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A. Ladies do not pay for ANY of our services. Many services are free for men, as well: posting their profiles, searching our database, sending messages and "smiles". Men only pay for opening letters from women. They can do that by purchasing credits. More details.
A. After opening 15 paid messages from a lady, you can request to have the price of her letters lowered to 5 credits. You are also entitled to this reduction if you have requested the lady's contact information using the expedite service. In case the lady's contact information does not include an email address, the price can be further reduced to 1 credit per letter; however, translation is not provided at this price. If you want to keep using our translation services, the price will have to stay at 5 credits per letter.
A. You will find our mail address Here together with other contact information. All correspondence including payments, orders, and inquiries may be sent to this address.
A. Firstly, this is not a list of people the person in question is necessarily corresponding with. You can invite a Member to be your friend by sending them a special note. If they accept, they are added to your friend list, and vice versa. You can remove any person from your friend list at any time by logging into your profile, going to "Communicator", then "Friend members", checking those you wish to delete and clicking "Delete from Friend List".
The people on your friend list can view your password-protected private photos that are inaccessible to other members.
Any member or visitor of the website can view your friend list. It is up to you to choose how many people (if any) to add to it. The number of people on the friend list can be interpreted in a number of ways. Having a lot of friends listed may mean that a girl is popular, or that she is easy-going and fun to interact with. Having just one person on the list may mean she is serious about him, while having no friends listed at all shows that she prefers to keep her relationships private. The same goes for men and their friend lists, of course. Take into account the ratings of her pictures (the number of votes and the average rating), and her popularity (more credits per letter means more correspondents).
A. The trust level is a credibility rating given to a female profile by our staff. A staff member can rate a profile on one or more of multiple scales: passport scans, live meeting, phone conversation, video, correspondence. Some are rated according to the staff member's own judgement (such as passport scans or phone calls), and others (like correspondence or meetings) according to the feedback we receive from our male members. Combined, these ratings make up the trust level. Each category carries different weight (e.g., feedback on a meeting is more important than the passport scan); the exact formula is complex and classified, so it cannot be used to artificially raise the trust level. A trust level of 100% means that we have received definitive proof that the woman behind the profile is a real person, and all her communications originate from herself. This doesn't mean, of course, that anyone with less than 100% is automatically fake or dishonest, although you should be wary of profiles with a trust level of 40% or less. Note that the absence of a trust level is not the same as a low trust level. A female profile doesn't have a trust level by default and may never get one, unless it gives us a reason to rate it.
Q. How can I be sure I won't be scammed on your site?
A. Unfortunately, this is a problem one encounters on many online dating sites. Scammers, whose only purpose is leeching men of their mone, hide behind the pictures of beautiful women. We are aware of this threat and do our best to make this site as safe as possible. We monitor any suspicious activities of our members. If a woman sends a lot of letters requesting gifts and/or money, we run a check on her. Besides, most women are represented by their agencies, which means they have to deal with our representatives every time they come to the agencies. On our site you are practically safe, but still, your best defense is your common sense. If you get a message that you think may be a scam attempt, please let us know.
A: Toll-free numbers do not work for people who call us from outside of the continental US which may or may not include Hawaii and also Canada and Puerto Rico. This goes for our toll-free main and fax numbers. Some of our Canadian customers can reach us, but some can't. In this case you may use our regular (toll) numbers or contact us via live chat 24 hours a day absolutely free.
A. Rest assured that they do. All profiles on the site are real and active.
Unfortunately, this is a problem one encounters on many online dating sites. Scammers, whose only purpose is leeching men of their mone, hide behind the pictures of beautiful women. We are aware of this threat and do our best to make this site as safe as possible. We monitor any suspicious activities of our members. If a woman sends a lot of letters requesting gifts and/or money, we run a check on her. Besides, most women are represented by their agencies, which means they have to deal with our representatives every time they come to the agencies. On our site you are practically safe, but still, your best defense is your common sense. If you get a message that you think may be a scam attempt, please let us know.
We select the best girls, which is why they are so beautiful.
