Miss DM 2015 Can’t Wait to Meet You!

2015-09-18_1617After yet another thrilling year of spirited competition a new Miss DM was crowned. This contest was hotly debated from every corner of the world all the way to our own headquarters where it seemed everyone had their own opinion on who they thought would take home the crown. With intrigue in the early rounds (a shocking replacement in the top 10) this one was going to go down to the wire.

After the votes were counted (and recounted to satisfy our own curiosity) your 2015 Miss DM is no other than the stunning Ekaterina. This 25 year old beauty queen hails from Ukraine, is multilingual (English, Chinese and Russian) and works as a teacher. Tall, sexy brunettes not your type? Not to worry there is a lady on DreamMarriage sure to capture your eye if you have ever even considered Russian Dating. I know I have said this before but SAY HI!!!! These women put themselves up for competition for many reasons but the main one is to get the attention of our male members and it would be a shame for them to come home to an empty inbox.

Did you not vote in this years contest? If not I would say you don’t know what you’re missing but thanks to our contest archive you can see JUST what you’ve been missing … as long as you promise not to miss voting on the next one!

I’ve Got it Bad (So Bad) I’m Hot For Teacher

im3174491_2Remember Van Halen? I don’t know about you but to me there is nothing that says the 80’s quite like the fiery guitar licks and smashing drums that made them so popular. Trust me this is going somewhere (I promise). When the ”Hot For Teacher” video came out the controversial classic was an instant hit with men and boys all over the world who delightd in the idea of lusting over beautiful educators who knew had to party. Today DreamMarriage wants to ask if you are still HOT FOR TEACHER? We have some of the hottest teachers on the planet ready to meet you and maybe teach you a lesson in love. Ok I apologize for that last line but it sounded good in my head and I went with it.

For any of you on social media you know that the last few weeks have been jam packed with pictures of people’s children returning to school. Across America students have been piling into classrooms starting in early August in a time honored tradition of getting the kids out of the house getting our kids off to school. In Russian however the return to school is marked with a huge celebration that dates back to 1984. Knowledge day celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn and has special significance for the incoming class of first graders who often participate in a celebratory assembly to mark the day.

In towns and villages across Russia, well dressed students arrive at school with bunches of flowers and other small gifts. Children are welcomed by the director of school and their teachers and senior students read poetry and perform group songs for the new comers. Older students are tasked with taking the hands of younger pupils and guiding them to class while offering encouragement along the way.

So what does ANY of this have to do with international dating and DreamMarriage? Well the common misconception with International dating is that the women are largely uneducated and unemployed but in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. Knowledge day usually leads to an influx of hot, single teachers joining DreamMarriage for the first time. These women are educated, gainfully employed (and did I mention smoking hot?). Teachers aren’t your thing? Check out some of the other careers of our beautiful DreamMarriage users:

Yoga studio owner

Personal trainer


Physical therapist

Business owner


The list goes on and on and as you can see these women are no slouches. If you are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, supportive and successful partner then look no further than the ladies of DreamMarriage.  Dozens of smoking hot teachers have joined in the last few weeks and I am sure they can use a little encouragement and a bit of a distration now that the school year has started. So what are you waiting for? Dust off your spandex, grab your double neck guitar out of the basement, click the link HERE and just try not to sing “Hot for Teacher”…. I double dare you.

Miss DM Top 10 Are COUNTING On You!


Miss DM Top 10

Summer is just about over and while for some of you this may mean the kids are back in school (finally) to us here at DM it means one thing …. It is almost time to crown the winner of the Miss DM top 10 competition. You have been keeping up with the Miss DM contest haven’t you? If not you are missing out on the hottest competitions to hit the Internet in 2015. Not only do we have the usual bevy of international beauties vying to win your votes and hearts but we had intrigue within the top 10 the likes of which we have never seen. For the first time in the history of Miss DM a competitor was bumped from the finals and replaced with the next single gorgeous lady in line. There hasn’t been this much controversy surrounding a pageant since Donald Trump said … well never mind what he said.

