10 myths about Ukrainian & Russian women for marriage
There are many myths that need to be dispelled in your mind if you are seriously thinking about a Russian or Ukrainian women for marriage. I’ve collected ten most widely-spread myths and stereotypes about Russian and Ukrainian ladies:
Myth # 1. First of all, the concept of foreign brides is anything but a new phenomenon. The idea of foreign brides was first introduced during the mid 1800s along the American frontier as men were immigrating to the Eastern shore, then moving West across the wild terrain in order to claim a piece of it for themselves.
Many of those men found wealth and power as they claimed land, found gold, or established businesses, but with the scarcity of women who chose to go that route many were lacking the company of a wife. The desire to settle down and start a family created the need that mail order bride services filled.
Myth # 2. Another myth that is commonly heard by those that work in the Russian and Ukrainian dating industry is that these women are desperate to get out of the land of their birth and marry a wealthy foreigner.
The fact is that Russia and the Ukraine have a shortage of men. There are about 8 men for every 10 women in those countries, and their culture is very marriage-oriented. And since there just aren’t enough men to marry, many Russian and Ukrainian women seek marriage to foreigners.
Myth # 3. Some will say that being a foreign bride can be a dangerous proposition. There are a handful of recent cases of American men murdering their foreign bride…some of which were done quite brutally.
But the opposite is also true. There is also a recent case of a foreign bride murdering her husband once she arrived in America. Despite attempts to get psychological information from both the would-be brides and the interested potential husbands, you should always consider what reasons your future partner has for choosing this method of seeking companionship.
Myth # 4. Another myth says that you have to be extraordinarily wealthy in order to qualify for a Ukrainian bride.
The facts are these: to marry a Ukrainian woman you must have a budget of between 7 to 10-thousand dollars and the ability to travel to Ukraine. If you don’t have that money to spend on this process it will be difficult or impossible for you to find a Ukrainian wife.
Myth # 5. Another myth suggests that there is a higher divorce rate among those who enter into dating services to find their bride, but in fact the opposite is true.
The USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) performed a study that showed a full 80 percent of marriages arranged through International dating services have lasted throughout the years that have been subject to report, where the average for most marriages hovers around 50 percent.
Myth # 6. Despite the wild claims to the contrary, there are only really two types of international marriage agencies.
The first sells the contact information of their female clients and encourages those men and women to contact each other before moving forward, while the second arranges group tours for men who want to travel around a foreign country and meet as many as several hundred women at social events arranged by the company.
Myth # 7. Another misconception is that Russian and Ukrainian women are employed just to chat with men online. Some woman appear to be online at all times, or during certain times of the day as if they were punching a clock, but that is a false assumption. All women who sign up for these agencies affirm that they do not receive any compensation for participating on the site, and are free to leave at any time.
Myth # 8. There are many cultural differences between Americans and the Russian and Ukrainian women that typically engage in the International dating programs, and one major one is the age at which one settles down. Many Americans cannot understand how an 18 year old Russian girl can be serious about marriage, but getting married is a major priority in Russia so women are encouraged to wed at a young age.
Myth # 9. Some claim that these women have nothing to lose, and everything to gain from becoming a foreign bride, but think of it from the perspective of a Ukrainian woman. You have a life, friends, family, a career, and a full life…and yet you are willing to give that all up because marriage is such an important milestone for your life. These women give up a lot in order to be a wife of a Western man.
Myth # 10. The final stereotype I hope to dispel is that these women are vapid, uneducated shirks. Take the time to get to know any of the many Russian and Ukrainian women who are looking for their soulmate, and you’ll soon discover for yourself the truth.
Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)