Russian Dating Sites Reviewed

Navigating the Russian dating sites and agencies should be a scary prospect for someone new to pursuing Russian and Ukrainian women. It is a virtual minefield where you have no idea who to trust.

What is even scarier is what you'll find if you search the web for reviews about these sites for yourself! From my own searches I suspect that some of the scammiest agencies spend the most on manipulating the search engines.

That makes it even harder to know who to trust.

Having now said that, I obviously need to give you a reason to trust me, right?

Well, having been around that block a few times, I can tell you a little about some of the sites and agencies I've encountered in one form or another, both the good and bad. So my reviews are based upon direct EXPERIENCE.

But for most of my reviews I give good, common-sense reasons for my positive or negative reviews... reasons that you can verify for yourself.

I DO receive affiliate commissions from some sites if you click through to them and order anything, but I can reasonably demonstrate that this does not skew my objectivity by pointing out two facts: (1) some of the sites for whom I offer critical reviews offer lucrative affiliate programs. If money were the driving force here, I would be an AnastasiaWeb affiliate and singing their praises. (2) I offer very positive reviews on sites that offer no affiliate agreements (like the Angelika Network). These two facts combined should demonstrate that I am not in the practice of trading my conscience for profit.

By the way, some of the Russian dating sites and agencies I review negatively have a reputation for intimidating critical reviewers, often threatening to sue for libel/defamation. In an attempt to insulate myself from accusations of libel, I carefully choose the wording in my negative reviews so as to avoid the potential legal hassles later. If a review sounds negative, but a little "fuzzy", you may need to read a little between the lines.

Note: These reviews of Russian dating sites were accurate when they were initially written, and I attempt to keep them up to date, but prices, service offerings, and other details often change without my knowledge. Having said that, some things rarely change much: Integrity and excellence of service. Russian dating sites that offer good honest service will usually continue to do so as long as they are under the same ownership/managment, and those that are scammy and crooked will usually continue that way.

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Bachelors Abroad Reality TV Show

OK, this isn't a dating site, but this nationally televised reality TV series on the subject of international dating/matchmaking will probably be of great interest to most readers of this site, so I wanted to give it my thorough review. Click HERE to read my full review of the reality TV show "Bachelors Abroad".

Elena's Models - Review

I've used this site for years and always found them honest and effective, and is easily one of the best. It used to be THE best, but their recent site "upgrade" was a big step backwards in the opinion of everyone I've asked. Click HERE to read my full review of this site.

Since Elena's Models' "upgrade", is the runaway best in the world of Russian dating sites, offering great service, an ENORMOUS database, many beautiful Russian/Ukrainian women, very strict scam control, and very competitive prices. Click HERE to read my full review of this site.


Usually I advocate AVOIDING "middlemen" in meeting Russian/Ukrainian women. In other words, when agencies don't allow direct communication with their women, and force you to use their pay-per-letter services, 99% of the time they use that middleman position only for their own profit, and nothing else... and certainly not for the good of their male or female clients. But Ukraine4Date really works on your behalf to help you find the right Russian/Ukrainian woman for you.

Click HERE to read my full review of this site.

A Pretty Woman

To use this site you will need to wear sunglasses to shield your retinas from the gaudy bright pink background of every page. But if you can get past that, it is one of the best Russian dating sites and has gorgeous Russian women and honest services. Click HERE to read my full review of this site.

Ukraine Date/Russian Cupid

These two sites, and many others, are part of the umbrella operation,, which specializes in international online matchmaking. Click here to read my review of these Russian dating sites.

The Angelika Network

For "Individual Tours" and other services "On the ground" in Russian/Ukrainian cities, The Angelika Network offers the best prices and most flexible service options of any major network. Click here to read my more detailed review of The Angelika Network.

A Foreign Affair/AFA

I went on AFA's group tour to Kiev and loved it. However, subsequent experience suggests that their letter services are highly suspect. Click here to read more about AFA.


This is a big site with many local affiliate agencies throughout Russia and Ukraine, and many affiliate sites. If you do any web searching on your own, you WILL find this site, or one of its mirror sites. BUT I STRONGLY recommend that you NOT use any of their services without reading my full review first. Click here to read the full review.

Kherson Girls

Kherson Girls is both a local agency based in Kherson and a small network of agencies throughout Ukraine. Although they are usually rated as an honest agency, their prices are very high and policies very restrictive. Click here to read the full review.

Kiev Connections

Kiev Connections is a fairly unique stand-alone agency in downtown Kiev. They are one of the rare honest agencies in the business and offer competitive prices for most of there services, but are considerably overpriced for their Matchmaker service. Click here to read the full review.

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