Ukrainian dating Interview with Michael Mordinson

Dear friends,

Many of my readers ask me tons of questions about dating and marriage agencies in Ukraine, namely which agency is reliable and provides the best service, whether the profiles of women are real and not a fake, etc. Therefore, I decided to ask Michael Mordinson, one of the founders of Mordinson marriage agency in Kharkov/Ukraine, to do an interview with Ukrainian Dating Blog. Luckily for us, he accepted.

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Krystyna: Hello, Michael! Thank you so much that you’ve found time for us to give an interview and tell about your rich experience with Ukrainian dating and your success with your matchmaking agency.

There is huge number of different online dating services and marriage agencies in Ukraine. And it is not always easy for Western men and Ukrainian women to decide which agency is suitable for them. What makes Mordinson marriage agency so special? What do you offer what other agencies cannot offer their customers?

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Michel: First of all I would like to thank you for this opportunity to share few things about the Mordinson marriage agency and answer some of the questions which are interesting for the readers of your blog!

You asked me what makes Mordinson special. There are lots of things which make our agency special and different from hundreds of other agencies out there. I will mention 9 main things that make Mordinson stand out of the crowd:

Exclusive Women

Since 1999 we have been investing in our own advertising campaign in Kharkov which attracts young and attractive Ukrainian women who are interested in serious relationship and are open to an idea of moving abroad. We do not buy profiles of the ladies and we do not share them with any other agencies. All the services that we provide to the ladiess are free of charge for them, that has been our policy since the very first day of our work that no lady ever has to pay anything at all!

We meet and interview every lady in person

we are a local agency and all the women in the Mordinson agency are from Kharkov, we do not have any on-line forms which lady can fill out to become a member, only after a personal interview at our office in Kharkov a lady can become a member of the agency. So we actually meet every lady who is listed in our gallery and when we talk to the ladies we make sure that they are interested in finding a husband and are open to the possibility of moving abroad if they meet the right man.

Up-to-date high quality photos

We are also different from any other marriage agency in Ukraine because we own a professional photo studio and therefore can guarantee that the pictures men see in our gallery are of highest quality. We want our male clients to have an opportunity to see fresh and up to date pictures of the ladies, we never alter the ladies’ look and post high definition pictures which are very detailed and well lit.

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Free introduction

We are offering our clients to send introduction letters to any number of ladies from the gallery absolutely free of charge! We believe that men have to have an opportunity to find out which ladies are interested and which are not before they have to pay anything!

True letters

all the letters are translated manually within maximum 36 hours after the letter is received (normally the letters are translate and sent out on the same day when we receive them). As you probably know there is a big issue with certain dishonest agencies which write letters instead of the ladies and then when a man comes to Ukraine, the lady who he has been talking to for months doesn’t know a thing about him! It never happens in Mordinson, all the letters are written by the ladies. Only if the lady is interested she will be communicating with a man. Of course it’s important to write an interesting introduction letter and attach a few nice pictures to make a good first impression on the ladies!

All the women live in just one city

another aspect of our work where I believe we are very different from our competitors is the approach to arranging the personal meetings with the ladies. Because all the ladies from the Mordinson live in one city our clients can meet all the women they are interested in without having to travel from one Ukrainian city to another.

We offer our clients Introduction Service packages which include pick up at the Kharkov airport or train station, accommodation in one of the Mordinson owned apartments http://www.mordinson.com/cgi-bin/app.pl, interpreter’s service and most importantly meeting all the ladies who are interesting for the man.

There are no limitations on how many ladies a man can meet. The initial meetings are usually quite short, hour and a half on average, this way a man can meet all the ladies who he is interested in during first couple of days and then concentrate on the lady (ladies) who he had best mutual chemistry with. We only arrange individual meetings, this means that there is a man and a woman at the meeting and an interpreter if required, this is a comfortable arrangement for the couple to really have a good conversation and see if they want to continue getting to know each other.

Only available women in the gallery

As soon as the lady becomes unavailable we delete her profile and pictures from the gallery, this only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any additional payments.

