Interview with Katrina, an Asian-Ukrainian matchmaker (Part I)
today I am pleased to present you an interview with Katrina Elbahey, a founder of a dating and marriage agency KateModels.com. Katrina has gained a huge experience with International dating with a strong focus on Asian-Ukrainian dating.
Krystyna: Good afternoon, Katrina. Thank you so much for agreeing to answer my questions for my readers. First, please tell shortly about yourself and your agency.
Katrina: Good afternoon, Krystyna! Thank you for offering me to become a member of your blog, I’m pleased to answer your questions! 🙂 I’ll be glad to share the information about my agency – hopefully it will be useful for your readers.
Well, the strength of my company is that we work individually for every customer, no one left unattended. Most of the men are joining not for just letters exchange but for certain goal which is marriage. I personally contact every customer and offer him matchmaking service which guarantees the result of marriage. As well as I personally know almost every lady registered on my web site which gives me understanding what type of man each lady is looking for and how to help her to select the right one…
And a further strength of my company is that we help Asian men to find their matches among Ukrainian ladies – and this is not easy because most of the Ukrainian ladies are dreaming to meet European and American men only, although we have helped already to create many happy couples and feel proud of it!
My agency is scam free, I believe so, we do not provide online live chats because it’s understood that ladies who hangs all day long on the web site will not waste their time for free, even I know that having such an option is the possibility to make much more money but I value my reputation which keeps me in this business for many years!
Krystyna: You were telling me that you have a wealth of experience in matchmaking of Asian men with Ukrainian brides. Are there many Ukrainian women looking for Asian men to build a happy and strong family with them? What are the reasons for that?
Katrina: Well, yes, I have signed agreements with several matchmaking companies from Japan and South Korea some years ago. Also I’m being contacted by many Muslim men almost every day who ask me to help to find a good wife. To tell you the truth, not all the ladies are willing to connect their lives with Asian man; I’d say it’s about 35 % out of 100 % of the ladies.
I think first of all our ladies are tending to be attracted by European look of men and second, Asian men’s mentality pushes them off a little. But the other part of the members is those who really likes both, mentality as well as appearance and have no problem to date men from Japan and South Korea.
And each lady has her own reasons of course. I think the main reason is not to be alone, to have a husband, to be married… We really facing a problem with lack of good Ukrainian men in Ukraine! Many of them irresponsible, and the result of it – many divorced couples… abandon children… which is sad to accept but it’s a fact! Any lady need to have “strong back” behind herself.
I guess foreigners, being stable in many aspects of social life can provide our ladies with stability of life and love which they are missing ….
Krystyna: Are Asian men different from Ukrainian ones? What can they offer Ukrainian women?
Katrina: Definitely YES! not only different from Ukrainian ones. I’d say the population of any different country has its own traditions and mentality, So every man is different!
Of course Asian men value religion much more then European ones, especially when it comes to Muslims. What can they offer Ukrainian women? Well, I suppose our ladies like attention most of all. If man behaves as a gentleman- she tends to accept him as a potential groom. Man shall understand that bringing at least flowers for the very first date is a very important issue for any Ukrainian lady!
Another very important aspect for Ukrainian ladies is to understand that her man is stable financially. I don’t say that he must present her a car at the very beginning of relations start but he must show her that in case if she moves to his country, she will skip any financial problems! Muslim and generally Asian men are good in it. According to ASIAN mentality a MAN has to support his wife financially in everything. A lady doesn’t have to work to earn for living comparing to the ladies living in Ukraine.
Even if the man is not reach, he has no right to push his lady to work if she has no wish (this is what HOLLY QURAN says if we discuss Muslims)
I heard such opinion many times from Japanese and South Koreans as well too.
Also continue speaking about Muslim families: The HOLY QURAN (the Holy Book or the Scriptures of the Muslims) says: A lady may have a job if she likes but money she gains – she has the right to spend as she wish and not to participate in general family’s budget. The other members of her family (a husband for example) have no right to demand from her to share her money with them, It’s haram (forbidden in ISLAM). Instead a MAN MUST take care of all family and lady’s expenses completely, even if the family is not that wealthy.
Besides, many Muslims behave as a real gentlemen from the very first date. Traditionally a Muslim man will bring not only flowers but many other presents to attract his lady! He will not let his lady to pay for herself at the restaurant etc.
When it comes to the marriage, as consistent with Islam traditions, a lady has the right to ask him for any present she wants, according to his budget of course. If he accepts her wish, he must fulfill it within the period of time they both have set up 🙂 Otherwise, their marriage can be broken! It’s written in HOLY QURAN, as well.
Comparing to European mentality you can see the difference, Krystyna.
I suppose that many Ukraine ladies love it 🙂 There are many girls who happily convert into ISLAM and value its traditions more than those who were born Muslims.
I want to mention that I don’t advertise Islamic religion although I come from a Muslim family myself and the examples I described above are based on normal Muslim families’ samples who really value traditions and know what respect is. No hint on terrorists or something like that – Islam forbids killing, any terrorism or suicide!!!
To be condtinued…Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)