Ukrainian culture AnastasiaDate

Every culture in the world is unique in its own. If you want to attract a woman coming from a certain culture, you really have to do your homework and learn as much as you can about it. Learning even small pieces of a certain culture will allow you to have better perspective at how people, coming from that culture, think. And, because we are all for finding love in foreign countries, we’re going to take a look at 5 differences people see in the Ukrainian culture:

Smiles and Handshakes

Don’t take it personally when a Ukrainian doesn’t reciprocate your smile and your handshake. Smiles are reserved for special occasions and friends, and handshakes are just not that customary (especially for Ukrainian women). Remember this next time you meet a Ukrainian lady.

The Guest of Honor and the Gift

When you’re a guest at a Ukrainian household, you can expect that you’ll be the center of attention. You’ll be well taken care of, well fed and well entertained. Great, right? As a form of thanks, well advance thanks, in this case, bring a gift for the keeper of the house or the host before actually staying at the house to show your advance gratitude for the accommodation and hospitality. This is the polite thing to do in the Ukrainian culture.

Superstition About Almost Everything

You’ve probably already heard this bit. Ukrainians are very superstitious. It seems like they have a superstitious belief about all the things in their life. Most Ukrainians may seem nonchalant about the whole thing, some may even joke about specific superstitions but, strangely enough, they still avoid whistling indoors and buying an even number of flowers as gifts.

Friend and Acquaintance

In most cultures, the term “friend” or “friends” is considered to have a more general meaning. For example, even if you’ve only known a person for a week, he or she can be considered a friend. It is very different in Ukraine. The term “friend” has a deeper meaning. A Ukrainian can have one or two friends and many acquaintances. You really have to put in a little effort and a whole lot of genuineness in order to become a Ukrainian’s friend, take note.

Educating Children

Most kids in the West have extracurricular activities. It’s the same in Ukraine, but the difference is this: kids have a lot of extracurricular activities. There’s a huge demand for private tutors especially for learning languages. Ukrainian parents tend to want the best education for their children hence they supplement the kids’ schedule with other activities aside from the ones in school. For example, dance, art, music and so on.

A Quick Insight

It might be a quick insight into the Ukrainian culture, but it’s an insight nonetheless. If you have a Ukrainian friend, feel free to check if these are still accurate today. Cultures do evolve and change and that’s why you need to be informed and on your toes about it if you really want to impress and keep a lovely lady from Ukraine.