Turning love into money in chinese online-dating sector Be2 partnersuche erfahrungen
The close cultural history shared between Eastern European countries and China makes women from these countries a good choice for wealthy Chinese men.
Photo: IC When Yuan Shankai, a Beijing-based artist in his late 40s, finalized his divorce in 2010, he decided that if he were going to marry again, his second wife would be either Russian or, at the very least, Eastern European.
Earlier this year, a group of eight wealthy Chinese bachelors aged from 25 to 46 went to Khabarovsk in Russia for a group blind date with Russian girls.
The date was organized by a local dating agency, and five of them found a match, according to a Daily Mail October 11 report.
He cited as an example an instance in which he wanted to buy his then girlfriend, a Polish woman, an expensive watch.
He said all her girlfriends had the watch, so he thought she would want one too, but she refused his offer."She told me that it's pointless if she wears a watch just to show off to other people," Yuan said.
For example, he said when he was dating a girl from the Republic of Belarus, the girl and her friends would sing "Katyusha," a song that was famous during World War II, and tell him stories about Katyusha."I have been listening and singing that song since I was a little boy, so we immediately felt close to each other when we sang it together," Yuan said.
The Chinese attraction Victoria Kurzova, a 25-year-old Russian who works as a TV host in Beijing, said that many Chinese blind date groups travel to Russia to try to find wives.
"In recent years, more of my friends are also going to these countries to find wives.
Girls from these communities are more willing to marry a foreigner to have a different life, Kurzova explained.
"Our country is facing some economic difficulties, and many of the girls in our country are looking for an opportunity to go overseas," Kurzova said.
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Nataliya and her husband were apart for four years before their marriage, after which she moved to China to be with him.