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[9 Sep 2009]

The “About Me” and “Looking For” sections of our member’s profiles are both the most important and least completed sections. Men usually don’t like to describe themselves and can be indecisive when describing what they are looking for. However, without these chunks of information, your quest to find love or romance on HotRussianBrides.com may be unfruitful. We usually require members to complete their profiles before they can engage in email or chat with our ladies. This is done to allow the ladies to get to know you better before they choose to correspond with you.   Wouldn’t you describe yourself to someone you are on a date with?   Wouldn’t you rather only correspond with ladies that have something in common with you?   Your “About Me” should be at least 50 words and include a general description of what you are about, what you believe in, what you do and what you consider to be your best qualities. This is the first impression of you to our ladies, so make it interesting. It is important that you are honest in this section as you don’t want to later disappoint anyone you are corresponding with. Read this article for more tips on filling out your profile.   In your “Looking For” section you should describe who your ideal match would be. Ladies that don’t fit your description may still contact you, but it will at least give them an idea of who you are hoping to meet. Include age range, likes, dislikes, hobbies, body type, etc… This is your chance to let our ladies know what you find attractive, unattractive and desirable.

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[1 Sep 2009]

While there are many factors that may turn a woman off from a particular man, the following archetypes are notorious for convincing women that a man is not marriage material. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[14 Aug 2009]

I would like to tell you about a wonderful place near Pervomaysk, Ukraine. It is located about 175 km. north of the city of Nikolaev. You must include a trip to this nature preserve on your “to-do list” when you visit!   The name of the resort is Dubrovka, and it is located in a very peaceful and tranquil location in the middle of the forest. You may spend your days outdoors enjoying the abundant private grounds, fresh country air, wildlife, and partaking in many sporting activities.      You cannot visit without taking a magical walk to the lookout cliffs. Here you can enjoy one of the most amazing panoramic views in all of central Ukraine. High above the Yuzhniy Bug River you will be able to watch the chaos of the wild rapids as the rafters take their turns braving this wild ride. Sunbathers can also take advantage of the protected Jacuzzi-like waters of the river. Be sure to take advantage of the rejuvenating powers of the river.      Romantic evenings can be spent dining on excellent Ukrainian dishes, including the most amazing, freshly hunted, Quail shish kabobs. A traditional Ukrainian wine will make the perfect accompaniment. This can all be delivered to your private patio table, so you may be able to enjoy this feast with someone special.   For just 400 hryvnias (near US $50) per day, you will be able to enjoy your room with all of today’s modern equipment in this wonderful resort. We hope to hear that you and your Special Someone were able to spend a romantic weekend enjoying the Dubrovka Resort, and added a little spice to your adventure.      

Best Places in Ukraine »

[13 Aug 2009]

One of the places in Odessa that won’t leave your heart indifferent, place where you can go alone or accompanied by your friends and at any rate you will definitely love it is Odessa dolphinarium.   Dolphinarium is designed and built according to the international standards. Maritime mammals’ housing corresponds to all approved conventions and demands. This year Odessa dolphinarium has celebrated it’s third birthday. But still today, the “pearl near the sea” – one of the best resorts in Ukraine, can boast the biggest according to the displacement (about 3 million liters of clean sea water) and the most modern dolphinarium in Ukraine. During that time dolphinarium “Nemo” occupied one of the leading places in the list of sights of beautiful Odessa.   The birth of a baby dolphin in Odessa for the first time during 10 years among all the Ukrainian dolphinariums proves the fact of the professionalism of specialists and good conditions of animals’ housing.   Activity of Odessa dolphinarium is of scientific, educational and ecological character. During the performances in dolphinarium it is told about the physiology, character of dolphins, peculiarities of their behavior, and about the necessity of care of dolphins and nature.   The range of services provided by dolphinarium will let you fully enjoy visiting this wonderful place where such wonders of nature like dolphins and seals come so close to you that this amazes…So there are year-round performances and shows, private functions for companies or tour groups, private party events, photo sessions with dolphins and seals, swimming and communicating with dolphins, diving with dolphins, underwater photo and video shoots, gift and souvenir shop, dolphin therapy.    Also there is a great exhibition of more than 100 kinds of fishes and other sorts of creatures living in the sea and fresh water called Oceanarium. Here you can also have excursions and can get all the related information about displayed breathers.    After being flooded with positive emotions got of the shows you can have a  good dinner with candlelight under the starry sky right in this place, you can taste many kinds of food like salads, barbeque, deserts and many kinds of cocktails while the prices for all that are quite affordable. Also there is a hotel in case you decide to stay near the dolphins. The hotel is a mere 5 minute drive from the historical center of Odessa and is just meters from the seashore – the closest hotel to the sea in all of Odessa!    The dolphinarium waits you to join its miraculous world  all week from 9 a.m. till 11 p.m.  Come here and make sure there are really cute creatures on the Earth that make our life actually lighter and fuller.      

