Ukrainian women are known all around the world for their beauty, style, and grace. And, there are few cities in the entire country better than Odessa. Odessa is known all around the world for being a lovely town for culture, nightlife and, of course, a place to meet Ukrainian ladies. As such, today we’re discussing the ins and outs of meeting the women of Odessa, Ukraine.
Let’s get started!
Welcome To Odessa: The Pearl of the Black Sea
Odessa is like no other town in Ukraine. Being the third most populous city in the entire country, it has served as a historically important hub for the country for centuries.
The main reason for this is that Odessa is located on the southernmost tip of Ukraine, directly on the Black Sea. The city has always been a hub for the nation in regard to the exchange of goods, services, and people.
As a result, Odessa is a combination of a more Southern, Mediterranean culture mixed with the typical vibe of the former Soviet nation.
What you end up with is a very, very interesting mix mash of cultures, and honestly just a super fun city to spend some time in.
As you may already know, Odessa is known all around the world for its nightlife, and for good reason. Summertime sees armies of bikini-clad babes strutting their stuff around Deribasovskaya, the city’s primary pedestrian area. In many ways, Odessa is a true beachfront paradise.
I know, I know. Beaches may not be the first thing you think of when you come to Ukraine. But, surprisingly, they are actually pretty decent in Odessa.
If you want a glimpse into the local culture of Odessa, have a look at a 2014 vlog made by an old friend of Expat Ukraine, Roosh V. Roosh lived there on the scene while working on a travel memoir that he has since taken off the shelves.
In fact, we almost tear up watching this video as it was one of the very first pieces of content that inspired us to first travel to Ukraine.
Feel free to pause your reading to have a look at the life of an expat in Ukraine.
Note: Roosh V no longer endorses his past work as a dating coach.
Ah man, this video gets me every time.
Seeing is believing, right? And, best of all, you can live in a much nicer apartment than the one Roosh has pictured here in Ukraine as well. In many ways, Roosh’s work barely cracked the surface on what is possible when living in Ukraine as a foreigner.
The only thing that’s better than the local culture in Odessa (which we absolutely love), are the women who inhabit the town.
A Brief on Ukrainian Women
One of the most interesting aspects of a seaport type of town is the ethnic diversity of the people who live there.
Think about it. Men on ships have been coming in and out of the town for centuries, meeting and mingling with the local women. 9 months later, a new baby is crawling around, who will be raised Ukrainian, but has blood from all over the world.
As a result, the local population has somewhat more of a Mediterranean look than the average Ukrainian girl.
This cultural mix mash makes for a bit more of a lighthearted, “fun” type of girl as opposed to the more stoic, Slavic traits that Ukrainian women are known for in other cities in the country.
In short, Odessa women are short, sexy, and sultry. What’s not to love?
Odessa Women: Looks
Odessa is a place of great variety. And as they say, variety is the spice of life.
For starters, there’s really no “typical” looking Ukrainian girl. Aside from the fact that you can expect most Ukrainian women to be extremely well taken care of and stylish, the genetic variation amongst a country of 80 million people is really quite huge.
While there are plenty of luscious blondes, you’ll find just as many brunettes and a generally larger population of olive-skinned beauties in the city as well.
Plus, Odessa can be somewhat of a tourist hotspot for women from all over Ukraine. From the most remote of villages to the big city of Kiev, most Ukrainians have been to Odessa at least once. Many make an annual pilgrimage during the warmer months for vacation.
The Attitudes of Odessa Women
The attitudes of women from Odessa are similar to the rest of Ukraine, except that the local girls may be a bit more “wild” than girls in Kiev, Lviv or Kharkiv.
That’s not to say that Odessa women are easy. But, you could say that we’ve been luckier with having one night stands in Odessa than any other city in the country. This could be because it’s a party town, or because we always tend to go in summer, but it sure is a nice break from the rest of the country.
Odessa women are, by and large, a bit more bohemian in their attitudes than the rest of the country. The entire place is just much, much more laid back than a major Ukrainian city. In many ways, it personifies a “sleepy beach town” that you’d find in California or Florida, but with a Ukrainian twist.
