If you are interested in dating Ukrainian women, then you need to learn about the Ukrainian culture. The things you learn will give you a much better understanding of the people, what the relationships are like and what is expected of you. In this article, we have listed five notable differences in the Ukrainian culture.

1. Smiles and Handshakes

Ukrainian cultureDon’t be offended if a Ukrainian man or woman doesn’t have a warm response to your smile and offering for a handshake. In the Ukrainian culture, smiles are more reserved for familiar people and handshakes simply are not that customary. The latter especially so for the women. When you get to know a person more, they will open up to you.

2. Being a Guest of Honor

That is something that happens every time you visit a Ukrainian household. You are going to be the center of attention: you will be fed, taken care of and well entertained. As a form of thanks, you are expected to bring a gift to the host. It is a way to show you gratitude for all the hospitality you were shown.

3. Many Superstitions

There are a lot of superstitions in the Ukrainian culture. Most of them focused on love and relationships, but there are also several for unfortunate events like disasters and even death. You may want to look into these – especially the relationship ones. You may avoid some adverse situations that way.

4. Friend or Acquaintance

Making friends is a different experience from culture to culture. In some places, it takes a very long time while in others almost no time at all. Ukraine falls more into the first category – it takes some time before you are seen as a friend by a Ukrainian. It takes spending a lot of time together and learning to get to
know each other.

5. Education

In the West, most kids have extracurricular activities. The difference here is that kids in Ukraine have many of those. The demand for private tutors in huge. Especially so with learning foreign languages.


We hope you found these facts about the Ukrainian culture interesting. They will come in handy when you start dating a Ukrainian woman. Good luck and come back soon for more Ukrainian dating tips.