You mention " real scammer is often scared to death when she is told you are actually coming to visit her"
I always used to say within 1st couple of communications that I was definably coming to her area on a specific date, not more than 2 months out. It certainly sorted out the genuine communicators quickly !!
There was a thread started a few months back about the Financial Crisis – and would it have an effect on whether more women would be seeking partners abroad etc.
I said “yes most definably”
You have highlighted why. It is a great earner for many. I still remember my fist FSU visit to Kharkov – Ukraine in 2003. I was staying in the “Hotel Kharkov” and there was an internet café just 100 metres from the Hotel. I witnessed the groups of girls communicating with international dating sites, some where getting help not only from their girl friends but also boy friends !!!!!
It was a good earner then, and as you state above, they can earn from all the peripheral necessities as well.
a bad economy is obviosly good for people with money, whether they are local or from some other area. if you are a decent girl, you are not going to all the sudden become a whore for a few bucks.
a guy that can take care of someone in good and bad times is a good catch for any girl. if i was a girl, i would certainly look for a guy like that. i don't think that makes me a whore. don't over think this.
Why worry about agency commissions? If you don't use their services they don't get commission. If you're worrying about where your dollars are going then this adventure isn't for you. That's why I've always stood by separating the lady from the agency. If she's not willing to do that then move on. Secure your own accomodations while in the country.
While I read more and more about comparing agencys, I just shake my head. The guys that come back complaining about them, how the girl is uncooperative without the agency at her side. If this was addressed ahead of time you can save yourself some grief.
Hey Max my first trip to Kharkov was in 2003 also and I also stayed at the Hotel Kharkov and used that same Internet cafe. I'm curious were you with the AFA September 2003 tour? Maybe we have met. Kharkov now has become my second home. I even lived there for four months in 04. I love that city. The largest quantity of beautiful women in all of Ukraine. I go back in May for trip number 15! :) I'm curious about how the bad economy will affect the ladies attitude towards us foreigners. I'll let you guys know. :)
I was there around that exact time, but no socials
It was my 1st FSU stop and I then went onto Samara - Russia. On my own in a very different world to this country Kiwi boy !!!
I spent the whole 9 days in Kharkov with a very nice women, her English was perfect and she spent the entire time showing me the sites. We didn't click on the romance side, I really hope she found someone, but I think she may not have.
I loved the city, and yes many beautiful girls and women around - stunners !!!!!!!!