So in September 2011, Richard decided to permanently move to Moscow with the single purpose of meeting his future wife.'My business was doing well so I decided to go travelling and focus on my personal life.
But I wasn't finding the right girl in Britain and was wondering whether I needed to lower my standards to find a long-term partner.'I could easily go out in central London on a Friday night, kiss a girl and probably take them home after.
However Russian girls are much more controlled and reserved - they don't get drunk or kiss on the first date and I enjoyed the challenge.'I knew Katia was the one within a month of meeting her.
She was very intelligent and we were just the perfect match.'Richard has seen a movement amongst successful British men who are travelling to Eastern Europe, particularly Russia, to meet their future wives.
Soon he had no trouble picking up thousands of women and began teaching others about his pick-up dating techniques.
However Richard, who was living in London at the time, became unhappy with the calibre of single British girls.