Some blame the inherited Anglo-Saxon reserve along with the natural awkwardness from living in a small country where everyone is someone else’s ex, sibling, room mate or colleague.
Social life is mainly parties or going out in a group so there’s little chance for formal romance: a majority of New Zealanders still think a date is a squishy fruit from North Africa Paradoxically, this can make New Zealand quite a happy hunting ground for both male and female travelers.
There’s a skit by a New Zealand comedian where a thirtysomething guy catching up with an old friend asks: “hey, whatever happened to that girl you threw up on at Dave’s party? The friend replies: “we’re really happy; our youngest just turned four”.
This goes a long way to summing up the romantic situation in New Zealand.
Not a lot happens without alcohol; and when in the haze of inebriation two people do hook up, they often start acting like an old married couple within a couple of weeks.
So stilted is male-female interaction most of the time that a drunken entanglement is seen as destiny.
Ukrainian girls are eagerly looking for marriage with a respectable man, building a healthy relationship, creating home comforts, and raising children.
This is what sets them apart from many European women who are busy making successful careers.
Therefore, they are somewhat new and trendy on the dating scene.
Talking about the dating scene, Ukrainian dating has gone online less than 20 years ago.
This is far from an exhaustive list of all the merits of Ukrainian brides.
Their most distinctive feature is still unmentioned - this is their desire to be a good wife.
Apart from their attractive appearance, those Slavic girls win the hearts of foreigners by their rich inner world and individual characteristics that are often overlooked and underappreciated by Ukrainian men.