I am picking up MANY things on this newsgroup ... certainly rich with information!.
(It took me a couple of days to figure out "FSU". Former Soviet Union - I was wondering why Florida State University was so often mentioned. <By the way, what the hell is "lol".>)
This is probably going to be the “stupidest question” of the year, but regarding agencies – WHY ARE THEY SO BAD???
Of course, they are more expensive than meeting someone who has gmail . Two gmail users can chat free <Why does Fiancé NOT offer live video chat?!?!?>
But, what SPECIFICALLY is the problem. If you want to actually meet someone do they make it difficult? Do they overtly obstruct? Do they promote untruthfulness, by applying pressure on ladies to write flattering letters that they would otherwise not intend? What is the leverage that the agencies have on the girls? Do they get paid? Am I to understand that women affiliated with agencies are PROBABLY not what they seem?
I would love a concrete list of negatives to keep in mind.