Brides from Ukraine love to travel. Traditionally, Eastern European people prefer such states as Egypt, Spain, Cyprus, and especially Turkey. Odds are, if you travel to one of these tourist destinations, you can find a group of young Ukrainian women staying there. Likewise, meeting a girl while she’s on vacation is much easier because her head is probably not filled with work and routine.
There is nothing like the prospect of economic hardship to facilitate intercontinental liaisons, and so, far from business drying up in recent months, the romance and "bride" trade is booming. If anything, there are now more western men planning trips to Odessa than there were last year, when I accompanied a "romance tour" to Ukraine for a magazine story. I spent a week in Odessa with 29 men, all of them hoping to find a wife during their trip. They were mainly Americans, but there were also Brits, an Italian and a Saudi on the tour.
There are many reasons why men from outside Russia or Ukraine would want to date women native to one of the two countries and vice versa. They each offer each other something that they cannot find in their own country, therefore creating a love unlike any other. Unfortunately, it can be hard for these men to meet the women they want to and for these women to meet men outside their own country.
Here is what I learned about mamba.ru. The paid option gets you access to a LOT more filters, including “speaks English”. There’s also another field “Requires Sponsorship” which is the equivalent of an American singles ad “looking for generous men”, otherwise known as pay for play. The 10 Euros I paid to get the extra filters was well worth it. The downside is that I mentioned the site to another single guy at the hotel and he triggered the hacker detector and locked out all of the hotel wireless from the site.
Remember these points too: colorful photos are more attractive than black-and-white ones; never upload pictures of you with a drink, which is a top turn-off; and make sure that your profile photo and other pictures reflect your true nature. It will be very frustrating for a woman to see a huge difference between you as shown in the picture and you as you really are in real life.