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Online Russian Dating? Armor Up, Gentlemen!

10. November 2009 by Marie 0 Comments

Russia and its neighbors are fertile ground for beautiful, eligible brides. Unfortunately, they have also become a hotbed of online dating scams. Sadly, a few get-rich-quick scammers have tried to taint the entire industry.


Here's how to stay safe in your search for a Russian love match. No armor needed!



Choose a reputable agency

Scammers make outlandish promises. Some sell names and email addresses that usually turn out to be bogus. HotRussianBrides.com  offers a safe, structured and security-conscious way to meet eligible Russian and Ukrainian women. We work with only reputable overseas introduction agencies that match our ethical standards. We are never shy about severing ties with an agency that proves itself to be untrustworthy or unscrupulous. 



Who you see is who you should get

No one can look into the heart of another human being and know their true motivations, but we do our utmost to make sure our lady members are who they say they are. On videotape they sign an agreement affirming they are single and seeking a serious relationship. This "video validation" is backed by collecting and filing official identification like a Passport. If you do meet a lady with questionable motives, move on and please let us know immediately.


Understanding here vs. there

Some members are leery of practices they don't understand. They don't grasp the vast economic differences between Russia and the industrialized West that govern how we do business. First, salaries are only $200-$300 a month in Russia, so HotRussianBrides.com does not ask the ladies to pay for joining our service. Second, Internet service in the former Soviet states is far from ubiquitous and bandwidth is expensive, so most ladies use the more reliable computers at local agencies.



Staying safe

Would you give a stranger your wallet or Social Security number? Of course not! Yet horror stories abound of men losing their common sense in online dating. To protect both our members and our ladies we don't allow exchange of personal contact information right away. And we forbid ladies from demanding money, favors or gifts.



Love has no guarantees

If you find a Russian dating service that "guarantees" you a match or a wife, run! Absolutely no one can make such a claim. HotRussianBrides.com is a safe way to meet ladies in Russia and Ukraine. We offer top-notch customer support, helpful and timely tips on our daily blogs, a Concierge Service to help you arrange a safe and structured trip to see your lady, and advice on how to navigate the immigration process involved in a foreign marriage. Making an actual love match is up to you!


International dating is no longer "mail-order brides." Instead, it's an exciting aspect of this global age. But, like anything else, the buyer must beware. We are happy to help you start safely searching for dating, romance, and possibly more at HotRussianBrides.com

Want to learn more? Read our new e-book,Turn-Ons, Turn-Offs, and How to Find Love on Russian Dating Sites.