Increasing numbers of people are turning to online dating to find a partner nowadays. Inevitably, the more they use the internet for this purpose, the more dating sites appear to fill the demand. Unfortunately, the greater the demand, the more the likelihood of being taken for a ride or scammed. Knowing which dating sites to trust can be difficult for the user. Here, we review one of the larger, more popular sites, Find-Bride.com, to establish whether their claims are legitimate.
Find-Bride.com, the best dating site in Russia, offers the chance for men seeking serious, monogamous relationships to meet Eastern European women who are also keen to settle down and marry. The website establishes that the ladies on its site are single; and that, given the right opportunity, they would like nothing more than to build a happy family life. Ukrainian and Russian ladies value the traditional roles men and women play within the relationship. If this type of relationship appeals to you, then Find.Bride.com promises to be the kind of site you're looking for.
Find-bride.com is owned and operated by a company registered in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. It works in partnership with more than 100 agencies in Ukraine and Russia and represented locally in all cities in Ukraine and most of cities in Russia. Also, it has some agencies in Moldova to offer help, advice, and contacts to single men who are searching for a committed relationship with single Eastern European women. Its services extend beyond the typical 'meet and message' functions offered by many other online dating sites. For example, it assists with travel and accommodation arrangements if site users wish to meet the ladies they have been chatting to. It can also organize delivery of small gifts and floral bouquets. Critically, in addition, it offers interpretation services to help overcome any language barriers.
Unsurprisingly, like many similar dating sites, there is a sliding scale of charges depending on the level of access the user requires. However, there’s no charge for registration, so you can effectively 'try before you buy'.
Find-Bride.com – A Review of the Main Features
An appealing advantage to Find-Bride.com is the ability to view all profiles of women registered on the website before you even commit yourself to the registration process. When you search the database, it's simple to set up filters to ensure potential matches are as close to your ideal as possible. Even before you do this, there's a fair amount of information visible immediately – each lady's name, age, height, and weight is available before you open the profile. If these details pique your interest, then viewing her full profile will give you data on her education and qualifications; religion; languages spoken and lots more.
Without registering, you're unable to watch a woman introductory video; but there's enough information there for you to start to get a feel for the kind of lady she is.
If you're attracted to a particular profile, there are several means available for making contact with her. These include messaging, corresponding by letter, using the video chatting.
One great feature of Find-Bride.com is that women can't sign up directly themselves; registration is done through agencies. This means you're less likely to fall victim to a scammer than with many other sites, as profiles are checked, verified and moderated before they're ever posted online. Women are even required to supply a copy of their passport to support their application, for instance.
Find-Bride.com Pros and Cons Reviewed
We were impressed with the quality of women on the site, all of whom are stunning beauties in their own way. It seems likely that the verification process is at least in part geared towards promoting the best looking single ladies Russia and Ukraine have on offer. The extensive checks carried out before women are allowed to join the site gives users confidence that the women on Find-Bride.com are, in real life, exactly as they appear online.
Unlike most Russian dating sites we have come across, these stringent checks include signed and documented statements by each lady, indicating that she is using the site for genuine reasons and not commercial purposes. She must also agree to a video recording of herself which confirms her ID and prove her unmarried status. And importantly, each woman’s name is checked against national and international lists of known scammers, to ensure she is not and has not ever been caught perpetrating fraud.
We appreciate the speed with which users can log into Find-Bride.com – it only takes a few minutes to do so. It's also free of charge when you register as a member, and it costs nothing to browse through profiles on the site. That's great, as it allows you to get a feel for what and who is on offer and get familiar with navigating around it. Find-Bride.com also scores highly for ease of use: it's completely intuitive and safe from human error!
More than that, the search options seem more sophisticated than competitor sites. It’s possible, for instance, to find ladies of a certain profession or the type of activity she’s interested in. So for example, if you were a doctor looking for a woman who shares your professional interests, or seeking love with women who have a passion for engineering, then Find-Bride.com helps you narrow your search quickly and efficiently.
Another huge plus is the sheer number of beautiful single russian brides who've signed up for the service. With over 20,000 women, mainly from Russia and Ukraine, there's no shortage of ladies to choose from. And because the site works in close cooperation with local agencies in these countries, that number is rising all the time. So if you've set your heart on finding a Russian or Ukrainian wife, this is a great place to begin your search.
The site is pretty well optimized for mobile, even though there isn't a mobile application for the site at the moment. We didn't find this too problematical, though. It's still possible to chat with ladies wherever you are through the browser on your mobile phone.
Find-Bride.com Prices Reviewed
Bronze level membership of the site is free and this allows you to browse through the profiles on offer. You'll have to upgrade your membership if you want to contact any of the Russian or Ukrainian girls.
There are four further levels of membership charged at different rates, so there's an option for every budget. Additional services like flowers and gifts for the lady of your choice can be purchased by buying special credits. There's an incentive here, in that the more you buy in one go, the cheaper they become.
In designing its website and services, Find-Bride.com has paid attention to the potential pitfalls of online dating and has formulated a strong and successful policy for ensuring its users don't fall foul of scammers.
Find-Bride.com has a department dedicated to preventing fraud and other possible scams by verifying any and all of the information each female applicant has submitted about herself. This includes establishing her status (i.e. that she is not currently married and whether she has been divorced); whether she has children; and what other dating websites or agencies she's registered with. Each woman submits video evidence of herself, her identity and her single status. She must also confirm that she will be using the site for non-commercial reasons only.
Women's details are checked against all known “scam-lists” - registers of individuals with a past history of dishonesty on dating sites. If any female's details feature on such a list, she is not admitted to membership of the website.
The site's administrators are conscious that members are trusting them with their personal data and credit card information when they sign up and begin purchasing services through Find-Bride.com. They have therefore put stringent measures in place to avoid any possibility of data leaks, and the information is never shared with third parties.