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[29 Oct 2009]

We always warn our members to watch out for people soliciting gifts or asking for money and to let us know immediately about any rules being broken. We do also have some guidelines for our members concerning their conduct on our site. One of the most important recommendations that we can make, though, is based on conduct. [More]

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[27 Oct 2009]

About Me is about You! “About Me” is the very first impression you will give the ladies who use our site. It’s your chance to sell your unique qualities. Send the right message and you’ll waste less time writing women who aren’t the best matches for you. Here’s how to sell yourself like a Madison Avenue pro.   Make a short list It’s really not difficult to write or tweak your About Me section. Just keep it simple. Pretend you’re an advertising guru whose job is to sell YOU. Make a streamlined list about yourself. Ask a friend for help if you need to. List: Who you are: In three words, describe your most essential personality traits. Examples: funny, loyal, outgoing. What you like: Describe your passions in life and what you enjoy doing in three or four more words, such as chess, your kids, marathons, fine wines – whatever feeds your soul. What you offer: Be honest! It will boost your chance of finding a good match. Are you quiet and sensitive or the life of the party? Are you always on the go or a Happy Homebody? You will find a lady who shares your outlook and lifestyle. What you want: You’re writing to her, so she can assume you’re her physical type. So focus above the brow. The mental-emotional connection differentiates a relationship from a hook-up. List about three or four essentials you seek in a partner. Don’t: Write a resume. It’s dry and boring. Do touch on your work, but don’t list every job you’ve had since university. Your after-five life says a lot more about who you are. Appear negative or jaded. Negative: “Are there any honest women left in the world?” Positive: “Honesty and communication are very important to me.” Be too wordy, make promises, or talk about sex. Be rigid. Expand your desired age range just a little, for example, and you may find the perfect woman who would otherwise be afraid to write. Rant or vent. Frustration is part of dating, period. Tell us about it, not the ladies! Browse our Web site for tips like Dating Russian Women. Peruse our blogs, which are updated daily and answer many of your questions. Ask our Customer Support team or live Web Hostess for one-on-one advice. Write or update your About Me section today, and start searching for the woman of your dreams on HotRussianBrides.com!

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[23 Oct 2009]

Read enough women’s magazines (no problem, I’ll do it for you) and you’ll see that women are never satisfied with their looks. We’re forever comparing ourselves not only to the women around us, but to some airbrushed ideal that few can achieve -- at least before the salon doors open. While Russian women seem to ooze a certain confidence in their femininity and style, every woman needs compliments. It’s up there with air and water.   Women are never totally satisfied with their appearance I knew a TV news anchor, one of the most gorgeous women I’ve ever met, who wed a very high-profile plastic surgeon. I ran into her several years later and was taken aback:  she was so nipped and tucked, liposuctioned and Botoxed that I barely recognized her. When I commented on how cool it must be to have free access to every weapon in the beauty arsenal, she shrugged. “Yeah, but he can’t do anything about my fat ankles.”  Women actually bond over these things!   The things she won’t tell you Even stars relish dishing personal beauty secrets to that border on TMI: Sandra Bullock uses hemmorhoid cream for under-eye bags. Jennifer Lopez dots toothpaste to zap zits. Heidi Klum wears Cherry Jell-O on her lips.  It’s the ultimate bonding ritual for a woman to share which of her features vex her most. Her friends then do their best to soothe, then one-up her with their own flaws.  But she won’t always tell you. Learn from this. Tell her over and over you think she’s beautiful they way she is. Repeat often!   Women channel their mothers Inside every woman’s head is a tape that loops such admonishments as, “Stand up straight! Are you going out looking like that? Put on just a little lipstick, will you? Stomach in!” There’s no mistaking that voice! Mom undoubtedly had her daughter’s best interests at heart, and some of her ideas actually made sense, but too much negativity can crack the mirror.   Where you come in Of course, no one is perfect, but we learn to find flaws charming and unique. Especially when we’re in love. But certainly you noticed her best features right away, and then you got to know her better and found some more. Whatever you do, don’t keep this information to yourself! Too many men think it sounds insincere to say “Your eyes are such a gorgeous green” for the 10,000th time. Take a page from her mom’s playbook and don’t let up – ever!   Find your own lovely ladies to compliment in the galleries of Hot Russian Brides!

