If you invite women on a date – you are expected to pay.The ‘Dutch’ approach to dating in Ukraine is not understood at all.Ukrainians are almost always able to spot foreigners just from their clothes, which often display individualism through colors or unique design, whereas Ukrainians prefer gray and dark clothing to fit in with everyone else.
When on a date with a Ukrainian women – think courting process and you will have success.Ukraine also instills strong emphasis on respecting the elders, so one is expected to give up seats to elderly people in the metro, especially if they are veterans of World War II.Most Ukrainian customs are likely comparable with your own.There are only a few items that we feel are worth mentioning.Ukrainians typically have low level of respect for authorities or police.
This is mainly result of 70 years under communism, where police and people in government roles had ability to earn great living through bribes or other dishonest means.
Men are expected to be cordial towards women and should open doors, offer seats to those that are pregnant, with children, etc.
They should also help them with putting their coat on or off, helping them carry heavy bags, pull out their chairs at restaurants, light up their cigarettes, etc.
Because middle class Ukrainians can seldom afford nights out at restaurants, most celebrations take place at dining room tables in their apartments.
It is normal for neighbors to come knocking on doors asking for small items such as milk, butter or matches if they run out.
For example in United States it is customary for people to smile often, especially those working in customer service.