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Lars A.

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Experience: Relationships

Member since October 2016

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6 Reviews by Lars

UkraineDate
7/9/19
I am an experienced chatter and dater. Wanted to check out level of action and integrity of this site.

After one full week I was quite disappointed. After over two weeks only two authentic contacts. On the positive side I would rank my contacts as very promising.

I now rank the site about the same level as fdating. About 3,5 stars. An ok site to use as supplement if you are really into international dating.

Be aware. There is obviously no profile verification of women on site. It is full of scammers requesting e-mails. Suggesting chat apps that don't use phone number. Coincidentally none of them have facebook :-) With my experience I can quickly discard them as scammers!

Clear plus that membership is only around USD 30 for one month. And there is no PPL scam going on here.
5/22/19
Placed an order March 20'th. Mid May I have not received anything and I have now blocked my credit card to avoid further scam. I placed an overseas order to ship. In total production and shipping should take around 4 weeks. I received tracking number after 2-3 weeks. But tracking number seems like dead end. I contacted the store twice but they do not answer my requests. No tracking info available for their USPS tracking number. Stay away. Wish I had read this before placing the order:

https://www.reddit.com/r/sunglasses/comments/6es8es/beware_cliponexpresscom/
4/20/19
I wont call the site really good. Its slightly better than mamba, but not even close to elenasmodels. Maybe its worth 3,5 stars.

This is free site for international dating. You can't loose anything but time and pride on this site. I can tell you with guarantee that you can get dates here.

However the site has the same problem as other (nearly) free sites. Its flooded with scams. In addition people really don't have to make a fundamental choice before joining. There is no hurdle. Anyone can do it.

But I would say, go ahead and get some practise. It can't hurt anyone :-)
1/29/18
I maintain a 3 star review. Because I do not recommend against it!

Mamba is low cost site, where you can meet real women. Unfortunately in 2018/2019 site implemented new policy by which you have to pay credits to contact women if you are outside specified desired age group.

This really make the site less relevant for a lot of users. Before, many women did not have specified age group. Now the site has incentive to enforce it, because that is a cash cow. Still I reckon you can get dates there. I have tried it in the past. That woman is now married outside her home country!

Downsides are that there is a lot of scam on site. Its the wild west. It takes a lot of effort to find women. This is not just because of scam aspect but also because competition is higher. More men can join, men who can not afford real payment sites. Men who are not really sincere, perverts, etc. Similarly any woman can join. You can expect that many women are not really clarified about an international relationship. They have not made a very clear decision before signing up.

Scam avoiding?
Avoid women resident in non-FSU countries, like USA. Avoid profiles with porno type photos. Avoid profiles that switch location all the time. Ask for facebook. Scammers have many men in their friendlist! Possibly ask for webcam.
Elena's Models
11/2/16
July 2019. This is my final review of site. I maintain a 5 star rating. This site is the real deal and as far as I know the only payment site with real integrity. Slandering reviews on this site are all fake!

Starting as a greenhorn to international dating in 2016, I have now met 9 women from Elenasmodels (all Ukrainians). I can say that, in general, they are all pleasant to meet. I might continue with one of them. I am undecided. This brings me to the main challenge...

There are not enough women on site. You have to be lucky to meet the one and only. If you consider everything like geography, age preference, language, etc. then you will learn that there is scarce supply.

Given this I would say your best chance of success is to wait for the one and only. If she gives you tons of attention over time. Go and meet her. Going for multiple dates on same trip is also an option. But looking back, this is too easy. Everybody wants to wine and dine. Stay at home if you don't meet the one and only!

Go for platinum membership for a 3 month period. After this period you really should have results. There is no point in being online for longer. Not enough new profiles join. You have to take a really long break, like up to a year. Its easy to cancel membership renewal and you must take care not to get too hooked on site.

Some highlights from my previous reviews:

1. EM is real value for money. Fixed fee might seem high. But it is actually quite inexpensive if you do your research. Platinum is only $259 for three months.

2. You do not have to communicate on site. You can exchange information and communicate free on private social media, apps, webcam, etc.

3. Age difference is realistic on site. Up to 20 is possible in theory. Around 15 is rare. Around 10 i completely realistic. Up to 10 you will have many options.

4. Site is close to scam free. But a site can not control peoples true intentions! If they identify a scammer they will be removed right away. I tried it!

If you want to know if I am a real person, you can just contact me here on Sitejabber and I will give you my info....and some practical advice if you need it.
gerradf
Adam H. – Elena's Models Rep
Thanks for sharing your experience on Elena’s Models. The views you have shared are very practical and follow a genuine logical process to dating online, not just with Russian or Eastern European dating sites but any that offers normal online services.
Your age gap experience fits correctly with our research. We analysed all verified success or married couples on Elena’s Models in the last two years and the average difference in age was just over 8 years. Sure many were 10 years Plus in age gap difference but the averages demonstrate a sensible approach.
We agree that if your contacts online don’t or wont skype or in reasonable time share direct contact information with you then it’s likely a time waster, fake profile or a scammer. We encourage sharing of personal contact details on Elena’s Models and strongly support the use of skype with video during your relationship building.
All the Best from the Elena’s Models Team
11/1/16
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!
natalies103
Natalie S. – Best Dating Now Rep
We can guarantee that the absolute majority of female profiles are real and verified members which is not possible on a free dating site. It is true, though, that we can't possibly know the women's true intentions. But if you have doubts regarding a particular profile, feel free to contact us, and we will try and determine the truth. In case a female profile turns out to be misleading or false, you are entitled to a refund of all the credits you have spent on the profile.

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