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How to Determine if a Russian Dating Site is Legitimate

13. May 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

There are hundreds of Russian dating sites out there and men understandably want to know which sites are legitimate and which sites are not. Here are 4 important factors that can help you determine whether or not a Russian dating service is the real deal.  


Customer Service

Legitimate: Legitimate Russian dating sites provide a variety of contact information (email, phone, address, web hostess, etc.) and employ staff that can answer questions and address problems quickly and efficiently. 

Questionable: Questionable Russian dating sites have little to no contact information and are slow to respond to member inquiries. Beware of sites that only provide an email address or web form as you may have to wait days or even weeks for a response, if you get one at all.


Scammer Protection

Legitimate: Reputable Russian dating sites take great pains to protect members from scammers. Before joining a site, check out their anti-scam policies and procedures. How thorough are they? Is there a way for members to report potential scammers? How does the site respond to scam reports? The more protection a dating service offers the better.

Questionable: Questionable international dating websites allow any woman to join and take no measures to prevent Russian scammers. This is problematic as some unscrupulous individuals will create fake profiles and photos to attract men and solicit them for money or gifts. If you’re thinking of joining a site with little to no scammer protection, be extra careful about who you contact.



Legitimate: Top-rated international dating sites will have some sort of Testimonials page advertising members’ success, preferable with photos and lots of detail. Wedding videos are even better!

Questionable: Questionable sites typically do not have a Success Stories page or they may display a page with no photos, photos that look staged, or accounts that appear to have been written by the same person. Look carefully for these red flags before selecting a Russian dating site.


Company History

Legitimate: Legitimate Russian dating services have typically been in business for a few years and will list their physical address somewhere on the site. Look for an “About Us” section to find this information. 

Questionable: If a Russian dating site is brand new, proceed with caution. Some fly-by-night businesses will launch a site only to remove it a few weeks later, taking members’ money and hopes of finding love with them. It’s always wise to do a little research before committing to a site.   

International dating sites that have an established company history, detailed testimonials, extensive anti-scamming measures, and an easily accessible customer service team are sites members can trust. Beware of services lacking one or more of these important features.