Making sense of all the Russian bride matchmaking sites on the Web is no easy task. Which are honest foreign dating sites, and which are scams? Look no further. On this page you will find honest reviews of foreign introduction agencies (sometimes called mail-order bride sites) that specialize in introducing you to beautiful women who are interested in marriage to westerners.
The process of finding an Eastern European lady to date is much easier than you think. Younger women in the former Soviet republics usually speak some English, and legitimate agencies generally offer phone translations where you can actually chat with these foreign women before you make the long trip to meet them. While I will tell you that the romance tours are the most trustworthy way to meet honest ladies looking to marry foreign husbands, you can also go it alone. If you find a lucky Russian or Ukrainian girl you want to meet, there is plenty of information about how to make a safe and pleasant trip to the Eastern bloc to meet for the first time. The world is so small these days, it’s hardly a problem to meet a beautiful Russian lady and fly to meet her when you’re ready!
When you log on to one of these so-called mail order brides sites, generally the information is available in English. Many of the introduction agencies offer translation services, including automatic (computer-assisted) translations of the ladies’ profiles. When you decided to correspond with a lady on a Russian or Ukrainian dating site, stick to some common sense rules. Never send money to a woman you have not met in person. While most of the girls are honest, there are scammers out there, and the fact is that a true Eastern European lady would NEVER ask someone she has not met to send her money. If a Russian woman is serious about meeting a future husband through one of these agencies she will not ask you to send money, she will ask you to come visit her hometown! You can learn more about how to avoid these scammers on some of the sites reviewed here.
One last thing you should be aware of: there is a new law in the United States called the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA). Most companies that are in the business of introducing men to foreign women for the purpose of marriage are required to follow the steps outlined in this law. It protects these women and it protects you. Only American-based companies are required to comply with this law, and most of the sites listed here do.
A Foreign Affair
Loveme.com Russian Review
If you are serious about finding a Russian wife, A Foreign Affair (aka Loveme.com) is a great starting place. They have been in business about 14 years and are one of the first so-called mail order brides sites to go online. They have been featured on 60 Minutes, in Time Magazine and dozens of other publications. There was even a movie based on AFA and the foreign brides industry. The three principles of the company all have met and married Russian woman. AFA advertises that they have over 30,000 profiles of foreign women on their site and they offer conference calls every week for those who want to learn more about their romance tours. They also conduct open house seminars in various large cities around the country like Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. Since they are an American company they are compliant with the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) Read the fullA Foreign Affair review.
If it’s model quality European women you are looking for, Elena’s Model’s offers some of the most beautiful women we have found. The site’s owner, Elena Portova met a western man this way and she has also published a book about how to find and marry a Ukrainian or Russian women. One thing we like about this site is they list the “Expression of interest response rate” under each profile so a potential customer can see which women are serious about meeting and marrying a foreign man and are more likely to respond to a letter. We also like the fact that they have all inclusive payment plans where you can pay one fee and have unlimited contact with the women they list (Platinum plan) or another plan in which you can have unlimited contact with fifty of the ladies listed (Gold Program). Read the full – Elena’s Models review.
Anastasia International is an personal introduction company that also lists profiles of very beautiful Russian and Eastern European women. and has been in business since 2001. They tout having over 15,000 active profiles of these lovely ladies. They are a family run business and have physical offices in Russia and the USA. We like the site’s layout as it was recently redesigned and has lots of photos of the ladies and navigation easy logical. The one thing we do not care for is the method of payment. To contact or read e-mails you are required to buy credits and redeem them. We would prefer to see an all inclusive pricing structure. Read the full– Anastasia International review
Friend Finder is an international online dating site that touts almost 2 million active members. The reason we list them under the Russian mail order bide section is they are a reasonably priced alternative to meet Russian girls. They list about 2,500 Russian women looking for men and other eastern European countries such as Poland, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic add thousands more to the list. The basic membership id free but you need to be a paying member to receive the full benefit of the site. One thing they do not offer is romance tours or help with visas and travel. Friendfinder is your basic online dating site and is worldwide so it is possible to meet people from almost any country.- Read theFriendfinder review
RussianCupid is another site that offers profiles of beautiful Russian women. They list over 400,000 members but we assume that includes the men that have joined in hopes of finding and meeting one of these Russian beauties. They offer a translation service though it is an automatic translation much like you can get from Google. Russian Euro does not claim to be a mail order bride type company and they do not offer romance tours as some of the others do. Read the full– RussianCupid review
ForeignWomen.com is a full service marriage agency that list profiles of women from Russia, the Ukraine, and other Eastern European women as well as ladies from Latin America and Asia. They are an American agency and are also IMBRA compliant. They also offer Romance Tours to the countries listed above although I believe they are affiliated with AFA in that regard. If you are interested in meeting girls from any of these parts of the world you may want to read the full review. Read the full – Foreign Women review
UkraineDate.com is a very specialized online dating site that features the beautiful women of the Ukraine and other eastern European ladies. Memberships total just over 100,000 which also includes men that are interested in contacting these gorgeous women. Membership is free but if you go for the Platinum membership which will cost you between $8.00 and $30 per month depending on the number of months you sign up for. The Platinum membership allows you to send and receive video messages, translation of messages to and from your Ukrainian ladies. Gold and Platinum memberships allow you to post personal information so you can contact your potential Ukrainian bride out side of the site to get the next steps of your relationship underway and move closer to that Ukraine Date. If this sounds like something you would like to try : Read the full– UkraineDate review
International Cupid is another site that offers the opportunity to contact potential foreign brides from Russia, Europe, Asia or Latin America. They are owned by Cupid Media who also owns RussianEuro as well as other sites reviewed here. They do not offer matchmaking tours as some of the others They tout having 258,000 members which would include the foreign women as well as the men that are searching for a bride. It’s hard to tell just how many of the members are women so it’s hard to gauge the odds of meeting one of them. They do list profiles of some very attractive girls from around the world.
Sesile.com is a simple site featuring thousands of profiles of Bulgarian, Russian and Eastern European women. The free basic membership takes just a couple of minutes to sign up for and you can view photos of Bulgarian women looking for a relationship and/or marriage. The women’s profiles are somewhat limited and there is no translation service. The profiles do list what language the ladies speak though which is helpful. The site claims to only list profiles of women with recent activity so you can hope that the women you attempt to contact are still interested in meeting you. Read the full review to learn how you can meet one of these Eastern European, Bulgarian or Russian potential brides. Read the full– Sesile.com review
BeHappy2Day.com is for western men who want to date or marry Russian women. The concept behind this dating website is expressed in its name. Men who want to be happy as soon as possible with the sultry and voluptuous Russian woman of their dreams can do just that by joining the website. Joining the site is simple. Read the review for BeHappy2Day –
Charming Brides is a international marriage agency located in Karkov, Ukraine. They list some really nice profiles of Ukrainian women of all ages. We like that they list at the top the section where you can view ladies up to 40 years old or ladies above 40. Not every man is looking for a 21 year old bride. They also offer contact information of men that have used their service as references. Charming Brides also offers personal tours which include an interpreter up to 6 hours a day and meeting with up to ten Russian ladies. The site is fairly easy to navigate but the index page seems to go on forever. They do offer a lot of personalized services and the Ukrainian women listed on the site seem very “real”. Read the full– Charming Brides review