If you ask a woman to pay or to split the bill, you can be assured that you will be going home alone.It is perfectly normal in Ukraine for men to strike up conversations with women on the streets or basically anywhere.Parents typically teach their kids to be “like everyone else” and individualism, or strong opinions are not encouraged.This can be observed often with the clothing styles which for the most part are very similar in Ukraine, especially on men.There are no smiles simply for the sake of smiling.
It is normal for neighbors to come knocking on doors asking for small items such as milk, butter or matches if they run out.
The West part of the country tends to speak Ukrainian exclusively while the East prefers Russian.
Generally speaking, the West is more ‘Europe integrated’ while the East is more Russian aligned.
Many marriages and long term relationships that we personally know of were formed just by doing the above!
Girls can be very cold initially but if you are cautiously persistent and charming, they may warm up very quickly and give you their number or even go with you to wherever you invite them. It is in some ways the opposite of United States which encourages individualism.