Tips and Advice »

[7 Aug 2009]

Perhaps the most exciting part of wooing a Russian or Ukrainian woman is travelling to her hometown to finally meet her in person.  Whether you are new to international travel or a seasoned globetrotter, anticipating both the trip and a first date can be overwhelming.  In your excitement, it is possible to overlook very important precautionary steps to help ensure a safe, trouble-free trip to meet your special lady.  Lucky for you, we’ve listed five of the most important things to keep in mind while you’re preparing for your trip!   1. First, be sure to check the consular information sheet for your destination country.  Even if you’ve travelled to the region in the past, new developments may have occurred since the last time you visited, so it is never a waste of time to check for new travel warnings or advisories.  Click the links below to visit the appropriate page for US Citizens:   Russian Federation Consular Information Sheet Ukraine Consular Information Sheet   2. U.S. citizens traveling abroad are strongly encouraged to register their travel with the Department of State to help facilitate contact in case of an emergency back home or a crisis in the region being visited.  Registration is completely free and confidential at the U.S. Department of State's Travel Registration page. 3. Make two photocopies each of your passport identification page, driver’s license or state issued photo ID, and airline tickets.  Leave one copy with a friend or relative, along with a copy of your itinerary in case they need to contact you in an emergency, and bring the other copy with you, packed in an area separate from the originals. 4. Leave at home any items you don’t need or would hate to lose.  Refrain from bringing valuables, expensive looking jewelry or unnecessary credit cards.  Don’t forget to check the items in your wallet to remove your Social Security card, library card and other items you may routinely carry that will not be needed on your trip.  If you are bringing any items to present to your lady as a gift, be sure to check the customs regulations for your destination to find out what is allowed and whether taxes may be levied for its importation. 5. Avoid looking like a tourist when you travel.  Pack clothing that will help you to blend in with the locals.  For example, most Russian and Ukrainians dress in either formal or “business casual” style clothing.  Wearing a t-shirt and jeans would immediately identify you as a foreigner and possibly draw unwanted attention.  Besides, dressing sharply will help you make a great impression with your date.

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[14 Jul 2009]

The first step to finding your match on HotRussianBrides.com is comepleting your profile. Men can have a tough time with this. Here are some tips to help you find the right match for you. If you find yourself suffering a sudden case of writer’s block, you’re not alone.  Many people, when confronted with the daunting task of describing themselves, discover that they don’t know what to write or even where to begin.  Yet, a personal profile is one of the most important and powerful tools available to anyone looking for love online.    If you’re stuck at “I am an honest guy who likes to have fun,” the following tips may help you write a profile that stands out from the crowd and attracts a beautiful Russian bride.   First, be positive.  Avoid using negative statements in your profile.  We’ve all been on dates with people who couldn’t seem to stop complaining about their job, their ex, their car, etc.  Negativity, whether it’s on a date or in your profile, will not make the ladies swoon.  Instead, focus on using positive statements.  So, instead of saying “I’m sick of American women,” “I hate liars and cheaters,” or “Don’t waste my time unless you’re serious”, use phrases such as “I love Russian and Ukrainian women,” “I admire honesty and commitment in a relationship,” or “I’m looking for a serious, meaningful relationship with a woman who’s ready to get married!  If this sounds like you, send me an email!”    Show, don’t tell.  No matter how often your friends say that you’re a great guy, this really doesn’t mean anything to the women viewing your profile.  She’s never met your friends and has no idea what makes you so “great”.  Rather than sharing what others say about you, SHOW her what makes you a great person.  Talk about what you do in your daily life that makes you a man worth meeting and marrying.  For instance, don’t just say that you’re a great father, instead talk about how you spend time with your kids and what you like to do with them.  Avoid clichés.  Nearly everyone writes that they’re a great person who likes to have fun and is looking for an honest partner.  Instead of writing something obvious that may be taken for granted and glossed over, write about what makes you different from every other guy looking for a Russian or Ukrainian woman.  Have fun writing it, be clever and creative, and put your best qualities on display.  Remember that you’re not writing a resume; you’re introducing yourself to a woman who may turn out to be your future wife someday!  Be honest!  Do not be tempted by the anonymity of online dating; no matter how strong the urge is to exaggerate or stretch the truth, be honest in your profile.  Whether you are thinking about hiding your age, your marital status, or your secret love for Broadway musicals, you’ll be doing yourself no favors when the truth inevitably comes out.  Don’t forget to post a good photo!  A photo can say a thousand words, but if you upload a blurry, poor quality image, they may not be the thousand words you were looking for.  Only upload clear, recent photos of yourself.