Ukrainian Etiquette and Dating Customs.

To tell the truth – everything is very simple. Bases of etiquette are simple enough. It both the standard of speech, and the polite, valid attitude to people, appearance, clothes, skills to behave correctly in public and in various situations, to be precautionary to people. It is necessary to consider a national identity of your interlocutors, features of their national culture. Here are some pieces of advice which will help you to feel more confidently among Ukrainians.
Ukrainian women and men are a friendly lot, so don't be impatient if they use a lot of time introducing themselves. Do not shake hands across the threshold of a door. It is considered bad luck. If wearing gloves, take them off before shaking hands with someone. Women in Ukraine do not consider it feminine to shake hands when they meet. Also, in the winter, make sure you take off your right glove before you shake hands with a man. Not to do so is considered to be rude.
In Ukraine it's considered good to bright some gift with you when you visiting someone. A bottle of wine, a cake, or a bouquet of flowers are customary. If there are children in the house, it is appropriate to bring a gift for them as well. Be prepared to take off your shoes upon entering a home. To keep apartments clean, most hosts will provide their guests a pair of slippers.
Bring flowers. Flowers play a much more important role in Ukraine than they do in the West. A single rose is appropriate for a first date. If you meet your lady's family, be sure to bring flowers to her mother. Always buy an odd number of flowers - even numbers are considered bad luck.
Dress your best. Ukrainians do not share the altruistic "looks aren't important" mentality that has spread through the West. First impressions are very important to them. You will notice that on the street, people will look first at your clothes, then at your face. For business, dress should be conservative.
Most of Ukrainian women can cook extremely tasty dishes. Be prepared to accept all food and drink offered to you when visiting friends. Ukrainians are known for their generosity when it comes to feeding others. Refusing food may be considered rude. Also, be prepared to give a toast at dinner, as guests are often asked to do so. In Ukraine, women don't sit at the corner of a table. That's considered to be bad luck for marriage.
Don't drink much alcohol. One of the main reasons Ukrainian ladies are interested in Western men is that alcoholism runs as much as 50% among males in this part of the world, which causes them to be less than desirable husbands. Therefore, when it comes to drinking, you should always show moderation and self-control. Ukrainians don’t place empty bottles on the table. When a drink is over, the bottle should be placed under the table. Otherwise, it will be bad luck for money.
To sum up what was written above – just follow simple rules of etiquette, respect the culture of the country you came in. Back

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