Why Vote?

The Miss DM contest isn’t just your chance to view and vote on beautiful contestants, it is also your opportunity to chat with the ladies in a one on one environment. This is like being able to go back in time and finally date the prom queen only you don’t have to take her home by 11. Think of it this way … todays beauty queen could just be your sweetheart tomorrow so don’t miss out because voting ends soon! Login now, place your votes and flirt a little. Afterall while the ladies are all hoping to win the coveted Miss DM title they are even more hopeful to win someones heart.

Rock Star Dating … on a Fast Food Salary!

2I get a lot of emails …. A LOT. I know, I know we ALL get a lot of emails and how much worse can my inbox be? Trust me when I tell you that mine is worse (or maybe it isn’t but for the sake of argument let’s just pretend it is). I got an email today from a client who couldn’t wait to share his story with me and after reading his email I knew this was something I would have to share. “Tom” is 29 years old and divorced. He worked as a handyman for a number of years but when his company folded he found it difficult to find work in his smaller town and ended up taking a job with a national fast food restaurant. “Tom” said that dating had always been somewhat difficult for him due to his shyness but getting the job at the fast food restaurant was “the nail in his dating coffin”. After a solid year of being rebuffed and ridiculed for doing honest work “Tom” saw one of our online ads and joined DreamMarriage. Is Tom married today to one of our smoking hot Russian girls? No! Tom was not looking for marriage when he signed up for the site. He was looking for companionship, he wanted to flirt with pretty girls and he honestly joined because he liked the idea that it was free. In the last 6 months Tom has chatted with dozens of women, exchanged emails with a few and has gotten serious with one special woman. He said the thing that impressed him the most was that at no time was his job ever an issue and often it did not come up at all. Tom said he never would have imagined being able to talk to so many gorgeous women who wanted HIS attention and that he feels like a “rock star” every time he logs into DreamMarriage.

So what does this mean to you? Many of us have felt the sting of rejection before because we don’t make enough money, hold enough prestige, etc. but there is another way. What may seem like a “meager salary” here would be considered big money in Ukraine (where the average salary is less than $200 us dollars per month) but more importantly you can actually get to know someone without your salary being a barrier to a relationship. We have thousands of lonely Russian girls looking for a guy just like you and of course with more women on the site then men they WILL fight to earn your attention. Are you looking for fun? We have that. Are you looking for a relationship? We have that too. Is it marriage you are after? Well than you came to the right place. DreamMarriage is customizable to be whatever you want, whenever you want it. Send a flirt (or a dozen), read and respond to some emails and when the mood really strikes you enjoy video chat with the lady of your choosing. If that doesn’t sound like rock star treatment I don’t know what does.

Have You Ever Dated a Beauty Queen?


Two of the world’s most widely known and historic beauty pageants were in the news recently because of comments made by a presidential hopeful. In the aftermath of the hubbub caused by the controversial statements BOTH beauty contests will be largely unavailable to a viewing audience due to massive corporate fallout. So what is a guy supposed to do if he wants to see some of the most beautiful women in the world compete for a title? Thankfully DreamMarriage has your back with a contest free from controversy but absolutely loaded with beautiful Russian babes who just also happen to be single! Now I want you to let that thought marinate in your head for a while. Imagine watching a beauty pageant where you not only got the chance to vote for your favorite girl but you also got the chance to take her on a date. I don’t know about you but saying “my wife is a former beauty pageant winner” has a pretty nice ring to it. Like all good things this too must come to an end and round 1 of Miss DreamMarriage is already in the books. Don’t wait another minute because when it comes to the hottest Russian girls on the planet, nobody does it better than DreamMarriage!

