Ukrainian girls crowd dating agencies willing to get married abroad
As the political situation in the country has changed, Ukrainian women have also changed their marriage preferences.
Several years ago, Ukrainian girls were not so eager to register in the marriage agencies, but now many women are ready to pay their own money to find a good foreign husband.
"I can say for sure, the influx is very large, we don’t even have time to process all the applications. For example, in the past, maybe 15 people a month approached us, now 5-10 people call and come every day. We help these women to fill out a questionnaire and to introduce themselves well, we make a portfolio for them or just help them to select their photos, we also assist them in having the correspondence with a potential fiancé. As a rule, a man pays for all the services and a woman waits until somebody would be interested in her profile. But now many clients don’t want to wait and take the initiative in getting acquainted" - says Anastasia, the manager of a Dnepropetrovsk marriage agency.
The same happens in other dating agencies. We phoned five agencies, but we received an offer to register only in two. “Now a great number of people want to register, we don’t have time to process all the applications,” we were told so in most well-known agencies and they offered to call back in a few days.
Those women who are looking for a foreign husband claim that they love Ukraine, but want to have more stable life. "I live here almost all my life, but I want to marry a foreigner. Let it be a man from Europe or America. Now I am in a more active search, since my life has become more difficult, I can hardly live on my small shop-attendant’s salary. And the future is hard to predict, nobody knows what will happen soon. In the past, I worked in Kiev, but our shop was closed because of the financial crisis and I moved back to my home city,”said 25-year-old Anna. The girl refuses point-blank to give her last name, as her family does not approve her search abroad. But it does not prevent her from searching for a foreign husband and she is ready to introduce him to her family as soon as she finds him.
Foreign men are considered stable that is why the Ukrainian women prefer them to the native ones.
By the way, despite the political situation in the country, foreigners visit Ukraine with pleasure. “There are always many tourists, the foreigners are interested in everything that is happening here and support Ukraine. It is difficult to talk about a certain amount of tourists. Sometimes 1 man comes a week, sometimes more than 10 people travel here even in the wintertime. In any case, so far the women are more eager to get acquainted than men are.