I stublemd on this forum when I did a yahoo search about Russian women. I am a member of a service called "match.com". I'm new to Northern Virginia so I thought It would be a great way to meet women in the area. Next thing you know I get an e mail from a girl in Penza, Russia. She claims she cant find a good man in Russia and is looking to meet foreign men because a friend of hers met an Australian and 2 months later they were married. Well anyway we have e mailed each other like 3 times and shes already talking about marriage, is this common? is this a scam? Are things that bad in Penza that she has to email someone in the US to find a husband or is this a meal ticket scam? She looks pretty good by the way.
Most likely, it is a scam, has she ask for any money or hinted she need help with the passport or plane ticket. Match.com is a good site for find someone local but not the best for russian brides-they do no screening and many folks are on there to scam others. I would suggest you look at this site and similar sites specializing in russian brides.
She is indeed correct that good men are a bit rare in russia. Those that are not married or alcoholics are really not very interested is settling for just one lady in marriage.
Many of the beautiful ladies in russian countries have found from experience of friends and news, that international relationships is a very good way to achieve their goals, ie: a stable happy family with sufficient income that one does not need to struggle every day just to pay rent and food.
She could be legit. Give it a chance. If she does ask for money in any form then drop her. Also, a quick way to test her is to ask for her mobile phone number and her post address. Scammers will not give out this information. Granted don't ask her for this information in the first of second letter but after a few letters I would ask for it and see how she reacts. 80% of the girls 16 and up have a mobile phone.
Just a tip from someone that have been out here for a while.. Don't be to quick too hasty to call it a scam. The woman can just as well be serious and honest. Some of "us" is just as big scammers as some of the girls are. There are a lot of guys promising gold and green forrests, but whenthings are getting serious they suddenly "vanish"... It isn't hard to understand that women that have been through this will try to "test the water before jumping into it". I guess they want some kind of confirmation that you are serious and looking for the same as she is. BUT, when that is said it is also important not to be too "blue-eyed", be awake, and if the topic turn to moneyissue3s, it is probably a good idea to back off and go elsewhere in your search for someone special. It have been said more than anything else in this Forum... DON'T send money!!!!
It is not a scam, I mean everything is possible, but she is probably for real. OH and if u r not into her or dont wanna marry, tell her so she can look for someone else. Things really are bad in Russia, Moscow is the third most expenssive city in the world, and a lot of people can hardly survive, on the other side there are tons of extremelly rich people, oh and most girls are really pretty. Not because American women are worse, but because they let themselves go, like if they have a baby, most start looking and dressing like crap. Its different in Russia, women are beatifull at any age and all man take advantage of it. They are all cheaters and alchoholics spoiled by all the lonely beauty around them. So since u guys dont
know and have never been there dont judge, u probably wouldn't be able to handle it anyways...
It's 100% a scam. Look up Russia under SCAMS BY COUNTRY. Dating website admin know that these FSU girls get a brief membership and spam every male from any place of wealth. So, now they list their country and city to be usually within the US, so not to arouse any suspicions with the website admin.
Fialka: "Its different in Russia,women are beatifull at any age and all man take advantage of it. They are all cheaters and alchoholics spoiled by all the lonely beauty around them".
Castawaysailor: "She is indeed correct that good men are a bit rare in russia. Those that are not married or alcoholics are really not very interested is settling for just one lady in marriage".
I canīt believe what I am reading. Of course, I have not been in any FSU country, but I just canīt believe that russian men are cheaters, alcoholics spoiled etc... It sounds like all american are silly (lots of people think that in my country) or all spanish are lazy (lots of european think that of us). Besides, all russian women are pretty and angelic...
Itīs hardly surprissing that lots of russian men hate western man who invade their cities looking for that "pretty and angelic" girls.