there were last year, when I accompanied a "romance tour" to Ukraine for a magazine story. While Todd's expectations for what a Ukrainian bride might offer were patently unrealistic, it was troubling to watch him venture ever further down the path of disappointment. This is no longer the preserve of seedy and exploitative men seeking vulnerable women from impoverished backgrounds to work as a longterm sex slave, the marketing suggests. 'This is game time armed with this information, I was fully expecting to spend a week being nauseated by odious men preying on vulnerable women, and there were certainly a few on the trip whose misogyny reached prize-winning levels. Many of them come with ridiculous expectations, of course, but I am not sure that anyone deserves this treatment. The links are powered by Skimlinks.