Do You Have a Friend Considering This?

by Mark Davis on November 19, 2014

- Do you have a friend or family member who is thinking about going overseas in search of a life-partner? You must be wondering how any rational person could be seriously considering such a quest. This is the presentation you want to watch.

In this presentation you’ll learn:

1. Real story of how my wife and I met and made it happen
2. Explore the various opinions on the topic from the media
3. Talk about why men and women would consider this
4. Learn how it can work from those who succeeded in the real world

I met Anna in 2006 in her hometown of Nikolaev, Ukraine at a singles event. Although we have enjoyed the most incredible relationship together, we became fully aware of how many people had only heard negative stories, or old wives’ tales, and had a hard time taking our relationship seriously. They were just unaware of what the successfully married couples had done that made all the difference in the world.

Perhaps you know someone who is thinking about going overseas to be part of a hosted singles tour to Ukraine and the thought of it only brings fear and concern to your heart. I totally understand. My mother’s first responses was, “I just don’t want to see you get hurt”. But, on my wedding day, my parents pulled me aside to say, “Son, you’ve really found an amazing woman to be your wife. She’s going to be really good for you.”

We hope you enjoy this presentation and that it helps you have a build a bridge of understanding with your friend or family member.

Kindest Regards,

Mark & Anna Davis


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Darren July 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

Hi Mark,

I’m an almost-40-year-old male and have been learning a lot about Ukrainian dating. I am starting to explore the possibility of actually pursuing it at some point (even started learning Russian!) Additionally, I have really enjoyed learning from your videos so far, and resonate with so much of what you’ve mentioned…especially the sad state of American dating and manhood today.

However, I am starting to put the brakes on, for one reason: though I am American-born and a native English speaker, I also happen to be 100% Asian. I have heard on at least one website that the vast majority of women in Ukraine will not consider dating/marrying such a man. Is this a correct view in your opinion? I won’t be offended if it is. I’m just trying to get the facts here so I can decide how best to spend my time and energy. Thanks!


Mark Davis July 26, 2013 at 6:47 am

Hey, Darren:

Thanks for writing. I appreciate all of your kind remarks – and you’ve come to the right place for the straight story. Whoever told you that Asians don’t do well over there didn’t go with us! I’ve had several Asian men on past tours – and one going this coming tour in August. Every one of them has done fantastically. In fact, one of them was the most popular among the men on that trip. I’d be happy to contact them to see if you two could connect. You don’t need to take my word for it.

Here is a trip report where the main client to speak about his experience was an Asian man. Check it out:

There is a tremendous fascination with cultures that aren’t common to them. The men who are minorities actually get a lot of attention – but, then again, we’re the only tour company in the world screening our women for sincere intent. Those men who had negative things to say about being an Asian man in Ukraine weren’t with Dream Connections. I wonder what kind of women they were meeting? Makes you wonder.

Dude, you’re in for the trip of your lifetime. Don’t let anyone deny you what you feel drawn toward.



David V July 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm

:) I’m kinda grinning at myself…. This webinar/video hits the important points so well.
I have someone particular in mind who I want to watch this video at the right time, and I feel comfortable having them view this.
I’m not easily impressed by many people, but you and Anna have such a natural flow and energy to everything you do, and it’s appreciated.

While I could just “go on vacation”, then announce “oh by the way….” afterwards, I’d rather deal with that up front since I only have my brother and mother left and we are pretty close.
Really my mother is the only one who will slam me upside the head.
She may not understand it, but giving this new woman a chance without preconceived judgement would certainly be nice.
My ex was judged pretty harshly ( was accurate I guess) and I don’t live with or near my mother, but it makes interaction pretty tough as a family when someone is judged without a good reason….or any reason actually.

So I guess the question is; are there any points or specifics that you commonly find that help ease people (family, friends) in regards to International dating/marriage?
Initial contact, introduction, easing into the subject without “bam” I’ll be back in 2 weeks?


Mark Davis July 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hey, David:

Thanks for sharing. You’re on the right track – it’s better to figure out how to at least touch on it with those in your inner circle before you go. Your question is “how”?

We’re getting more and more men who are finding that their friends and family are very supportive and fascinated. It’s nice to see this trend.

However, I’ve had to talk to mothers, sisters, and friends of clients as well – each of whom had different reasons for concern.

The low-impact way to touch on it lightly would be just to say you signed up for a great vacation package – like Club Med – but to Ukraine. It’s James Bond lifestyle stuff at it’s best. Maybe you’ll even meet your own Bond-girl, who knows. It just sounds like a blast. They may just nod and say, “be sure to take lots of pictures”.

If you really want someone in your family to ‘get it’ and get behind you, then you could send them to our site – or, I’ve got a version of this presentation that I’m finishing right now where I add in all of the photos to support what Anna and I are talking about. That’s the video I’d ask them to watch.

