In the high point of Ukrainian crisis, state of war in the east of the country, experts paid their attention at the following phenomenon: the popularity of dating sites, including specialized dating agencies increased. The number of clients of professional matchmakers who make Ukrainian brides acquainted with western men practically doubled. What is the reason of such a phenomenon? Probably, girls have much more time for private life because of economic hardships. There is another explanation: lonely life is morally and financially difficult for any woman.
In the course of a research held on order of a-goodwife.com 24% of questioned women from Ukraine acknowledged that worries about financial hardships and political unstableness made them think of lasting relationships with men from America, Europe and Australia.
The Ukrainian newspaper ‘Today’ offers an interesting information. The crisis makes Ukrainian women search for a foreign husband more often. Some big dating agencies from Kiev, Donetsk, Lvov confirmed this tendency lately. There has become a third more of those wishing to find a foreign husband since the beginning of 2014. Moreover, a real glut of Ukrainian brides is expected until spring 2015.
A statistics of Israeli Knesset is also interesting: more than 300 men annually go from Israel to Ukraine in search of a bride. Today in Israel dozens of agencies work specializing at organization of marriage tours to Ukraine, particularly to Odessa and Kherson. The majority of Ukrainian wives of Israeli men are from there.
Israeli documentalists decided to dedicate a documentary to this phenomenon. They started shooting in Kherson. The movie will tell about marriages of Ukrainian girls with foreigners in the epoch of economic crisis and will be doubled in five European languages.
Some men, as experts say, make use of the situation and come to Ukraine in purpose just to have fun for some days with our girls posing as if they are searching for serious relationships. For them it’s just a kind of a sex-tourism. There are fake brides among scammers, names and photos of which are already in black lists of antiscam agencies. ‘Services of the majority of dating agencies are free for girls, male foreigners are more interested’, said an employee of Kiev’s branch of American dating agencies. ‘So ladies don’t risk at all. Dating agencies’ fee for fiances is now on the average of 250$’. Even if a fiance will be not to a lady’s taste she will eat tasty food which is also important during the crisis.
3-4% of marriages are annually contracted between local brides and foreign citizens. It’s approximately every 30-th marriage registered in Ukrainian Civil Registration Offices. Press relations service of Department of Justice reported us about it.