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What is mail order bride?

Mail-order bride is a label applied to a woman who publishes her intent to marry someone from another – usually more financially developed – country. Historically, mail-order brides were women who listed themselves in catalogs and were selected by men for marriage. Sometimes the men and women involved were citizens of different countries, e.g. women from European countries moving to the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries, and sometimes they involved citizens of the same country. This list looks at several facts about mail order brides from Russia and Ukraine that you may not know.

About Russian & Ukrainian brides by mail

Most people think that Russian and/or Ukrainian brides are desperate women who want nothing more than to marry a foreigner (preferably American) to leave their countries and start a new life abroad. But in fact, this is almost always incorrect. Russia has a man shortage; there are roughly 8 men for every 10 women in a culture which is very marriage-oriented. Consequently, many Russian and Ukrainian women are compelled to look outside for a husband. As one mail order bride company says: “[Russian/Ukrainian Brides] feel as if you were one of the guys who would approach her at a bar: where she can say, “yes” if she likes you, and “thanks, but no, thanks” if she doesn’t.”
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that “…marriages arranged through [mail order bride] services would appear to have a lower divorce rate than the nation as a whole, fully 80 percent of these marriages having lasted over the years for which reports are available.” The USCIS also reports that “… mail-order bride and e-mail correspondence services result in 4,000 to 6,000 marriages between U.S. men and Ukrainian brides each year.”

Mail order brides from Ukraine

Ukraine is already famous for its beautiful women. A number of obvious factors about Ukrainian mail-order brides help to place them into the top ten of that list. Most of them have high education — it means they can discuss different topics, understand foreign languages and find a job in a foreign country. Also, they are not afraid to try anything new and do something with their lives to avoid boring routine.
In general Ukrainian ladies are not shy to use the services of mail-order bride industry online, and it is creating one of the world’s largest lady markets. They are open for new acquaintances and for new perspectives. Sometimes they are naive because often they do believe in men and in their pure love. They love traditional sex and open for anything to please their men.



Ukrainians look the same as Western European girls: intelligent and easy going, but they are more beautiful and sincere. However, sometimes sensual Slav accent can send chills down to any bride-seeker’s spine.
A very close distance to Europe make Ukraine one of the easiest bride markets to access, plus Ukrainians’ intense desire to begin a better new life and thirst for immediate changes, makes this county one of the most open on the list of mail order brides and actually Ukrainian ladies - the most desirable.




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