That’s my two cents on it. I hope that helps.



David V July 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Yes, great, thanks Mark.


Mark Davis August 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hey, guys:

– I just posted this updated version of the presentation – could you please check and see if there are any glitches in it or things you’d suggest I do differently. I can still edit and upload another version.


Mike M. December 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

Mark, This is a very informative video. I think that when it comes to the media, you have to use probably some reverse psychology when you are talking to them about the stigma of online international marriages from what I have seen. The Dr. Phil show is a prime example of how there is sensationalisim, and a stereotypical bias in the mass media. I was wondering, why don’t you and Anna, the next time you go on one of those sensational-listic, stereotypical liberal biased programs like Dr. Phil, or the Today Show,and tell them about what you all do when you are there doing the tours that I have seen on youtube, where you and Anna go to the orphanage, which is something that I found to be interesting. You take everyone to the orphanage there, and you, and Anna pretty much light up the kid’s lives with all the presents that you give, or give them attention. To me, that should win over the skeptics, and the sensation-listic liberal media bias that is so prevalent, and maybe go over bigger than Dolly Parton’s “Twin Peaks”. LOL :) When I was on the USS Nimitz, some sailor’s participated in giving a wheelchair to an orphanage there in the Middle East. I think it was in Dubai, because I have video of it, but do not have it on youtube, because I think it is copyrighted, so maybe when the time comes that we can meet together face to face, I will show you and Anna that video. It is my own video that I got from going on the Westpac tour when I was on the USS Nimitz back in 1993. The other thing that you can cover when you go on those sensational-istic, liberalistic, biased mass media is to cover what you are covering here in this video. When I was in the US Navy, the biggest thing that they said when I was in other countries, that I still remember to this day, is to always remember, that when you are in a foreign country, you should always use a buddy system, and the other thing is to remember your manners, because it can either reflect good or bad on the United States as a country.


Jord February 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I love this. It is so you. You have always been an unaniervwg source of support & guidance for me. For this I am truly grateful because people like you are so rare and precious. I love you so much. This tidbit emulates you as the warm person that you are.


Rocco June 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Indeed, Mark and Anna are a living proof that two people from two different countries, cultures, races, etc. can make a marriage work.

Of course, there are always going to be family/friends who are concerned about their loved one(s) marrying or being engaged to a foreign man or woman. But, it is up to that loved one to prove them wrong by letting them know that he or she is with the right person. 90 Day Fiance, a show I love and cannot get enough, discusses that.

For men (and women) who really want to marry someone from another country, ask yourselves this:

Would you rather follow your heart, marry that foreign man or woman, and live a happier, secure life?


Would you listen to your family/friends, let him or her go back to his/her native country, and end up being alone and depressed or marrying someone you don’t love?

The choice is yours.


razzy August 16, 2015 at 4:03 am

Hi, Indian born in Australia here….just wanted to ask ya if any of ukranian women are interested in western Indian guys….I am 29, 175cms fit and good looking for an Indian male..


John Henry Grzyb August 18, 2015 at 9:35 am


Ukrainian women are interested in a man who is their half. It does not matter where he is from. Drop us an email or fill out a profile and we can disscuss furture. In the meantime check out these two videos taken from the July 2015 Ukraine Quest tour. The ladies explain about what they are looking for in their future man.

And one where Mark Breaks down the video to get a real understanding


Dave Tirschman September 24, 2015 at 7:04 am

Hi Mark and Anna:
I just finished seeing the video dating overseas an informational presentation
it is awesome.
I have been watching many many of your videos for awhile now.
just last weekend I had a get together with my family and told them I was seriously considering doing the trip their reaction basically they freaked out. we were celebrating my upcoming birthday their reaction really sadden me but did not discourage me because I know my heart and what I want in life.
This video is the perfect thing to share with them..
I am planning to go to the holiday gathering and am just about to fill out a profile.
I talked with John Henry yesterday and he answered a lot of questions. I am glad that he is now there helping assist you.
Through watching a lot of your videos and webinars I cannot help but see how you Mark and Anna have a real heart and concern for both the ladies and gentlemen.
Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done to help a guy searching to find that one woman that is his other half.
thanks and peace

from Dave of Baltimore


Mark Davis October 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Hey, Dave!

Thanks for taking the time to write and for your kind remarks. I Really appreciate everything you said, because I went through much of the same reactions when I first began to follow my heart overseas.

I can tell you from experience that everyone gets on board once they meet her. Until then, there is a big family of support here for you on your journey.

I look forward to spending time with you in the near future.



Bill Talbot February 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Hi Mark! Loved the 7 Big Questions you have here. I gotta say, with American women being so fussy, it’s sounding more and more appealing to find my soul-mate in a developing country. I’m just sick of American women not giving me the respect I deserve; that is all played out over here, my friend. You inspire me with your journey – I hope I soon too will find my perfect, pale little princess!


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