A. Let us be frank: we are not responsible for their actions. Nor is any other agency, so don’t believe it if they claim they can vouch for their ladies. Naturally, we do some checking and screening, but we cannot read minds. Yet :) Besides, to get unconditional permanent residency in the
A. You are welcome to Join for free, fill out your profile (do not forget to upload your pictures), then send a message to that member or just a "smile", showing your interest. You don’t have to pay for that. He or she will be able to view your message and send you a reply if they choose to. Women can read letters from men for free. Men have to purchase credits and pay with them to be able to open a letter from a woman.
A. All the information our members provide us with is displayed in their profiles. We do not display only personal contact information. If the profile has empty fields like "Unknown" or "Information not supplied", it means the member did not fill out these fields (for example : "Weight : Unknown", or "Education : Information not supplied"). If you want to find out more about this member, you should write to him/her.
A. Yes, we accept payments made not only by credt cards, but also by cheques, money transfers and other payment options. You can use any of them to purchase credits. You will have to pay only to open letters from ladies. Remember, you can join us for free!
A. It will show as "1st International”, possibly with a phone number and/or some abbreviations, for example, "1st Int'l NTW" or "1ST INTERNATIONAL 800-974-6453".
A. Yes, we dore. You can read all about our payment options here.
A. First, remember that there are a lot of false stereotypes surrounding young women wanting to marry a man much older than themselves. These stereotypes are widespread in
A. No. Our database contains only real and active profiles of foreign brides. The database is updated daily, since there is a constant influx of new members, while others manage to find a partner and therefore have no further need of our services. We would have to print a new catalogue daily, which would present great problems. The only solution for us is to have daily updated online catalogues. The information in printed catalogues is months, if not years old. We try to provide only the information which is up to date.
A. Yes, you can order an interpreted videocall. You can make your request by email email@example.com or by phone (USA toll-free: 1-866-Y-SINGLE (1-866-974-6453), UK:+44 (0) 2071935504). The price for videochatting with the lady is 2.5 credits per minute. The minimum call duration is 10 minutes, which means that the system will charge your account for the first 10 minutes automatically when you start talking to the lady. Please make sure you have enough credits on your profile account before starting the videochat. We need time to contact the lady’s local agency, or the lady herself, and make sure she will be available at the desired time therefore the videocall should be ordered in advance. Please note that exchanging personal contact information during your videocall will not be allowed.
A. The most likely reason for that is that your email provider blocks our messages with the anti-spam filter. A lot of providers, including hotmail, yahoo, and AOL block some legitimate messages, falsely identifying them as SPAM. Since a great many unsolicited letters are sent to different addresses every day, providers have to take measures to protect their users from spam. All messages fall into 3 categories: to be delivered, to be deleted, and those in between, which you may find in your "Bulk mail", "Junk mail" or similar folder. Although we send only legitimate messages, some of them are still recognized as spam. If this is the case, check your "Bulk mail", "Junk Mail" or similar folder. If you find our messages there, press the "It's not spam" (or similarly named) button. If you think there is another reason, or nothing helps you unblock us, feel free to contact us by phone or online chat, and and we will gladly help you and answer your question. If you use Hotmail or AOL, please follow these instructions to unblock us.
If you want to get in touch with a lady directly, and you are a US citizen, you will first need to fill out the IMBRA form, if you haven’t done that before. Click here to download the form and requisite instructions. After that, there are two options. The first one (recommended) is to open 15 (fifteen) paid messages from the lady. At this point you have the right to request her contact info (or your money back, if for some unlikely reason it cannot be provided). You can also try and request her contact information upon paying a $50 fee (expedite service), but make sure that she doesn’t object to sharing her personal information before you pay, because the fee is non-refundable. You cannot apply for the expedite service if you haven't opened any paid messages from the woman. Please note that sending personal contact information through our messaging system is not allowed, even if you do have 15 opened messages from a lady.
A. The responses from women will not be delivered directly to your email, but to your account, so first you should login to your account and check the message box. All letters from ladies should be stored in your account. Whenever you receive a letter, we send you a notification. In case you do not get our messages, please read the answer above. If this does not help, check the picture in your profile: do you have it? Is it displayed correctly? If you do not have a picture, your chances to get responses to your letters are very slim. If none of the above helps, and you get no response to more than 3 messages, let us know and we will try to help you.
