I met a Lisa in Russia (Elizaveta, pronounced ye lee za VYE ta). Actually, I was quite attracted to her.
Although it's a very traditional name, it is not popular these days -- I'm guessing only a percent or so of young women (if I can judge from the website profiles). Probably that's why some of us haven't seen it.
By contrast, an awful lot of the young women are Svetlanas, Olgas, Iuliyas, Tatiyanas, etc.
My fiancee's name is Olena and different variations of it exist, Helen she was called by an intrepreter we once used, Lena hshe was called by her exhusband and I call her Elena. All the variations of her name are common. Her daughters name is Yelyzaveta (Elizabeth) but she is known as Lisa by everyone around her.
Minicooper, I guess it makes sense. Elizabeth is not a common name from the websites and nicknames are usually not in their profiles. I commented about Lisa because Lisa was my high school prom date and she broke my heart. She was not Elizabeth, just Lisa.
Guys........ Lisa is the English translation of Элиза. If you're remotely thinking about meeting a Russian or Ukrainian girl, you really need to learn just a tad. Just as Julia is pronounced Yulia etc... Margo doesn't "sound" Russian, but is short for Margarita.
I will add that my ex was 12 yrs younger than I. Whether you want to believe it or not, age diff had nothing to do with the divorce. Or perhaps maybe it did when all of the analyzing was done. Her father badly mistreated her while growing up. And when the s o b ran off with his younger secretary, his daughter, my wife, completely lost it and focused her hatred toward me. It was like a switch went off in her head.
To anyone looking for a lady on these sites, if she puts age requirement from 20 to 60 forget it. Or if she is very young and says to 50 - notice that a very large percentage use 50 as the high end - move along and don't waste your time. One interesting thing is I met a striking 40 yo lady from Kiev. When we discussed my hobbies and what I do for 'rest' she stated she was too old for those things. ??? And she was in great shape! Too old to hike, bicycle, kayak and camping. One thing I will add is that many women age quicker in the US of A. Or that they don't take care of themselves and turn into sponges. So for me finding a younger lady who wanted to enjoy this type of life was paramount in my search criteria. That she is an intellectual who also looks stunning in an evening dress, cute and sexy as hell in the little black dress, and just plain old comfortable in shorts working in the garden is the total package for me.
I suggest that if you must use a site. Stay away from the ones with girls in bikinis, lingerie and such. Stay away from those that rate the girls and allow you to vote - is that a bunch of bs or what? Stay away from those who charge credits for letters. I recently looked into a site and noticed that there were different 'credits' charged for different ladies. After a few pages of ladies I started to get good at guessing how many credits it cost to open a letter from her. Interesting thing is that I entered a specific search based on age criteria and the credits doubled or tripled. I don't know how much a 'credit' cost but it was clearly obvious to me that this was nothing more than a racket.
DON'T LOOK AT PHOTOS!!! Cover the photo and read the profile and try to glean what you can from it first. I know it's impossible. But I will offer advice that my mother gave me. She must pass the "eyes closed" test first. Don't look at her and talk to her - is this someone you can enjoy spending time with regardless of how she looks? My mom knows that I only ever dated model types and thought that was all I cared about. If that was the case I would have married a millionaire several years ago. Unless you are just looking for a short lived experience with a hot young girl. Don't waste your time on these sites. Take the time needed to find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. She is not always going to be young and sexy. So she better be someone you can relate to and share life's experiences with. And I hope that is your goal. It is mine.