The process of dating Russian women to 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. The hardest part of the process is working out what Russian dating site you want to use, but fortunately we have made this easy for you.

Russian dating sites

We recommend using a well-known site to avoid scams such as the ones listed below.

Anastasia International: Anastasia International is a personal introduction company that also lists profiles of Russian and Eastern European women and has been in business since 2001. They have over 15,000 active profiles on their website and are a family run business and have physical offices in Russia and the USA.

RussionCupid: Russian Cupid is another online dating site that offers profiles of Russian women. They list over 400,000 members (although that includes men as well). They offer a translation service though it is an automatic translation much like you can get from Google.

Elenas Models: If it’s model quality European women you are looking for, Elena’s Model’s offers some of the most beautiful women online. 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 woman.

A Foreign Affair: If you are serious about finding a Russian wife, A Foreign Affair (aka is a great starting place. They have been in business about 14 years and are one of the first so-called mail order bride’s sites to go online. They have been featured on 60 Minutes, in Time Magazine and dozens of other publications.

Russian dating scams

Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well. There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they all have in common a high emotional and/or financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.

An example of a common scam is the interpreter scam. A Russian woman will start interacting with you but tell you she cannot speak or understand English. After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you, as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore. At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship. This is a scam and you should never send money for it.

In general, if you are asked to send money via Western Union or MoneyGram, it is almost always a scam. You should never send money to people you have not met. Scammers use services such as Western Union or MoneyGram because it allows them to receive money that cannot be traced.

Something else that might ring alarm bells is if the person who you have been talking to says they love you. Love is, generally, an acquired feeling so this immediately sounds suspicious.  Be vigilant as it could be a scammer setting you up for the big hit.

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