One woman gave a subtle hint to her dates that she's not to be messed with by brandishing an axe in her profile photo, while another will at least attract people with a keen interest in angling by lying alongside a giant fish.
Several men showed off their flexibility, including one performing the splits on the bonnet of a car You're meant to drink it!
In the regions of shifting cultivation where polygyny is most frequently recorded, labor is often starkly divided between genders.The task of felling trees in preparation of new plots is usually done by older boys and very young men.Marriage agencies often exploit this knowledge and prosper, creating a good platform for women trafficking.''And recruiters often use all this.When some agencies and recruiters promise she will meet and marry a wealthy man, no-one checks his marital status, mental health, crime record and all the other things.'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.
Wives, on the other hand, are solely or primarily responsible for giving birth and rearing children; cultivating, processing and providing food for the family; and for performing domestic duties for the husband.
An elderly cultivator, with several wives and likely several young male children, benefits from having a much larger workforce within his household.
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'.
Against this, the agencies named here claim to be thoroughly respectable and to have had a high rate of success in their clients forging long lasting relationships and marriage with women in Ukraine, Russia and other countries.