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[23 Oct 2009]

Female veterans of online dating know the horror stories: The man in the profile picture looks more like his dad in person. Username Testarosa drives a beat-up Saturn. And all those shirtless men – both the six-pack abs and six-pack guts – are clicked right over.   So how do you stand out in the crowd while staying true to yourself?   Careful there, Studmuffin07 You may indeed be the world’s biggest stud, but many women will skip over a username hints (or shouts) about prowess in the bedroom. Russian women especially value a man who appears trustworthy, stable and emotionally available.   Alas, Poorme00 Other men try to express self-deprecation or wackiness in their user name. Bear in mind that people whose first language isn’t English simply may not get it. If you call yourself Psychoboy or Biggestloser, and she writes back, “I can tell by your name that you’re a good man for me!”, it’s likely she doesn’t have a clue what the words mean.   Get the picture! So no one’s taken a good picture of you since your high school yearbook? Stressed that your hairline is retreating like the tide? Get over it: Put on a clean shirt, comb the hair you have, clean up your face and smile for the camera. A lady wants to know what you really look like. That means now. To do anything less is deceitful, disrespectful and you’ll both end up disappointed.   Fortunately, Russian women are known for valuing men for who they are inside. Isn’t that refreshing? Go upload a new picture, write a sincere username, and come browse our gallery of gorgeous women.

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[23 Oct 2009]

While seeking your love on HotRussianBrides.com, you see a beautiful woman and want to get to know her better. But as you read her profile, you discover that she her really doesn’t match you. But you still want to give it a try. After all, opposites attract, right? [More]

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[21 Oct 2009]

You’ve started e-mailing a particular lady and she abruptly stops writing back. Or she says she met someone else. Or you’ve sent out several introductory e-mails and heard nothing back. You feel rejected, and it’s like a stab in the heart with an ice pick.   Rejection is an equal opportunity emotion: it hurts all of us at some time in our lives, and feels exactly the same way. You feel betrayed, taken advantage of, and less of a man. You play the blame game, thinking up choice names you’d love to unleash on the lady, while also thinking, If only I smiled more, had more hair, not told her about my Gumby collection, complimented her eyes instead of her lips.   There are no easy answers to this complex topic. But it you learn to shake it off and learn more about yourself in the process, you’re way ahead of the game. So consider these tips if you feel slighted.   We’re all insecure Just because a lady is beautiful and accomplished, doesn’t mean she feels beautiful and accomplished every second of her life. She is a human being! Do you feel like Mr. Perfect all the time? Remember, too, that many people reject others first so they won’t be rejected. It’s a very common defense mechanism: I’ll dump you before you dump me, and then I’ll be in control and it won’t hurt so much.   It might not be you at all Remember that Hot Russian Brides is a unique and different way to find a lady. Rejection may just be a perceived slight with no base in reality. Did you bombard one hot woman with a dozen rapid-fire instant messages and get a single, short reply? She may have limited English skills and it might take her a long time to reply. Did she take a week to answer an e-mail? Maybe she can’t get to her agency but once a week.   Then again, it might be you Did you berate a lady about the number of credits you spent to chat with her? She knows little about this and is thinking how she spent an hour getting to her agency in the snow. Think of how she feels! Did you boast about your wealth and virility, or get an insecurity attack and tell her you’ve never been on a date in your life? Think about your words before you hit send.    Take stock The important thing is to not let rejection paralyze you. Look back on any previous relationships that didn’t work out. Try to be objective (yes, it’s the hardest part), and you may realize there were some mismatches that never would have worked anyway. Think back on the times you were at fault, and work on putting bad habits in the shredder. Hold up the good things about yourself to the light and shine them to a fine glow.   Bounce back Come on, you’re good at something! Write down a list of your positive attribute and focus ion those, and remember there are many beautiful ladies out there. As dear of mom might have said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Learn something about yourself and move on. You’ll meet your match!

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[19 Oct 2009]

What are the magic words you can say to make a hot Russian bride fall madly in love with you? Unfortunately, there is no single phrase that does it (or if there is, we’ve never heard of it). There are, however, certain things you can say and do to greatly enhance a woman’s interest in you. Here are five of the things that women absolutely love to hear their men say.  “You Look Great”Simple and sincere compliments are things of which women can’t get enough. Little comments on her looks or her talents every now and then will get you far. It’s a polite way of telling her you find her attractive. And it means a lot if she has gone to a lot of trouble to look good. However, you would be wise not to inundate her with false expressions of praise. She will see right through that. “How Was Your Day?”A question like that that shows genuine interest in her life will get you far. What’s better is if you can show enthusiasm for any news she gives you about her life. If she obtains a major achievement, get excited about it and compliment her. The more interest you demonstrate toward the things she likes, the more she will like you. “How do You Feel About This?”Asking a Russian woman her opinion on just about anything shows that you’re concerned about her feelings. More than likely, she will be eager to express her thoughts on whatever you ask about. This kind of a compassionate gesture will show her that you pay attention to her and will make her more attracted to you. “Thank You”It could be said that women are not thanked enough for the things they do. Certainly, many of the responsibilities that come with being a woman (i.e. motherhood) are often overlooked or taken for granted by society. Because of this, the simple act of saying “thanks” can mean a lot to a woman, whether it is for something kind she does for you, a compliment she gives you, or a simple thanks for taking the time to chat. “You’re the One for Me”Short of saying, “I love you,” this is the best way to express exclusive devotion to your Russian lady. But be careful not to utter something this heavy until the moment is right with the right lady. When you have gotten to know a lady for a sufficient period of time and you feel a deep connection with her, she will love nothing more than to know that you are committed to her. Little turns of phrase like the ones listed above have the potential to greatly enhance a lady’s interest in you. Just be sure to be crafty in your choice of words and always wait for the right time to speak.

