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Anyone can join us for free by creating their profile here. Once you pick a username, you will be allotted a mail box on our server, where receive your mail and keep track of sent mail, contacted members, purchased and spent credits. We highly recommend you to upload at least a picture to your profile, ‘cause profiles without photos get practically no responses. Give those Russian brides or western men a chance to see you!
Now you can browse our database and contact any members you wish. Here are the 3 ways to contact them (you choose):
- Send her a message (free)
The Russian brides that have Internet access will receive your message quickly. But there are some that do not have Internet access. In this case we will forward your message to our representative in her city who will deliver it to her in person, by phone, or by post mail. Her reply will be sent directly into your mailbox on our website. For each message received, you will get an email notification.
To open a message you need to purchase credits ($1-$2 per credit depending on the quantity of credits you purchase). The number of credits necessary to open a letter varies (see the Price Structure below). You can pay with a credit card, a check, wire transfer, and more.
- Send them a “smile” (free)
A “smile” is a quick “Hi!” message with a link back to your profile, which communicates to a Russian lady or a sexy gentleman that you are interested in her or him.
- Place a live interpreted phone call directly to Russian brides via our bi-lingual operator (1.8 credits per minute)
Call toll-free 1.866.974.6453 (or outside of the US call 630.364.4390) between 6AM and 3PM CST, and tell the operator your login to our site, and the name or reference number of the member you want to talk to. If that member has her phone number on file for this connection, the operator will dial her, and if she is available the operator will stay on the line and interpret your conversation as you speak. If she is not at home and some of her family answers the phone, the interpreter will arrange for a follow-up call.
* Note: for some Russian women we do not have their number registered; or we may have to arrange the call in advance. In this case we can’t connect you immediately. We will suggest scheduling a call for a later time that is best for you and the Russian lady. Some Russian brides do not like to be disturbed with "cold calls", so they will not accept a call, if they have not seen a man's profile or a letter from him first.
Once you have made contact with some Russian women via phone or letters, it's time to consider personally meeting your Russian lady. How do you do that? Since our men and women are often located on different continents, we can help organize your first meeting, if both parties agree to meet. For a Russian lady it will able almost impossible to obtain a visa to come to the US, so the meeting is usually arranged either by men traveling to her country, or by meeting somewhere on a “neutral territory”, like Dominican Republic, France, Turkey, Cyprus, etc. While some of these countries do not require entry visas for citizens of former Soviet Unions, others do, and the difficulty of getting such a visa for her varies. See, also, the Visas and Immigration section in our FAQ.
After you have met in person and both of you decide to take it further, the next step would be to apply for her “fiancee” visa. On this type of visa she would be able to come to your country and stay for a certain time (for US it's 90 days). If you get married during this period, the Russian lady can stay for good. If you don't get married, she has to return to her home country. Read ‘What Is the Process and How Much it Costs to Bring a Russian lady Here’ on the FAQ page.
If you decide not to use our service to arrange your meeting with the Russian lady, you can sidestep it by getting her direct contact information. Read about it here.
We boast an exceptionally balanced price structure, which permits us to offer you prices as low as 50 cents per one letter exchange (sending one letter and receiving one response) without cutting any corners on the quality of our service. Such services from our competitors are as high as $8. Of course, for the ladies our services are traditionally free of charge. We are here to facilitate your quest for that Russian lady you dream of.
Important: once you start corresponding with a Russian lady, the price you pay to open her letter stays the same for you.
Here is how it works. First, you purchase credits at the following prices:
- 100 credits or more: $1 for each credit
- 55 credits: $1.09 for each credit
- 20 credits: $2 for each credit
Note: We accept all major credit cards, checks, wires, etc. For more click here.
Second, the price (in credits) for opening a letter also varies, and here is why. While the majority of our male members have personal email addresses and easy access to the Internet, this is not always the case with our female members. Delivering messages to some of the Russian brides who do not have Internet access, involves calling them and asking them to come to a local office to read their mail and respond to those they are interested in. If a woman does not speak English, there is a translator available at each local facility to help her read the message and write a response. If the lady cannot come to the local facility soon, an interpreter would read the message to her over the phone and/or this will be printed and mailed to her via domestic mail services. This is a costly process. With Russian women who do have Internet access and a personal email, which they regularly check, delivering a message to them is as easy as forwarding it and it is fully automated. So the process for delivering your correspondence is different in each case. While our competitors will charge you the full price in any case and just pocket the difference, we are passing the savings on to you.
