So you have found the lady of your choice and you have been communicating for maybe a few months and have now decided to make the next step.
In general, many countries enjoy visa free entry into Ukraine but check before you make travel plans. However and it is a point you must remember, is that Ukraine has now tightened restrictions and strongly enforces a 90 day within 180 day rule. If you break it, you can receive a very heavy fine as well as a ban from re-entering Ukraine.
As Ukraine has many arrival cities that you can fly into from abroad then this comment is a general observation. The main entry city is Kyiv and is serviced by two airports, with the main International airport being Borispol. It is situated around 40km outside the city and on arrival and after clearing immigration and baggage you will find yourself in the arrivals hall. If you have arranged to meet either your lady or the agency at the airport then you should have no problems in getting yourself into the city centre. If not then there are three ways to travel.
This is a personal choice. My experience for my first meeting with a lady was to book a hotel. It will depend on how long you intend to stay for your first encounters. There are many options from 5* luxury end to 3* middle range in the centre of Kyiv and prices can be high in local terms but on conversion are considerably cheaper than other European countries.
I found that ladies feel a little less pressured for initial meetings to know you are staying in a hotel and will happily meet you in the lobby/bar.
Should you be deciding to stay for a month or longer then again my suggestion would be hotel for maybe a week and then book into an apartment. Central Kyiv can offer many options. There are cheaper choices outside the city centre but if this is your first visit then better to familiarise yourself with the metro and bus services before selecting this option.
One point to also possibly consider, and would depend on how you are progressing with any potential romance, is if the lady of choice offers to find you an apartment. From experience this is around the 50/50 point. Some ladies are genuine and will do their best to assist. Some will have a “friend” who wants to let their apartment and you will pay heavily. Go by your feelings.
So you have made your choice and decided to travel in order to continue and hopefully build on your on-line connection with your lady. Some points to consider. Since 2018 Ukraine has tightened up considerably on people overstaying on the 90 day rule. So for me you need to ask yourself a couple of questions. If I find the lady of my choice then what am I looking for? Do I want her to eventually come to my country or would I be interested in uprooting from my current lifestyle and move to another country? Either choice can sometimes make you feel that you are running a marathon rather than a sprint race
If you are looking to find a new bride to eventually take back to your own country then the first thing you will need to check are the immigration rules of your own country. Many countries do not make it easy with regard to a new bride. It can get easier the longer you have been married and they can see that this is more likely to be a marriage of emotion rather than a marriage of convenience. So be prepared.
Or you may choose the option that I did which was to look at it as an adventure and arrive in a new country with open eyes. I was lucky in a way as a) I am a silver surfer generation b) I was retired c) I had no real close ties back in the UK that I needed to worry about as my children are adults, married, with their own families d) I wanted to escape the conventional retirement to death option that is normal in my home country. I was not ready for the rocking chair, aching bones and a visit once a month from my children.
There are two things to consider should you choose the visit option. a) As mentioned earlier there is now a strict 90 day rule in 180 days. So please always remember this and b) Ukraine is very seductive and can embrace you just as easily as any woman and before you know it you are in love with the country and this relationship becomes far harder to break away from than a divorce.