The 5 Best Dating Sites in Ukraine (What I Learned)


A woman from Ukraine

Here is my quick list of the top five dating sites in Ukraine. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews later in this article.

  1. UkraineDate
  2. Tinder
  3. Badoo
  4. Mamba
  5. Elena’s Models

The best dating sites and apps in Ukraine are equal in quality to the best dating sites and apps in Russia. Dating in Ukraine can be quite fruitful if you have patience and are willing to put in hours of work searching profiles and sending messages.

Also, you’ll be at a huge advantage if you know how to speak some Russian or Ukrainian since most of the men and women on these sites do not speak a bit of English.

For best results, I highly recommend you go to Kiev, Kharkiv, or Odessa. These cities have the largest pools of singles from which to choose.

Men in Ukraine are outnumbered as Ukraine has one of the lowest sex ratios (ratio of males to females) of any country in the world. In fact, the other countries in this region also have low sex ratios. Great news guys!

Ukrainian women are amazingly gorgeous. Their beauty is the thing of legends. In fact, some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life come from this part of the world. If you decide to sign up for one of the dating sites I discuss below, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

As is the case with most dating sites and apps, you’ll at times come across sketchy or fake profiles. Poorly written profiles or overly Photoshopped photos are usually the red flags.

Former Miss Ukraine Lika Roman

Ukrainian Model – Lika Roman

Without further ado, here are my detailed reviews of the top five dating sites and apps in Ukraine.

1. UkraineDate

UkraineDate is the best online dating site in Ukraine. This site is where I would focus 95% of my energy if I was looking for a Ukrainian woman to date.

As is the case with pretty much all sites run by Cupid Media, it has a beautiful interface with a ton of useful features such as chat, identity verification (important to make sure that people are who they say they are), and an intuitive messaging system.



I was a long time member of one of the sister sites of UkraineDate,, while I was living in both Mauritius and South Africa as an expatriate. I used their Brazilian site, when I was in Brazil and actually ended up meeting my wife on there.

In short, going with a Cupid Media-run site like UkraineDate will put you in the best position for success. A search for women living in Kiev between 18 and 35 years old who have been active on the site within the last 3 months will turn up more than 1000 profiles.

If you have your heart set on Ukrainian women, then UkraineDate is worth your time and money.

Sign up Process

When attempting to sign up for UkraineDate on your web browser, you will be given the option to log in through Facebook for immediate verification. If you choose to sign up with your email and create a new account, you will need to submit your name, location, the computer you are using (home, work, school, etc.) and proof of identification. This helps verify you are who you say you are on the site.

Next, you will have the option to add photos of yourself, describe your appearance, lifestyle and add personal information. This can include your eye color, hairstyle, how many pets you have, your income level, and if you are willing to relocate for a partner. This section also gives you the option to input your match criteria. Your match criteria is essentially what you are looking for in a partner including appearance, interests and common goals.

Finally, to complete your profile there is a personality section. This gives you a long list of questions that you can fill in to help potential matches learn more about you, and see if you are compatible.

How to Locate Potential Matches

After filling in your match criteria and personal information it will be time to search for potential matches, and you can do so by pressing one of three tabs: Members Online, Matches, and Search.

Members Online: As the first tab at the top of the page after the home button, there should be a number which signifies how many members are online now. Here you can select your gender and what you are looking for regarding gender, age, location and if they have a photo. You will only see members who are currently online and that match the criteria you are looking for.

Matches: Here you will be able to see any and all members that fit the match criteria that you have laid out in your settings.

Search: This is a general search option that allows you to choose between seven methods of searching:

  • Advanced search
  • Browse your saved searches
  • Keyword search
  • Cupid tag (example: sincere, honest, sports)
  • First name
  • Member number
  • Popular searches (my matches, new member, latest photos, most popular, in my area)

How to Communicate with Other Members

To begin a conversation with another member, simply press the chat icon on the desired member’s profile. This will bring up an instant message window to begin a conversation.

