Since we started writing the Dream-Marriage blog we have covered dozens of topics in hundreds of posts detailing the ins and outs of international dating, Russian/Ukrainian culture, tips, recipes, success stories and just about every topic related to finding and building love from afar. The following list is comprised of some of the questions we are commonly asked as well as some misconceptions we would like to clear up as well. Think of this as your Dream-Marriage cheat sheet (just don’t tell any of the girls that I gave it to you!).
Dream-Marriage Benefits and Features
1. At any given time of the day there are thousands of women looking for love on Dream-Marriage.com. Many women have found serious relationships and marriage by using our service and word has spread meaning our database grows exponentially each and every day. This also means that no matter where you are in the world there are bound to be members up looking to flirt, email, chat and more at all hours of the day.
2. The number of eligible, attractive female members easily outnumbers the men, meaning guys have an almost unfair advantage when it comes to getting the attention of prospective partners. Maybe you have had some bad luck in the past but there is no bigger ego boost then getting an email from a woman who wouldn’t look at you twice stateside and having her pursue YOU!
3. The ladies range in age from 18 to 50+ and come from a wide range of backgrounds. While there are bound to be cultural differences between yourself and a Dream-Marriage bombshell you may be surprised to find out how much you share in common as well. You like hip hop? You can find hundreds of girls who love it. You like classic cars and fishing? I’m sure we have dozens of women who love that too. Are you really into Star Wars and your favorite food is macaroni and cheese? You will likely find at least a few women on the site who would be more than happy to dress up as your favorite wookie and whip you up a plate whenever you get the blue box blues.
4. DREAM-MARRIAGE verifies the identity of every woman who joins the site and requires ladies to record a validation video. Once a girl enters a relationship or gets married they are removed from the site …. So consider every woman you see on your search single and ready to mingle.
5. DREAM-MARRIAGE offers live video chat. Pictures are great and emails are amazing (remember when people used to send actual letters in the mail? Me neither) but there is nothing that compares to seeing your sweetie live, hearing her voice and making her smile … or cringe … whatever you’re into.
6. Checkout our testimonials to read about some of the happy couples who met on DREAM-MARRIAGE. Notice anything? These are normal guys like you who decided to go “all in” and married gorgeous women they didn’t think they would have a chance with.
7. DREAM-MARRIAGE regularly runs promotions offering discounts on credit packages, chat sessions, FREE video introductions, contests and more and we share this news with our clients through email. So ignore the joke of the day email forward your grandma sends you, the Nigerian scammer who has a lot of $$$$ for you sitting in an account and that message from your electric company with a final demand for payment (ok maybe don’t ignore that last one) but do not, I repeat do not miss out on an opportunity from DREAM-MARRIAGE because you were too busy to click on an email!
Myths About Russian Women and Russian Dating
8. Traditional mail order brides no longer exist. No man can buy a wife and this term is actually considered to be quite offensive.
9. Russian/Ukrainian women are intrigued by Western men, but they’re not dying to escape their home country so badly that they will marry just anyone. Yes the odds are heavily in your favor but still be a gentleman, be polite and treat her like a lady.
10. All Russian women are not shy, submissive housewife types who are waiting to take your orders. Are some of them? Sure, but so are many American women right here in the states. If you are looking for a submissive slave to control you are about 150 years too late but I have heard you can download the plans for a working time machine online (Delorean not included).
11. Russian women are not all “green card scammers” or gold diggers. There are women of every race, culture and creed who want money and a successful man to take care of them. This myth has been spread and popularized by western movies and television shows but is no more true than the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and Eskimos …. Wait I have just been informed that Eskimos are in fact real (my apologies to any Eskimos I may have offended).
12. Russian women do not all hate Russian men. Many Russian women will tell you the reason they do not like the men in Russia but I am sure you can also write a list of things you don’t like about women in your country as well.
13. Russian men are not all abusive alcoholics who don’t know how to treat women. This is another one of those myths popularized by western movies and TV. Again there are some men in Russia who are guilty of this but there are men all over the world who are plagued by the same demons.
14. A man’s looks and age do matter to Russian women to a certain degree. Notice I said to a certain degree? Being “long in the tooth”, out of shape, bald or ??? may get you shot down at the bar where romance is usually sparked by visual appeal but on Dream-Marriage you get to know your lady over time. No matter how you look make sure you are clean and presentable in your pictures and when you do video chat you will want to make sure you do not appear to live in filth. Let her fall in love with who you are inside and the outside won’t matter near as much.
15. Contrary to popular belief, the women on Russian dating sites won’t marry anyone who shows interest. Most of our girls are very selective and serious about finding a mate. They will usually spend hours searching and viewing member profiles looking for a guy that catches their attention. If you are contacted by a lady take the time to read her profile before messaging her back. Show her that you have an interest in getting to know her as well and that besides admiring her beauty you also have a desire to get to know her.
Things to Know About Dream-Marriage.com
16. Dream-Marriage is a US based business that works with a network of agencies in Eastern Europe where female members go to correspond with Western men. Many of these girls do not have access to Internet nor could they afford the photos you see on the site so they use the agencies in order to make contact.
