Ukraine Brides Agency
I would avoid UkraineBridesAgency.com. The ages are unreasonable. Almost all the women 18 - 22 had preferred ages over 40ish. Now some girls don't care about age, but not all. Also the pictures look like they were taken professionally and most of these girls don't have the money for that, some were even by a beach.
Compare a site like bride.ru, these are plain pictures, some taken by camera phone. Also when I signed up, I was just browsing and went through my profile quickly, i.e. where it asked for my hobbies, what I was looking for and another secion for who am I, I just put will add later.
Then about 4 hours later an e-mail said my profile was suspended, but (lol) when I woke up next morning I had about a dozen e-mails from "girls" from this site. So much for being suspended. Also, serious girls shouldn't have contacted me with no picture of myself, very, very basic profile to boot.
So far, I might go with cuteonly.com where I'm told you can pay with paypal. Heard too many negatives about elenasmodels. What I would suggest to you also is buy the book(if you haven't already) Russian Bride Guide, on amazon. There are other books but after going through the reviews I think this one will be most balanced.
Thanks for the review. I have never seen this site before.
Honestly, professional pictures don't concern me. They aren't as expensive there as you think. Nor do beach pics concern me... these women do vacation in Crimea on the Black Sea, Turkey, and Egypt.
BUT you're definitely on to something when you observe that women were contacting you even before you filled in any detail on your profile or posted any pictures. That's a dead giveaway.
I might add my nearly all-inclusive observation that for nearly ANY SITE that offers pay-per-letter, pay-per-chat, etc. runs the typical agency scams of letter/chat/gift fraud... either the women are paid to write/chat or the agency is writing/chatting on their behalf.
I'm not sure what "negatives" you heard about Elena's Models. You can read my review at Elena's Models - Review where you will see the "negatives" that I observe, but none of those negatives involve scammy or questionable women or practices. You won't be scammed there. The "negatives" involve the function of their "upgraded" site. It just doesn't work nearly as well as the old site.
I've never read "Russian Bride Guide", but I know of the authors from http://ruadventures.com. I've heard that "Manny", the moderator, is Stuart Smith.
I have read and highly recommend Elena Petrova's How To Find And Marry A Girl Like Me. It's a little bit dated now, but still some of the best information on the market.