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Her self-help book promises to hand women the key to "joint travel, candlelight dinners, a home in Europe" and a "comfortable life" in 90 days.
Ponomaryova says that the industry has gone through trends.
Roughly twenty men and women have paid 1,500 rubles () to meet a potential new love interest.
Even though only two expats are in attendance, organizers clearly think the "foreign" tag is a crowd puller.
"There's an idea that foreign men will be different [from Russian men]," she said.
European men have a reputation for being more independent and better planners.
"Thanks to you and your website I got married yesterday! She describes her friendship with an American man: "I was once too afraid to believe in fairy tales." Sixteen percent of all marriages registered in Moscow in the first ten months of 2015, were mixed, according to data from the state registry office.
In a poll conducted in 2009 by Superjob.ru, one in four women aged 55 or older said she wanted a foreign husband.Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.All of this should be good news for expats' love lives.
But the fascination with foreignness is, it appears, skin deep.
Russia is entering its second year of crisis, widening the lifestyle gap between Westerners and Russians.