Personal attention to every client

As you know we aren’t a large agency, we only have about 200 profiles of the ladies but every client we have is treated with maximum attention and care. I believe that this attention to the clients plus the experience we’ve gained since 1999 are major things which make us stand out from the crowd of other agencies.

No hidden costs

All the services we offer have fixed prices. It means that there are no hidden costs. With Mordinson you know exactly and in advance what will be a cost of every service you might require.

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Krystyna: Michael, you write on your homepage http://mordinson.com/ that you do an interview with every woman who wants to join your agency and have a personal approach to them. So, you have gained a lot of experience in this field and can surely answer my next question. In your opinion, why do Ukrainian and Russian women look for love abroad? What do they really want to find there: true love or a better life?

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Michel: When a person meets his or her true love the life of that person for sure becomes better. The main reason why the women come to our agency is not that they are desperate to leave Ukraine, but because they are looking for a man to create a family with. Western men are known to be very family oriented and devoted to their women.

Women generally believe it’s more important who to live with, rather than where to live. However in all the advertising that we are doing in Kharkov we clearly state that we are an international marriage agency and that ALL the men who use our agency’s services are from abroad, so only those ladies who are open to a possibility of moving abroad join the Mordinson.

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Krystyna: I have experienced that the Western-Russian/Ukrainian couples communicate online very well and smoothly; however, they confront with intercultural problems and misunderstandings after the very first meeting in person. How do you help the women to prepare for a new life in the Western world?

Moreover, also Western men have great difficulties to understand Ukrainian women, their culture and mentality. It’s a known fact that American, German and English women are very different from women from Russia and Ukraine. How does Mordinson marriage agency help their customers to deal with intercultural differences?

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Michel: It’s true for sure that Ukrainian women are different from the women in most of the Western countries and I guess that’s the reason why thousands of men are looking for their soul mates in the FSU countries (former Soviet Union). I was born in Ukraine and I’ve lived here all my life and I can say for sure that the women here are indeed very family oriented. Of course there are exceptions, but majority of the women consider families to be their number 1 priority.

And our goal is to help men who have an intention to create a family meet the genuine and family oriented ladies and of course we try to educate our clients about the Ukrainian history and culture by posting articles on that subject and by answering any questions that may arise in the course of the correspondence and personal meetings.

The same is true for the female clients of Mordinson of course. 

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Krystyna: What is Mordinson anti-scam policy?

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Michel: It’s a very good question and lots of men are concerned about it. We see from our experience that the absolute majority of the ladies have sincere and good intentions when they join the agency, however it’s impossible to look into one’s brain or heart and that’s why we created a system that does not leave any chance for the ladies to receive money from the men or take advantage of them in any other way in the course of correspondence and organizing the personal meeting, that’s the reason why scammers simply don’t come to our agency, because there is no way for them to dig any gold in the Mordinson.

We called our agency with our name and we really care about the reputation we have. We are totally open to our clients and anybody who is interested to ask any question about our work is totally welcome to call me directly in the USA: +1-213-814-2697 or in Ukraine: +38 067 578 2344

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Krystyna: There are also numerous success stories on the Mordinson homepage. The couples look very happily in the photos (as for me :)). Do you keep in touch with the ex-singles who found their love with the help of Mordinson Marriage Agency?

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Michel: We do stay in touch with some of the couples who met in the Mordinson, despite the fact that they are all busy building their own lives and raising children, we often get greetings on holidays from them! We also meet some of our former clients here in Kharkov once in a while when they come to visit their Ukrainian relatives! It’s a really great pleasure to see them being happy together and it gives us a lot of energy to go on with the work we are doing!

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Krystyna: Michael, what would you wish the readers of UkrainianDatingBlog.com?

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Michel: First of all I would like to congratulate you with the fact that you found this blog, which is a very good source of information about the Ukrainian women and I wish you all that the knowledge I’ve shared in that interview  will eventually help you to find your beloved! Mordinson family and I wish you lots of luck in your search and please visit our web site (http://www.mordinson.com) if you became interested in the services we provide! It is so precious to have a loving, caring and understanding woman by your side, and we will be happy to help you find your sweetheart!

