If I haven’t mentioned it on the blog before, I’ll do it now – I am a Russian expat. I have recently acquired American citizenship and was looking forward, for the first time in a very long time, to return to my roots. With almost movie like timing – Roosh was releasing a book on how to successfully seduce and sleep with Ukrainian women. I wanted to see how a person with Westernized values on game and relationships would fare over there. After all, with everything America has given us, the women left a lot to be desired.
Let me make this clear – Roosh went out of his way to explain just about everything he could about Ukraine – the culture, history, environment and how it produced the “social interaction” standards of the modern Ukraine. However, because of that – I feel the book should be renamed…
To “Court Ukraine”.
If you’ve heard that Ukraine is nothing but a bunch of hotties willingly sexing strange westerners (and the fact that a foreign bride site is the first hit on google when you search for “Ukraine” doesn’t do anything to dispel that), you’re wrong. Remember when I said Roosh mentions the culture? In the women you can see a direct reflection of that – due to the harsh, unforgiving nature of Ukraine - from the men, to the police, to the weather, the corruption, these girls are extremely closely guarded and wont just hop into bed with any man on a whim since it is extremely dangerous, and noone would help them if they “fuck up”. On the flip side, once their icy outer shells are broken and the defenses penetrated, Ukrainian girls are presented as perfect feminine girlfriends that most men could only dream about. And this trade off makes courtship worth it
This is extremely helpful to people who believe in a “one sized fits all” type of game that seems to be prominent with Mystery Method fanboys. If you go there with that attitude, expect to be blown up. The way Roosh seems to go about sex in this book would get you laughed out of most NYC bars. He asks “interview style” questions, he holds doors open, he pays for stuff – all of these things that your parents taught you to do, but then you painfully realized that they did not work in 2012 America. Roosh is a damn gentleman in this book, which in itself is surprising to see.
Of course you have the other side of the coin – the bad seeds. If Ukraine was filled with nothing but hot skinny girls that would reciprocate proper courtship, this could be the magic land of vagina that every man searches for. But the hot Ukranian girls, who readily know that they are way prettier than the women a lot of Westerners are used to, will readily hustle unsuspecting men. It’s a poor country, and people have to do what they can to survive. Roosh does an excellent job demonstrating a dating strategy that is both effective, and simultaneously weeds out the hustlers out there.
And lastly – almost as a side effect, we get to see a normal, flawed man struggle with identity, motivation, and the idea of happiness. Remember the perfect feminine girlfriend? Roosh meets one, but yet his idea of happiness and satisfaction does not end there. This lead to some self reflective moments on the motivations of life.
Long story short – Bang Ukraine is a very thorough, detailed account of what it’s like for a man to visit Ukraine to meet its sexy ladies, and I would recommend it to a traveller, or just someone that wants an eye opening account of how a culture different from his own operates. However, be ready to find out a lot of stuff that you were not expecting.