I've actually had a lot of luck with ukrainian women. I think it is culturally more difficult to become a psychic vampire there. The land is so brutal that you just never have time for the interpersonal dramas.
I definitely have allowed myself to be sucked dry tho. I got way into the aesthetics when I was younger. My experiences probably would be similar to yours in some ways. As far as ukrainian men, make sure they are relatively sober and non-abusive. You would probably like some of the nordic types in Kiev
Did you ever live there? Your profile says that you were born in San Diego.
No, I'm an American. I've just met a lot both here and there. Family was from Kiev (Kyiv)
I have friends and family there, speak the language etc. It's a beautiful, romantic city if u ever get the chance ......