I hope you’ve all had an awesome start to the summer.
I’ll never forget that I launched my first real product (The Harem Handbook) about this time…three years ago. It was actually June 6th, 2016.
Since then, I’ve come a long way. Every summer kick-off is special to me because it just symbolizes a lot. I would not be here if it were not for the continued support of you readers, many who have been around for a long time.
I remember opening the “doors” to that Harem course while sitting in my apartment in Odessa, Ukraine.
I’d been abroad for about two months, and was having a rough go of it.
And while that launch wasn’t quite what I hoped, it did give me some faith that I could do what I needed to do to “make it”.
Millions of views and dozens of launches later, it’s not quite as nerve-wracking, thankfully…
…my parents, and grandma, will both be arriving to my home here in Ukraine in just a few short weeks. After that, we’ll head to Hungary, then Croatia. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about it.
Not nervous in the traditional sense, more like…
I’m thinking there is no middle ground.
Either they’ll think I’m the smartest person ever for moving out here. Or think I’m absolutely crazy. Probably nothing in between.
For the record, my parents have been to Prague, but it’s nowhere near the level of Kiev as far as “Soviet-ness”. My grandma has been to Europe, but I’m pretty sure only the western regions (think Paris, Barcelona, etc.) Either way, it should sure be interesting and fun to see what they think of this place.
My guess is they will be amazed at the quality of the life for the price.
And blown away when I take them to the “Soviet block” districts and they see miles and miles of what is basically Eastern European suburbs.
Which, for the record, I think have a lot more character than American suburbs.
After that, we’ll head to a few other countries in the region to show them a few of my favorites.
Will they pack their bags and move here after?
It will still be a ton of fun to show them, though, and I bet they’ll see what they’re missing out on…
And you know what?
If you’re a straight, red-blooded male, I’d wager you’re also missing out on it.
Because speaking of life in Eastern Europe, this question came my way recently:
Hey Kyle, my friends and I were discussing starting a Fiance K-1 Visa consulting service. I think it’s a stupid idea.
I’ve traveled to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and Tallinn. The girls I’ve met couldn’t care less about coming to the US (unlike the stereotypes)
Therefore, imo an international dating service or visa service would have no clients because girls aren’t willing to leave their home country.
After living in Kiev for years, is this your impression also?
It’s kinda split down the middle, to be honest.
Fact of the matter is, most people in other parts of the world actually really do not understand American culture. They think it’s all sunshine and rainbows, but all it really takes is for them to go to their first real suburbia to be very disillusioned by the whole thing.
Reality is, most of America doesn’t quite have the vibrancy as most places in the rest of the world.
Reason why is simple:
We have gigantic plots of land in the States.
Hence, the country has mostly been built horizontally (i.e. suburbs) instead of vertically (i.e.) cities. Even our biggest cities are far more spread out and less dense (possible exception: NYC, Chicago) than most average European or Southeast Asian cities.
That’s just how it is.
Keep causing trouble,
PS: That aforementioned Harem course isn’t available anymore, but there is a book based on it.