Our Verdict On UkraineDate
There are no serious flaws at UkraineDate that make it impossible to use the service, but, given the unimpressive range of female members and the lackluster design of the website, we would suggest going elsewhere to find your dream Slavic bride — start by visiting our Top Reviews!
When you think about Slavic women for marriage, you probably imagine Russian brides first. However, there are plenty more women in Europe with the same amazing qualities who can’t wait to meet you and get married. Ukrainian brides are now as popular as Russian women, and UkraineDate claims to be the leading destination for meeting brides from Ukraine.
Ukraine Date com is part of the internationally renowned Cupid Media network of dating websites, which should be good news for anyone who had any experience with their other sites. UkraineDate hasn’t been around for too long, but there are some success stories from former website members who found love through the service. However, the photos in those success stories don’t look very current, which may mean that there haven’t been any successful matches lately.
Ukraine Date clearly tries to catch up to the competition: in addition to offering both desktop and mobile versions of their website, they also have a dedicated mobile app. Unfortunately, it is only available for Android devices, which means iPhone users will need to make do with the mobile version of the site.
How it works
While you are not required to immediately sign up to UkraineDate com to use the website, there isn’t much you can do there without registration. The good news is that you can sign up to the service rather quickly by providing your name, age, and email. To make things even easier, you can log in using your Facebook account.
As soon as you complete the registration, you will be taken to a gallery containing your matches. However, since you haven’t specified your dating goals and preferences yet, these matches will be mostly random. You can improve the matches by clicking the corresponding button and filling out your profile more.
If you have not found anyone you like in your random matches, you can use the search function to describe your ideal partner in more details. The simple search allows you to provide basic parameters like age and location, while the advanced search gives you significantly more opportunities to tailor your results, including choosing the preferred height and weight, hair and eye color, marital status, star sign, and even smoking and drinking habits.
It’s worth noting that the selection of women at Ukraine Date is not the biggest one, which is why, if you fill in every field, your search results can come back blank. Leave some of the fields empty to see more diversity in the search results.
You can also search women by certain keywords, first name, member number, or use the popular searches if you don’t want to spend all this time filling out the search fields. Your search results will be presented as a grid that contains each woman’s profile photo, name, location, and who she is looking for on UkraineDate. Some women will also have a 1-line status by their photos, which can instantly tell you if you are a good match.
Choose a woman you want to get to know closer and open her full profile. There you will find even more information about her personality, appearance, and dating views. You will also get to see her additional photos. In every profile, you will find a match feature that displays the criteria where you and the woman match. However, that only works if you completely fill out your profile.
There are only two contact methods available: show interest and send a message. We would definitely like to see more ways to contact the women, including instant chat and sending a gift. There is also an opportunity to comment on a woman’s photo — it can be a nice way to make yourself noticed.
Who can you find there?
Ukraine Date makes no secret out of its specialization: it’s primarily a destination for finding brides from Ukraine. The women here look very diverse and obviously come from all walks of life, but it’s also clear that there is no serious selection or verification process, because most photos don’t look professional or polished enough.
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Ukraine Date works on a membership basis, which we personally find to be superior over the credit model. While signing up for UkraineDate is technically free, a standard membership won’t give you anything other than the opportunity to browse profiles, express interest, and communicate with paying female members. If you are ready to pay for your UkraineDate experience, there are two types of membership to choose from, Gold and Platinum.
The price of the membership depends on the type and how many months you are ready to commit to at once. Ukraine Date membership prices range from $7 per month for a 12-month Gold membership to $25 per month for a Platinum membership if you are only ready to commit to one month.
Perhaps, the most important part of our UkraineDate review is the question of whether this website is safe to use. We took a pretty deep look at the site’s safety features and found that there are no obvious signs of scam or questionable activity.
However, we were unpleasantly surprised by the limited customer support. It is only available via mail and Ukraine Date does not promise a quick reply. Given that most dating services already have their customer support available via instant chat, this seems to be a major oversight.