An Insiders Guide to Kiev (11 Can’t Miss Destinations)


A few months ago I first wrote about the DM romance tour and began waxing poetically about the events that would be occurring (while rallying the men to join us on this once in a lifetime adventure). Well I am simultaneously happy and saddened to report that there is just ONE SPOT left. That means there is literally nothing standing between you and a potential lifetime of happiness other than the fact that you have yet to pull the trigger on this fantasy vacation. It hit me just last week that while I had described everything you would be doing as part of the romance tour I completely failed to mention any of the other amazing things you can see and do while visiting Kiev. This carefully crafted list of 11 hotspots includes cultural significance, fun and games, architectural beauty, romantic possibilities and more. I am all for saving trees and reducing our carbon footprint here at DreamMarriage but I highly recommend printing this list and saving it in your suitcase.

#11. Tsekh Gallery (art/culture: single or date)
I do not know how to pronounce this but I can tell you this GO. Go alone, go with a date, go with a friend, cab driver, hotel concierge just don’t miss out on this contemporary art gallery that has earned rave reviews worldwide. From their own website “Tsekh provides the best opportunities for creative individuals to realize their creative ideas and in such way make an artistic and intellectual life of city and country more visible and relevant. We engage the wide range of professionals: artists, curators, critics etc.” The pieces at this gallery have been described as everything from thought provoking to absolute mastery and it would be a shame to visit Kiev without stopping by.

#10. Cinema Kiev (architecture/culture)
I can already hear you … you want me to travel all the way to Ukraine and see a movie? I know, I know it may seem like a waste of time to go to a movie in another country but why not take in a local flick? Cinema Kiev is the oldest operating movie theater in Kiev and is renowned for their classic architecture, and lavish decorations but feature todays modern technology.

#9. Indigo Club (nightlife/entertainment/: single or date)
The Indigo is like one of those clubs you only see in movies as it is impossibly hip and modern with a little bit of zaniness added in for good measure. What else can you call an establishment that combines club dancing, karaoke, disco and a piano bar all under one roof than a must see destination? If that doesn’t do it for you maybe picturing the smoking hot women sure to be there will help change your mind.

#8. Park Bridge (culture/entertainment: date)

Park bridge in Kiev has quite a rich history that dates back to the dawn of the 20th century and blah blah blah. If you really want to read about the history of this bridge the Internet is full of information on why it was built as well as when (the current bridge is a copy of the original and was built in 1983) but the real reason you want to go there is simple … to put a bike lock on it with your lady. This local tradition works as follows: write the name of your beloved with yours on a lock, snap it on and toss the key – then your love will last forever. If this romantic local tradition doesn’t bring you and your sweetheart a little closer then … well, I guess you need another couple of days in Kiev.

#7. National Opera House of Ukraine (art/culture/architecture/entertainment: single or date)
Full disclosure … I couldn’t create a list without including the National Opera House but if I was pinched for time this may just be one stop I would skip. However, if you are with a special lady and are looking for a way to earn some brownie points while soaking in some local culture then this could prove to be a rewarding stop. The architecture alone is enough reason to drag most tourists and with prices starting at less than $15 US dollars (!!!) it could either be an inexpensive way to spend a solitary night or to impress your date with your cultural worldliness.


#6. Escape Quest (entertainment: single or date)
Do you know those games you can download where the object is to escape from a series of rooms by solving a set of puzzles and logic based clues? Well in Ukraine they have places you can go and play real life versions of these addicting time wasters games. I must admit that other than the gorgeous women of Kiev that Escape Quest would be the thing I was most excited to see while in Ukraine. Seem like a weird place to take a date? Studies have shown that as women pass the age of 22 they are more and more attracted to intelligent, problem solving men. Can you think of a better way to show off your intelligence and troubleshooting then by “breaking” your lady love out of a simulated police station?

#5. Great Patriotic War Museum (history/culture: single)
I am a huge history buff so there is no way I could visit Kiev without learning something about the place other than where to party or see a good show. I would not recommend taking a date here (war history is somewhat of a downer) but you will kick yourself if you miss the museum. The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was established in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s liberation from the Nazi invaders on Pechersk hills in the former Klovsky Palace and opened in October 1974. The GPW museum is the biggest in Ukraine in terms of its size and importance. Its collection, which is permanently replenished, includes more than 300 thousand (!) exhibits and over 24 million visitors from 200 countries have visited the museum since its grand opening.

