Mamba.ru is an online dating site with over 23 million members from across the world, though predominantly from Eastern Europe including Russia and Ukraine as well as Belarus. It offers a wide range of services designed to help people connect with each other as friends, lovers or long-term partners. While international relationships are possible on this site, the majority of registered users are looking to meet people closer to home.
Mamba.ru Main Features Reviewed
Mamba.ru is set up like a social networking platform, making it easy to use and navigate, though searching through the 23 million profiles may take you longer than you would want. You can drill down on these profiles, looking for people who live locally, share your interests, or meet your personal preferences for age, gender, and appearance. Many of these profiles are simple, and not everyone on the site bothers to fill in all their details.
Because people on Mamba.ru are not all looking for long-term relationships or marriage but could be looking just for sex, Mamba.ru will highlight these with a pink border around the picture. According to reviews, there are a lot of photos with this pink border, meaning the site is probably not the best for people looking for serious relationships.
While Mamba.ru does have members from a host of countries including Canada, the US and the UK and can be viewed by people from these countries in their native tongue, it is primarily aimed at Russian speakers. The site does not seem to offer translation services to aid communication so will limit the ability of non-Russian speakers to find matches.
As well as have a search feature to find potential matches, Mamba.ru lets you build a network of friends through a community feature, whom you can chat with even if you do not want a relationship with them.
Mamba.ru Pros and Cons Reviewed
Easy to register using other social network profiles like FaceBook
Good for find potential matches locally
Majority of people are Russian speakers, making it hard for international customers to communicate with potential matches and most women on the site state they are not looking for partners outside their area
A large number of users means a high non-response rate and a lot of time spent looking at profiles of people who may well not be interested in you
Most people are not looking for long-term relationships, and those that are hard to find given the number of users
Pricing is not transparent, meaning it could be a costly site to use
Mamba.ru Prices Reviewed
Mamba.ru is free to register for, and some features are also free. It is not clear from their website what these features are and what needs to be paid for or how much it will cost. To pay for services, you buy coins, and reviews of the site say it is five coins (or $5) to boost your profile. You can’t pay for services until after you register, and coins expire after a certain period. Saying you will pay for services ties you into a subscription which is automatically renewed unless you cancel in time. There are no refunds for unused coins if you cancel.
Mamba.ru is a dating site primarily aimed at Eastern European men and women, making it difficult for international customers or those that do not speak Russian to find partners, although there is nothing to stop them signing up. This focus on Eastern Europe is not made clear on the site, which means you could end up paying a subscription and getting nothing for it, which does suggest a Mamba.ru scam.
If you do sign up for a subscription, you may end up paying more than you thought as there is no clear pricing structure available on the site. There are some features that you will need to pay for, promoting your profile for example or you will likely get lost in the vast membership base.
People who come up in your searches will also have paid the premium to appear, and not all of these will be looking for long-term relationships. Many will be looking for sex or sponsorship, asking for money to help them learn English or move abroad. The intentions of these women are not genuine, and you could easily become part of a scam, which is something Mamba.ru reviews suggest has happened to some users.
Another issue reviews highlighted with the site is the poor customer service, which is not available unless you are a paid member and, even then, does not guarantee a response. Mamba.ru has a poor reputation for getting back to people promptly or solving their issues, including women who have turned up for dates and did not look like their profiles or who said they were interested in marriage when this wasn’t true.