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'Ugly and unsuccessful' Chinese man who amazed millions with his Ukrainian wife sets up international dating club

China-born Kharkiv-based Mei Aisi, 35, became an internet sensation in his homeland after posting pictures on social media platforms with his Ukrainian wife, Daria Mei. 

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Mei moved to Ukraine in 2001 t look for a new life after losing his choice to get into the university in China. He has set up a dating club, Ulove, to help "exceptional" bachelors from the Far East find Ukrainian girlfriends through monthly speed-dating events.

"Chinese people couldn't believe a guy as ugly and academically unsuccessful as me could have a gorgeous wife like that," said Mr Mei. 

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Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Mrs Mei, Daria is a 23-year-old professional opera singer who is 12 years younger than Mei. She is a typical beauty in Chinese people's eyes, tall and blonde. 

Aisi's family, including their daughter, Alice Mei, now has a little fame on after some media have interviewed them.

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Mei said many men in China asked him how could find a wife as beautiful as his, but before that, they didn't know he had already had a trading company and a bronze valve factory in Ukraine.

"Compared to Ukrainian men, Chinese men are better husbands," he said. "Ukrainian men often have male chauvinism. They drink a lot and some might beat their wives. This happened to my wife's sister."

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He thought Chinese men know how to care for families in comparison to Ukrainian.

Ulove is a match-making agency based in Kharkiv, connecting talented Ukrainian women with exceptional Chinese men, according to Mr Mei.

Girls as young as 17 wear glamorous make-up and evening dresses at the speed-dating event to meet "successful" single men who travel from China to Ukraine in hope of finding a pretty European wife. 

Deep-pocketed bachelors first have to pay a 96,000 yuan (£11,000) annual membership fee, or 300,000 yuan (£34,600) as VIPs, before spending an extra 69,000 yuan (£8,000) on each dating event held at a luxurious golf club in Kharkiv. 

Mr Mei confessed that a few wealthy members don't have much taste and don't know how to woo women. 

"We really like Chinese men. They are really generous and considerate," said two female members, twins Alia and Nika, during an interview on an online video. "They are adorable. Totally different from Ukrainian guys."

Ulove Club has successfully paired up many couples together although they don't speak the same language. 

"Sometimes, love is a matter of the expression in the eyes, a hand gesture or a simplest word," one of Mei's client, Mr Li, who successfully find his partnerin through Ulove.

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According to Mr Mei, Ulove has around 75 male members who are mainly middle-class businessmen from major Chinese cities, and more than 300 female members, who are all form Ukraine.

He said Ukrainian women tend to have early marriage, usually before 23, so the female members are young.

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove

Photo via Ulove