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[19 Oct 2009]

Usually, men enjoy going to the local sports bar/pub during their favorite sports season to watch "the game" and have a few drinks with their buddies. If you come home hammered, that is not the best time to communicate with your Russian woman, especially if you have already been corresponding with her. [More]

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[19 Oct 2009]

After you have gotten to know your lady, and she has given you signs that she is interested in taking in taking things to the next level, you may think about proposing. There are certain things that you can say and do to up the chances even more of her accepting. [More]

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[16 Oct 2009]

One of the most frequent questions that gentlemen ask is what information should be in their profiles? Your member profile is often the first thing a lady sees of you and ensuring you include enough information without going overboard can seem extremely tricky. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be, as long as you follow these steps:   Be Complete! The Profile in includes two major sections you can use to describe aspects of yourself: The “About Me” section and the “Looking For” section. Both of these sections are useful both to you, and to the ladies who may be interested in contacting you, so it is important to be as thorough as you can be. Describing yourself as “A Man” and stating that you are looking for “A Woman” is a very vague way of communicating. Nobody will understand anything about you from a description like that, so it is important to fill these sections with good, descriptive, pertinent information about you. Be sure to pay special attention to the “Looking For” section, as what a man looks for in a lady can tell as much as, if not more than, his self-description.   Be Truthful! One of the biggest stereotypes about online and international dating is that a lady can have a selection of photos and statistics that are wildly inaccurate, and when a gentleman goes to meet her, he is disappointed. It’s important to understand that while Hot Russian Brides works to ensure the validity of ladies’ profiles and photographs, we expect our gentlemen to be just as truthful as they expect the ladies to be. This means reporting your correct height and weight, posting pictures of yourself rather than an actor you like and entering in your actual age rather than shaving off the odd decade or two. Believe us, if a lady is truly interested in you she will be interested in you whether you are 22, 42 or 102, but nothing can turn a person off like catching their admirer in a lie. Being truthful is paramount to establishing trust in a relationship and if you are looking into the online dating world your profile is a portrait of you for the world to see. Make sure your depiction is accurate.   Be Appropriate! It doesn’t happen a lot, but every so often we need to delete a gentleman’s profile for containing inappropriate material. Now this doesn’t always mean rude pictures or curse words, frequently it could be that someone decided to try and avoid entering in a description by hitting the same character or word over and over again, or posted pictures of their truck, dog, or favorite vacation spot instead of themselves, or even just included an “About Me” section that didn’t actually contain any information about them. Make sure that when you are sending in pictures, they’re appropriate. Think about it this way – if the picture isn’t something you’d send to your Mom, maybe you should rethink it. If everything goes well in your relationships, they very well may be seen by your lady’s Mom and if you do go to meet her parents you may later regret all those pictures you sent of you in your Speedos. The same goes with your “About Me” and “Looking For” sections. Describing yourself is important, but a ¼ page story about your cat or merely typing the word “Love” over and over again in the “Looking For” section will only make a lady more wary about contacting you.

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[16 Oct 2009]

Many men come to HotRussianBrides.com with the intention of getting married. While many of our members have found lifelong partners, other gentlemen are perplexed when their search for a future wife doesn’t go as expected. So why are some men successful and others not? It’s all in how they approach the search. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind in your hunt for a Russian bride.   Don’t Take Things Too Fast A few men on our site are understandably excited by the beautiful and intelligent women on HotRussianBrides and want to find a lady to marry right away. They narrow down their search, single out a special lady, and begin corresponding with her. After a few months, or even a few weeks, the gentlemen may suggest marriage and is shocked when the lady does not agree. So what gives? It’s likely too soon. Russian women, like women everywhere, can be frightened off by suitors who move too fast. Take your time, get to know the lady, and see how things progress. The old saying, “good things come to those who wait” is a good axiom to keep in mind.   Remember That the Ladies Aren’t Available on Demand Despite our name and preconceived notions about the so-called “mail order bride” industry, HotRussianBrides cannot guarantee you will find a Russian bride at the time of your choosing. Unlike pioneer days, men can no longer choose a woman from a catalog and have her shipped to their door. Our ladies are not only beautiful and sexy, they are also intelligent and independent, and most will not marry a gentleman just because he wants her to.  Woo your Russian lady, get to know her, make sure she is the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with and vice versa. Besides, a relationship based on mutual love and respect is far more rewarding than one based on an appearance in a catalog. If you keep these tips in mind when conducting your search, you may just find the lady of your dreams a little sooner. Not convinced? Check out our Testimonials and Featured Couples page to read about real men who found real love on HotRussianBrides.com.