This cultural element isn’t lost on women, so, like anywhere else, you have your share of conniving people trying to get their share at your expense.
At first, I figured this was the result of poverty and low-income conditions.
That’s very different from when I lived and worked in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley, easily making $150,000/year writing software code and being surrounded by similar guys (and gals) who were making the same or more.
As of this writing, the median income in Ukraine is something like $500/month. In the other big cities, it’s closer to something like $300/mo.
There’s something about Slavic—and especially Ukrainian—women that makes them immediately recognizable in any country, pretty much in any part of this world.
Ukrainian women typically range from around 5’6” to 5’11” and up.
Many men consider Ukrainian women as some of the most beautiful in the world, an impression not lost on the women themselves. Put a Slavic woman with shoulder-length blonde hair, and she will cast a spell on me that would be all but impossible to break out of—even if I know she’s trouble and pursuing her is against my best interests.
Personally, I think such statements are absurd: beauty, after all, is subjective. While it’s usually hard to tell between a German from a Dutchman or an Englishman from a Canadian, you can typically see a Ukrainian woman a mile away.
This means that the wealth must be built from scratch or via some high-level connections.
So, if you see a guy driving an expensive car (Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW 7 Series, high-end Mercedes Benz, etc), chances are he’s not leasing it as you would in America, but actually bought it with cash, with money that he made via a serious business or some corrupt means.
I can also guarantee you that other Ukrainians would agree with me as well.