Russian Ukrainian Women & Thai Women – Very Different?
Editor: Krystyna, founder of Ukrainian Dating Blog & Ukrainian Dating Stories and speaker at the iDate conference. On this blog she shares her knowledge and experiences with international dating and intercultural relationship. Read more
Editor: Krystyna, passionate dating blogger, speaker and author read more
Many Western men might wonder whether Russian and Ukrainian women are like Thai women, but, as a Ukrainian woman, I know that there are some big differences!
There is no doubt that family values of the both cultures might be similiar… While we might all seem to be exotic, one of the most attractive traits about Ukrainian and Russian women is our devotion to our families. When we get married, our husbands and children become our top priority. Family values are the key to understanding Ukrainian and Thai culture. Family is extremely important and many old traditions are still very much a part of family life today.
What is the difference between Russian / Ukrainian and Thai women?
According to my online research, the dating culture of Thai mail order brides has always been a modest one despite popular rhetoric. Cross-cultural marriages between Caucasian and Thai women have only recently become commonplace fixtures in Thai communities.
Women are demure, while searching for a man of quality to become a part of her life. Treating a partner with undeniable respect, these women are rewarded with true commitment.
Russian / Ukrainian women vs Thai women
Career and finances
In my experience, Ukrainian and Russian mail order brides also very hardworking. Even if we have no experience in working in an office, for example, we are happy to help our husbands in their businesses if that is what they need.
15-20 years ago, Ukrainian and Russian women married very early (18-23 years were considered the best years of marrying). But nowadays, Ukrainians and Russian, like most Europeans, marry later. This is due to the fact that modern men and women want first to study and acquire a profession in order to become financially independent and able to support a family.
A Thai girl works to please her partner in every way a woman should. The more she is with her partner the greater the partners caretaker role becomes due to her economic dependency. In the Thai culture, her home life is her primary concern. Therefore, she is not expected to search for outside employment, unless it is the wish of her partner.
It is clear to these very smart women that if they wish to continue to live comfortably they must find a partner with the financial means to care for them, before moving beyond their early twenties.
Care taking is expected?
In Thailand, men expect to provide for their women. If, a woman works. She may have a small business. If, not a man might desire her company rather than having her out in the work force.
This is a personal decision. In the latter case, she is given a daily or monthly stipend or salary, known in Thai as an “ngen duan”. Caring for the woman is a strong part of the Thai culture. It is expected; a man marrying into a Thai family cares for his spouse. The active participation in family activities is expected. Social events are very important in the Thai family. The union is not only to the woman but also to the family.
In the initial process of asking for the woman’s hand, a man makes a solemn promise to take care of the woman. Thai women are cared for by their parents and trained to give great attention to their partners. They are quite beautiful and unaccustomed to the world of finance, which is required to pay mortgages, buy food and maintain a lifestyle.
The same expectations might be found in Russia and Ukraine. Men expect to provide for their Russian and Ukrainian mail order brides and expect to be a head of the family.
Issue of sexuality
Another difference between Russian and Ukrainian women (check also Slavic mail order brides) and women from Thailand is our sexuality.
People around the world regard Thailand as a visiting point for sexual pleasures. However, the actual culture of sexuality is modest. Thai women are quite chaste and stay with one partner. The subject is not open for dinner conversation.
Women are expected to remain untouched, sexually, for respectability. The same level of modesty appreciated in other parts of the world is no less expected, in Thailand. A woman of lose morals is frowned upon in Thailand and loses her position as a respectable woman.
However, Western influences have opened the option of cohabitation before marriage in the younger generation of Thai residents.
Russian and Ukrainian women’s sexuality
Thus, the Ukrainian and Russian woman’s attitude towards sex, hugs and kisses differs from the Western woman’s attitude. You should know that our culture is rather conservative (the women are shy and do not kiss at the first date usually).
Many readers write me that Ukrainian and Russian ladies are very shy, cannot or do not want to hug or kiss Western men, and it is really difficult sometimes to find out whether the woman is into you or not.
Conclusion: A lot in common
As you can see, Russian / Ukrainian and Thai women have something in common. On the other hand, there are very many cultural differencies. In my view, it is really hard to compare these both nationalities. Cultural differencies would dominate and we are really different.
What are your thoughts on this issue?
Guys, have you gained experience with dating clever and savvy Ukrainian or Russian women? Please share your experience below.
Many thanks in advance! Спасибо! Spasibo! Дякую!
About the author: Krystyna is an International dating blogger and coach. Here you find more than 500 articles on dating foreign ladies. In her regularly updated blog posts, Krys has shown a keen eye for online dating issues, dating scam and cross-cultural relationships.
Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert(s. here: Contact Krystyna)
On UkrainianDatingBlog.com you find quite a few pictures and photos. Who wants to see more, follow me on social media: