RussianBrides.com claims to be committed to introducing the most beautiful Russian and Ukrainian ladies for their member’s long term relationships or even marriage. But in reality, the site looks more like a money grab at worst, or at best, a misleading site that is really catering to Western men looking for a flirtatious or even erotic encounter with a young Russian woman who most likely isn’t interested in having a relationship with you outside the site.
No judgment, if what you are looking for is a sexy pay-per-minute video chat, this is a secure site to do that. But if you want to find a Russian woman who really is looking for a serious relationship online, this is probably not the place to look.
Russian Brides is a member of the Anastasia group of dating sites, some of which we have already reviewed here. Reading reviews of the other dating sites operated by the same company will give you more insight into the kind of service offered by RussianBrides.com. Other member sites include AnastasiaDate.com, AsianDate.com, AmoLatina.com, and AfricaBeauties.com.
Russian Brides prides itself on being a leader in the industry and on their guarantee of member safety with a prominently displayed “anti-scam” policy, which according to them, includes periodic monitoring of member chats. The company insists they provide the opportunity for Western men to connect with the hottest Ukrainian and Russian “mail order brides”. And yet, the language on the site makes the name “RussianBrides.com” seem like a misnomer. On the RussianBrides FAQ page, there is a single featured member comment that uses phrases like “the girls just ooze sex appeal”, “really get’s [sic] my juices flowing”, and “the photos are even hotter than Playboy or Maxim”. Yet, the site’s terms and conditions explicitly prohibit content that involves nudity or adult content. Who are we to believe?
Pricing structure of RussianBrides
Registration on Russian Brides and browsing ladies’ profiles are free of charge with no obligation. However, the site heavily promotes their Live Chat feature. Just having their homepage up, without being registered, you will be bombarded with invitations to chat with several young women with gorgeous photos. This, of course, costs money, but apparently it’s impossible to know how much until after you sign up.
In the website’s FAQ section, under “What are Russian Brides’ Services & Pricing?” the only information you are given, aside from the bit about free registration, is: “Costs are minimal considering the great ease and effectiveness the system offers plus the rewards of connecting with the most enticing mail order brides on the planet”. (There they go again with words like “enticing”). There is no mention of the price structure in their Terms and Conditions or About Us, and no separate page with this information. So, it’s a mystery. But for an idea, one might look to the setup of their parent site, AnastasiaDate.
Summary of RussianBrides.com
- Free registration and profile browsing
- No publicly displayed pricing information
- Secure credit card payments and “anti-scam” policy
- Site language more suggestive of an erotic chat than a serious dating site
- Many profiles do not seem real