#4. Chernobyl Sightseeing Tour (culture/history: single)
I was a wee lad when the Chernobyl tragedy occurred and while I was too young to understand the impact of what happened I remember being very interested in the site and what would happen to the city surrounding it. The Chernobyl tour is probably not one you would want to take a date to (again … this is a downer for most) but at the risk of sounding like a broken record you do not want to miss this tour. Options range from a ½ day group tour all the way up to a private tour where you actually get to enter the power plant (eventual super hero powers not guaranteed), multi night tours and more. There are many companies in Kiev that offer this service so do yourself a favor and price compare and check reviews but you probably want to book in advance just to make sure they have availability during your trip.

#3. Kiev Tasty Tours (culture/entertainment: single or date)
I love to cook. Not only do I enjoy it but I am AMAZING at it (modest) which has not hurt at all when dealing with the fairer sex. When it comes to sampling international foods nothing compares to experiencing it firsthand from local chefs using local ingredients and years of tradition passed on from one generation to the next. Kiev Tasty Tours is a walking tour that will take you and your date through different parts of Kiev while you learn some history as well as make many stops for food and drink. Why take a date on a walking tour of a city she is most likely familiar with? This low-key, low pressure tour will be a great way to get to know your date while enjoying a casual tour, sampling delicious cuisine and sharing in an adult beverage or two. For any of you that or shy or perhaps feel like you could use a “refresher” on your game I recommend booking this tour ASAP! This tour would also be great to do on your own or with a group.

#2. Caribbean Club (entertainment: date)
After your tasty tour of Kiev you will undoubtedly be ready to have a little more fun with your date. What better way to do that then with a Caribbean themed club/restaurant that promises to let you party all night to the sounds of Latin music? The Caribbean Club opened in Kiev in February 1998 and was originally intended as a restaurant specializing in Caribbean cuisine. However much like a scene out of the movie “Footloose” the Latin music that was playing in the restaurant proved so inflammatory that the guests could not help themselves but to get up and dance. The location quickly added a rudimentary dance floor and bartenders acted as DJs and when this proved to be successful the Caribbean Club continued to improve their facility. Today the club features professional equipment and DJs and hosts some of the wildest and most fun parties in all of Ukraine.

#1. Landscape Alley (art/culture: date)
Here we are. The long awaited number one destination to see while in Kiev. Landscape Alley is located on the Old Kiev Hill with a stunning view of the baroque St. Andrew’s Church and to the historical district Podil. This park has been described as a cross between a fairytale and a “wide awake” dream and after seeing some of the pictures of this unique park I totally get the description. With its mix of art installations and sculptures it may resemble a futuristic children’s playground during the day (making it ideal for families) but you want to make sure to stick around at sunset when the dancing shadows and lights make this a true romantic hotspot to share with your love.


They’re Ready For Summer … Are You?

It seems like Spring just started a few weeks ago yet all I can think about is counting down the days until Summer. While I have usually dreaded the season for the skyrocketing temperatures (don’t blame me I lived in Las Vegas), I am uncharacteristically excited this year for one reason and one reason only. Why? Well unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months then you are already on pins and needles for the upcoming DreamMarriage Romance Tour! If you missed my last blog we already covered the list of events sure to keep you excited and delighted while in Ukraine so to quote Tom Cruise in the highly overrated Jerry Maguire, “all I want to know is … who’s coming with me? I could literally go on and on talking about the trip but check out the promo video below and tell me what you think.

Surely this all inclusive trip is going to be the stuff of legend and missing out will only have you waiting another year, cursing yourself for the wasted opportunity. If the romantic picnic and FREE translation services aren’t enough to entice you then 3 dates with the ladies of YOUR choice should be enough to have you swimming to Ukraine as we speak. If you have been on the fence about going on the trip or not then it’s time you make the decision to do something nice for yourself this Summer and give yourself the gift of an unforgettable adventure.


