Is Foreign Love Possible?
If you're looking for a foreign wife then it's best not to get too carried away by what Russian dating websites tell you. Many put sexy photos of bikini and lingerie models on their front pages. They also put loads of success stories on their site. Of course it's always a good idea to be a little sceptical. Yes you can date a really hot bikini model. But she will quite likely be high maintenance.
Similarly, don't get too carried away by the success stories sites often show on their sites. Yes people do of course meet and get married after meeting on dating sites. But remember that they don't usually publicise their subsequent divorce rate. The good news is that divorce rates between American men marrying foreign women are lower than between two American citizens. But divorce sadly remains a possibility, even with foreign love.
While foreign love is certainly possible, men don't often realise how stressful it is. Selecting a future bride from a dating website is difficult. How do you choose when there are so many beautiful women on dating sites? If you're looking for a foreign bride it's best to make sure you have enough time available to sort through the members of the site. Personally I found foreign love a full time job in itself, especially when the ladies I was interested in didn't speak or write much English.
On top of this, should you find somebody you like, then you could be in for a rough ride with the long distance relationship. The times when you're apart from the person you love are very hard. If you want your partner to live with you in your own country then you'll also often face a lengthy wait while you wait to hear about your visa application. So before you get too involved with foreign love, then make sure you're emotionally strong enough to deal with these issues.
How to Find Real Russian Brides
There are some lovely looking Russian ladies on Russian brides sites. But how do you know they're for real?
First of all, be wary of the sites that put bikini babes on their home page, or ladies in lingerie or other revealing outfits. In some cases these ladies are just models, and they may not even be serious about having a long term relationship with a Western man.
It's also good to be wary of sites that tell you that it's normal for a 20 year old Russian woman to want to marry a 40+ Western man. While some Russian girls prefer older men, most prefer to marry men who are at maximum 10 years older than themselves (the APrettyWoman Russian dating site contains some statistics that show this.
Fake profiles on Russian dating sites are quite possible, but it's hard to prove. Spotting the Real Russian brides amongst the fakes is hard work. Fake profiles are mostly found on dating sites that charge you for contacting each lady (either to request her email address, or to write her a letter). You're usually better off with a flat rate dating site that costs the same regardless of how many Russian ladies you contact. Sadly these sites are also popular with scam ladies, so be on the lookout for these at all times.