The only problem with this is that free members cannot send or read messages with other free members, only to paid members. Despite this, there is also the option to show interest in someone with a heart. This heart can allow you to match with someone later on. Additionally, you can add members to your favorites to view later as well.

Unique Site Features

Although UkraineDate is similar to other dating sites, there are a few unique features regarding the search, instant messenger, safety, and if you or your match are willing to travel/move for love. 

  • The most unique feature of UkraineDate is the vast ability to search for exactly what you are looking for in a person. Whether this means the income level, how many children, body type or hair color. You have the opportunity to truly explain who you are, and what you are looking for. In the search tab, you have seven options to choose from, which should really help you to narrow down your search. 
  • Regarding safety, UkraineDate really prides itself on avoiding scams and requiring verification either through Facebook or an ID/passport. 
  • The instant messaging feature is different than other browser-based dating sites. Instead of a messaging inbox, you have the opportunity to speak in a real-time instant messenger. 
  • Whether you are willing to travel. If this is the case, then you can put this on your profile. If you are looking for someone to relocate to you, this is an easy way to find a partner willing to do so.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

There are three membership levels on UkraineDate: Free, Gold and Platinum. 

If you are a Free member you essentially cannot do anything besides basic matching, sending interest with the heart icon, and communicating with paying members. If you do not pay for the site, you essentially will need to only target paying members. 

The Gold level gives you a bit more freedom in that you can do everything in the Free version but with the added ability to communicate with all members in a live messenger. You also obtain the ability to hide your profile and browse anonymously, all with no ads. 

If you want to take full advantage of the site, you will need to purchase the Platinum subscription. As a Platinum member, you can use any and all features of the site including the features included in Gold as well as:

  • Ranking above other members
  • Double the profile space
  • VIP profile highlighting
  • Advanced matching algorithms
  • Special search features
  • Language translation 

Essentially, if you do not pay for UkraineDate then you will not be able to use most of the features, will need to only speak to people in your own language, target only paid members, wait for paid members to contact you, and should expect not to make as many connections due to the fact that your options are limited.

Remember That Dating Is a Numbers Game

As I mention in my online dating e-book, just like the real world, there will be men or women who you will not click with or who don’t respond to your messages (or just disappear).  There will be men or women who might only be interested in helping you to part with your hard-earned cash. That is life. 

Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success. As is typical with online dating, expect a response rate of around 1-10% depending on how good your profile is. (response rate = people who will respond back to you to whom you sent an introduction message).

2. Tinder



With over 30 billion matches since it’s founding, Tinder is the most popular app in the world for making connections. It has revolutionized the online dating scene with over 26 million people matching on the site each day by swiping right to match or left to pass.

This method of swiping has created an environment without the fear of rejection, giving more opportunities to match for a quick fling or something long term.

Sign up Process

After installing the Tinder app (or opening in a web browser), you will be asked to make an account. 

You have two options for making an account:

  1. Use your phone number to receive a verification code
  2. Log in through Facebook 

You will be prompted to enter your name, birthday, gender identity, and the gender (or genders) you are interested in. 

You also have the option to add the university or school you attended as well as your current occupation and age range you desire in a partner. Upload 1-9 photos of yourself, allow Tinder the required access to your location, and you are officially ready to swipe.

How to Locate Potential Matches

To begin locating potential matches, press the flame icon at the top of the screen. You can either swipe left/right, or press the green heart to match, the red X to pass, and the blue star to “Super Like”.

To read bios, you can click on members’ first photo to be taken to their profile including the rest of their photos.

If you do decide to swipe right (to match), and someone swipes right on you too, he or she will show up in your matches. In the free version of the app, you will be limited to a specific number of right swipes per day.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Unlike other dating apps, Tinder only allows you to speak to other members if you have already matched. To view your matches and messages, press the message bubble icon on the top left of your app screen.

