’90 Day Fiancé’: David Murphey Reveals The Outrageous Amount of Money He Has Spent on Lana and Finding a Ukrainian Wife

David Murphey had a long road to finding love. On this season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days alone, Murphey had to go to Ukraine twice just to get to meet his girlfriend Lana in person. But all of his hard work and money paid off since Lana turned out to be a real person.

Over the span of two decades, Murphey has spent an insane amount of money trying to find a Ukrainian woman. Now, he has finally revealed just how much.

David Murphey and Lana
David Murphey and Lana | Instagram @davidjmurphey

David Murphey has been dating Ukrainian women for years

On part 2 of the tell-all special, Murphey admitted that he’s been dating Ukrainian women since before the Ukrainian dating sites he uses now were even invented.

In the beginning, Murphey used to receive actual booklets of Ukrainian women who he could talk to. If he liked one of them, he would invite them to a ball in Ukraine and fly over to meet them.

The internet eventually made things more streamlined.

“When the internet was brand new a tenant of mine showed me a website where you could meet Russian and Filipino women,” he wrote to a fan in an Instagram Q&A. “I had an interest in Russians. Within months, the Ukrainian women on the site outnumbered the Russians. I went to both countries. A few years later, Ukraine became more Western-like and you didn’t even need a visa to go there. Russia requires a visa and you have to register everywhere you go. It was just harder to travel in.”

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And after a while, he began only dating in Ukraine.

“I stopped dating in the USA 15 years ago,” he wrote. “Every time I did I would start thinking about Ukraine, so I stopped trying so my heart was free just in case I went to Ukraine. I have dated well over 100 women in Ukraine. Turned down many marriage proposals and have been turned down twice myself.”

Over the past two decades, Murphey has been to Ukraine 20 times.

How much has David spent on dating Ukrainian women?

Though Murphey says that he has had a great time dating all of these women, it has come at a hefty price. He estimates that he has spent between $250,000 and $300,000 between flights to Ukraine, the dating sites, and all of the things necessary to woo a Ukrainian woman.

But Murphey thinks that he would have been spending close to that if he was dating in America.

“I was spending $2,000 per month dating when I was dating in the USA,” he wrote in the same Q&A. “Dinner, shows, activities, and travel. When the website came out I just transferred that expense to them. I know, I know. If you earn 4k a month, this is crazy money, but not if you earn 15k plus. None of this money is lifechanging to me.”

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Is there a cheaper way to date Ukrainian women?

According to Murphey, dating women in Ukraine is not a “poor man’s game.”

“Even if you did it the cheapest way possible, you are still going to be out $15,000 just to get someone here finally,” he said. “But this will be the same cost if you find someone equally as far away. This is using legitimate methods of meeting someone. Never respond to someone on social media and never ever send any money.”