Is it true that Russian and Ukrainian women really do seek men from other countries in such high reported numbers?
Yes, and Elena Petrova breaks down exactly why in her in-depth and on-point article.
She answers questions like:
- What makes foreigners attractive to Slavic ladies?
- Why Russian and Ukrainian ladies don’t want to marry men from their own countries.
- What marriage means for women from Russia and Ukraine.
- How demographics contribute to the situation
And the big one: Why Ukrainian, Russian, or post USSR women desire to marry foreign men.
Single women are constantly told by people around them that they should find a husband. Even if they do not want one, they are relentlessly pointed out that their social value is low because they haven’t managed to snap a man.
- By the age of 22 a woman is considered deficient if she is not married.
- By the age of 25 a woman giving birth to her first child is considered “an old mother” in the official medical terms.
- By the age of 30 a woman is considered a spinster. Source
Demographics play a big role as, after age 30, there are actually far fewer options for meeting men for Russian and Ukrainian women. Elena breaks it down for us:
Early deaths in males are the major reason for significant demographic imbalances. At birth there are 106/100 males to females both in Russia and Ukraine. (See Ratio of males to females by country, Wikipedia)
One of the prevalent reasons of early deaths in men is alcohol abuse, causing fatal accidents and health issues. An average life expectancy is only 62 years for Russian males, and 63 years for Ukrainian males. Source
The myth of Russian women marrying only to get out of Russia
They are not trying to escape their country. In most cases they are simply looking for actual love, security, and other things they are not finding in their own country due to short supply!
The common notion to believe that Russian or Ukrainian women only marry western men to immigrate is totally wrong. If this was true, foreign men wouldn’t need to make several trips to Ukraine trying to find a bride; ladies would take any foreigner and wed on the spot. But it’s not so.
Truth is, living in a better country does make western men more attractive to Slavic ladies, but only because foreign guys have the traits that Ukrainian and Russian women value in their partners: fidelity, ability to provide for a family, a respectful attitude towards women. However, girls also have other requirements such as age difference, education, desire to have children in a marriage, and others. Source
Read the full article here for a great look at why the Russian dating phenomenon exists.
Then you will see why we have a 60/40 average split between women and men at Lucky Lovers! It makes sense!