A feature on ABC's Nightline covered an AFA meetup in Odessa, Ukraine and found that while many of the women who attended the meetup were genuinely interested in finding an ideal match with an American man, others seemed to be taking advantage of the men by attempting to convince them to buy expensive gifts. A BBC reporter also attended a meetup in Ukraine and interviewed several attendees, finding that many of the men attended because they were frustrated about the prospects of finding an ideal match in the US, while many women attended in search of a partner who was responsible and could provide them with a better life. A The Today Show segment featured AFA and one of its founders in light of the mail-order bride industry's success after the recession. The segment explored some common negative perceptions about the mail-order bride industry, along with concerns that relationships precipitated by websites like AFA might not be completely equal; for instance, the host was concerned that women might be pushed into such relationships due to socioeconomic factors out of their control. As in many dating services AFA can't give guarantee that customers are corresponding with sincere persons only.
The men who go to Ukraine looking for a wife then fly home alone and broke
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Since Hope you had a wonderful weekend. The Odessa trip was wonderful and the Tour itself was the experience of a lifetime. I would like to extend my thanks to you and the entire team for making this experience possible. Hopefully, there will be no repeats but if there must be, I will definitely rely on you guys again in my quest for love. Besides meeting numerous fantastic women that took me on some of the most romantic and incredibly thoughtful dates I have ever been on, Joe and your staff were amazing. The support, the tenacity in their work, I cannot begin to describe the relaxed yet productive atmosphere they produced for someone on a vacation.
A Foreign Affair Review
T hese are trying times for Odessa. After the annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian forces are stirring tension in this Black Sea port, and there are weekly standoffs between demonstrators who want to be part of Ukraine and those who want closer ties to Russia. But for all the political and economic chaos that has engulfed Ukraine in the past three months, one industry is still thriving:
These women are real. Even the really beautiful ones. Trust me, they have no real interest in you.