Some of the Americans wear sharp suits and talk loudly about their property empires; others are from small towns in the Midwest and have acquired passports specially to make the trip.
Most of the men are divorced and in their fifties or sixties.
He is beginning to wonder whether Ukrainian women might be just as bad as their American counterparts.
"They have vaginas, and vaginas lie," he says, despairingly.
Some of them immediately begin their chat-up routines; others look nervous.For one of them, I find out later, it is not only his first trip outside the US, but also the first time he has ever been to a nightclub."I'm very conservative, so I never go to bars or clubs," says 47-year-old Joe, a hay farmer from Pennsylvania with an awkward manner.Affable but shy, Joe has trouble meeting women at home, and has had little contact with women since his wife died of cancer five years ago.As a by-product, the company runs tours to locations as diverse as Colombia, the Philippines, and Ukraine, to meet the women they have met online.For the not inconsequential sum of £3,000, the 39 men present at our induction meeting on day one have bought the chance to attend three "socials" – huge events at nightclubs where they will be in the company of hundreds of young Ukrainian women apparently looking for love.