Get Lost in Love This Summer with Dream-Marriage

2015-04-01_1447WARNING: Whatever plans, vacations, work trips, cruises, hot air balloon rides, archaeological digs, boy band reunions or elective surgeries you have planned for this summer should be cancelled IMMEDIATELY.

Remember summer vacation when you were a kid? Mine were mostly uneventful affairs filled with very little travel or adventure. The first day of school the teacher would inevitably have us all get up in front of the class and describe what we did for our summer vacation and the kid with the coolest story was like a mini celebrity for the day. I remember feeling “less than” because while other kids went to strange and exotic places (or at the very least traveled further than 20 miles from their home) I had to report that my summer was … well … boring.

Now I am an adult and summers have taken on a different meaning to me. Living in Las Vegas it meant that it would soon be approaching 250 degrees outside (at least it felt like 250 degrees) but summer has not really excited me since I was a child until now. It is with great pleasure I announce that Dream-Marriage will be hosting an all inclusive trip to Kiev, Ukraine this summer! For any of you who have said that you want to date one of these beauties in person now is your chance to do just that and of course since this is a Dream-Marriage trip you can trust that we have planned a first rate trip.

  • Upon your arrival in Kiev, you will be greeted at the airport by our friendly staff and whisked away to one of the finest hotels in Kiev.
  • The next day, get ready to meet, wine and dine the most gorgeous ladies in Ukraine at our Singles Banquet (Stunning ladies eager to meet you and make connections, exquisite cuisine, an amazing location and even entertainment … you are sure to have the time of your life!)
  • The following day, get ready for another exclusive matchmaking event – the DM Romantic Picnic! This fully catered event will be filled with beautiful women, summer fun, entertainment and relaxation.
  • And of course what romance tour would be complete without a date? Well what if I told you that you (yes YOU) would go on not one, not two but THREE dates with the ladies of your choice? To top it off Dream-Marriage is also throwing in translation services free of charge and who knows …. One of those dates may just end up being the “one”.

This is that moment of truth. Are you going to join us on what could be a life changing trip to Ukraine or are you going to have another so-so summer? Will you meet more beautiful women in a week than you have met in the last 10 years or will you stick to your routine and hang out at home? You have already taken the first step. You have read this blog (maybe even re-read?), pictured it in your head and perhaps even thought about the THREE LADIES you would be going on dates with during your trip. Book your trip now and come next September when someone asks you what you did for the summer you will be able to tell them you took the trip of a lifetime. Sure it may not have the same effect without a classroom full of kids but I promise you will still have the coolest story in class (or the office). See you in Ukraine!


DO NOT Forget March 8th … For Any Reason!

0004d0b59e19461ff126e3a08a814c33International Women’s Day is March 8th!
It seems like just a few days ago I was writing about Valentine’s Day and giving tips on how to show your special woman that you care. With Valentines now a distant memory I have to ask …. What do you have planned for International Women’s Day (IWD)? Wait … you ARE familiar with International Women’s Day aren’t you? Before you decide to skip this article thinking this is just another “frilly” Holiday created by greeting card companies you should know that IWD dates back over 100 years, is recognized by the UN and is a national holiday in Russia (meaning no work because everything is closed) …. So yeah it’s a pretty big deal.

International Women’s Day is a time when women all over the world are recognized for their previous struggles and their achievements. The day seeks to remind everyone that women have untapped and potentially limitless potential that should be celebrated and encouraged regardless of nationality, ethnic groups, language and economic or political background. While it is 100% possible you have never heard of this day before it is Mother’s Day, mixed with Valentine’s Day and perhaps one of the most celebrated and highly anticipated days of the year in Russia and Eastern Europe. Dating back to 1909 (wow!) International Women’s Day has been recognized by the United Nations since 1975 and is an official public holiday in Russia. Part of what makes Women’s Day so important is that it celebrates all women, including mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and girlfriends.

