Ukrainian Dating • Stepping into a (New World)

Love wearing Vshyvannka • Men must pay for everything

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Ukraine is filled interesting traditions, tasty foods and unique history so dating a Ukrainian is like stepping into a new world.

First you need to start learning about this beautiful country and its culture but don’t worry, we got you covered in this article:

Celebrating Vyshyvanka Day

If you’re dating a Ukrainian, you should learn to love wearing Vyshyvanka.

Vyshyvanka,

is the casual name of the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt.

These types of shirts have a long history and were used as talisman against the dark forces.

Ancient Ukrainian believed the embroidery on the chest protects the human soul from Evil and death.

Every year, on the third Thursday in May,

Ukrainian people wear these embroidered shirts to celebrate Vyshyvanka Day.

It’s a custom in Ukraine for the bride her Bridesmaids to wear Vyshyvanka when dropping off the Shyshky and inviting the guests.

Men Must pay for Everything

In Ukrainian dating culture, men are expected to pay for everything from taxi to food and clothes.

It is very important for a Ukrainian man to be able to support a family financially to be a good husband or partner.

Men are supposed to be the leader in the relationship.

No sweet talk

If you’re dating Ukrainian men, don’t expect a lot of sweet talks.

Unlike most western men, Ukrainian men would show their love for you instead of talking about their feelings.

They can keep their emotions to themselves and are not easily provoked.

When you pay attention to their behaviors and actions, you’ll quickly learn how they really feel about you.

Many Unfamiliar Dishes

Despite the unfamiliarity,

Ukrainian Cuisine is one the most delicious in Eastern Europe.

Borscht,

the most famous dish in Ukrainian cuisine, is a type of soup made with beets, potatoes, and carrots.

Dating a Ukrainian means you’ll be enjoying a lot of Chicken Kyiv which is pounded and breaded chicken breasts rolled up around butter.

Ring on the Right Hand

Unlike most cultures around the world, wedding rings in Ukraine are always put on the right hand.

A married lady must also wear a marriage ring on the ring finger of her right hand.

If the husband died the ring is placed on the left hand to demonstrate that the lady is a widow.

Ukraine History

Ukraine is located in Eastern part of Europe and has a coastline at the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in the southeast.

It is bordered by Russia to the east and north, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west, and

Romania and Moldova to the south.

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia

Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to achieve a short-lived period of independence.

Ukrainians proclaimed the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) in 1917 with its capital at Kyiv and the Western Ukrainian

National Republic in 1918 with its capital at Lviv.

In 1932 and 1933,

millions of Ukrainians were killed in the Holodomor, a man-made famine engineered by the Soviet government of Joseph Stalin.

Ukraine officially became an independent state following the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 24 August 1991.

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