‘My wife is beautiful not only in appearance but internally as well: she is clever, well-read, and she even got a PhD degree at her home. She is eagerly interested in culture, art, music, I began travelling much with her. She can tell about many things in an interesting way (she has a quite good English, though she always doubts it and she is ashamed of her ‘poor’ vocabulary). Family is on the first place for her. Friendship as well. I can say for sure: she values her relatives and friends more than gold. She is a fantastic girl, she takes care of me. And I take care of her as well. It is always pleasant for me to give her flowers and gifts, though she never asks for them, on the contrary from my former American girlfriend.’
Michael, USA, married with a woman from Ukraine for 4 years
It’s impossible to say that Ukrainian girls are more beautiful than English ones, and the opposite. We just live in different environments. Englishwomen often don’t let their husbands rule in a family, that’s why many of my acquaintances want to take a woman from Eastern Europe as a wife, as well as I do. Their dream is to have enough freedom for work to support their woman, while she creates comfort at home and takes care of children. What can be better than a strong, solid family? I have spent much time in Ukrainian families, have been to various family holidays. It’s amazing how strong their family traditions are! In one house there can live three generations at once, while it is too expensive to live independently on one’s parents. And people know how not to quarrel, love each other. It’s worth steal a page from their book.
John, 44, UK. Married for 2 years
I have got acquainted with my wife 5 years ago during my trip to Kiev. It was a wonderful time. Irina is a very beautiful woman, she is glamorous, stylish, educated. She occupied all my thoughts and, naturally, my heart at once. In half a year I made her an offer. However, just after our arrival to Canada I understood that that my worries about Ukrainian girls was not groundless: they take everything for granted. When I was married I heard less and less words of gratitude, didn’t feel that my wife values my attitude to her, my wish to make her happy. Maybe, it’s just my experience. But if I ever risk to start a relationship with a girl from Eastern Europe again, I would like not just to give but to feel feedback from her. Let it be a dinner cooked as a surprise when I come back or an offer to go somewhere to spend a weekend, to go on a small trip together. I like to be surprised and I want to be near the one who will surprise me. And some gratitude in addition would be not bad.
Steve, 51, Canada.
If you asked me 10 years ago if a marriage between me and an East-European woman is possible, I would say no. But now the world is changing. Now I know for sure that serious relationships and marriage are possible between an Australia man and a woman from Ukraine. And there is a plain evidence of it.
Ukrainian girls are passionate, strong natures who often throw men into confusion by their words and deeds. They are as puzzles which can be solved for the whole life and it’s very interesting. Slavic girls are family-oriented and at the same time they know their place. They are amazing lovers. However, it is of primary importance for them that a man should earn well and keep a family. Surely, they are the best in the kitchen.
Problems in relations of an Australian man (as well as any foreign man) and a Russian woman are inevitable, as inevitable are conflicts of two various cultures, models of behavior, expectations. It causes many hardships, but real obstacles concern general problems in relationships for all couples (not only international ones), such as confidence, matureness in deeds and thinking, ‘chemistry’, meaning a mutual sexual appeal.
I am absolutely sure that serious relation between a foreign man and a woman from Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus) are possible. You just have to find the one you feel chemistry with, the one you feel happy with.
Matthew, AU. Married with a bride from Ukraine for 6 years.
It is considered that every nation should have its own image of sex. Stable sexual stereotypes exist in many countries of the world. For example, Scandinavians possess a totally opposite temperament if compared to Latin Americans, Americans like oral sex, African men think that the main thing is size, while Japanese men are happy with much less measures. What is a Ukrainian sex? A Ukrainian woman in bed and in sex – that’s the name of our new article.