If you decide you no longer want to be matched with someone, you can quickly unmatch, and the member will then be unable to message you.

Unique App Features

Although there are over 8,000 online dating sites and apps in the world, Tinder has a few features that are unique.

  • Mutual interests taken from Facebook: These allow you to see if you have any commonly liked Facebook groups.
  • Boost: Although this feature is only available for paid users or by purchase, it allows you to be viewed more often by putting you at the front of other user’s swipe list. The downside of Boost is that it is quite expensive and only lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Passport: This is another feature that is included in the paid version. It allows you to search in a different destination of your choice. Your true distance in miles will still show, but whether you are looking for matches before a trip or a move, you can match with singles in that area.
  • Personal security: This feature was designed to protect LGBTQ+ users, who are visiting different nations with anti-LGBTQ+ laws. Users who identify on the app as a gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, or queer will not appear on Tinder when they log into the app in this region.
  • Super like: Your potential matches can see if you have Super Liked them when viewing your profile right away. This is thought to possibly increase your chance for a match.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

There are three membership levels on Tinder: Free, Tinder Plus, and Tinder Gold. 

Tinder Free:

  • Swipes: The free version includes 100 right swipes per 12 hours.
  • Distance: Choose how far you want your search to be from 1-100 miles.
  • Super like: Only one super like is included in the free version.
  • Who sees you: You may decide if you want others to view you in standard mode (based on Tinder’s algorithm), or only people you’ve liked (people can only see your profile if you have already liked them).
  • Who you see: You have the choice to see either balanced recommendations or recently active users of the app. 

Tinder Plus – Includes everything that the free version offers, plus a few other features.

  • Rewind: This allows you to undo your last swipe whether you accidentally matched someone, or accidentally rejected them.
  • Passport: As explained before this feature allows you to find matches in different areas of the country or world, out of your 100-mile radius.
  • Unlimited Likes: With Tinder Plus there is no risk to run out of likes because you have an unlimited amount.
  • Extra Super Likes: You will have the option of five super likes per day versus the normal one on the free version.
  • Hide distance and age: These features can allow other users to be deceitful. If you are looking to swipe in a different area but do not want anyone to know, or even lie about your age, then you can do so. 

Tinder Gold – Includes everything in the free and plus version but with even more features

  • Monthly Boost: Each month you will be given one free boost to be viewed by more potential matches.
  • Likes You feature: This is the one biggest attraction to Tinder Gold. If you are sick of swiping, you are able to view who has already swiped right on your profile. This allows you to swipe less, and choose from those who already like you if you are short on time.

3. Badoo



Founded on authentic dating and real conversation, Badoo is a dating site where you can date honestly. The 460 million users that trust in Badoo use the site not only to find a real partner but also as a social network to chat and find friends.

Sign up Process

After downloading the Badoo app, you can register by either Facebook, your Apple ID, email or cell phone number. You can also sign up by simply answering a few questions and inputting information:

  • What is your sexual orientation?
  • What do you “honestly want”?: Just to chat, To date, Something Serious or “Let’s see what happens”
  • What sexual orientation (or orientations) are you interested in connecting with?
  • First name, birthday, location, and email address 

The next step involves uploading anywhere from 1-6 photos or videos. You can take this media from your Facebook, Instagram, Google account, or your device. 

In order to interact with other members, you must have a photo uploaded to your account. If you had already signed up with a social media account, then your most recent photos will already be added to your account.

Finally, you will be asked to enable your geolocation as well as push notifications so that you can begin swiping and finding people in your area.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You have four screens to look through on Badoo: people nearby, encounters, your chat section, and profile sections. When searching for potential friends or lovers, there are two ways to match: encounters and browsing people nearby.

Encounters: This is where the matching comes into play. Here you can like or dislike profiles by swiping left for reject and right to match.

People nearby: This section will bring up profiles and people nearby who fit the filter preferences you have set. Here you can click on each profile and then select the star to add people to your favorites, heart to like the profile or chat to begin chatting. You can also select the gift icon to send a virtual gift.

