'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.
The husband filed his case in the court, citing substantial psychological suffering worthy of sizable compensation.
In his words, he was deceived through seeing his bride’s attractive appearance prior to nuptials, and led to believe she looked different.
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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