When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.
Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.
Understandably, these were older women (anyone who knows Russian women, knows that they go a bit insane if they’re not married at like 24) and consequently were probably looking for some financially stable oligarch of 35 with a good sense of humor, fat wallet and a wang that could take an eye out.
In London parties take place full house, it’s practically impossible to get to the speed-dating zone without preliminary registration.
Most male expats say that their nationality can still have a positive impact on girls.
"You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.
The other week I was sat in Mc Donald's, reading an expat newspaper while doing other cliche expat things when I stumbled across an add for a speed dating company.
I decided this would be a laugh if I could get my friend to tag along.