Why Ukrainian women marry Americans

The United States is one of the richest and most developed countries in the world. The positive image of the country is popularized by the movies and TV shows.  High standard of living, social protection, liberal freedoms are the things that make the USA so attractive in the eyes of the potential immigrants. No wonder that lots of people see the USA a country of dreams, trying to live this dream in reality. Young girls from Ukraine like the idea of having an American husband and are ready to risk and try an international marriage.

Simple statistics

The number of marriages between Ukrainian women and foreigners is growing. In 2008, the country registered 11.4 thousand of mixed weddings, and in 2017 the number was already equal to 15.5 thousand. That is, if in 2008 every 30th marriage was concluded with foreigners, in 2017 – every 15th. Whom do Ukrainian girls marry? Mostly the marriages are conducted with Americans, Europeans (Germans, Scandinavians) and more rarely with Asians (including Arabic, Chinese, and Indians).  And this data is only on marriages contracted in Ukraine.

The popularity of overseas husbands among Ukrainians is confirmed by the marriage agencies. According to their calculations, the number of marriages with foreigners over the past five years has doubled at least, and the number of appeals from Ukrainian women to international matchmakers has increased at least five times. But of course it is a matter of both men and women searching for each other. American men gladly come to Ukraine in search of their true love. They use services of the marriage agencies or simply come for a private visit after corresponding with a lady on the Internet.

What type of women do Americans prefer?

Ukrainian woman for any foreigner is the personification of the home comfort, love for the household, as well as beauty and style. Often from an American groom you can hear complaints about their local women and admiration for the beauty of Ukrainians. Many of them are not very fond of women with a lot of makeup on the face, although our girls, on the contrary, believe that it helps them to attract the attention of men. American men do not hesitate to speak frankly about it even on the first date.

There are those who love girls exclusively in heels, but most Americans will not mind if you come for a date without heels and in jeans. Though, Ukrainian girls know how to look stylish and cool even in the casual outfit. That’s why Ukrainian beauties easily win hearts of the foreign grooms. Let’s take a look at the differences between Ukrainian men and American men and find out what makes Americans so popular with the Ukrainian girls.

Do Ukrainian women like American men?  

Yes! American men are in the top-list of desirable foreign husbands for Ukrainian ladies. And there are a number of reasons for it.

Social aspect

Many Ukrainian women having married to Americans receive a higher status than they had at home, and much higher standard of living.  Besides, in international marriages there is twice less rick of the divorce than in the families of Ukrainians, 30% vs 60%. And if before model-looking girls came to the agencies, looking for a rich sponsor from abroad, now women of 35-50 are searching for a foreign husband.

Very often these women have negative experience of the previous marriage. Unfortunately, most of Ukrainian men do not want to marry a woman with a child from a previous marriage, while with Americans the situation is totally different. They think if a lady has her own child, she will accept his children as well, or even be ready to have more kids in a new marriage.

Attitude to women

American men often state that their local women in pursue for career and self-development forget about the family values. In Ukraine, girls dream about a good husband and a family warmth. For this reason, the phenomenon of Ukrainian women looking for Americans is so wide-spread nowadays. According to the statistics, the number of single women prevails over the number of men in Ukraine. That’s why, men have too great variety of options, and, as a result, they are extremely picky. Ukrainians do not appreciate or respect their women in the way they should. But Americans have different mentality and they know what women want.

Though, there is one more point that should be kept in mind. The USA is a country of immigrants. Even if a man has an American passport, his mentality and attitude to women will be determined by his ethnicity and family upbringing. There are Russian, Ukrainian, Latin American, Nigerian, Arab, Irish, Indian, Egyptian and other Americans. Also the place of residence of a man plays a huge role, as men living in different States of the country differ from each other. So, the Texas farmer is fundamentally different in his way of life, appearance and behavior from a resident of New York Manhattan or Los Angeles.


Whatever traditions may exist in the homeland of the groom, it usually depends on his upbringing and social status. However, it is accepted that in Ukraine all expenses are assumed by the man. Coming here, American men do courtship almost in the same way as local men. They can bring flowers on a first date, open the door in front of a lady in a café and a taxi, and kiss her hand. If he corresponds with a lady before the meeting, he often believes that everything is serious, and arrives at the meeting with a wedding ring. There were cases when marriage proposals were made on the second date. This happens if he is really serious, and did not come on vacation to have fun.

Very often men give on the first date small gifts like Teddy bears, gold rings, boxes of sweets and so on. Since the services of marriage agencies are most often used by prosperous men who want to start a family, then on the first or second date a potential candidate for husband can start talking about his business, show a photo of his house, car, motorcycle, pets, children, if he has them. If a groom invites a girl to his country he provides her with tickets and accommodation. For this Ukrainian women love Americans, because they want to know from the start that man is not going to date for years or give empty hopes to his lady.

Roles in the relations

Even though most of Ukrainian ladies have higher education, work, earn their own living, they still serve their men. It is considered normal if a woman takes the whole responsibility for the household, cooking, and rising children, while her man only works and earns a living. So, the social roles in the family are not divided equally. Because of this sad fact women seek another type of mentality. They want to be equal in the family and share responsibilities.

After all, why do Ukrainian women like Americans?

No wonder, that such stories mostly have a sad ending. But if you look for happy international marriages, you will notice one thing, common for them. All these people got married because they loved and cared for each other.  They did not see moving to the USA as their main priority. The relations were on the first place. In fact, the truth is the following: everyone gets what he or she really deserves!

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