TIMES.KY

Cayman Islands, Caribbeanand International News
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

The owner of a matchmaking service that sets up Chinese men with European women says interest in Ukrainian women doubled during Russia's invasion

The owner of a matchmaking service that sets up Chinese men with European women says interest in Ukrainian women doubled during Russia's invasion

The owner of a dating app told Vice that inquiries about Ukrainian women jumped from five to nearly 10 every day since the start of Russia's invasion.

An online platform that sets up Chinese men with Eastern European women said interest in Ukrainian women has doubled since Russia began its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, reported Viola Zhou and Koh Ewe of Vice World News.

Pavel Stepanets, the Russian owner of matchmaking service Meilishka, told Vice interest in Ukrainian women jumped from five to nearly 10 inquiries every day. "Now, there are many clients asking for Ukrainian girls," Stepanets said.

"These clients know that these Ukrainian girls are sad and would think of China as a safe place. So the Chinese men think that these girls will consider looking for a Chinese husband," he continued.

Meilishka's website shows there are 748 Slavic women currently available to be set up with Chinese men.

Stepanets told Vice that Chinese men prefer Eastern European women because "they are not as demanding about wealth" as Chinese women are. Beauty standards also play a role: Marrying blonde, white women is seen as a symbol of a Chinese man's success.

"To be honest, Ukrainian women are considered some of the most beautiful in the world," Stepanets told the publication.

China's social-media giants have been banning content about Ukrainian women


China's gender ratio was distorted by the one-child policy, which was in place from 1980 to 2015 and caused a gender imbalance in the country, leaving millions of men unable to find partners for marriage.

Chinese media has suggested that Ukrainian women could be a solution to China's gender imbalance problem, reported Foreign Policy.

The matchmaking of Chinese men and Ukrainian women is not a recent phenomenon.

Ulove, which stands for "Ukrainian Love," was founded in 2018 by Max Mei, per the South China Morning Post. Mei's matchmaking service aims to introduce "high quality" Chinese men to Ukrainian women. Mei is married to a Ukrainian opera singer, according to Mail Online. He got the idea for the service when he received many comments from Chinese men saying he is a "winner in life," per SCMP.

But, as Insider's Waiyee Yip recently reported, some of China's social-media giants have moved to censor the flood of online attention Ukrainian women are experiencing amid the war. Twitter-like service Weibo banned 10,000 accounts that it said "ridiculed war" or made "vulgar comments" about Ukrainian women.

Douyin, too, has banned users and removed content pertaining to the war in Ukraine. In a statement, the company said it was cracking down on "inappropriate" content, including "videos such as 'capturing Ukrainian beauties.'"

Newsletter

Related Articles

TIMES.KY
0:00
0:00
Close
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Israel: Unprecedented Civil Disobedience Looms as IDF Reservists Protest Judiciary Reform
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
Europe is boiling: Extreme Weather Conditions Prevail Across the Continent
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Italian Court's Controversial Ruling on Sexual Harassment Ignites Uproar
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
BBC Personalities Rebuke Accusations Amidst Scandal Involving Teen Exploitation
A Swift Disappointment: Why Is Taylor Swift Bypassing Canada on Her Global Tour?
Historic Moment: Edgars Rinkevics, EU's First Openly Gay Head of State, Takes Office as Latvia's President
Bye bye democracy, human rights, freedom: French Cops Can Now Secretly Activate Phone Cameras, Microphones And GPS To Spy On Citizens
The Poor Man With Money, Mark Zuckerberg, Unveils Twitter Replica with Heavy-Handed Censorship: A New Low in Innovation?
Unilever Plummets in a $2.5 Billion Free Fall, to begin with: A Reckoning for Misuse of Corporate Power Against National Interest
Beyond the Blame Game: The Need for Nuanced Perspectives on America's Complex Reality
Twitter Targets Meta: A Tangle of Trade Secrets and Copycat Culture
The Double-Edged Sword of AI: AI is linked to layoffs in industry that created it
US Sanctions on China's Chip Industry Backfire, Prompting Self-Inflicted Blowback
Meta Copy Twitter with New App, Threads
The New French Revolution
BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Application Refiled, Naming Coinbase as ‘Surveillance-Sharing’ Partner
×