“Apparently, one in five of their dates ends up in relationships and all the girls were vetted, so I felt like I was in safe hands. So I sent her an email and soon we started to converse.” Wayne had to pay to send her a message and to read emails she sent him.
It could have been a man writing to me.” But Wayne got the proof he needed when the agency offered a video date service.
“It cost £30 for 10 minutes but I thought ‘What the heck! “She was very beautiful, with massive blue eyes, but it was frustrating because she didn’t speak any English and we had to use a translator.
"The 10 minutes turned into 40 minutes, which was expensive.
“Iuliia told me she had an eight-year-old daughter, Mylana, and that she had split from the father about two years before.
“She was nervous using a dating site because there was a history of Ukrainian women ending up as prostitutes when they met Western men.” In fact, Wayne was the first man that Iuliia met from the site.
“I was worried at first, but my friend who worked at the agency reassured me,” says Iuliia, who now speaks fluent English.“I’d had a lot of emails from different men, but I never met any of them. His photo was handsome and he had beautiful eyes.” Wayne was smitten, but he still had his doubts.“You can’t help thinking, ‘Why does this girl like me?Glancing at his watch, Wayne Denton spoke slowly and carefully to the glamorous blonde on his computer screen.Everything they said to each other had to be painstakingly repeated by a translator – and each minute was costing Wayne money.Unbeknown to the dad-of-two, in just a few months this beautiful Ukrainian stranger, who was almost half his age, would be his bride.