How to Communicate with Other Members

If you choose to find members through people nearby, you can automatically begin chatting by clicking the chat bubble icon at the bottom of your interest’s profile.

When using the encounters section, you must first match with a member before sending her a message. If you both swipe right (or press the heart button), then you will be matched and able to begin a conversation.

Unique Site Features

Badoo has a number of features that are unique compared to other dating apps.

  • Verified profiles: There is a three-step verification process in order to obtain the verification badge. This ensures that you can interact only with verified profiles and find friends who you know are being honest.
  • Video chat: Using face-to-face calling, you can not only see your new matches and connections but also immediately confirm that your match is a real person.
  • People Nearby: This feature allows you the chance to message people that you haven’t necessarily matched with. That means that if you didn’t catch her eye in the beginning, this gives you the chance to impress her with your charm. The only downside to this is that you can be messaged by users that you might need to reject or block if you are uninterested.
  • Encounters: Simple swiping that takes away the fear of rejection.
  • Feature that shows when you might have bumped into a user: This allows you to see where you may have crossed paths with one of your new matches or friends on the app.
  • Quick registration process: Using either your social media or a few answered questions you can quickly sign up and start meeting people.
  • Lookalike feature: This facial recognition tool helps you to find other users who look similar to the current profile you are looking at.
  • Video: Not only can you add photos to your profile, but you can add videos as well.
  • Superman icon: Allows you to “see if your superpowers are on or off,” which lets you know your popularity level. This popularity meter makes the site different from other social networks or dating sites. It allows you to see how well your profile is being accepted by others.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

There are two membership levels, Free and Premium. 

The Free level includes:

  • Unlimited basic messaging
  • Searching filters based on your preferences
  • Livestreaming on Badoo live
  • Seeing who visited your profile
  • Using the Lookalikes search function
  • Verification
  • Ability to browse through different member profiles 

The Premium level is actually a separate app that you can purchase in your app store. It includes many extra features such as:

  • View who has added you to their favorites and liked your profile
  • Have your messages read before others
  • Rewind if you mistakenly swipe
  • Be on the site anonymously
  • Chat new users before other’s get the chance
  • Be a featured member
  • Utilize superman features and increase popularity.

4. Mamba



I sure hope you speak some Ukrainian or Russian or have a translator with you because you will need it when using this site. Many of the members on here don’t speak a lick of English.

Most of Mamba’s over 23 million users live in Russia and Ukraine, with others scattered around the globe. Mamba has been around since the early days of the internet, and its experience in the dating world shows.

The website packs in a lot of features without making the display overwhelming. Searching for matches is made simple and easy, and there are enough communication options to keep things interesting. All-in-all, Mamba is a great site, but I would only recommend it if you speak Russian or Ukrainian and if you plan on going to that part of the world soon.

Not many women on here speak English or are interested in meeting (let alone travelling to be with) Western men.

Sign up Process

Signing up for Mamba takes less than five minutes. After downloading the app you will be prompted to create an account via Facebook, Google, Yandex, email, or another social networking site. 

In order to use Mamba, you will need to verify your account, which can conveniently be done through a phone number, Whatsapp, Telegram or Facebook. 

At this point in the signup process, you will have an account made. Add your name and date of birth, then be ready to add as little or as much information that you would like under the categories of: 

  • About you
  • Gender or gender’s you are interested in
  • Preferred age you would like to connect with
  • Height, weight, and build
  • Education level
  • Cigarette and alcohol usage
  • Income level
  • Living situation
  • If you have children
  • Languages spoken

At this point, you can also add six photos of yourself for your profile, and you will be able to locate potential matches.

How to Locate Potential Matches

Mamba is similar to other social sites or dating apps in that you can choose to either swipe right to match and left to reject, or you can press the heart button to like, and the X to reject. This is called the “encounters” section.

