Starting off on the wrong foot could land your leather-shod paw in your mouth.When in Ukraine, do as well-behaved foreign guests do. If invited into a family home, it is traditional to bring a gift. These cultural differences add a certain amount of charm to these beautiful ladies.
If you are a Western man who is visiting Ukraine for the first time to meet his Ukrainian woman friend, you may find the entire experience confusing.
A little knowledge of Ukrainian customs and etiquette could go a long way towards impressing that special Ukrainian woman.
Flowers and small gifts are encouraged if not required and definitely remembered and considered a very nice gesture.
Of course these things are not necessities and not all girls like flowers after all.
If you are kind and not selfish your chances are very good.
But also remember all people are different and some girls are just not very open to long term relationships.
Dating in Russia is pretty much the same as everywhere else - it is fun and a good way to meet people!
Russian girls expect very good treatment from their male suitors while on dates and during their entire courtship.
Your fiance' may not think this is important or even want you to ask her parents, but at least make the offer.
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 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.