How to Celebrate
Let’s face it …. I have written about several Russian Holidays and they all involve food and this one is no different. International Women’s Day is most often celebrated with a festive meal and champagne surrounded by friends and/or family. Men and women give flowers, postcards with poetry, chocolate, and other sweet gifts to the important women in their life. Some (smart) Russian men see it as their duty to undertake all household duties on this day—starting with washing dishes and ending with cooking dinner and looking after children, so that women can enjoy a full day of rest. Sure it may be a little chauvinistic to assume that cooking, cleaning and looking after children is a “woman’s” duty but trust me that 0% of women will complain from this heartfelt gesture.

Since the IWD is a non-working day in Russia, office workers will often celebrate it just the day before the holiday. In companies and organizations, all women will receive flowers and small memorable gifts from their male coworkers and, sometimes, from the employers themselves. Do you see the theme here? Women are spoiled and pampered by their families, friends, coworkers and possibly even employers so you understand why you CANNOT forget about this day right? Next to an anniversary or birthday there should be no more important date in your memory bank then March 8th and much like a court of law, ignorance is not a valid or acceptable excuse.

What Do You Do?
First it was Christmas, and then it was New Years (twice), next was Valentines Day and now this? Look I hear you … it’s basically the perfect storm of Holidays in less than 2 months and it can be a nightmare trying to think of gifts for your beauty, especially of you are gift-givingly challenged like I am. The key for IWD is heartfelt. They will be receiving gifts all day from people in their life but chances are they will be most excited to see what they get from you. Poetry from the heart, a bottle of their favorite perfume, flowers that match her eyes …. Something personal to her that shows her you love her beauty inside as well as out and you cherish having her in your life. Luckily we have made it easier than ever with our Holiday Gift catalog (just click the gift icon under your special ladies profile) to ensure that your attempt at heartfelt sentiment doesn’t end up being a salad spinner (true story). There is no International Men’s Day (I propose the day after the Super Bowl) and until there is it is our duty to make the women in our life feel as special as possible on March 8th. Remember the brownie points earned on that one day can payoff for years to come.


Are You Ready For Valentines Day? She Sure Is!

Valentines BlogIt’s February (almost) and any guy who is in a relationship, has been in a relationship or hasn’t been living under a rock knows what’s coming up … Valentine’s Day. While you may feel like Valentine’s Day is not a big deal you can rest assured that your special sweetheart does not share that sentiment. Look I have been there … they tell that you shouldn’t need a designated day to treat your significant other special and being the guys we are we take those words at face value (big mistake). Regardless of who created Valentine’s Day (cough, Hallmark) it’s the perfect opportunity to show your lady how much you care and more importantly giving her something to brag about to her girlfriends.

Valentine’s Day in Russia is a wonderful opportunity to share your true feelings with the one you love. Any gift that expresses love and care for your sweetheart will be very well received so don’t think you need to break the bank or even spend money at all. Heartfelt poetry, letters and things from the heart are always a hit yet some men have expressed reservations about pouring their heart out in written words. If you are anything like me the beautiful thoughts in your head don’t quite translate to the page and you spend more time looking for a word that rhymes with “gorgeous” than you do anything else.

So when unleashing your inner Shakespeare doesn’t work what’s left to do? Flower giving is a common practice in Russia but unlike in the states they are … wait for it … APPRECIATED. Giving flowers to acknowledge special occasions and holidays is considered one of the most romantic gestures in Russian culture and will earn major brownie points. To really send her over the moon flowers and a box of her favorite candy (usually chocolates) are always your best bet. Romantic dinners are also very popular in Russia on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s homemade by candlelight dinner or at a fancy restaurant. “But hold on” you say … “how can I have a romantic dinner with her when she is x miles away?” Great question and I have you covered. Thanks to the magic of technology you and your sweetheart can share the romantic dinner of your choosing with our video chat.

Listen it’s not brain science. Women want the same thing no matter if they are here, Russia, Spain or the planet formerly known as Pluto. They want to be loved, they want to be cared for and they want a little something to show off to their friends to prove they are loved and cared for (#truth). Like I said it doesn’t have to cost a lot (or any) money but it absolutely should come from your heart if you have any desire to keep hers!