If you check Charming Date.com, there are plenty of older Russian women on the Russian dating website.
Some are divorced with a child; some are unmarried with a child, and some are never married.
'A lot of the blokes here think we've died and gone to heaven,' said the tubby 47 year old who works for a Home Office agency as he eyed a gaggle of revealingly dressed young women who would not have seemed out of place on a Parisian catwalk.
And if Ukraine is known for its basket case economy, the dating market - critics prefer the term 'cattle market' - appears to be thriving, eased in part by far easier visa rules than to Russia, and a number of other former states in the fallen USSR.
Many of the men are often double the age, or more, of the women.
'The Kiev Romance Tour offers you the unique opportunity to visit one of the most historic cities in all of the former Soviet Union, while at the same time meet thousands of beautiful Ukrainian women,' it states.
His aim in signing up with another agency, Anastasia Date.com, was to find a woman as much as a third of his age and he had flown halfway around the world because the women here are 'traditional and sexy'. 'Yes, but when you've got a choice of local men abusing alcohol and beating their wives, not wanting to look after children, not wanting to work...
these girls will be better off with their elderly foreigners'.
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Often such tours include one or two other cities as Western men scour eastern Europe for their perfect match.
These can be provincial cities where the standard of living is lower and, say critics, 'our women maybe more likely to fall for a foreigner, however unsuitable he may be'.
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