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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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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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Getting To Know You

November 2, 2016 by

One of the points of difference that sets us apart is welcoming feedback and also getting to know our key partners on an individual basis. This includes the men and ladies that use our site and also the agencies that work with us. Having customer support available 24/7 certainly provides the channel for this to happen as we are always interacting with our members and stakeholders around the clock – the world has many timezones.

We also have an interactive blog where we can post interesting news and articles and which can be commented on by anyone. Many sites have blogs but few keep them up to date. It is common to find a blog when the last post was 14 months ago. We dont have that problem and we currently have a backlog of stories and articles to post – and this is due to the willingness of our members to interact with us – and this is awesome.

Last week we posted the amazing video of Robert and Svetlana’s engagement. Since then we have had posts on an almost daily basis.

First there was an informational post on what sets Ukraine women apart from the rest. If you are new to Slavic dating, this post will explain why Ukraine women are sought after as wives and family homemakers. They are recognised as the best in the world at providing a stable home environment and the perfect mother (and wife) for a family.

Ramiro then sent us his thoughts on Alesya, one of our team. Ramiro wanted to point out that Alesya has made the difference for him in selecting his ladies, listening to him and offering advice and helping him to find love.

Michael from Texas posted a detailed history of his experience with internet dating, particularly Slavic dating sites and offered nice comments on how we are different and why he has chosen us as his preferred site.

Krystyna Trushyna, Ukraine Dating Blogger for 6 years agreed to be interviewed for our blog and Krystyna talks about her experiences with dating sites, her marriage to a foreign man and why she decided to become a serious blogger. Krystyna gives her advice on what sets a good site apart and on the future of internet dating.

Yesterday we had the wonderful news about the marriage of Andrey and Lyudmila. We are always delighted to share success and thank Andrey and Lyudmila for agreeing to post their story. Sadly (but understandably) most couples prefer to remain private and their story remains secret.

We have more success stories to post and this is indicative of the last few months where we have had record numbers of men visiting their ladies – and finding love and happiness. I dont believe that this success has been achieved by coincidence – I believe it is attributable to the advice and training videos that we have provided and also the one-on-one skype consultations that we provide. This also explains why we have such a personal rapport with so many of our members.

Our blog is for our members, not just to keep up with information and news but also to personally contribute. It is great that so many take up this opportunity.

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To Whom It May Concern

October 28, 2016 by

Yesterday we received an email from Ramiro entitled To Whom It May Concern. Ramiro was contacting us to tell us about the wonderful service that he receives from Alesya, one of our team.

Ramiro’s message says:

How many times do we go through life without our achievements being noticed. I am a faithful client and very pleased to tell others about your agency. Yes,i like everyone else have tried other agencies and have been disappointed. I want to make anyone aware about a person that i highly respect and consider my dear friend. This person works for you,her name is Alesya. Why am i doing this,for i was not asked. While all of your girls are good,Alesya to me is exceptional. We have talked about lady’s i have met and she has always been there to answer any questions. She has gone over an above,convincing me that all will be alright. I have come close to deleting certain lady’s profile,only to have Alesya prove me wrong. I am an American,i think and breathe American,it certainly helps to have a Ukrainian consultant that thinks Ukrainian and gives me her personal perspective on how she sees a situation. I came so close to ruining a relationship with a lady that i sincerely like and perhaps love and it was only because of Alesya that my relationship has improved beyond my beliefs. Alesya,does not know about this letter,she has not put me up to anything,in fact i know she would just say,she was just doing her job. We have shared jokes,cried,laughed and i have even sang to her a few times,for she is the only one to tolerate my lousy singing. I have no say so in this matter,but if anyone deserved a money raised at the agency,i would highly recommend Alesya. I thank you for your time and i look forward in continuing to use your services. I want to go to Ukraine and meet my lady Spasibo Ramiro

Ramiro is correct, Alesya would just say she is doing her job because Alesya is that type of person. However, Ramiro is also correct in that Alesya does go above and beyond for any member that contacts her.

This is so pleasing to receive this message from Ramiro because we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and we are available 24/7 for anyone who wants to contact us, to ask for advice and even to have a free personal consultation. We talk about this as a team – often. We provide a service where our members search for love and this requires empathy and understanding. What we provide does not come off a shelf.

The team have taken this on-board, even better than I could have hoped. Recently we have started a live feed via Facebook (each Friday at 11am Ukraine time!) where you can see the team answering questions and offering advice to a live audience. I did not ask for this – they decided it was needed!

