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What to Expect After the Big Trip

11. January 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

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Meeting a Russian or Ukrainian woman for the first time is an exciting experience, but many men aren't sure what comes next. Here are a few tips on what to expect after you have made the big journey.


When Things Go Well

If you and a Russian lady have hit it off and want to take things to the next level, congratulations! You have achieved what many men have only dreamed of. The next step is to decide if you want to make another trip (or trips) to better get to know your Russian woman or if you are ready to get married and begin the immigration paperwork. 

Bringing a Russian bride to your home country is an expensive, complicated process and something you should carefully consider before making a decision. Few couples are truly prepared for the endless paperwork and unexpected expenses of the immigration process. If you are considering taking the plunge with a Russian woman, be sure to research the rules and regulations of your home country. Laws vary from nation to nation so it is important to do your homework.   

Don’t be afraid to hold off marriage until after you have visited your Russian lady for a second or third (or fourth or fifth) time. While traveling can be expensive and time consuming, marriage is not something to be taken lightly. There is nothing wrong with ensuring that a Russian lady is the woman with whom you want to spend the rest of your life.


When Things Don’t Pan Out

When a man visits a Russian or Ukrainian woman in her home country things often go wonderfully. A gentleman and a lady immediately hit it off, sparks fly, and both parties are eager to continue the relationship. Other times a visit may not go as well as a gentleman hoped. Perhaps there is no chemistry and the couple realizes they are not meant to be.

While a visit that does not result in a love match is certainly disappointing, it does not necessarily mean the end of your Russian bride dreams. Some gentlemen have traveled to Russia or the Ukraine multiple times before finding the lady of their dreams. Also, if you use one of our Introduction Agencies to facilitate your trip, they will be able to introduce you to additional ladies while you are there, so at least you can open a few new doors.


If you have recently traveled to the former Soviet Union but did not hit it off with a special lady, the trip was not in vain. You have gained valuable insight into the countries and cultures and are that much more prepared for your next journey. All visits to Russia and the Ukraine are valuable learning experiences, even if they do not result in a love match. Don’t let your newfound knowledge go to waste.


Traveling to Russia or the Ukraine to meet a special lady is an exciting experience. Knowing what to expect after the big journey and making an informed decision about how to proceed is important to your future so choose wisely.