One woman posted a warning on a social networking site, saying the owner of the agency she had been working for didn’t pay her and other translators 18-20 thousand hryvnia each (about 0-950) for a several months work. It is a common complaint from men that Ukrainian women they meet through PPL sites never allow any intimacy, even as much as a kiss or holding hands.
Others offer to open an admin panel at several PPL dating sites, which would allow the client to create his or her own “marriage agency” with personnel consisting of girls-models and translators.
There is also an ad from an online entrepreneur wishing to buy dating profiles for 1,000 hryvnia (about $47) each but only of “really beautiful girls”.
also known as pay per letter dating (PPL) is a big business in the former Soviet Union republic, with thousands of Ukrainian women spending nights chatting with foreign men online.
Due to the time difference between Ukraine and the USA, the largest consumer of Internet dating services promising to introduce a loving Ukrainian wife to lonely American males, the working shift starts at 18.00 and ends when customers go to bed on the other side of the Atlantic.
“Only 20% of men are actually seeking a serious relationship, a girlfriend or a wife”, stated one agency translator, whose job is to communicate with men on behalf of the girls in photos, “50% just want sex, and 30% seek an easygoing long distance relationship.” “A decent translator will never lead astray a good man”, she tried to insist on her moral values.