Ramiro, thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.

Alesya – thank you for providing the service that makes a real difference.

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We now offer FREE One On One Personal Consultations via skype to help you find your special lady. You can choose any time that suits you at this schedule link www.timetrade.com/book/YLK9R Book now – one of our marriage consultants will be delighted to talk with you

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Great News on Australian and New Zealand Entry Visa’s to Ukraine

October 6, 2016 by

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Great news for Australian and New Zealand citizens – you can now get a simple visitors visa on arrival at Borispol airport in Kiev.

Until now, Australasian citizens had to apply for a visa via the Ukrainian Embassy in Canberra which often resulted in concern about whether the passport would be approved in time, or even approved at all. The Embassy processes visa’s at their pace and, unless you have allowed plenty of processing time, meant that you may not receive the visa before your trip.

We have had several members miss their trip because they did not receive their visa (or their passport returned) prior to the scheduled departure.

Now, Australasian citizens can arrive at Borispol and receive a 14 day visa for just US$26.

Please note that:
• This only applies to Borispol airport in Kiev
• It is only for a maximum visitation period of 14 days
• You must have your departure flight details from Ukraine pre-arranged
• You must have your accommodation pre-arranged and have evidence
• You must have enough cash, or access to funds, to show that you can support yourself – around US$200
• You must have 2 passport sized photos of yourself available
• You must complete the application form at the visa booth at Borispol airport

This is a vast improvement on the previous system of visa application and frees up the ability for these citizens to travel to Ukraine at their convenience.

If you are not an Australian or a New Zealand citizen, you may wonder why all the fuss over this change, but if you speak with someone who has experienced the time, cost, inconvenience and worry with applying for a visa via the Canberra Embassy, they will explain in usual Australian vernacular the nightmares that they have encountered.

However, if you plan to visit Ukraine for longer than 14 days you will still need to apply through the Embassy – sorry!

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Why cant I freely exchange contact details with my lady?

September 23, 2016 by

Each week I receive emails from men asking about how the site works, what support and guarantees we provide, what success we have and general questions about the dating business. Often, the same questions come up over and over as the same thoughts go through our minds.

This week I received an email from Thomas asking why he cant freely exchange contact details with his lady. His concern is that if he cant do this then how does he know that he is corresponding with the lady herself. This is a common question and is a point of difference between international dating versus dating within a country or location.

Thomas’s email asked: Why is that you sequester and block the exchange of contact information. Privacy and security are not the reasons. Every email is an anonymous address; it is not a home address where a person lives. It is virtual. Also, there are no security reasons either. If a member is half way around the world how does the exchange of information that can verify if a person is at least real and sincere a security issue? It seems the opposite. Blocking this exchange of contact; or other verifying information; prevents a male from knowing if he is talking to a scammer, fraud, empty profile, faker, insincere person. It places him at risk to potentially waste his time?

This is a valid question and is a genuine concern for anyone wanting to find a soulmate using the internet.

There are a number of reasons that an international dating agency (marriage broker) cant freely share contact details and my response to Thomas was:
Hi Thomas

Thank you for your email.

Please note that we do not block the exchange of contact details as we provide the facility for a man to request the ladies details, which she is able to approve if she agrees.

However, you are asking why you cant freely exchange details without having to request them.
There are several reasons:

The first and most important is that we must adhere to the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 (IMBRA) as this US law applies to all international marriage and dating sites.
This law requires US citizens to complete IMBRA forms that certify that they are not on the Sex Offenders Register, have never been convicted of violent crimes and that they are legally able to get married. The lady must sight his completed form and sign it prior to her being able to release her details. She must also be provided with a US Government prepared document, in her native language, that advises her of her rights once she migrates to USA.

Failure to complete the IMBRA forms when a man and lady exchange contact details (or meet) can result in US Immigration denying the couples application for a fiancé visa when they decide to marry and relocate to USA.

Any marriage or dating site that does not adhere to IMBRA regulations is not adhering to this law and may also indicate that they are not a genuine site, only concerned with money.

When you use our site, we provide text and video chat where you can speak (and view) the lady at any time. If you suspect that you are not speaking directly to the lady, then you should have a video chat with her. In our chat system, you can toggle between text chat and video chat without interrupting the chat.

What we have also done is provide a facility where you can chat for 5 minutes with every lady on the site for FREE to assure yourself that she is genuine and see if there is a spark before you commence communication. In fairness to the lady, we only allow serious men to have this feature and we class serious as a man that has bought a credit package to use the site, even just a 20 credit package.
This saves her from having to chat with the thousands of men who visit the site but are not serious. If you purchase a credit package and access this free feature, you must purchase another credit package every 30 days to retain this feature.

