I was skeptical about Globaladies.com and complained about some issues I had - no BBB membership (they advertise it though), high price, and it seemed the lady was dragging out emails through the service. I was doubting that she even existed. They sent an email explaining about some bussiness name/BBB membership change with the Atlanta BBB but the lady I have been communicating with sent a letter attached to the one from their office and explained that it is too difficult for her to communicate outside the service. She has no internet/email and she would need an interpreter. She gave me her phone number though and asked me to call her. It looks like she might be real after all. I emailed her my address and asked for her to write me a letter and send some other pictures. We still need to see if that will happen but if she will communicate with me outside of the service, i.e. phone, letters, then I have no reason to suspect GL because they will be out of the loop.
That's the problem that will always exists when the 'middle man' takes money from the client and pays an affiliate agency per letter.
In GL's scenario it is less than bona fida because they spam the guy with intro letters merely to coax $5 per reply out of him, replies to ladies that never wrote to him in the first place, but even the most bona fida of 'middle men' can never, for sure, guarantee that their business is anywhere near 100% legitimate.
Come on, if we were that affiliate agency and business was poor, we'd be tempted to manufacture some letters thus revenue :)
I disagree Martin. Some people hold a higher standard in how they conduct themselves in business. It's called having character. A few years back I had a purchasing agent pretty much tell me that if I did a few certaint things for him, in other words take care of him with my expense account he would give me 90% of their business. When I went to visit him one time at his home, his basement looked like some country clubs Pro shop. I mean there are Golf courses in my area that would loved to had his inventory in the basement. I knew I wasn't going to do anything with this clown but I just had to see what he had collected from less ethical PT Salesmen.
Now in the area I live there is a situation where the FBI is involved with a meat packing company, where one distributor illegally billed them for over 3 million in product and cut the Purchasing agent in on the deal. Indictments are coming and somebodys going to prison. I don't need the buck that bad. I've always followed money is an excellent servant but a terrible master and I've done alright in my life. I know I can look in the mirror and say in 20 years in this business I've never fucked over a customer over or sold my integrity. If business is poor, then the problem is yours to handle, not by deception. Some people operate by a higher standard. I bet the successful agencys do this also.
Global Ladies is no better or worse than any of the other portal type sites. Of course the "intro" letters are canned and often instigated by the agency although the agency is often operating under the general guidance of the lady when they send those intro's out, in other words you would probably be within the ladies acceptable age range, race, profession etc etc. Most of the women though are real, and many are genuine, but much depends on the ethics of the individual affiliate agency, but that is true no matter which site you go through.
Note that I say this from a position of actual knowledge since I am dating a lady who owns a GL/anastasia affiliated agency.
There is plenty of good advice on this forum anyway about what how to weed out scammers and pro letter writers.
Wow! You guys don't know a good site when you see one. I have found all the girls on this site to be very honest, forthright and serious about getting married. Also, the pictures are not sleazy and ridiculous like is seen on other sites. These girls are really nice and I have found the site to be the cream of the crop. Try writing a decent letter to one of these girls and get to know her a bit. You will find out that what I am telling you is true. David Craig, California
David, my first girl was from Globaladies, now RWGlobe. Another guy happened to use the same interpreter I called to interpret us. The interpreter told me she asked the other guy for an engagement ring while I was visiting her. Be careful.
I met my beautiful wife on this site, we have been married for 3 years now. Yes, they send many letters to you from different women, but you do not have to read them or answer them. I did answer some and even talked with a few for some time. Then my wife came on the site and I wrote to her first. She was the first one that I wrote without a letter from her. The first letter you recive from the ladies is a intro letter, they all have them and they are sent out by the company to gain your intrest. Since I have met my wife from Kiev Ukraine, I have been there 3 times, for a total of 3 months, and she has been to America for a total of 1 1/2 months, she has a green card now and a SS#, now we work on getting her daughters thier Visas. These woman are smart and beautiful, they take care of thier man, they are clean and great cooks, maybe not all of them.... But they are in my opinon better than the average American woman.. Since I met my wife she has bought a farm in a Village, she ownes her beautiful appartment and has a Dacha outside Kiev. She knows how to make money... Any way what I did because I did met scamers also, after a few letters I asked for her address and phone number, she sent it to me and I sent her Flowers and candies, and stuffed animals for our daughters, and had photos taken and sent to me to make sure it was her...
globaladies.com is now rwglobe, which is a pay per letter site. I still have tokens with them that I have not used for almost a year. They were always associated with russianbrides.com which is a membership site, which is now Club 10. The arrangement of the website is different, but I don't know why the name change.
"So many beauties to choose from but which are the real deal?"
Stop looking at the photo (falling in love with a photo?) and read their profiles. You should have an idea of what profile qualities you desire. And you should also know what your true and honest profile of yourself is.
"I guess you need to do the research to find out...time and money."
Yes, also don't start corresponding until you are ready to go there to visit.
Do any of them go for the first and best thing that comes along or do they do their research also?
Yes of course they are selective but the real ones have already made up their mind to look beyond their country's borders, so they have made this decision. The real ones will look for the best match of the man they seek and yes they will jump when that happens. They do not want (the real ones) to correspond forever. You shouldn't want to either.
"An important question for me is ...
Are the FSU ladies easily persuaded by words and promises?"
No You will find these women are true survivors, they probably do more in their everyday life than we do. They are educated, intelligent, and very involved. You will have met your match and you better be ready for it. When it does click, you will be involved in the most intense relationship you ever had.
"I try to look at relationships more short term now that I am older. I am not worried about a 25 yr age difference if I am 50 and she is 25. I don't care about our age difference in 30 years, if we could spend 10-15 great years together I would be happy and have a big smile on my face...."
"The challenges of this process versus the reward factor is hard to determine at least for me. 10-15 years is not short term though IMHO. I am defining that to be 1-5 years. I don't have a 20 year plan either! LOL. Not really 20, just 10. The "living in the moment" thinking rings true to me it is something I recently started to look at, though it is hard to follow on a daily basis. The upside of the 25-30 year age difference is that the parents are normally too young to be sick and in need of care yet... or your support for them. Downside is "starting a family" pressures. The short term thinking could be mutually agreed as well, if so you have a great 5 years."
Excuse me for resurrecting an old topic. I may agree with what is quoted above, but my purpose on using the dating sites is not to find a "nurse maid", "mistress", or "traveling companion" for the time before I become very old. I know that most people do not like to live alone and without social interaction. But, I am not looking for "temporary occupants" of my household. It sort of seems like leasing a car. Get a new car and drive it around for a while and then return it. I am not into buying anyone's affection whether you are teen or senior citizen.
"what measures can be done to prevent this, especially with FSU women?"
When it involves a foreign born person, that is one liability that has to be reckoned with. Returning back to the "motherland" provides an easy "escape clause" for a foreign born person. In my particular case, there is no "motherland". But even with a local person, it is also difficult to prevsent it if their mind is made up to leave.
What I was referring to in my previous comments is about looking at it from a short time perspective. Going that route is "waste of time" to me as far as I am concerned. Some people like to "sow their wild oats" and get "several notches on the tree trunk". That is not my "cup of tea".