Couple of questions, so feel free to roast, lecture, chide or insult me at my newbness... Completely new to this but I did do a bit of research and it seems like rus/ukr online dating is a minefield of scammers, but I see so many documentaries on youtube on successes and how there are really lots of ukr/rus women looking to get hitched, so I have to wonder, where do guys find these women/agencies/sites that are legit? Also, I received a msg from a lady on her offering her services in finding real women and offering to setup meetings, translate letters, provide accommodations etc etc... is that legit? Thanks!
Some guys find success in different ways. Some just go and visit and meet women there. Some meet women on social media sites and then travel to meet them. Some use dating sites to meet women and then utilize a third party to arrange the meetings. In all of these methods, none are 100% legit. You can find success or failure with all of them. Scammers are present in all of them. There are matchmaking services offered by companies who handle your communications and travel arrangements to meet women. Are they legit? Yes, they are legit in terms of providing services and billing you for them. Do any of them guarantee you success? Absolutely not.
Remember that nearly everyone is out to make a buck. There are single, lonely women out there. Trying to locate the genuine ones is the issue (and many of them are not glamorous looking models).