Thomas, I hope this answers your question and that you decide to use our services to find your special lady.

I thought that I would share this with you as it is a question I am asked frequently. Many sites dont abide by this law and it will result in your K fiancee visa being declined when you want to marry your lady and relocate her to USA. You need to be aware of this and choose a site that does comply with the IMBRA regulations.

For a detailed but clear explanation, please refer to this link en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Marriage_Broker_Regulation_Act

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A Wonderful Story of Love!

August 19, 2016 by

This summer has been very busy with men visiting Ukraine to meet their special ladies and we are delighted to be able to share a wonderful story of love with you.

Richard and Elina began communicating 3 months ago and things went well – really well!

While planning a trip to Canada, Richard could wait no longer and surprised Elina with an unexpected visit. They immediately left for a vacation to the Black Sea and it ended with an engagement. We offer our sincere congratulations to Richard and Elina.

You can read the romantic story here www.ukrainebridesagency.com/blog/

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The First Meeting

June 30, 2016 by

It is summer in Ukraine and the weather is absolutely magnificent, probably the warmest summer for many years. Not surprisingly, this is the time of year when many men make the trip to meet their ladies for the first time – the first meeting!

From our experience, many men make the trip with little preparation or advice and it does not go well. There are language and cultural differences that can cause problems if you have not traveled to Ukraine previously and misunderstandings and miscommunications can occur despite his best efforts to create a great impression.

We now proactively contact all men who are making the trip and offer advice and ongoing support during his trip to try and prepare him and make the trip as successful as possible. We have created a document that we share with all men who are traveling and I have copied its contents below.

Please take a moment to read this as we are sure that his will help you, not only if you are traveling, but also as part of your initial correspondence with the ladies.

The First Meeting.

When you decide to make your first trip to meet your lady in person it is important that you create a positive impression and be seen at your best – first impressions are vital. As you are likely to have only a short time to meet her and get to know her you want to find out as much about each other as possible before you must part and head back to your home.

We offer the following tips and advice to help you to maximize the opportunity and to help you both decide if you are soul mates.
In our experience, men who travel to meet a lady after only written correspondence (letters and text chat) can be disappointed after finally meeting and the same for the lady, because they have formed an impression about each other from just pictures and photos, which can be different from reality. If you contact us and advise us that you are planning to visit your lady we will always check that you have had video chats with her and recommend strongly that you do, before you finalise your travel.

A video chat gives you the chance to:
 check her English skills and her appearance
 her temperament and habits
 how the lady imagines life together with you – do you share the same interests and dreams
 her ability and willingness to emigrate
 her education and skills and the opportunity for her to work in another country
 ask about her children, their age and sex and also her desire to have more children
 check any health problems, including any responsibility for parents and family
 how often the lady wants to visit her homeland after moving to your country
 does she smoke or drink alcohol, etc.

When you are arriving in Ukraine, you need to decide whether to meet her after you have had time to freshen up at the hotel rather than meeting at the airport, even if it is romantic.

Once you arrive at your hotel, a nice touch would be to call her or message her and let her know that you have arrived safely and that you are looking forward to meeting her. Then rest and prepare for the first meeting.

It is essential that you set the right tone for your relationship by acting appropriately the first time you meet. If you do not know the city well, you may agree to initially meet at the hotel or a nearby café.

Always dress neatly and professionally for the first date – always! Ukraine women will always dress their best for a first date regardless of where you have agreed to meet and you must return the courtesy and look at your absolute best. Many women are immediately turned-off if a man has not taken the time to make a favorable impression on her.

Buy some flowers for her, but not yellow roses as this is a bad sign. Do not try to define the relationship with expensive gifts or perfumes. Show your love for her in your actions – your actions count for more than anything you could buy for her. Always be courteous and polite towards her and others. If she does not understand English, learn some Russian phrases just to put her at ease.

When first meeting a lady, you want to capture her interest and learn about each other without engaging in discussions that are controversial. Follow the old adage of “never talk about politics or religion” and avoid talking about past relationships, complaining excessively or making off-color jokes. Instead, keep things light, but don’t be afraid to share your passions and personality.

When first meeting a lady, bringing up potential common interests such as movies, television programs and music are good conversation starters. One good way to begin a conversation is to ask the lady about her favorites and then try to find common ground with her. If you have different media interests, share your perspective, and then ask her for suggestions for movies or music that you might also enjoy.