Most of our Russian brides do have email address, and you can correspond with them directly, without any agency involvement and for a very low price (as low as 50 cents per 2-way letter exchange)
There is another reason still. The common problem with the dating sites is that a small number of attractive ladies who are extremely popular get the majority of letters from men. That's bad for the rest of Russian women who do not get any letters as well as for the guys whose letters go unanswered. The dating sites do not really care about that as long as they can put the pretty faces of their most popular girls on the first page and sell subscriptions or addresses. They do not advertise the fact that these Russian brides have received hundreds of letters from other men. To cure this inherent problem we introduced a floating price for correspondence with each Russian lady, based on the number of members she is actively corresponding with. Our system monitors how many letters she has already received. The more letters a Russian lady receives, the greater is the price in credits to open a letter from her. The price, however, stays constant for those men already corresponding with her, but increases for new contact attempts, thus, naturally limiting the number of guys writing to her. At a certain point, when too many letters go unanswered and price increase is no longer practical, her profile will be dropped from search results (allowing existing correspondence with her to continue anyway). If a member is not replying to any letter his or her profile will be suspended and later removed for inactivity.
The price in credits you actually pay for opening a letter from a given female member will be based on the above two factors, varying from 0.5 to 20 credits.
All the information about our Russian brides is to be found on their personal pages. We publish everything we have, except for their contact information. If her personal page says "Unknown", or "Information not supplied" on certain fields, for example: "Weight: Unknown", or "Education: Information not supplied", that means the Russian lady chose not to answer that question. Of course, you can always ask her directly for more info.
If her personal page is showing on our website - yes, she is available. So that we don't waste your time or ours, we remove all profiles that become unavailable, or are inactive. That’s why we have thousands of members, but real ones, not millions like other dating sites, yet inactive. The inactivity is determined by a member not visiting our site, not checking his or her mail, not answering letters or "smiles" in his or her mailbox. Before removing her/his profile, we send them a warning by email.
Some of the bio data fields on Russian brides’ profiles will say "Will tell you later". For example, "Hobbies : Will tell you later". That just was her chosen answer to this specific question. This is one of the answer options the questionnaire that the ladies fill out. It simply means that the Russian lady does not want to publish that information on the web. Yet, she prefers discussing it in correspondence with you.
Yes, we do accept payments by check, money order, cash, wire transfers. See more. Just send the money for the amount of credits you want to purchase. The prices for credits are:
- 100 credits or more: $1 for each credit
- 55 credits: $1.09 for each credit
- 20 credits: $2 for each credit
On or with your payment, please, provide either your username on the site, or your full name, or your email address. Upon receiving the payment we will apply the credits to your account.
In one word - yes, they are. We did not have a single case of credit card theft, or any other customer data compromised since we started in 1997.
For a more thorough and technical explanation, read on. The credit card transactions on our site are as secure as they can be on the Internet. We process credit cards via our own secure server with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption as most merchants on the Internet do. Using SSL browser encryption provided by Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, your credit card information is kept private, while being transferred over the Internet. Not only is your credit card information transmitted securely, but all of the information about the order (with our order form) is transmitted in secure mode to insure privacy. Your credit card is encrypted until it is transmitted via a dedicated line to your processing bank. Only you, us and the processing bank have access to unencrypted credit card information.
Whether you shop on Yahoo, eBay, Amazon or access your credit card statement online - you get absolutely the same protocol - SSL encryption. SSL is probably the most common and reliable encryption on the Web. Is it absolutely unbreakable? No. Given necessary tools and resources, a technically advanced hacker can break it, the same way the credit card numbers can be stolen in bulk from department store and bank databases. If you want to be 100% secure, you would have to refrain from ANY credit card purchases over the Internet, telephone or in-store, disconnect your computer from the network and never write another check. However, it is not worth the effort, because it is almost impossible to buy something worth more than a hundred dollars or so having only the credit card information, without the card itself on hand. In any case, with the majority of credit cards you are not liable for the fraudulent use of your card information, or your maximum liability is $50.
For even more protection, we NEVER keep your credit card information on the server. Plus, per Visa and Mastercard regulations we do not keep the CVV data (the three or four digit security code on the back of your card) anywhere at all. Even in an unlikely event of your credit card number being stolen, it can't be used pretty much anywhere without that code.
Your credit card information is encrypted only on our internal computers, and only for the purpose of assisting you, if you have problems processing your order on-line, or to issue any refunds. We never charge your card without your authorization. No "recurring" charges, no membership fees. We only charge your card with your expressed authorization. Guaranteed.
Hopefully, this was useful and you will find that remarkable Russian lady on My-Russian-Lady.com website of Russian brides and Russian women. We are devoted to helping you on this love journey.