Below are a few rules of etiquette that could save you a lot of embarrassment and trouble: When Meeting Your Special Ukrainian Woman, Mind Your P's and Q's - When you get invited to the home of a Ukrainian woman friend's family, be sure to bring a gift.Sure, you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine or a cake, but a gift that represents your home country would be greatly appreciated by your Ukrainian woman friend's family.Specifically, a few will engage in sex on the first date, a few will not engage in it until they are married, but the vast majority fall somewhere between these two extremes -- they will have sex when they feel that a certain level of mutual caring and trust has developed in the relationship. - It is still an accepted Ukrainian custom to ask the woman's parents for her hand in marriage.If geographic distance is a problem, consider a phone call. Be prepared to remove your shoes upon entering a home. Ukrainian Flower Etiquette If you bring flowers, make sure it is an uneven number of flowers and also make sure when you send flowers to your lady that they are uneven to. Men should not take off their jackets unless asked to do so. In Orthodox churches women wear scarves or hats, and men take off their hats. Don't put your thumb between your first two fingers - this is a very rude gesture.You need not show up in elaborate or showy finery, either, unless the occasion specifically calls for your Sunday best.
Remember, if the woman still lives with her parents, you do not want to offend them by failing to respect an old Ukrainian custom.
If they don't, simply take off your shoes and remain in your stocking feet (Note: because of this custom, you might want to pay careful attention to the socks you choose to wear). - You will find that Ukrainian women have the same (i.e., modern) attitudes about sex as Westerners do.
Specifically, a few will engage in sex on the first date, a few will not engage in it until they are married, but the vast majority fall somewhere between these two extremes -- they will have sex when they feel that a certain level of mutual caring and trust has developed in the relationship. - You will find that Ukrainian women have the same (i.e., modern) attitudes about sex as Westerners do.
If there is a child in the house, it is appropriate to provide him/her with a small gift as well. - Flowers play a much more important role in Ukraine than they do in the West. If you meet your lady's family, be sure to bring flowers to her mother.
Old Fashioned Dating Customs One will find that most Ukrainian women, in Odessa and all other cities in Ukraine, are modern thinking, though they do follow some dating customs which may be considered old-fashioned by Western standards.