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I have heard that there are dozens of dating agencies in Luhansk catering for foreigners.
What they offer can often be called a game, although it looks legitimate.
Here is an ad that I saw on a pole in Luhansk.
The ad made me think of how the local dating agencies work with foreigners.
The ad reads,
International marriage agency
young ladies of pleasant appearance
High income + gifts!
As you see, the girls can be hired by those "agencies".
Take it or leave it, but if you are a single man seeking a marriage-minded young lady, meeting you is the work of a decent number of young ladies here.
It's a big game from the very beginning.
You might call it big business too. However, some people call it merely monkey business.
Unique Suggestions: Have a good time in Luhansk with your new female friends, that's all.
Enjoy your stay!
Fun Alternatives: Welcome to Luhansk!
If you are serious about meeting your soul mate, try meeting a local lady who is a member of a local dating agency that does not cater for foreigners.
She might be from a remote village or town in Luhansk region. She might have a child.
But she can be really marriage-minded.
Although an American friend of mine published an ad in a local newspaper saying he would like to meet a young lady. The ad was published in several issues of the newspaper within one month. How many responses do you think he received? None... This is the answer to your question if there are indeed hundreds of Ukrainian ladies dreaming of meeting a foreigner here...
Updated Nov 25, 2012
>>>>> For single men writing to local "marriage-minded" young ladies whose pictures they found on the Internet.
As far as I know, lots of foreign single men come to Luhansk every week in search of their fair ladies.
They come to meet a person who, in their opinion, is their genuine sweetheart...
Very few single men start having any doubt whether their sweethearts are marriage-minded ladies indeed.
Please take a look at this article of a VT member:
Unique Suggestions: Be a realist who does not chase shadows...
I recommend that you have some skepticism when you’re online and in search of a soulmate among the smiling faces on dating agencies web sites.
Yahoo! Mail Team gives us lots of useful advice and this is one of them that, in my opinion, concerns dating scammers too:
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
– If someone stopped you on the pavements and said he needed your help smuggling millions of pounds out of the country, you’d be pretty suspicious. We recommend the same type of skepticism when you’re online.
By arming with yourselves with the knowledge of what scams are here and how to avoid them, you’ll be much safer online."
Thanks, esteemed Yahoo! Mail Team!
Please try to remember you are strong men, that is, Cossacks!
NEVER send any money to any "young lady" you have never met in person, no matter how long you have been pen pals and what THEY are writing to you.
We, locals, can never be sure about the ladies we meet here in person, to say nothing of you, faraway foreigners....
At present very few local ladies really need or seek any foreigners for any future relations except fun, expensive gifts, free travels and what not.
The young ladies have strong family ties, are very conservative about their relatives and kids (if any) and are very reluctant to leave Ukraine.... Any information about hundreds of young ladies in Luhansk dreaming of leaving this country is at least fake...
It's your choice then!
Fun Alternatives: Consider you hopes and dreams. Be a realist ...
Deal with concrete people living in Luhansk and not with different phony agencies or dating agencies or any individuals smiling to you from various web sites just to make you another cash cow...
Also, study www.romancescam.com and other "black list" web sites.
By arming with yourselves with the knowledge of what scams are here and how to avoid them, you’ll be much safer online.
Good luck in your search, free and proud Cossacks!
Updated Aug 25, 2011
For single men who have high hopes about local young ladies and who wish to meet a soul mate in Luhansk :
Unique Suggestions: - Make friends with some trustworthy locals and ask them for advice and help;
- stay sober-minded and prepared to any surprise;
- do not be in a hurry with the gifts you brought from home;
- explore the city on your own or with your new (not necessarily female) friends.
Fun Alternatives: Try to contact some other concrete people who might help you in many ways.
You can take a look at :
(a web site based somewhere in Luhansk) and
Updated Jun 11, 2011
Try to have your local friends find an apartment for you, if you want one, based on our Express Club newspaper and many others containing tons of classified ads.
In any case that way would be better than to use a ready Internet "service" online.
Unique Suggestions: The thing is there are a lot of ads in the local newspapers (all in Russian) and several commodity agencies that provide service in finding any apartment for you, either short term or long-term stay. You can call them and make a reservation.
$70 or $75 is the price for a luxury suite at Luhansk hotel or Druzhba hotel or a VIP apartment.
You could even rent a detached house with four bedrooms, a sauna, a swimming pool, billiards for $100 a day!
Fun Alternatives: So I would make reservations about reserving an apartment on the Internet!
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