Ukraine dating sites & marriage agencies as mediators in the relationship: Top or Flop? (Part 1)

Dear friends,

as we grow older, the need to have a soul mate becomes an essential part of our life especially if we have not successfully acquired one. Sometimes education and work keep us so busy that we get pass this stage without noticing time is gone. Other times, we date but we don’t seem to get the desired or “right” life partner. Well that is not something to worry about anymore… technology has brought with it avenues for dating and getting the right partner.

As I have written already, some of the commonly used possibilities known to encourage Russian/Ukrainian dating for Western men are International online dating sites, social networks and marriage/matchmaking agencies. Over the years these ways have proved to work; although the results are not similar for everyone the feedback is commendable.

In today’s article I would like to discuss how dating sites and marriage agencies work and if they are really a good possibility to find a Ukrainian and Russian for life.

Russian / Ukrainian  Social Networks

Social Networks like Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki or MojMir by Mail.ru are the most common social networks used by the young adults for communicating, flirting and online dating. People from different places and culture meet exchange contacts and some fall in love.

The social networks mentioned require no fee to be paid and communication is direct between the parties. The only disadvantage of social network is one of the parties involved could give false information on important issues and the “no reply” rate is very high.

I recommend you to read the following articles on this topic:

  1. Tips how to use VKontakte.ru to find a Ukrainian woman for life
  2. Mamba.ru as an alternative to International dating sites

Russian / Ukrainian Online Dating Sites

International online dating sites can either charge a fee or offer free dating services. The sites which offer paid services go the extra mile to give gift delivery or email forwarding services for the potential candidates. The Russian / Ukrainian online dating sites offer these services as well with some of the charging rates ranging as follows.

Here is a short overview on different services of the most popular International online dating sites (note: this overview is not a recommendation for using any of these online dating services; this summary of the services is only for your information):

anastasiadate.com:

anastasia date

  • Mail Correspondence (opening and reading a woman’s message as well as sending a message) costs ten (10) credits pro message. Price for a credit depends on the amount of credits that you buy, namely: if you buy 1000 credits you have to pay $399.00 (o,4 cent pro credit); if you decide to buy only 20 credits, you have to buy $15,99 (0,8 cent pro credit).
  • Flowers & Presents. Price not available.
  • Virtual Gifts. Price not available.
  • Live Chat (Adding the Lady’s Live Video to the chat session is charged at 1 credit per minute. Billing stops when you click Stop Live Chat.)
  • Video Date (The minimum amount of time that a Video Date may be allotted for is 10 minutes. The cost is for 10 minutes is $49.5, each additional minute is $4.95.)
  • Call A Lady (You pay only for the translation services. Once you’ve placed a reservation a deposit of 100 credits is deducted from your account. The price per minute is 10 Credits).

You find more information on AnastasiaDate.com services here

charmingdate.com

charmingdate

  • Mail Correspondence (Cost for receiving a mail, as well as sending a mail via our correspondence system is one credit.)
  • Love Call (You will be connected to the lady in a three-way conference call with a translator, or directly to the lady, depending on whether she opted for a translator. You will be charged 1 Credit for the airtime charge per one minute.)
  • Live Chat (The Live Chat service charges only 0.1 credit per minute.)
  • Flowers & Presents. Price not available.
  • Virtual Gifts. Price not available.
  • Request Contact Info (If the lady has provided all 3 pieces of contact information, the processing fee is 30 credits. If only 2 pieces of information are provided, then the processing fee is 20 credits. Similarly, if only 1 piece of contact information is available, the fee is 10 credits.)

