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Russian Bride Reality Check!

OK so it's time for a reality check here. Russian dating sites tend to make you get carried away with their marriage success stories, their beautiful bikini clad ladies and endless articles about how wonderful Eastern European women are.

Russian and Ukrainian ladies are indeed lovely. But I've also met and chat to some nightmare women on foreign dating sites. The reality is of course somewhere in the middle. But before you go flying halfway around the world in search of love, let's have a little think...


Please do not look for a foreign bride because you think it is the cheap option for finding a wife. It's not! Some men marry the first lady they visit. Their marriages don't always last.

Finding a Russian bride could cost you a lot more money than you ever thought it would. If you have money then you can date and marry some stunningly beautiful, and in some cases much younger women. But if your money runs out, then don't be at all surprised if your lady moves on as well.

So as well as making sure you have enough money to find a Russian wife, make sure you can continue to earn enough to keep her in the lifestyle that she's expecting.

Grass Is Greener Syndrome

Being fed up with Western women is generally not a good reason for dating an Russian woman. Women are generally fairly similar in their wants and needs regardless of where they live. Narcissistic women, shopaholics and money obsessed women are just as common in Russia and the Ukraine as they are in the USA or Western Europe. But it will cost you a lot more money and emotional turmoil to find a lady in Eastern Europe than it will in will in your own country.


If you want to find an Russian or Ukrainian woman then you'll have to run the gauntlet of a whole myriad of scams and scammers. Generally speaking, the reputation of Russian dating sites is very poor. So how to avoid the scammers? Well you're going to have to learn, and learn quickly. Most importantly, you're going to have to leave your money in your wallet. Send your girl chocolates, flowers or stuffed animals. But never send her money.

Thankfully most scammers are fairly easy to spot, especially those after money. But I continue to hear stories of men (and women) losing hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands of dollars in what are at the end of the day pretty basic scams. Love clouds our judgement, so don't underestimate how easy it is to lose your money to a scammer.


Dating site ladies aren't always honest. Getting to the truth can sometimes be difficult. The key thing you have to establish is why she's looking for a foreign husband. Many ladies do have legitimate reasons for seeking a foreign partner. But you need to get to the bottom of it. Leave this unanswered and you might regret things later.

Online Dating Is Rubbish

Finally, bear in mind that people all over the world are getting burned with online dating. Bad experiences with dating sites aren't confined to the mail order brides type of website. Many tens of thousands of people have had bad experiences on mainstream online dating sites such as and eHarmony. Visit a site like Romance Scams and you'll see that online dating can often be a disappointing experience.


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