Added: 9:54 13th.May.2005
I just want to put in my two cents worth about a
first timer American in Kiev and what I found. I can
first of all concur as to the beauty of these women.
AND they are not spoiled as many American women are
– at least not yet
can also concur that Kiev Connections is a
legitimate, sincere company.
The conditions in Kiev are a mix – expensive high
rise apartments going up while people are begging in
the underground walkways. As I found in Italy and
Greece, the young people there very much are
concerned with image and dress accordingly. An
American stands out like “Gomer Pile” in Paris – or
at least I did!
Dress in black and walk like a chic movie star and
you’ll blend in well in Kiev. At the time I went in
April, all foreigners were spotted and noticed.
It seemed to me the younger a person was, the
friendlier they were. English is not spoken by as
many people as you may wish. Learn some Russian and
a few Ukrainian words. All signs are in the Cyrillic
alphabet, except some Western advertisements.
While the apartment itself was great, and the
location excellent, it is shocking for a Westerner
to have see a drunken bum in the stair well and to
experience obscene smells. One area is pristine, the
next crumbling and filthy. In other words, the
people take care of only what’s theirs – to hell
with common areas!
As to the women I met I can say that some look
better than their pictures, a few not as good. Once
you go through the sobering process of
rejection/acceptance I think you will find that you
will be happy since all the women will probably be a
cut above what you are used to in the West. I saw
maybe 5% young overweight people and none obese like
USA or UK. Older people – that’s a different story.
People out and about in Kiev seemed young – I’d
guess an average age of about 23, and more women
than men by about 60-40% (wild guess.) All the
ladies I met seemed to be real ladies, not scammers.
All seemed to have a feminine charm abscent from
most American ladies.
Be kind, be gracious, and be sincere, please. If you
are looking for a bad girl please stay at home or go
to someplace like Thailand. As men of the West are
desperate for real relationships with real women, so
are these women who have -- through no fault of
their own -- been subjected to hard times in many
regards, including interpersonal relationships.
Veronica, if you are reading, thanks for the insight
and I second your idea of getting your prospective
mate in touch with fellow Ukrainians in the States
or wherever you are. Just type “Ukrainian + <your
location>” in Google and see what you get.
Above all, just go to Kiev and find out for
yourself! I wouldn’t rely too much on email
relationships at all. The lady I got along with the
best was due to organic chemistry not electronic