Well, to put it simply:
Don’t be one and a half hours late to meeting your new bliend. When she’s waiting in the rain. Surrounded by about a zillion protesting Ukrainians. Who don’t mind drinking quite a bit of alcohol while protesting. And wildly waiting flagpoles. And she’s standing in amongst them. And the riot police are out.
That’s how to make a good first impression.
(And did I mention it was raining? And I was one and a half hours late? And it was windy and cold? Gosh, I’m a bad bliend. I’m drinking a glass of Crimean sparkling wine to make me feel much better, thank you very mush, I mean, much.)