venue. Also, make sure that you decide on a place that is convenient for the both of you.

6. Avoid discussing your ex’s

It is not really advisable to discuss your ex and past relationship, so it is better to avoid it. The conversation might make things awkward between the two of you. However, if your date is the one who asks some questions about your ex, just answer them politely and make it concise. Try not to lengthen the discussion about that topic any further.

7. Turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent mode

Your date deserves your complete time and attention, so avoid using or looking at your phone when you are together. It will make her feel that you are not interested or not having fun. Keep your focus on your date because she will appreciate it.

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Understanding the Five Languages of Love

May 22, 2017 by

Five Languages of Love

No relationship is ever perfect. There will be a lot of time when you will have arguments with your partner, and you will end up wishing that they can read your mind. You’d wish they know how you were feeling, what you were thinking, and what you’d want them to do instead. This is where the concept of love languages comes in.

This idea will pretty much give you an insight on what makes your partner tick; it will give you an insight to understanding your partner better, especially when it comes to their own understanding and expression of love. Understanding these things can better help you deal with the differences in your relationship.

Dr. Gary Chapman is the one who coined this term, and according to him, people express and interpret love in five universal ways. He also believes that each and every person has a primary and secondary love language. I’m pretty sure this sounds interesting and if you can’t wait to find out your own and your partner’s love language, read on.

1. Words of affirmation

Using words to affirm and build up people is one of the most effective ways for you to express love emotionally. When you use words of appreciation or verbal compliments, you are also using one of the most powerful tools in communicating love. It does not have to be very complicated. You can use very simple words and statements to show that you appreciate your partner.

Words of affirmation are one of the most basic aspects of the five languages of love.

2. Quality time

We all know that time is one of the most precious gifts you can share with someone who means so much to you, whether it is your partner, parents, siblings, or friends. And when you say “quality time,” that means you are giving your undivided attention to a person without any distraction like devices, television, and everything else. Quality time means spending time together, just the two of you, like taking a walk or just enjoying your sweet time over a delicious meal.

3. Receiving gifts

There are some people who feel they are most loved when they are being given tangible gifts. However, this does not mean that the person is into material things, but there are just types of people who feel that they are more appreciated when they are given presents. In addition, love revolves around the spirit of giving, which means that gifts are also one of the most visible symbols of love.

When somebody gives you a gift, you will be able to tell that the person remembers you or is thinking of you. And it does not necessarily have to cost a huge amount of money because the most important thing is that you are thought of or you are also thinking about the person. Even if you are not naturally a gift giver, this is something that you can still learn to do.

4. Acts of service

There are also some people whose basis of love relies on a person’s actions instead of words. They would rather believe what a person expresses based on what they do and show and not on what they say. There are so many ways for you to express the language of service if you want to make your partner feel loved. One of them is simply by lending a hand to show that you care, proactively doing some chores without having to be asked, or just doing anything that will do them a favor.

5. Physical touch

Physical touch is also considered to be one of the most powerful tools in communicating emotional love. And it does not only apply to couples. This fact also holds true for parents, children, siblings, and friends. For married couples, holding hands, kissing, and other acts of intimacy are their ways to express their emotional love to one another. However, there are people who have a greater need to feel physical touch because, without it, they have a tendency to feel unloved. But you do not necessarily have to constantly do this even when you’re in public. Just a little touch or everyday physical connection will be appreciated.

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