By pressing the heart (or swiping right), you will then need to wait for that person to match you back. The idea behind swiping is that it removes the fear of rejection.

Another option you can implement if you have purchased or earned coins is to simply press the gift icon (located next to the heart). This will allow you to compliment someone and begin chatting with them immediately.

How to Communicate with Other Members

One of the main differences with Mamba is that there are multiple ways to communicate with members other than matching. 

Encounters: Standard matching system with the ability to swipe left to reject or right to match. 

Search: This section allows you to scroll through members close to you and favorite or begin conversations immediately. 

Livestream: Here you can watch other members as they broadcast what they are doing live on their Mamba stream. Any user can view this live stream, comment in a chat-like setting, or pay to send gold and compliments to the user performing the live stream. 

Personals: Post a message and wait for other people to respond to it in this section. Any replies to your personals will be sent to your email address. It is important to know that personals are also shown in your profile.

Unique Site Features

Mamba has been around for almost 20 years (since 2002), and it has created many unique features along the way. On your profile, interesting features include the ability to add trips you have made at any point in your life, showing when you were last online, and the ability to add tags to your page. 

Live streams are definitely a very unique feature as they allow many users to interact on one video, and increase your chance for more interactions on the site. Live streams also offer the unique opportunity to give gold and compliments to the user performing the stream, and for that user to obtain a portion of the gold to use on aspects of the site. 

Applications are used to install extras (such as games), to use with other members on the site. This allows more interaction and the ability to establish if you are compatible without actually chatting. This is helpful for shy users who do not know how to begin a conversation on their own and need a bit of a push. 

Compliments can be given from one member to another. This might be a romantic gift, a gift of friendship or simply a compliment. 

Popularity is a section where you can see how often your profile is viewed through search, how many people have liked your photo or added you to their favorites, and other metrics.

What is Included in Each Membership Level
There are only two options in Mamba, the free version and the VIP level.

The free version allows you to view live streams, swipe for potential matches in encounters, favorite users in the search tab, and send free compliments to begin conversations.

To access the VIP level, you can pay for one week, one month or three months. VIP status allows you to begin chatting at any time you wish with any member.

You can actually choose to extend another member’s VIP status as well by paying for it to be extended. Other benefit features to VIP include the ability to make your profile more popular so more people will see it, the ability to hide your profile so that only your favorite users can view it, and sending presents to friends and potential lovers.

Despite there being a VIP level, most of the time you will need to use coins to access the exciting features of the site. Coins allow you to have an enhanced profile that will be viewed more often, send compliments to get to the top of a user’s contact list, boost your profile up in search or send presents to your favorite live streamers.

5. Elena’s Models

Elena's Models

Elena’s Models

Elena’s Models is an international online matchmaking site that is made specifically to help Western men find love with a Russian or Ukrainian woman.

Elena’s Models has 2 million active users with thousands of communications each day. The site actually allows you to take a look around before signing up, with the option to do so on the mobile app, or desktop version. Sign up is free, but you will find that pretty much nothing else is.

Sign up Process

The signup and registration process for Elena’s Models is notably longer than most dating sites. For the initial login you will be asked for:

  • First and last name
  • Gender
  • Birthdate
  • City and country you live in
  • Valid email address and password 

After signing up, you are required to fill out a questionnaire. The first section is you: height, weight, eye color, hair color, hair length, and ethnicity. You will also be asked for what you are looking for, including age and ethnicity. 

You will then upload a photo, but this is surprisingly optional. You are given the option to write a message for your profile with a minimum of 10 words and to pick at least five interests from the list. 

Finally, you will need to activate your account by following a link sent to your email address. Despite confirming your email, you will not instantaneously be accepted. Instead, you will have your profile checked by moderators and wait to be cleared. After you are cleared, you will have full access and be able to begin using the site. This long registration process is done to reduce the number of fake profiles on the site.

