Well, a Ukrainian woman… She is dreamt of, wished and admired, and at the same time hated and despised. One wants to marry her, love her, dedicates songs, poems and novels to her, or at least just posts in the net What do people think of girls from Ukraine in Europe and America? Who is she? A long-legged beauty with a powerful sexual libido who likes furs, diamonds and a rest on the best resorts. Or maybe a Ukrainian wife is a universal homemaker who cooks pies, takes care of children and demands nothing in return but love? Or maybe she is just ‘a girl for sale’ who comes to Europe to fool men around and take their money, ‘sell’ herself or get a citizenship? A Ukrainian woman abroad is everything mentioned.
Her perception is very contrasting. Everything depends on how much a person is smart, open and educated. And also on what kind of Ukrainian ladies he met before. Ukrainian women are beauties in their majority. It’s not a stereotype but a stark fact. The whole world knows about it, from the USA to Europe, Australia, and South America. People admire Russian (Slavic) beauty, are jealous of it, talk about it. The word ‘Ukrainian’ became the same common as a ‘Russian’ one. She always should be beautiful or at least just pretty. One can tell a Ukrainian woman not just by her pale skin, expressive eyes and long legs, but also by her clothing. They like to dress in a bright and beautiful way. However, according to some Europeans’ opinions, a Russian women dress in a too extravagant and sometimes vulgar way. High heels and a bright make-up make an image of a vamp lady. Talking about professional qualities, apprehension is double here. From one side, men notice her responsibility and Russian fast footwork. On the other side, a Ukrainian woman seems for them to be too rigorous, demanding and a bit aggressive. They are often blamed in excessive honesty, straightness and abruptness.
There is a stereotype popular: ‘They need only money.’ So American men lately think. But these are not only Russians who like expensive gifts and furs. Italian, French and American women like luxury as well. A Ukrainian woman is often taken as a hunter for a successful marriage, money and comfort. It’s worth saying that there are spectacular examples confirming this stereotype.
There is no secret in that many girls come to America or Europe because they love their fiancés. They fall in love with hot-tempered macho-men and leave their cities. They very often do it without having learned the language and finding a job. They just come and get married. Laws, problems with a residence permit and other bureaucratic procedures push them to do it. Not taking into account some rare exceptions, one can hardly meet a Ukrainian girl who lives in Europe or the USA and who has never been married with a local man or isn’t married now. That’s why there is no wonder in that a perception is exactly the following: these Russians want just to arrange their life.
As soon as the USSR fell, the West was just flooded over with women from ‘post-soviet’ territories. There is no need in concealing that among them there were girls of light conduct and just girls wanting a beautiful and new life. These Slavic beauties managed to take men’s flats, furs and other attributes of beautiful life. However, there were completely different ones – well-educated, honest, kind and smiling. Times have changed, but the stereotype remained. Smart and beautiful girls with two higher educations, good social status and general outlook western girls of the same age can only envy are still a dream of many lonely men.