Although delving too deeply into each other’s backgrounds might be uncomfortable during a first meeting, it’s good to learn about a lady’s interests and passions. For example, you might want to ask her about her job or what was her major in university. Likewise, asking her about her hobbies, favorite restaurant and other preferences is a good way to make conversation and see what you have in common. In turn, share the basics of your own life without going into any details that might make her feel uncomfortable, such as bad experiences with past dates, financial difficulties or problems at work.

You might also want to share interesting personal experiences such as where you have traveled, or a something about your own hobbies and work. If you choose to tell stories, keep them brief and make sure you balance talking with listening. Keep in mind that if you only ask questions and never share anything about yourself, your contact with others will be more like interrogations than conversations.

It may be a good idea to just go for a small walk and enjoy each other’s company. If she does not understand English, the walk will have to be short so as not to have too many moments of silence. However, there is still much you can do to impress during this walk.

When you arrive at the restaurant and your interpreter arrives, try to keep the conversation general and not too heavy – we do not recommend making it a ritual. Most men use this first meeting as an opportunity to find out if they should pursue the relationship. Don’t fall into this trap. The lady will have her guard on during this meeting, and with the presence of the interpreter the environment is even more artificial. Things to talk about include your trip, something topical like what’s happening with her family and even something about you.

End the brief coffee, lunch or dinner by taking a walk back to your hotel. Try to do this without the interpreter. Everyone dislikes awkward silences yet there is much you can do. We had one client who spoke with so much emotion and action, his lady just enjoyed watching him, even though she did not understand any English. When you arrive at the hotel, thank her for the day and offer to get a taxi to take her back home.

In summary, the things to remember when meeting your lady for the first time are:
 There is a big difference between women who have met foreign men before and those who have not. If this is her first meeting she will be very confused and you need to accommodate this.
 Make her feel special by taking the time to dress well and prepare for the meeting.
 Your entire appearance (clean shaven, hair) must show you care about the relationship.
 Build the relationship on emotion by giving romantic gifts like flowers rather than expensive gifts like jewelry. True love is not defined by money.
 You must try to make the setting as relaxed as possible by using the meeting as an opportunity to find out more about her and her about you.
 Do not use the first meeting as an opportunity to discover how serious she is and if she will marry you. This is your first date and no one can form an opinion so quickly.
 Do not make your decision from the first meeting. Take your time -you will benefit from this.
 Remember that the second and third dates are as important as the first and each will be different and each will offer different opportunities to know each other better.

If you feel that your meeting with your lady was not pleasant or not as it should have been, please contact our support team immediately so that we can check with the lady and her agency and provide you with feedback following our investigation. Do not wait until you have returned home to report anything with which you are uneasy. First meetings can be awkward, especially with language and cultural difficulties and miscommunications can be cleared up quickly.

We hope that you find this advice useful and that you have a successful trip. Please give us constructive feedback about your trip and meetings as you help us create the best experience for all our members!

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Why Did We Do It?

April 18, 2016 by

Last week we made some improvements to the site to enhance your experience and give you the opportunity to see the full profile of all our ladies and to video chat with every lady on the site before you commit to any particular lady with your communication.

These improvements include:
Elimination of private photos. These are now called additional photos and are free to view
Elimination of Private Videos. These are now called additional videos and are free to view
Commenced adding an introductory video for every lady on the site
Added a feature where a user can have 5 free minutes of chat with every lady on the site that he has never chatted with before. This allows him to see that she is real, see that she is genuine and see if there is a spark before he continues correspondence

We have also added an online support link to the homepage. If you need any assistance you can use the online help and speak directly with our team. We are online 24/7

We made these changes because we offer a genuine service and we want our members to have the freedom to check all our services and the ladies that we have registered with us. If you are serious in your search, you want to know that the site you are using and the ladies you communicate with are also serious.

We are proud of the service we offer and also our money back guarantee against scamming. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to prove that to visitors unless they can use the services and try for themselves. We are happy to do that and welcome you to chat with every lady – even if you have to request a time that suits her.

As our Ukraine ladies are also genuine, we make improvements to support them also. When you offer the services that we offer, through a site such as Ukraine Brides, not every man who visits is well intended and this can be disheartening and disturbing to most ladies. For this reason, we have only made these improvements available to serious men who have registered and have shown a commitment.

We hope that you will try these new features and welcome any feedback. We would be delighted to hear from you

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