Elena's Models - Review
is the best service available in the industry and has a golden reputation even among the harshest critics.
One of the most popular web searches relating to Russian women is about "scams". That's because it's an industry PLAGUED with fraud. As I say elsewhere on this site, armed with a little information scams can be reduced to nothing more than a nuisance. But Elena's Models has all but made scams a thing of the past (at least on their site). Your chances of being scammed by the site are 0%, and your chances of encountering a scammer on this site are barely above 0% (no amount of screening can comletely prevent all scammers).
Remember, scams come in different varieties. In some cases the girl is the scammer, but in many other cases the agency itself is the real scammer. And where the agency is the scammer, they earn (i.e. scam) your money through these correspondence and gift services... the more you write, the more they make. But with Elena's Models you pay their flat fee for 50 contacts (with the Gold plan, unlimited for Platinum), and for each contact you get the girl's contact information and can contact her directly, or exchange unlimited web-based messages. So there's hardly any way for Elena's Models to cheat you even if they wanted to.
But this site goes one step beyond... On their home page there is a link to their scam protection process
There they explain that they call all the Russian women who sign up on their site to be sure they know the "rules" (i.e. No asking for money, etc.) before activating their profile.
Personally I don't believe that it is actually the "explaining the rules" that keeps the scammers out, but the simple fact that Elena's Models CALLS them. It means "Elena's Models 'has their number'", so to speak. Remember, scammers' main tool is anonymity. They are criminals, after all. If someone knows how to track them down more easily, that's BAD for them.
Now mind you, this doesn't mean that Russian and Ukrainian girls with less-than-ideal motives will not be on Elena's Models, but the site itself doesn't scam, and they take the most effective measures to prevent scammers from using their system, and they research and immediately remove suspected scammers. And if you follow the common-sense guidelines for avoiding scams offered elsewhere on this site, you'll easily avoid the scamming women.
One great result of all this screening on the part of Elena's Models is that when a woman contacts you or responds to your messages, you can have a MUCH higher degree of confidence than on ANY OTHER SITE that a REAL PERSON who is not PAID to correspond with men is on the other end of that communication! And because the women clients of Elena's Models are also usually better educated about the process of meeting and marrying a foreign man, you have a much better chance of corresponding with someone who is very serious about meeting someone.
You may find that there are other sites where much younger, much more attractive women will correspond with you, but on most of those other sites you SHOULD worry whether they're real and whether they're "writing for profit".
You can read their site for the membership details and features, but I will highlight a few features here.
In order for this site to be of any use you will need to get one of the paid memberships. At present there are two kinds of paid memberships, "Gold" ($150 for 6 months, discounted renewals) and "Platinum" ($500 for 6 months, discounted renewals). Both allow:
• Unlimited "Expressions of Interest"
• Unlimited mails to women using site mail
• Ability to post your own profile so women can contact you
The difference between Gold and Platinum is that the Platinum membership allows unlimited contacts and allows you to retrieve the direct contact information for their Russian and Ukrainian girls whereas the Gold membership only allows you 50 contacts over the 6-month period and no direct contact information (but you are allowed to exchange direct contact information with women through the site's web-based mail system).
An "Expression of Interest" basically allows you with one click to send a message to Russian and Ukrainian girls saying that you are interested. Theoretically, the girl would then view your profile and then reply back "Interested" or "Not Interested". If you write a good profile, this can save you a lot of TIME AND MONEY.
It saves you money because by using the "Expression of Interest" feature, you really can get enough out of the Gold membership to not need the much more expensive Platinum membership.
If you do it right by writing a good profile
and making good use of the "Expression of Interest" feature, and enaging in REAL correspondence (See Russian Online Dating: How to Correspond with Russian Women
for my advice on this topic), then 50 women over 6 months should keep you plenty busy enough.
So for meeting and communicating with attractive, serious, educated Russian women without the constant distraction of ubiquitous scams found elsewhere in the industry, you really can't beat Elena's Models. It IS SIMPLY THE BEST.