Marina and Erkan, May 2017
Marina and Erkan’s story is one of the most interesting and romantic ones. These two became a couple very quickly. Only a few weeks after signing up to our online dating website, Marina met Erkan. They met for the first time on July 20th, 2016 in Kharkiv. It was love at first site and in May 2017, they got married.
Here is how Marina tells the story:
“I did not think things would move this fast. I subscribed to the Ukreine marriage agency because my best friend suggested it. One month later, they contacted me and offered a meeting with a French man. We didn’t communicate online, but I decided to go ahead and meet him. An interpreter was there to help us out.
My first impression of him was good and I immediately took a liking to him. Talking with him was so easy! We would talk about anything and we found a lot of common ground. That meeting was wonderful!
He proposed another meeting the next day and we saw each other several more times afterwards. I can speak English because I’ve travelled a lot and so can Erkan, which enabled us to communicate using a common language. I was glad because I had never taken the time to learn French, and I never dreamed that I would one day visit France! When Erkan returned home, we continued contacting each other through Skype and, after a while, he invited me over to his place. Since my visa request was accepted, I was allowed to go. He lives in a beautiful city South-East of France, near the Atlantic Ocean, called La Rochelle.
During that initial visit, I met his family and friends. I saw his home and what he does for work. I felt welcomed the entire time and the time spent there was quite surprising. Time went by fast and I had to leave. We did not want to part, but I returned later on and we started living together, like a true couple. We shared everything: leisure time, house chores, evenings with friends. We had a few tough times, of course, but we overcame them together. I then began learning French. But, since my visa was only a regular tourist one, I had to leave and return to Ukraine. That was a difficult period for us.
Finally, Erkan proposed and I accepted. Our wedding was magnificent. I was happy because it was everything I dreamed it would be: the ceremony near the sea, a convertible, a gorgeous dress and the one I love. After the wedding, we went to New York for our honeymoon. That was our dream, and we made it come true. That is my story and I hope my dreams continue to come true with Erkan.”
Antoine Cutitta and Yulia, April 2016
Her name is is Yuliya and she is Ukrainian.
My name is Antoine and I am French.
We met through the Ukreine.com dating agency. Since then, Yuliya has already visited France once and I am at my second trip to Kharkov, Ukraine. To this day, we have a stable relationship based on respect of each other’s values and cultures. Our relationship is sincere and beautiful. We thank the agency for its serious work and for our meeting.
Our relationship looks nothing like the crisis in Ukraine: our hearts, supported by curiosity, the desire to know one another and a shared vision of the future and of happiness, managed to face any issue, fear and worry, and overcome them.
Everything is clear for Yuliya and I: time and trust forged our patience within a strength made of conviction, sharing and love. Kharkov is a wonderful city and anyone who is not sure whether to visit it or not should go ahead and do it – they don’t know what they’re missing – be it for a meeting or just to discover a new place and its culture.
Antoine and Yuliya”
Helder and Larissa, July July 2017
A few words to thank the agency, Ukreine, with all my heart. Before this experience, I did not trust marriage agencies. I ended up at Ukreine.com because a friend recommended it, since I was looking for a life partner.
I started receiving letters. Not that many, but I could see that these men were serious and that they truly wanted to create a long lasting relationship. I was pleased.
A little later, I started contacting a very interesting man. We had a lot in common, so we decided to meet in person. After he visited Ukraine, we decided to commit. He wanted to come back often, so I showed him our culture, traditions and mentality. I went to France a few times as well and saw for myself that it is a very nice country. We have been together for three years and we are happy.
I want to thank the agency, Ukreine, especially Nathalie, who is a responsible, friendly, pleasant, smiley, intelligent, and polite young woman with lots of positive energy! She is always willing to help with any concern.
I am also grateful for the interpreters and their professionalism and attention, as well as the agency’s director, Dimitri, for choosing such great employees. They are serious and work to obtain results! Many thanks, from the bottom of my heart!
Allow me to give you my testimony about the agency that contacted me in September 2014 immediately after I denounced a scam on their specialised site, anti-arnaques.org.
It was by phone that they contacted me and, after a lengthy conversation, I signed up for their dating site – but I wasn’t convinced.
I discovered the site under a new eye and found it interesting: pleasant and well arranged.
I would especially like to thank Nathalie, the one responsible there, who won over my trust and managed to set me up with the right woman. We’ve been together for three years and are very happy, since we decided to get married.
This would not have been possible without Natasha’s help (who works for the agency) who greets and organises, who is kind and professional, and much more. Thank you so much!
Most of us tend to send emails when we need to criticise, but rarely to congratulate. This is why I wrote this testimony. Once again, a big thank you to the agency’s team.
Tatiana and Fabian, summer 2016
They met thanks to our online dating site in 2012. As time went by, their feelings grew stronger and livelier. Through letters, short messages, the exchange of photos and video conferences, they built their relationship.
They overcame many obstacles and cultural differences, as well as a language barrier and bureaucratic issues, which prove that true love is stronger than all barriers. Tatiana learned French during the evening in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Fabian planned and arranged their new family home in Belgium.
Some say that the best way to learn about one another is to take trips together; this couple is living proof of that! Fabian started to like the Ukraine through its history and its culture. He visited Kharkov many times. Tatiana was more than happy to be his guide and show him Kharkov and its remarkable sites.
Then, there was a load of heavy administrative paperwork, the collection of documents and the embassy interview. All of this shows how love knows no barriers. Fabian and Tatiana got married in Ukraine and now live in Soignies in Belgium.