If you're a Western man interested in finding a foreign bride then one of the most obvious places to look for an exotic foreign bride is Russia. Here's all you need to know about browsing Russian women personals sites to find the Russian bride of your dreams.
Russian Brides - Are They Any Good?
If dating site numbers are anything to go by, then Russian brides are probably the most popular mail order brides. Many of the sites have tens of thousands of Russian ladies listed on them, so you'll be spoilt with choice.
First of all, despite the reputations for fraudsters, it is possible to find a loving Russian bride online. But it will take some effort on your part in order to find her.
There are plenty of decent Russian ladies online. But there are plenty of ladies you wouldn't want to go anywhere near. In other words, Russian dating isn't that much different to standard dating. Despite the reported shortage of men in Russia, you always need to be a little suspicious of why beautiful Russian women can't find husbands in their own country.
Russian Women Dating Sites and Online Dating
Obviously, if you're a man wanting to find a Russian bride, then unless you're one of the few Westerners who actually live in Moscow or another Russian city then you'll have to turn to online dating.
There are dozens of Russian women personals sites available online. Most (if not all) are free to join, so you only tend to need to pay if you want to contact a lady whose profile you like. Which dating site you use is entirely up to you. Sites like Elena's Models and RussianEuro have a fairly good reputation. Sadly most sites have a very bad reputation. Take a good look at any site you like and see how it measures up against this list:
Good Russian Personals Sites
- Free to join, and then a flat rate membership fee so you can contact as many ladies as you like.
- Site is based in a Western country.
- Site has a telephone support line, and not just a contact form.
- Site is run by a legitimate corporation, and has a postal address.
- Site has small numbers of ladies, which suggests they might have been hand picked.
- A good site will hopefully list a few testimonials of successful marriages of people who have met through the site. The problem with testimonials is that although they show the site's marriage rate, few sites will actually admit their divorce rate!
Bad Russian Personals Sites
- Free to join but charge you for lady's email addresses.
- Free to join but charge you each time you send or receive a letter from a lady.
- It's possible to view the men profiles without logging into the site first.
- Makes a lot of mention of anti-scams, or maybe has a scammer's prison. Maybe this means the site has a poor reputation for scammers?
- Site has advertising on it, or is a solely an affiliate for a larger dating site.
- Site has tens of thousands of ladies (or even millions?) on it.
- The photos on the site include plenty of Russian ladies in lingerie, bikinis or other sexy outfits.
- Performs no background checks on the ladies.
In reality it's hard to find a 100% decent Russian personals site, so you'll have to judge for yourself whether the site is good.
There are huge numbers of profiles to sort through on many of the sites. Once you've found some ladies you're interested in, draw up your shortlist and send them a short email so that they know you're interested in them.
Not all Russian women speak English of course. Some sites include a translator service, but you'll have to pay a lot for these services, especially if a human translator is involved.
You'll actually find that despite the name, many Russian personals sites actually have more Ukrainian ladies than they do actual Russian ladies. In fact, add in all the ladies from smaller former Soviet Union countries like Moldova and Belarus and on some sites Russian ladies from cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg are actually in the minority.