She writes and does videos about various topics dealing with Ukraine, it’s culture and various current events effecting this area of the world.
I will share one of her videos here about marriage agencies, but her whole blog and channel is worth a look.
The video is a little long but it’s mostly a warning and word of caution for western men that use marriage agencies. Some of the salient points:
- Working at marriage agencies is a popular job in Ukraine for young women and even some men. Olga claims that there are forums that exist where such people discuss tips and strategies about how to get the most money from hapless foreign men that are interested in a foreign bride. Olga was even offered such a job at one point in her life. She also warns that this seems to be a big industry in Odessa, Ukraine, so be cautious when searching for girls here.
- Pictures can be deceiving. Even if the woman in the photo is the actual girl, photo editing software can be used to drastically change the woman’s appearance leaving you disappointed when you meet with her in reality.
- Ukrainian girls aren’t a cheap commodity. Don’t expect that a Ukrainian girl lives to service her husband and be a housekeeper. Olga says that they can be quite demanding and expect good clothes, good house, etc. This is pretty accurate from what I’ve seen also. It reminds me of a quote from Oscar Wilde: Women have simple tastes. They only want the best!
- Olga says to read testimonials. There can be some confusion here because many unscrupulous agencies and websites will write their own testimonials. I think she means to read reviews of agencies written by other foreign bride seekers. To do that you need to find forums and blogs of men that will tell the straight truth about agencies and websites.
Olga is a priceless resource and I think many WM should be grateful to have her helping us and giving advice. Knowledge is power.