In Russia an age of 18-25 for girls is called a Turgenev's one, as the great Russian writer in his works observed very skillfully nuances of world perception of young women of this age. A love instinct traditionally possesses hearts of all Turgenev’s girls of all times – they are searching for a husband. Some of them find him. Remaining 99 per cent obtain a valuable life experience instead. So the great writer considered.
Young Ukrainian women from 18 to 25 think of getting a good education and a good carrier quite oftener then they did before. They want to be self-reliant, less depend on men, dream of good salaries and a possibility to assure a decent life for themselves, and think that they shouldn’t deny themselves anything as their mothers did. They are easygoing, often reckless (the main sign of youth), they know how to be happy even with trifles. They try to enjoy life as much as possible before getting married and put family creation and birth of a child to the back burner.
Being sure in themselves, attractiveness and beauty of youth , a wish to gain success and not wishing to put any limits for oneself – that's the motto of the age.
Often a woman’s age defines some of her character traits and tastes she is looking in a man. For young girls in both Russia and Ukraine it’s important to see a friend and a sexual partner in a man. Those who are older look for fathers of their future children. Women older than 35 need a support and women older than 40 are not so easy to please. They need not just a good sex, but intelligence as well.
What do men speak about?
John, the USA: My acquaintance and communication with Russian women made a positive impression on me. They are very nice and kind. They have always impressed me with their sensitivity and tenderness. I have never been ignored or disrespected. I consider Ukrainian girls agreeable and energetic during communication. What about appearance? I have never seen so many beauties in all my life!