When I first came to Germany from the Ukraine in order to study at a university, I was pretty lonely. It was an exciting time because I was learning so much about the world and myself, but I really wanted somebody to love and care for. I joined a dating site that promised to match single Ukrainian women with Western men.
A lot of the guys I dated when I first came to the west expected me to be a really traditional girl. Although I come from a very traditional and conservative family, I am not really like that myself. I wear jeans and I have opinions I love some parts of western culture, like music and movies. In a lot of ways I am like a typical Western girl.
One of the ways that I feel different from other Western women is that I really respect my husband. I have noticed that a lot of my western girlfriends spend a lot of time whining about the flaws of their boyfriends and husbands. That is one way that I am not really like most western women. I would not want my husband to complain about me to his friends, so I never complain about him to my friends. I also never try not to nag him or change him. I figure, why would I want to change the man who I promised to love forever? Most of the girls from the Ukraine who live abroad now feel the same way about the complaining and the nagging. This is one part of western culture that we really do not understand.
I really do love my partner. He takes care of me and always kills spiders for me, which is great. I am absolutely terrified of spiders. My honey treats me like the independent person I am, but still knows I like to feel protected.
I am not trying to say that I am perfect. I am sure that I probably annoy my husband from time to time. But I know that we love each other, and I am so glad I was willing to take a chance with a dating site. I have quite a few friends who are still looking or a husband or partner, and I have been recommending that they sign up for a dating site. If you are looking for a girlfriend and you sign up too, you just might meet one of my friends.