You can find a woman and correspond with her once you have paid for 15 letters. You will not need a translator after that- google translate works quite well now. Ask to meet her on Skype. Here is some advice: If you have big dreams of dating someone 20 years younger than yourself, don't expect this to happen. Ten- even 15 years younger, ok as long as you are in great physical shape! Second, Translators on this site send the profiles of hot young 20 year old, and 30 year old to your profile. Discard those that don't bother to address you by name. If you are paying more than 6-7 dollars (I usually don't pay more than 5-6 dollars) to read a letter and if there isn't a video of the woman, and the vote count on her profile is really high, AND there aren't any street photos her, you will probably be writing a translator. There are honest agencies on this site- but there are many agencies where the translators are instructed to write letters- after all, that is how they are paid AND most men don't make the trip to the Ukraine, which is too bad because there truly are many millions of very attractive lonely women in the country, AND they are financially stressed (so be careful about women asking for money). More than half the profiles are legitimate. Finally, if the woman is talking to you about sex all the time in her letters, is calling you darling, and so on, be aware that a normal Ukrainian woman would never do this. They tend to be very well educated and conservative. Notice that in many of the profiles, they are not smiling. In Ukraine, people do not smile in public!
Finally, pay attention to the "Trust" level. Try to find women with a trust level of at least 75%- higher (the score will be highlighted in green) will be better. The high trust level tells you that someone has validated that the woman is active, and real.
Travelling to Ukraine is safe. Just don't go to the conflict area and don't write women from Donetsk or Lugansk or any other town in that region unless they have a very high trust score and can confirm that they can meet you in a non conflict area. If you want to send flowers, or other gifts, ask to contact the dating agency that represents the woman. They will give you much more reasonable prices. The prices of the Bestdatingnow catalog are extremely high. Roses are not expensive in Ukraine. Most women don't know English so prepare to pay $20 an hour for a translator when you meet her. A better plan is to bring your laptop and find free wifi. McDonald's in Ukraine have free wifi for example, so you can use Google translate.
Or, you can find a local translator service and pay $10 or less per hour depending on how many hours you contract. You are an American or European so be aware that when you ask for a service from an agency, they will charge you a much higher price than they would to a Ukrainian. Ukrainian earn very very low wages, so try to accept this practice. If you want to find an apartment on your own, (which will save you a lot of money instead of using the agency or staying in a hotel) use the dobovo.com website. They are very reliable. Make certain the apartment owner speaks English.
If you fly into Kiev (Borispil) airport, the exchange rate is quite good. If you want the best rate however, you need to have a Ukrainian friend who will take you to the local outdoor market in the city where you are staying to find a money changer.
I tried the site. In my view its a total scam and rip off. Women profiles on the site are scammers using stolen photos or professional chatters which might chat themselves or make their identity available to others for chat purpose.
Site has pay per letter cost structure. You pay every time you read a message. Each woman has different cost per read message. You have to read 15 messages before private contact info can be requested.
To get contact details of women you easily pay USD 75, just for one profile. An expensive profile costs up to USD 300.
You can find some of the women on social media like facebook, VK and twitter. Some of them display themselves with their trophies. Trophies are presents obtained from their chatting activities. These presents are readily available to buy on bestdatingnow. Like flowers, jewlery, etc. Presents are extremely overpriced on the site!
The women will never communicate outside the site other than a few sentences. They will never respond if you make an approach on social media!!!
Some profiles are very cheap to obtain contact info from. Like USD 7,5-15. These will be e-mail scammers. They communicate over long time on e-mail or smartphone apps. They will hint that you can help them, but not necessarily ask explicitly for money.
Site might have real profiles. I know. But do you want to spend a fortune finding out?
Once you sign up you will be spammed with women messages. So many messages that its impossible to keep up! Women will quickly get romantic. Their messages are very cliche. Could be written to anyone! If you try to chat with real women from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, etc. you will find that they do not have this behaviour!
Note that the website operator will always claim they are authentic. They might even "believe" in it. But profiles are obtained through local agencies which are separate legal entities. There is only one incentive. To chat as much as possible and to get as many presents as possible because this is a source of income. YOU are their source of income. And naturally all profiles can be verified with ID papers and real photos. But it is STILL a money machine.
This is BIG money in FSU countries. Likely one of the industries that really perform in a bad economy. This means more women have incentive to join an agency!
If you are greenhorn international dater, then you have to watch out. International dating is shark infested waters. Just join the site and try for yourself. But watch out for your money!
You should try other sites also like:
Fdating - Free site. Full of scam, but will give you practise.
Mamba - Nearly free site. A lot of scam. Its the wild west there. But you can meet real women. I dated 1 from Mykolaiv.
Elenasmodels - Payment site. Price can seem high, but its worth it. Nice site in a controlled environment. Close to scam free. I have dated 4 women from the site. This site is close to guaranteed action if you have realistic expectations.
As always, let me know if you want to network. I am happy to share my experiences or be your wingman :-)
I am not habitual user of dating website but one of my friend has recommend bestdatingnow to signup. After the signup process, it is found that their services are really amazing.
Registered on the site and got around 30 mails and hi on day 1, my opinion is that they are mostly scammers.
Did some research, many profiles can be found in a different website because may of these dating sites work under a group so they can share their database.
This girl contacted me mailing she is actually coming to my city, Hong Kong.
Turns out she is a student on her way for an internship in China, there is a loophole in the HK law that allow her to get a business visa to China an agency can use.
Anyway, I picked her up in the airport and took her around for 2 days in HK, while she waits her visa to A nearby city in China. She is quite honest and she told me the site is a big scam and it's a culture for Ukraine women to register on dating sites so they can make quick money. (The site charges me every time I open a letter) turns out she gets ~2.5% of each letter. She told me her friends who are not even beautiful register and simply upload photos to create profiles.
The site also give recommendations to them on how to make money and what to include in the "hello my name is xxx, I am from Ukraine" letters. Her friend made money by asking the lonely man on the other side to buy her a phone and the site charges the man 50 times the normal store price, the girl makes a small premium and the website makes a lot of money.
But the site does have a rating for each profile which theoractically helps people know how real the girls is. My exp is that if it's not above 80%, you run a very high risk.
Still I am planning to meet 2 girls soon in their cities, one in St Petersburg and another in Odessa, I am sure one of them is real but unsure of the other, both girls hav 100% ratings on their profiles.
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