How to Locate Potential Matches

There are a few ways to locate potential matches on Elena’s Models. First, you can simply browse the galleries. There are two different galleries, new women and popular members. 

Another way to find a potential partner is to use the search feature. This search feature is not a specific search, but rather different galleries that correlate to what you are looking for. The galleries are filtered by location, occupation, website activity as well as if they have provided a video introduction.

How to Communicate with Other Members

In order to communicate with other members, you will need to first open their profile. Here you can see information regarding each woman’s personality or aspirations as well as all of her photos.

The best way to initiate a conversation is to first send an EOI (expression of interest), a chat, mail or video chat. After chatting with a woman for a while on the site, you can choose to request her contact information.

Unique Site Features

There are many features on Elena’s Models. Some are free, and some are only included in the paid version.

  • Basic & extended search: Allows you to search through profiles casually, or with more specific filters.
  • Browsing profiles: This feature is to generally look through all of the different women before sending an EOI.
  • Customer support service: If you have trouble with the site or think a woman may be a fake profile, you can easily contact customer support.
  • Sending flirts (EOI): This is a more casual way to flirt without sending a message to see if a woman is interested in you as well.
  • Sending letters: General messaging service.
  • Instant messaging: Quicker back and forth messaging than what would be done with sending letters.
  • Video Chat: Great way to confirm that the woman you are speaking to is who she claims to be.
  • Watching videos: Women can record videos and send them personally or display them for all members to see.
  • Requesting another member’s contact details: After chatting for any amount of time you can request contact details to leave the site.
  • Profile verification: In order to avoid fake profiles and scams, Elena’s Models verifies all members.
  • Eight-hour coaching: If you are struggling with how to meet women there is a coaching option.
  • Coaching manual: To aid in meeting women and to go along with the coaching option.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

There are a few membership levels on Elena’s Models and also a few supplementary options for those who do not want a full membership. 

For membership levels, you have a choice between the gold membership, platinum membership, and ultimate membership. Every level of membership includes an in-message translator as well as anti-scam protection. 

Gold membership: With this membership, you are allowed unlimited communication with up to 50 women of your choice. You do not receive video chat with this level, but you are listed higher than free members, can view women’s videos and are allowed a personal blog. 

Platinum membership: This level gives you complete access to all of the Elena’s Models database, as well as the ability to download direct contact information whenever you choose. With the platinum level, you also receive unlimited contacts, video and text chat, mails, and EOIs, as well as private browsing and everything that is included in the gold membership. 

Ultimate membership: This is the pinnacle of Elena’s Models memberships. This membership level not only allows you everything in the other previous levels but will actually contact five women for you. By having five women contacted for you, you can have these women verified and also have professionals discuss with them on your behalf. In addition, you will have top priority listing so women will see you in the search area first. Finally, you will receive a VIP coaching package and eight-hour coaching audio to help you attract the most women you can. 

If you are not looking to pay the premium of a membership package, you can purchase a supplementary option. The supplementary options allow you to have unlimited conversations with only one woman, but there are three options within this. Choose either unlimited mail, unlimited text chat and mail, or unlimited videos, text chat, and mail. This can allow you to get closer to one person as you explore your relationship, before moving off-site.

So there you have it, the top dating sites and apps in Ukraine. Good luck out there, and don’t give up! Patience and persistence is the key to having success, so just remember that when times get tough, and you are thinking that there couldn’t possibly be a way that you can find the Ukrainian woman or man of your dreams.

Further Reading

  • Worldwide Online Dating Site Reviews: Be sure to check out my country-by-country reviews of the best online dating sites in the world.

  • Worldwide Moving Guide: Everything you need to know in order to plan your move to 65+ countries around the world.

  • Worldwide Jobs Guide: If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my posts on how to find jobs in this country and other countries around the world.

  • Worldwide Apartments Guide: If you are interested in renting an apartment in another country, take a look at my articles on how to find an apartment in various countries around the world.

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