So like many guys in the u.s. the thought of possibly going to a foreign country and finding a bride has crossed my mind. So the first thing I do is google 'reputable foreign dating sites' and of course all of the usual b.s. comes up. Elenas Models. (read more about them on this site BEWARE) , A Foreign Affair, and several other companies came up on the site. Now I will say this before I go any further. I personally know two American Guys, that have successfully gone to Russia and the FSR and married successfully and have been married for over 8 years. So it can be done. It has been done. Im just not sure that these sites on the internet are the way to go and do it. I am personally chatting with my friends russian wives and letting them guide me through the process. [continued below]....
..... THAT is the best way to do it. Have someone help you that has no monetary interest .
So being new to the Russian Bride, or Foreign Bride search I decided to join AFA or A Foreign Affair just to kind of see what it was all about. I paid the $99 for the Platinum membership, which allowes me to email up to 100 girls through their system. Now it says that when I email the girl, that it will go through their system and the girl will receive MY PROFILE , ALL MY INFO, Along with my pics, and my email. At this time the girl can look at my profile and if interested ACCEPT my email and reply to me. Now the emails are directly from the girls email to mine. AFA is no longer involved one my email has been accepted by her and she replies. Keep in mind I am going into this deal with my eyes wide open and not really expected a whole lot, more so doing it for fun, and starting to explore the foreign bride scene.
So I send out 75 or so emails to girls profiles that I find attractive, some are in Russia, Ukraine, China, and South America. 75 emails go out. probably half of those are ACCEPTED and out of those two girls emailed me back. At first the emails were bland and generic, but then as I emailed back and forth with the girls over the next few days they loosened up and told me about them some and sent me a couple of 'family' safe pics, no nudity or 'victoria secret' pics. Just regular pics that seemed normal. WHAT I FOUND STRANGE was that THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ME, HAD NOT SEEN MY PICS, HAD NOT SEEN MY PROFILE , which is the whole point of using AFA to kind of help weed out the girls that are not interested in you.
SO I THINK THAT THE PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP FOR THE MOST PART IS A BUNCH OF BS AND BULL. I am goin to keep writing until i have sent about 500 emails to see if I get any hits for entertainment. BTW after just a couple of days of emailing the 'girls' they stopped emailing and fell off the face of the earth????? Hmmmm I am not surprised. LOL (Note the pics that the women sent me looked nothing like any of the profile pics of the girls i emailed)
NOW HERE IS THE REAL SCAM BEWARE BEWARE You can join AFA or Loveme.com for free. Then on the site after you log in, you have an INBOX, where supposedly women that have seen your profile and are interested in you can email you first. HERES THE CATCH. Even if you are a 'platinum' member if you use the mail system that is the 'inbox' on the afa site. To Open and email from a girl costs 4.99-7.99 per email. GEEEEZ to reply to her through the AFA system is 5.99-7.99 and 2.99 for each pic you attach. GEEEZ As you can see this could get very expensive in a hurry.
So for fun I opened a couple of the emails that were send TO ME from these INTERESTED girls. LOL All of the emails I opened were so general that they could be to anyone. There was nothing in any of the emails from any of the girls that would let me think they had seen my profile or even knew my name.??? The reason for this AFA mail system is supposedly some of the girls dont have email and AFA CLAIMS to let these girls come to their local office and AFA translates for you. Hmmmm for girls that have on their profiles to be college grads and speak fair english, I would think that they could at least have their own email address and not need a translator. ITS PRETTY OBVIOUS IT S A SCAM and Im sure for some older guys that are not internet savvy it seems legit. But anybody that has any common sense can see quick that this is a HUGE HUGE SCAM. I mean you could spend $100 in a few minutes just opening up a couple of emails and replying to them. Why in the heck would it cost 2.99 to attach a picture to an email anyway. LOL SCAM SCAM
Now I cannot speak on the TOURS that AFA offers. They promote heavily taking a TOUR to any of the cities that they operate in and meet hundreds of girls in a matter of a week. Tours go from $1500-$4500 depending on what country you go to and how long you stay. I would be hesitant to go on one of these tours because of the lies and the scam that they are running on the website it makes me not want to trust these people.
I ordered the AFA love me .com tour dvd, and it cost me like $10 with shipping. Within a few days I got a discreetly packaged dvd. I took the paper cover off and the dvd case looked almost like the cover of a porn dvd. LOL. No wonder they covered it with white paper. Anyway I opened it and watched it. LOL The editing and the footage looks like it was from ten years ago. Not very many of the girls look anything like the ones on the website . So IDK if i would be willing to trust these guys and pay them money to do a tour or not. I think I will speak with my friends russian wives and see if they have any relatives that could make a good match. LOL
Just be careful and KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN AND COMMON SENSE ABOUT YOU WHEN ON THE INTERNET AND LOOKING FOR A FOREIGN BRIDE. So far my own experience and my research has NOT yielded a legitimate mail order bride service. There may not even be one out there.