9 thoughts on “Ukrainian dating Interview with Michael Mordinson”

  1. One problem I find with most of the Marriage Agencies is that they don’t offer enough information about the women on their profile. Thus, wasting our time and the ladies. Mordinson’s seems to give the least amount of information of any of the sites I’ve looked at.

    1. Aloha Dale,

      I agree with you to some extent; although I must admit that they also charge between $2,300 to $2,500 which weeds out alot of the ‘playas’ as they are not taken very serious by neither the agency nor the women who join the agency.

      Being that said, if the results that men are getting, who actually join the agency, are positive, then I think they should raise there rates to $3,000 instead of $2,500. As it is they are not getting a whole lot of volume of men, who would otherwise join ‘cheap’ sites because it’s economical to do so, but they are raising there probabilities of getting high quality men who are and will be able to take care of the precious women who are wanting to marry them.

      I’ve spoken to Michael, via email, and he’s an honorable man to say the least. He’s not interested in getting a whole lot of men to join his agency to begin with. I know that slaps the face of ‘business people’ who are wanting to make as much money as possible. But, his philosophy is not typical of that of the north american man.

      With that, I’d be the first to say that I will be joining his agency in 2012 and will be in the Ukraine during the summer period for 2-3 months and will be staying in his apartment buidling complex in Kharkov.

      Mahalo from Hawaii,
      Hilton

      1. Hilton,

        I don’t see how them charging more helps. Their site basically forces men to choose the women based solely on looks and only after a few emails can you find out if you have anything in common with them women. Don’t get me wrong, on most of the sites, I chose women by their picture first but then read their profile to see if we have anything in common. It doesn’t matter how attractive a woman is, if there’s nothing in common, it’ll never work. If they (to include other sites) would just allow the women to put a little more about themselves and what they are interested in. It would just help both parties in my opinion.

        1. Dale,

          I just clicked on one of the pictures, to the right on this website, and they seem to have what you’re looking for; as far as detailed info on the woman and what the women are looking for. Of course, I’ve heard horror stories about these kinds of sites whereby a lonely foreigner would think that they were writing to the women and would get a fake letter that was basically written by the dating websites employee instead of by the original woman that the foreigner was writing to.

          When the foreigner would go visit the woman, the woman didn’t even know the man because she never recieved his letter. So, while the man was being taken to the cleaners by a fake woman, the man was thinking that he was writing to a real woman. That’s the very reason why every man should do there homework thoroughly about what site(s) they join.

          Because of this alone, if for no other reason, I chose Mordinson as my future agency to use for finding what I’m looking for.

          For my situation, cost is irrelevant as long as I can get the rare woman that doesn’t exists in the U.S.A; and those women who do exists in the U.S.A are already married or about to get married…

          Mahala from hawaii,

          Hilton

    2. Hi Dale,

      Mordinson agency posts only general information about the
      ladies in their profiles, and if a man is interested in a lady or
      ladies, he is absolutely welcome to ask those ladies any questions
      which are interesting for him, his introduction letter will be
      translated and sent to the ladies FREE of charge!

      If you have any questions about services of Mordinson Marriage Agency, please feel free to ask me. I give my best to answer all your questions! 🙂

      Regards,

      Krystyna

      1. Krystyna,

        Thank you for the response. I am actually a week out from my trip to Kiev. I have gone with a local agency there. I’m really looking forward to the trip. I’ll email you after to let you know how it went.

        1. Aloha Dale,

          It would be interesting to have you give a play by play of what you experience on a daily basis while you’re in Kiev.

          If you can try doing that.

          I think I will try to do just that while I’m in Kharkov. But, I’m quite a few months away from going to Ukraine. So, I have alot of time to think about a lot of things 🙂

          Mahalo,

          hilton

          1. Hello Dale and Hilton,

            it would be great if you could tell us about your experience with Ukrainian women during your trip in Ukraine. I hope very muc that you will find the right woman for life. But take you care in Ukraine!

            Next week, I am going to Kiev for a couple of days.

            If you have any questions about Ukraine, Ukrainian women or dating, please ask me.

            Krystyna

  2. All the womens, do they speak english?
    I was about to visit i women in Ukraine once, but after a long contact she told me that she was using an interprentor?
    Sounds surreal to me, that an interprentor should join our “dates”… no way.

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