Here are my thoughts: There are some differences, but they are so minor that you can go to Moscow having read Bang Ukraine and still know what you’re doing.
Ukrainian girls have more restrained personalities upon first meeting, but when they open up, they are similar to Russian girls.
"They're almost never as good as they look in their profile pictures," Hans, 25, warns me.
Girls put a lot of effort into their profile pictures, which are frequently glossy, high-resolution snaps taken by high-end cameras.
He also feels he is able to better attract women more suited to his liking by popping on a suit and doing his thing in Moscow's nightclubs. He has taken to filling his weekday evenings with Tinder dates to theaters and art galleries.
He finds the texting tiresome, and feels that Tinder robs flirting of the crucial non-verbal element. Although he loves going out, he's not a dancer and finds it hard to talk to girls in clubs. He relishes the opportunity to practice his Russian, meet Russians and explore Moscow. Whether he meets women through Tinder, in a classroom or at a club, they all end up on the same set-menu date for Salsa dancing.
Ukrainian girls will dig into my background to see if I’m a Turkish sex tourist, but most Russian girls I met didn’t do this.
Advantage: Russia Russian girls give better initial responses to your approach and are more likely to give you their number from a shorter conversation, but are not easier to get into bed.
I spent five weeks in the Siberian city of Tomsk and two weeks in Moscow.My second date, Elena, 32, also prefers Tinder to clubbing.A busy woman with a lot of responsibilities, Elena often doesn't have the time to go out and meet lots of men, so Tinder is ideal. Tinder reviews I read by Russian women online often excitedly brag about their ability to use the app to line up a string of dates with foreign men.I match with Alya, and after several rounds of messaging, we agree to meet.
Alya, 22, is a cheerful girl who laughs loud and often.
However, it is frequently genuine — many profiles warn users that they are married (in some cases wedding photos make it onto the profile) and that they are just looking for friendship and interesting conversations.