Always buy an odd number of flowers (even numbers are used at funerals).
Also, never buy yellow roses (can signal a decrease in feelings or the end of a relationship). - Ukrainian citizens do not share the altruistic "looks aren't important" mentality that has spread through the West. You will notice that on the street, people will look first at your clothes, then at your face.
Also, in the winter, make sure you take off your right glove before you shake hands with a man. When the two of you get onto or off of buses, trams, taxis, etc., always extend your hand to help your lady. - When at dinner or at a bar, always make sure that your lady's glass is full. Therefore, when it comes to drinking, you should always show moderation and self-control. - To avoid bringing dirt into their homes, Ukrainian citizens almost never wear their shoes inside. They usually have an extra pair or two for guests near the front door.
If you are a Western man who is visiting Ukraine for the first time to meet his Ukrainian woman friend, you may find the entire experience confusing.
A little knowledge of Ukrainian customs and etiquette could go a long way towards impressing that special Ukrainian woman.
- Do not shake hands across the threshold of a door. Ukrainian women and men are a friendly lot, so don't be impatient if they use a lot of time introducing themselves.
Ukrainian women consider it unfeminine to shake hands when they meet.