A. In case you have a passport which expires no less than six months after the dates of your visit, the visa support documents will be faxed to you within 1-2 working days. Then you need to apply to the consulate for the visa. Usually it takes about 2 weeks to get a visa to
A. Russia and other CIS countries are pretty safe if you follow some basic safety guidelines, which you definitely follow in your own country as well. That is, you shouldn't flash your cash or wander into dangerous districts. Getting lost and not knowing who to turn to for help can be a frightening experience. It is a good idea, therefore, to ask the lady you are visiting to meet you at the airport and show you around.
A. There are no restrictions on bringing laptops, but you may need a simple adaptor. Standard voltage in
A. Expensive hotels in big cities may have Wi Fi connection. You may want to find that out beforehand. Since Wi Fi standard is the same everywhere, you won't have any problems. If you have to use a dial-up connection, here are some useful tips:
1. Most cities have a lot of Internet cafes downtown, so you need only ask the hotel staff or a taxi driver to help you find one. This is a good solution if you need to access the Internet from a public computer or to check your Web-based email, like yahoo or hotmail. The rate in such cafes is usually about $1 per hour.
2. If you don't want to use public computers, it may be somewhat problematic. Neither
A. Standard voltage in
A. It depends on your provider. If you are from
If you are from the
If you are using T-Mobile and Cingular, your roaming charges in
Russian providers do not offer monthly calling plans. You need to prepay the service. Calls are a little more expensive than in the
We would not like to recommend a specific cellular service provider here, but if we have to do that, "MTS" or "Beeline" would probably be the best choice. They work really well and almost everywhere, have a lot of convenient offers and operate in
A. If you are calling from the
If you happen to have problems with dialing the number, feel free to call our bilingual operator/interpreter toll-free 1.866.974.6453. She will dial the number for you and stay online to interpret your conversation. More about this service here
A. Russia is a very big country with various climatic zones. Climate varies in different parts of
A. If you are the US citizen, you need a visa to go to Russia or to other CIS countries (
A. We can advise you on visas and the necessary paperwork if you are our client and a
A. Note. The price estimates and visa kits are for the
IMPORTANT: Use your common sense and never send money to people you don’t know. Even if you have met the woman, think twice if she is asking you to send money. Unfortunately, international scams are common nowadays, and scammers have many ways of relieving you of your money. They may tell you tales about the cost of the visa/the ticket, which, according to such scam letters, can be $2000-$3000. They may ask you to send this money to them or to an intermediary. They can couch it in nice expressions, but remember: you will not see either the woman or the money. If you get a letter with a money request, feel free to contact us. We have a whole article on scams which you can read
To bring your bride-to-be to the
The next step after meeting her in person is filing a petition with
office having jurisdiction over your state. You will have to wait for 2-3 months before you get the approval. The fee as of this writing is $170. After that you should send it to your woman, and she will go with the papers to the US Consulate in her country and apply for the visa. In total, you will have to pay about $350 for the procedure ($170+USCIS fee+visa processing fee+postage). It is a lot easier to get "K" visas than tourist visas. Problems may arise, however, if she has a criminal record, if the forms are filled out incorrectly, if either of you violated the Immigration Law previously, and if either of you applied for a "K" visa before.
In most cases ladies do not have sufficient funds to purchase an airplane ticket to your country, so you will have to buy her one. The cost of a one-way ticket is $600-$900 (depends on when you buy the ticket). You may fly to her country to accompany her if you can afford it. It is not necessary, though. Anyway, your two-way airfare could be anywhere between $800 and $1600.
The visa terms are 3 months. During that time she can stay in the
After you marry her, you will have to apply for a permanent resident status for her. You may contact us at this point. The cost is about $800, and if you fill out the forms yourself, you will also need to undergo some medical tests.
Filling out and filing most of the immigration forms should present no difficulty, but sometimes the assistance of an immigration attorney may be needed. We do not have one on our staff, but we can recommend a very experienced and competent attorney, whose services we employ on a regular basis. His name is Gary Bala, his phone number is (610) 446-VISA. You can email him at garybala@VISA-Attorney.com
A. The procedure takes 2 weeks after she applies for the visa at the US Consulate in her country. It may be longer if there are complications. However, you should keep it in mind that you will first have to fill out the petition forms and wait to get the petition approved which may take 2-3 months.
A. If a
A. Yes, and for you it is better to bring her to the
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