LoveMe.com

loveme

  • Express Mail service ($9.99 per letter, (7.49 for Platinum Members))
  • Phone Translation Service ($5.99 minute.$3.99 per minute for Platinum members)
  • Flowers delivery. Price not available.
  • Romance tours (Latin Tours: $1495; Russia Tours: $3195; Ukraine Tours: from $3695; Asian Tours: $2195)

You find more information on LoveMe.com services here

ElenasModels.com offers different membership plans:

elenasmodels

  • Silver Membership – free basic membership. Silver membership allows you to create your profile, upload unlimited photos and create your list of favorites. You can respond to the mails you receive or write to other members without buying a subscription. To do this, you simply pay for email contact with a particular lady ($15 per unlimited email contact through the site – send and receive unlimited mails to and from the lady).
  • Gold Membership – the most popular membership. You pay $16.50 a month (duration: 12 months); $24.99 a month (duration: 6 months) or $33.00 a month (duration: 3 months). Gold membership includes 50 contacts (choose up to 50 women, send and receive as many mails as you want at no extra cost), unlimited mails, additional extra-large photos of ladies & exchange direct contact details (email addresses, phone numbers, Skype and MSN names etc) and you can have unlimited, free video dates and chat with women.
  • Platinum Membership. You pay $83 a month (duration: 6 months) or $86 a month (duration: 3 months). Platinum members can instantly download direct email addresses and phone numbers via “Get Lady’s address” link (*where women made them publicly available, see “Communication” block on her personal page) – email or call her right now, don’t wait until she logs into the site. Your profile shows up on TOP of the search results, so more women can notice you. Unlimited contacts (contact any woman on the site, as many women as you want).
  • Individual Search – a personalized matchmaking service. Price not available.

You find more information on ElenasModels.com services here

UkraineDate.com offers different membership plans:

ukrainedate

Gold Membership:

Features:

  • Create own profile (List information about yourself including details about your appearance, location, willingness to relocate etc,.)
  • Send an interest (by simply clicking on the “Show Interest” tab. The women will be informed of your interest in them when they log in next).
  • Add 5 photos
  • Read messages from paying members
  • Read messages from free members (As a paying member you have unlimited opportunities to initiate and receive communication with free members as well, via email or instant messaging)
  • Instant messaging
  • Allow free members to read your messages (As a paying member you can communicate with free members and allow them to read your messages. A free member cannot communicate with another free member, but your paid membership gives you the privilege to get in touch with free and paid members alike.)
  • Add a personality profile
  • Include personal information in messages
  • Rank profile above standard

Costs:

  • 1 month: $29.99
  • 6 months: $99.99
  • 12 months: $119.99

Platinum Membership:

Features:

  • Create own profile (List information about yourself including details about your appearance, location, willingness to relocate etc,.)
  • Send an interest (by simply clicking on the “Show Interest” tab. The women will be informed of your interest in them when they log in next).
  • Add 5 photos
  • Read messages from paying members
  • Read messages from free members (As a paying member you have unlimited opportunities to initiate and receive communication with free members as well, via email or instant messaging)
  • Instant messaging
  • Allow free members to read your messages (As a paying member you can communicate with free members and allow them to read your messages. A free member cannot communicate with another free member, but your paid membership gives you the privilege to get in touch with free and paid members alike.)
  • Add a personality profile
  • Include personal information in messages
  • Rank profile above standard
  • Rank profile above gold (A Platinum membership goes one step ahead of the Gold and gives you the opportunity to rank you profile higher than a Standard or a Gold membership, thus putting you at the forefront and being one of the first profiles that other members can view.)
  • Watch video profiles
  • Send video mail
  • Read video mail (A fully paid Platinum membership lets you view video mail that other members might send to you.)
  • Translate messages into other languages

Costs:

  • 1 month: $34.99
  • 6 months: $119.99
  • 12 months: $149.99

You find more information on UkraineDate.com services here

In the second part of this article I will tell you about the work and services of Ukrainian and Russian marriage agencies.

To be continued…


krystyna

krystyna

Questions? Feel free to ask Krystyna, your Ukrainian dating expert 🙂 (s. here: Contact Krystyna)

Love,

Krystyna

Ukrainian Dating Blog

Krystyna

Krystyna

Krystyna is a Russian and Ukrainian dating blogger and Youtube video coach. On Ukrainian dating blog, you find more than 500 articles on dating Russian and Ukrainian ladies. Enjoy! No time to look for specific information or article? Check my “Krystyna’s lessons on successful dating Ukrainian ladies”. The guide offers you useful tips you must follow on your adventure to find your special Ukrainian woman for marriage. For more info, just click HERE

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  1. November 20, 2013

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