Women here seem to just be a bit more at ease. It’s refreshing when attempting to chat up a total ice queen in Kiev who will stand there, frozen while you attempt to make small talk.
My favorite thing about Odessa is that quite often, the women respond somewhat more warmly to your advances than most other cities in Ukraine. It is almost a bit more like Serbia than Ukraine.
Even still, you will have to keep your wits about you when navigating the dating culture in Odessa.
It’s Ukraine, after all.
Odessa Dating Culture
In Ukraine, you’re generally sticking with the “three-date model” most of the time.
We’ve covered this pretty extensively, but it essentially gives you a roadmap to plan your dates with. Start off with a quick meetup at a coffee shop, plan your second date at a cocktail bar, and finally “seal the deal” at your place with a bottle of wine.
In Ukraine, this is generally your best bet the vast majority of the time. Most Ukrainian girls won’t put out on the first date, and that’s generally a good thing,
But, Odessa does present more opportunities for same night action.
Sure, you can meet a nice, chaste type of girl in Odessa just as you can anywhere else in the country. That being said, you can also meet girls who are slightly more, shall we say, “liberated” in Odessa as well.
Maybe this is due to the fact that it’s a bit of a party town. Or, maybe it has something to do with the warmer weather. It also may have much to do with the fact that many Ukrainians will come and live there for the summer, and return to their hometowns once fall sets in.
No strings attached to a city often means no strings attached to sex as well.
Obviously, a girl on holiday is going to be significantly easier than a lady in her home city. While her reputation can be damaged if she sleeps around in her home city, Odessa can be a bit of a lawless place.
All in all, you can count on Odessa being a fantastic place for meeting Ukrainian women of all types.
Here’s how you do it…
How To Meet Women in Odessa
In the past, meeting Odessa women meant jumping on a plane, traveling halfway around the world, and cold approaching dozens of girls in the hopes of finding one interested lady.
And honestly, this isn’t such a bad idea if you’re the adventurous type. Obviously, we’re big fans of living in Ukraine permanently.
But, there’s a better way of getting to know what Odessa has to offer before ever setting foot in the city. And you can start doing it right now.
Women in Ukraine have taken to using online dating as one of the most popular ways of meeting potential new mates for years.
Like we’ve discussed before, there are generally far more women in Ukraine than there are men. Couple this with high rates of alcoholism and poverty amongst the local men, and many Ukrainian women have taken to looking elsewhere altogether.
On the bright side, however, this population imbalance has made it such that a quality man can have his pick of the local women. In other words, a Western man with his act together is a seriously hot commodity in Odessa and Ukraine as a whole.
Generally speaking, this is why so many women in Odessa (and Ukraine as a whole) are open to using online dating as a means of finding a nice guy for dating or marriage.
That being said, you have to use the right dating apps for meeting women for it all to work out.
Not All Dating Apps Are Created Equal
Not by a long shot! In fact, there’s pretty much only one dating app that we’d recommend you trying out, and that is Ukraine Date.
Ukraine Date is the best dating app for meeting women all over the country, and there are a few reasons for that.
Ukraine Date has over 1 million (that’s right, million with an m) active profiles on-site. Better yet, these profiles are individually approved to ensure that each page is legitimate and no scammers find their way onto the site. Backed by an award-winning trust & safety team, it’s easy to see why Ukraine Date is Ukraine’s best in class dating site.
In many ways, it may be one of the only legitimate Ukrainian dating sites currently in existence. Needless to say, we’ve had plenty of good times using the app. We’ve had countless serious relationships, short-term girlfriends, and even one night flings from Ukraine Date.
If you’re interested in learning more about our thoughts on Ukraine Date, check out our full review on the site here.
Conclusion: Odessa Women Are Worth It!
Not falling in love with a place like Odessa is difficult. Whether it be the beachfront atmosphere, a cultural mix mash, or the hordes of beautiful women walking its streets, there’s something about this place that keeps us coming back every year.
And of course, Odessa remains one of the greatest places on the entire planet for finding a beautiful woman as well. The only question is, why have you started doing so yet?
Good luck out there!
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