Ukraine Online Dating: Everything You Need To Know
So you are interested in international dating? And you have your eye on Ukraine? It should come as no surprise that the easiest, most efficient way to meet Ukrainian girls is on the Internet. But we are talking the country that gave us mail-order brides here. As popular as it is, when it comes to Ukraine online dating can be a bit tricky.
How do you get all the cute ones but dodge the scam-y bullets?
Here is everything you need to know about Ukraine online dating.
Paid Vs Free Ukraine Online Dating
This is the ultimate question, isn’t it? Should you pay to date on the Internet? In my experience, it depends on what you are looking for. On paid sites you get premium service and people who are serious enough to invest in dating.
Free websites and apps are… well, free.
You are not tied down to it because of the money you paid. Love the service or hate it, there is nothing to lose in trying.
When it comes to Ukraine online dating, paid services equal serious relationship. Of course, they could also equal fraud but more on that later.
Here are the benefits of using a premium site to meet your Ukrainian beauty:
Use it anywhere. Unlike Tinder and the like, paid services let you meet girls without even being on the same continent. Then, once you get to know them, you can take that trip and let the offline romance take off.
Women are required to fill out their profiles with as much detail as possible. You can search by hair color, eye color, favorite food even. Needless to say, that saves you some time sorting through possible matches. Yes, even if you are not that picky.
Paid dating sites (at least the good ones) are very strict about not allowing scammers. There are multiple systems to protect you from fraud. You don’t get that kind of policy on free dating giants like Tinder, because they can’t afford to keep it up.
It goes on and on, actually.
In the Ukraine online dating scene, you get what you pay for. Women on there are looking for serious relationships and they are playing no games finding their soul mate. Free dating can be fun during a trip or when you are bored.
But here is another thing about Eastern European women:
They are not in for a one-night stand!
Yes, that is a big fat generalization. There is the occasional Ukrainian girl that is down to get frisky, no strings attached. You will hear a lot of these stories by guys who went clubbing in Kiev. Let me tell you, though, half of these are the product of the guys imagination.
Anyway, Ukrainian chicks are not really into the no-commitment thing.
They dress provocatively and like to flirt, that is true, but you will find them to be very timid on Tinder (and the like). By timid read: time-wasters.
Still, free Ukraine online dating is great for when you travel. Even if you don’t get a date, you might at least score yourself a free local guide.
How Does Paid Ukraine Online Dating Work?
To give you a short answer, pretty much the same as in any other country.
The basics are the same – you sign up for a dating site, they charge you a membership fee, and then you can use the service to its full capacity.
Yes, most paid dating platforms start off with something like ‘Sign Up For Free!’ but in reality the free profile can only take you so far. As in, it can’t get you anywhere, basically. Surprise-surprise, you need to pay to use a paid dating service.
What Does Membership Include?
I will be talking about Ukraine Date, mostly, which we’ve talked about before. So far, Ukraine Date has been the best, most reputable, effective, and easy to use dating service that I have found for dating in Ukraine.
So, for Ukraine Date premium membership exists in two forms. You can either get the Gold or the Platinum.
Needless to say, the second is better as it includes a bunch of super useful (if not downright essential) tools – automatic translation and video chat to name a few. There is a price difference—but it is actually quite tiny. The best way to save yourself some buck is to get a 12 month membership. The price per day comes out at less than 50 cents this way.
The way Ukraine Date works, you are not charged any further fees apart from the membership. A free profile lets you browse through the girls and it even includes the advanced search features. You can look by hair color, eye color, professional field, interests…
Basically anything that girls put on their profiles you can search by. And once a lady catches your eye, you can also contact her.
Why Free Members Are Missing Out
The free profile gives you a taste of what the site has to offer.
Ukraine Date has won a lot of people over this way. They sign up as a joke and find themselves loving what they see.
Sadly, there is very little point in a free profile. Yes, you can send messages to the girls but one of you has to be premium or else you are not able to read them. Most women only have a free account as they can’t afford to pay for premium. Remember that Ukrainians are always well off, especially young girls.
So, if you only get a free profile that would be like window shopping. Most of the pretty things on display will be out of your reach. And that is why you need a premium. It’s a paid dating site, people.
But Are The Girls Real?
It’s a common concern with Ukraine online dating that scammers could be lurking around every (virtual) corner. Yes, fake profiles are a problem. This is, indeed, the country of mail-order brides. Some people will always be looking for a way to capitalize foreign interest in the country’s most fascinating treasure. The women.
Here are some tips that will help you protect yourself from scammers. These work regardless of the platform (plus Ukraine Date is actually pretty good at weeding out the fakes before they even appear):
Fill out your profile and check if the girl has done the same.
Men are notorious for only looking at the photo but that is setting yourself up for fraud. Fake profiles often use beautiful, photo shoot level pictures. These are also often stolen.
Anyway, the one thing they fail at is filling out the profile. Either it will be too short or badly written, or it will be based entirely on clichés. Seriously, how many real girls out there love ‘long walks on the beach and poetry’. There aren’t many great beaches in Ukraine!
Ask. To. Skype.
Seriously, video messaging is your best friend for avoiding scammers. This is why I tell people to get Platinum on Ukraine Date, too.
Any normal girl would be thrilled to see you (and make sure you are really who you say you are). Any scammer would avoid video chats like the plague. Even if you prefer to save some buck and only get Gold membership, always ask to Skype.
Plus, you’ll find it can be quite fun.
Never, EVER send money to the girls that you meet.
Ukraine online dating is a lucrative place for scammers to tell you a sob story and get some buck.
Reputable websites are constantly on the lookout but it seems to be a never-ending battle. And these people can be very convincing, too. One guy even got a fake medical certificate from the ‘girl’ whose ‘sister is chronically ill and suddenly got worse’.
Now that you know how online dating can help you meet a gorgeous Ukrainian girl, here is why we recommend Ukraine Date above other websites.
Firstly, and call me a cheapskate for that, but Ukraine Date is very affordable. They only charge you a flat fee for your membership.
From there on it is free access to everything the site has to offer. There are other services that would ask you to pay for every single thing – read a message, talk or video chat (per minute), send an online gift etc.
The way I see it, that is like paying membership for the gym and then getting charged for using the equipment, machine by machine.
Then there is the thing about popularity. Ukraine Date is the leading dating site in Ukraine. This gives you plenty of opportunities to meet your dream girl. There will likely be tens if not hundreds of girls that match your initial criteria. With so much choice it’s easy to see why so many happy couples come out of it.
But the single best thing about Ukraine Date is the premium feeling it gives you. You are treated like a million bucks and you pay less than 50 cents per day. The design, the advanced search feature, the multiple layer anti-scammer policy, the excellent customer service. It’s not what you pay for, it is much more.
What is your favorite Ukraine online dating tip? Do you think online dating in Ukraine is different to how things are at your country? What websites and services do you like to use? Tell us in the comments and we will be sure to respond!
-The UkraineLiving.com Team
PS: You can sign up and browse the profiles for Ukraine Date for free, to see if it’s the right fit for you. Just click here.