Scammed by online dating
If anything, officials are sometimes involved in the whole thing, be it directly or through corruption.When you contact a potentially sketchy matchmaking service, the first thing you will notice is the big promises and the exaggerated ‘niceness’ of the staff.More and more women get tired of this and look outside the country for their future spouse. They promise to set them up with a wealthy, handsome foreigner in exchange for a small fee. There are tons of stories where companies charge them for photo sessions and personality tests only to disappear a few months later.This is not isolated to just Ukraine but also Russia, Romania, Moldova, and other Eastern European countries.Third-wave feminists, impossible standards, and Western women’s fear of commitment are all to blame here.Using a Ukrainian dating service is a poplar choice among these guys. When journalist Shaun Walker spent time in Kiev on a ‘romance tour’ he noticed that international dating was now more sophisticated and so were the scams.
They are paid, at least the ones that actually work, but their entire business model is different.Reputable companies let you get a taste of the service before they ask for payment. There are some pages which offer a suspiciously low price if you send the money by Western Union (or a similar service). Finally, sharing bank details outside a secured page is a huge no-no. If you are paying by card, make sure the page has the relevant security certificates (like this site!look at your address bar where it says ‘Secure’ with the lock). In a country where most families live under the poverty line, married life in the even to a less than attractive man doesn’t seem like that bad of an option. No longer is the international dating business based on what is basically human trafficking.SSL-secured pages are the only ones that get to have your information. This might be a good time to tell you a thing or two about Ukrainian culture. They have been raised with high morals, even though you don’t exactly get that from their flashy clothes.What you might have noticed is that most Ukrainian dating services do not measure up to the very basic standards in the last section. No matter how short the skirt and high the heels, though, Ukrainian women are very much interested in a serious relationship and marriage.
Marriage agencies would often ask for payment by direct transfer. They seek a life partner, someone mature and ready for stability. Sadly, statistics show that men in Ukraine are fewer than women (around 84 men for every 100 women), they drink and smoke to an excess, and they are often unemployed or don’t get paid enough to support a family.