Dating ukrainien man
For one of them, I find out later, it is not only his first trip outside the US, but also the first time he has ever been to a nightclub."I'm very conservative, so I never go to bars or clubs," says 47-year-old Joe, a hay farmer from Pennsylvania with an awkward manner.
Affable but shy, Joe has trouble meeting women at home, and has had little contact with women since his wife died of cancer five years ago.
With their clipboards and information packs, the men listen attentively to the induction speech in our hotel's conference room, given by tour leader John Carlton, who speaks in a Tennessee drawl.Chris wears a tuxedo and top hat; others wear stiff suits and ties; Darren, from a small town in North Dakota, wears a shellsuit.Inside, dozens of women await, enjoying a free glass of champagne and branded with white stickers bearing their "ID number".The men take in a panoramic vista of leopard print, stilettos and carefully plumped cleavage.
Some of them immediately begin their chat-up routines; others look nervous.
Many had been called away at the last minute to tend to an ailing relative. Darren from North Dakota had 10 women lined up that he had been chatting with; he met just a couple of them in person. There was much consternation about the flakiness of Ukrainian women.