Sign up to any Russian dating site and it's quite likely that you'll be contacted by dozens of Russian girls looking for you. Is this normal? Is it a good thing? Is that hot Russian bride for real?
I'll confirm that most men see the same thing on a lot of mail order bride websites. Sign up and you'll be contacted by dozens of pretty Russian girls. They'll be queuing up to be your loving, devoted bride! This is normally the opposite to dating sites in your own country. Often the man has to do the chasing here. Unless you're a hunky guy with Brad Pitt looks and the wallet of a Wall Street banker of course. But even if this is the case, you may still have to look for ladies to contact. Most personals sites allow women to sign up for free, and it's the men who end up having to pay to be able to contact them.
In general my experience has been that you'll often get more admirers on sites that you have to pay in order to send a lady an email or request her contact details. This is a no brainer really - the more emails you get from pretty girls the more likely you are to spend money writing a letter back to them.
Now if you sign up to a flat rate fee site like Russian Euro or Ukraine Date, then you'll generally get less interest shown in you. Please believe me when I say that this is a good thing! It means the ladies are much more genuine. If you get an admirer on a site like this then the interest can be more genuine. Of course, the golden rule is also to be a little suspicious of girls who are looking for men instead of waiting for them to make first contact. See below for an example of a Russian girl who could well be looking for a scam victim.
Russian Girls Looking for You to be Their Next Scam Victim!
Here's the sort of email that you might get from a lady on a dating service such as Russian Euro. This is the sort of lady that I like to avoid - there are too many red flags which make me think she's a scammer. See if you agree with my points. For privacy reasons, I have changed the names, dates and locations specified in the email.
Date: 02-Mar-2011 ( 20 hours ago )
Hello, my name is Luba, 24 years old, and an ordinary girl from Kiev, Ukraine,
I just, kind, gentle, compassionate.
You are so handsome, I love you,
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to receiving your mail.