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Mei says he learned the language while playing table tennis with classmates. He stayed on in Ukrain

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The colourful founder of a matchmaking business that introduces “high-quality” Chinese men to young, good-looking Ukrainian women has upgraded his website and social media channels, which now tout his “success stories” in helping couples find cross-cultural love.

Max Mei has launched a new commercial WeChat account and rebranded his website Ulove – which stands for “Ukrainian Love” – while the number of people following his Weibo account has grown to more than 800,000.

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Mei, 35, founded his dating agency in Ukraine in 2016. Originally called Culove – “Chinese-Ukrainian Love” – he got the idea after sharing photos on social media of himself with his young Ukrainian wife and their first mixed-race child. Many followers commented that they aspired to emulate his success in life.

He sensed a “market opportunity”, he later said. He realised he could leverage his fluent Russian, his “expertise on cross-cultural relationships” and the “overproduction of beautiful women in Ukraine” to launch a matchmaking business.

Mei filled his website and social media channels with photos of his family, especially his blonde, model-like wife Dasha Mei. She is often seen wearing skimpy outfits – bikinis, making dumplings in her underwear – or just draped on her husband’s arm. There are also the children – he now has two – and he boasts about his thriving trading company and the US$400,000 property he claims to be building.

 Mei says he learned the language while playing table tennis with classmates. He stayed on in Ukraine after finishing his studies and later married Dasha

It was not long before Mei’s website caught the attention of Chinese media, making him an instant internet celebrity. Reports by CCTV and People’s Daily online profiled Mei as an example of xue zha – “academic dregs” – who had found success and a beautiful local wife in a foreign land.

Many male Chinese internet users were impressed with his story, dubbing him a “winner in life”. Some were sceptical about how successful he really was, suggesting that his “international import-export business” might in reality be a humble Chinese restaurant. Others commented that Mei’s home in Ukraine, seen in many of his videos, was a rather ordinary flat, noticeably lacking in luxuries.

 Mei says he learned the language while playing table tennis with classmates. He stayed on in Ukraine after finishing his studies and later married Dasha

Mei’s story is now well known by his followers in China. He has claimed on social media that he relocated to Ukraine in 2001, at the age of 18, after scoring poorly in his gaokao exam, which Chinese students take before leaving secondary school. Unable to gain admittance to a decent university in China, he decided to study the arts in Ukraine because the country had favourable entry requirements for foreign university students, even though he initially confused Ukraine with Uganda.

Based in the majority Russian-speaking city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, Mei says he learned the language while playing table tennis with classmates. He stayed on in Ukraine after finishing his studies and later married Dasha, a local girl who he met when she was 16 and had a local bodybuilder boyfriend.

 Mei says he learned the language while playing table tennis with classmates. He stayed on in Ukraine after finishing his studies and later married Dasha

An amateur photographer, Mei helped them out with a photo shoot, and Dasha repaid the favour by baking him a cake. Soon afterwards, Max says proudly, the bodybuilder was history and he and Dasha were a couple.

Mei’s recent rebranding exercise includes a sleek new website and a new commercial WeChat account. His existing Weibo page – with a cover photo of his wife sprawled on her back in a bikini – has notched up about half a million followers.

There is nothing difficult to [winning a foreign girl’s heart]. You just need to put in a little bit of effort and show your true self

Ulove employee

Asked via WeChat how successful Ulove has been in bringing couples together, an anonymous staff member replies and declines to provide figures, saying only that its success rate has been “quite high”.

The Ulove website claims a 100 per cent satisfaction rate among clients, and an 80 per cent success rate, although it is not clear what constitutes either satisfaction or success.

Three “success stories” are listed on the Ulove website, although one account is totally anonymous and gives so little away it is not worth a mention.

The second is supposedly a testimonial from a Guangzhou-based man who gushes about how his girlfriend adored the action movie Wolf Warrior II, while his relatives are delighted there will soon be a mixed-raced child in the family.

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