17. Dream-Marriage has been in business since 2003 and has continued to grow, expand and innovate since our debut.
18. Single women must be at least 18 years old to join DREAM-MARRIAGE. All ID’s are verified by our compliance team to make sure the person you are talking to is who they say they are.
19. Even Though the ladies’ profiles are public on Dream-Marriage, the men’s profiles are kept private. This means that your dating remains private, safe and secure!
20. We take scamming very seriously and will investigate any and all scammer complaints.
About Russian and Ukrainian Women
21. Russian women’s top five turn offs include cheating, perverts, disrespectful behavior, and arrogance. While several of those things may disqualify ME from getting a Russian bride the majority of you will be just fine. An abundance of arrogance or showing off is a major no-no with most of these women so save your boasting for your friends and that jerk you work with who is always trying to one up you.
22. The top five turn ons for these women are a good sense of humor, manners, respect, intelligence, and self-confidence. So how are you self confident without being arrogant? I have no clue because I am too busy being awesome to figure it out.
23. Women in Russia/Ukraine tend to marry and start families at a younger age than women in Western countries but this trend has been changing over the last few decades. It is not uncommon to find many drop dead gorgeous women on the site who are in their mid to late 30s, never married and with no children.
24. The women of Russia and the Ukraine look for love abroad for a variety of reasons. Some would like a change of scenery and some would like to live in the places they only see on TV or in the movies. Others love the idea of meeting a romantic man from another country who will sweep them off their feet … there are literally thousands of reasons women join and in our 11+ years we have heard them all.
25. These women are not just interested in meeting men from America. We have had women marry men from Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Hungary … the list goes on and on.
26. Many Russian women are open to a relationship with an older man, though there are limits. Sure love doesn’t see color , age, etc but if you are old enough to be her dads dad then you are probably going to be too old for her.
27. While the majority of women on DREAM-MARRIAGE are young and want to start a family, not every lady wants children. You can actually search based off if a woman has children, wants children later or does not want children. Be honest with yourself … she may be hot but if she has 2 kids will you want to take on that responsibility? Or maybe she doesn’t want kids at all and you have your heart set on touring the country with your band comprised entirely of your 12 children … chances are good you would not be a match. If you have a clear idea of what you want and you communicate that with any lady you talk to then your chances of finding love will increase dramatically.
28. Many of the ladies use flowery, romantic language that may seem over the top to a Westerner. It probably seems sappy to you but this is common in many other countries. Our once beautiful language may have degraded to “what up dude” and “hit me up” but romance is still very much alive in other parts of the world.
General Tips and Advice
29. Profile pictures matter. Avoid posting photos that are old, unflattering, or of a generally poor quality. Your profile picture is the first thing she will see about you and if you are serious about finding your dream Russian woman than make sure your picture shows you in your best light.
30. Don’t lie! This includes embellishments about age, salary, interests, etc. Lying to impress girls may have been acceptable in middle school but you’re an adult now. If she doesn’t have an interest in who you really are then move on.
31. Be polite and respectful at all times. This one kind of speaks for itself but unfortunately it is something that has to be said.
32. Don’t send or request nude photos. This goes along with being polite and respectful and the realization that this is NOT a hookup site. These are real ladies and should be treated as such.
33. Keep the first message short and sweet. Don’t spill your life story in the first email and scare her off. Also don’t bash your ex or complain about women in your country. Talk about her and what it was that made you HAVE to message her.
34. Don’t propose marriage in the first email! Yes I see it all the time. No better way to scare your beauty off then by proposing marriage based off of her profile picture. These women are searching for serious companionship and love … not 5 minute marriage proposals.
35. Don’t propose a visit in the first email. See #34 above …. Get to know her first before making any plans that are this grand. You will either seem like you are desperate or like someone filling their heads with big promises. When in doubt play it cool.
36. Give a relationship time to progress. Nothing is going to happen overnight. Just like you have to build a loving, strong relationship when you first meet someone in person you will have to do the same thing online.
37. Show interest in a lady’s language, country, and culture. She will be interested in yours and will have plenty of questions …. If you don’t have any for her it may show that you are not truly interested in her outside of her physical appearance. Hint: It is ALWAYS fun to discuss myths and misconceptions about where you live.
38. Don’t be put off by introduction letters that seem vague. As I said earlier thanks to our ratio being “backwards” with far more women than men these ladies often search for hours on the site looking for eligible men. You on the other hand will open your email and have dozens of messages from ladies hoping to catch your eye. Your initial introduction may be short but follow-up letters will be much longer as you being regular correspondence.
39. If you’re stuck in a rut, try expanding your search and reaching out to different women. Just because you started out talking to one woman doesn’t mean you have to stick with her. Sometimes things don’t work out and when the attraction wears off you realize you don’t have as much in common as you thought you did. There are a lot of fish in the sea so don’t be afraid to throw your line back out there!
40. Don’t try to respond to every email or chat request you receive, you will go insane. Seriously … unless you are jobless and have a couple of guys on staff that will help you respond to these things you just can’t do it. Find the ones that interest you the most, check out their profiles and send them a message. After that just wait for the replies to flood in.
41. This one is easy … have fun. You have some of the most beautiful women in the world vying for your attention. It’s like being on one of those reality dating shows but without all the added drama. Enjoy the ride and who knows … you may just find your hot Russian bride on Dream-Marriage!