check her out on the scam sites.
I have just had the same thing hapen to me when I serched to find wher she lived bells started to ring and ther she was all her photos that she sent and the same e-mails to 10 different people all her only love
I think... that if you think there's the possibility of a scam then regardless of any logistical concerns you don't have a solid enough foundation to bring her over here.
As for the plane ticket you can prepay for a ticket that can not be cashed in, its either used by the passenger or lost. You may be able to cash it in as the purchaser after a certain amount of time... I just don't remember the rules.
The visa is a different issue, consult with an attorney specializing in immigration. Get your own facts.
I see the fight is going on.. Interesting....Nothing can change the fact that many people meet on line every day and many of them are far from each other...What is the difference if you are both on the different ends of the line east-west or north-south?... Your nationality doesn't make you happy... The love can make you happy.. If a man is interested in a woman from the other country it is not the best thing to be a keyboard Romeo.... go and sniff the ground yourself...
And talking about money... What do you care more about? About losing your money or breaking your heart? Better to be honest... Yes, when you become close to the woman and care about her
sending her money, for example (by the way if you buy a ring for your sweetheart it cost some money too) and it occurred that she is not a lovely Natasha but Fat Yuri, that is VERY disappointing. The same thing when you meet the young beauty falling in love with you immediately and in 2 years, after you bring her in US, she is running away with a young macho, it is very disappointing too...
But if you met a woman with whom you want to live the rest of your life? Is there the predjustice which prevents you to make the next step?
There are more questions then the answers... I just wish all of you to be wise and listen to your heart and intuition... it always works...
My Russian acquaintance, a dentist, said she is travel ling to Moscow to get her visa to come see me. She needs my full name, address and telephone number.
The Russian babushkas I saw on television do not age well, no matter how beautiful they are. Any suggestions on what to do?
As American Women seems to age soo much better then why won't you stick with them, or will they not have you?
Then I suppose it's Babushkas for you honey!;))))
I can see that you're trying not to take sides. However, you still conclude that you shouldn't go for Russian women because 'they're a pain in the butt'.
If you do mean to insult us, then let me remind you that this is an international website i.e. it's not just for Americans, it's for everyone. We have to learn to live with one another and not start another Cold War on the web.
There are as many gold diggers in the US as anywhere else. It's definitely not a good idea to generalise in this life and create a fear of other nations. There's enough bad energy on this planet as it is.
fitnfla write: how does one protect themselves from a scam. i hav a lady from russia who wants to come visit me. she wants me to pay for here vis and travel ticket. how do i know its for real and wont get scammed. what can i do to protect myself.
yes i get them some times they send ya photos it is the same stuff man who is doing it and why
Lots of loses coming to Russia looking for an adventure and cheap sex!
Some of them did not have girlfriends in 5-10 years. They should be greatful
for the poor countries like Russia and Thailand.
They should be so lucky to have a woman at all.
From angry comments it comes that Russian women=SCAM. And the other conclusion - Americans are good, Russians are bad.
Americans are wealthy, Russians are poor.
Americans are naive and Russians are sneaky.
American woman seeks for family life - Russian woman seeks for a Green Card and money.
Let me tell you the truth. Stories are different.
Yes, it is more expensive to have a Russian wife than an American one for average guy. Costs of tickets and documents, English courses, dentists for her, new car and so on. All of men realize that on first stages of these relationships. But they spend money and bring a new wife, hoping for better life. It is not so clever to say that all those men are loosers or silly and all women are gold diggers.
If you want an easy way - no doubts, look for American wife. If you want a pain in a butt - look for a Russian wife. I dont talk here about scammers.
Wow. People like to make a lot of assumptions. All I can tell you is my experience. I married Natalya in Russia and then the terrorist attacks of 9/11 hit delaying visa processes. The problem is that in the beginning, it was a big scam. She told me later that if she came to me the guy she is currently with would try to have her or I killed if she did not divorce me and then bring him here later. That is fact.
Because we both have young children involved, the children are the only reason that more activity is not going on (i.e. to protect the children's interests).
She told me that she would not be afraid if she knew I would kill him if he came here.
That is the extreme of what I personally was/am involved in.
I still have visas open and pending in the event she is brave enough to meet me in Moscow. Last I heard from her, she is not happy and thinks nothing can be done now.
Before I married Natalya, I wanted to marry someone from Russia to be kind and share the love I had within, and so I did not have to deal with the father of my wife's child. To have that all ripped away as a scam, well you can imagine how angry I am. What Russian people do is wrong!
I also have no problem developing relations with ladies wherever I may be, so those of you that would take the short path to insulting anyone that looks outside the USA should consider there are advantages (i.e. younger age potential, old fashioned ethics, and not having to deal with their family or ex-husbands). When you bring a woman over, if things were perfect, you can be the parent the child knows as their life long parent. A key motivator for me.
Personally, due to a very bad first marriage with a feminist, I chose to have a vasectomy and not to degrade my life by spawning children to and fro with the intent of adopting or marrying someone with a child later. I'm a great guy with a heart the size of Texas, but I would still advise based on what I know to avoid Russia.
Hi, I'm from Romania. First of all please excuse my english.
Let me explain how a poor girl from an east european country will think:
Let's see a nice website with rich people, how can I get one. And sorry, what did you expect when you posted on a site that ask you your income to find the women of your dreams? You can buy a wife from russia :). She can be beautiful (To be honest, I have travelled a lot and I have to say that the most intersting women are in France, the most comercial women are in Italy and if you want to find a true beauty try Eastern Europe), she might be very good in bed, a good cooking also, but she didn't contact you for your soul. If you want to meet her go there, it's a nice place to visit, and don't belive all you see at tv. For example I was this summer in Bulgaria. I've heard at tv that they will steal your car and your money, that it is a bad country, and guess what: I've stayed at a 5 star hotel near the Black Sea, had everything, nice people, good food and all that you can dream - the price? 500 $ for 5 days. (Including food and all I've spend).
So, she wants to meet you? Make a trip, if you won't like her I can assure you that you'll find a nice lady there, but don't act like you have a lot of money. Good luck.
LolenaSmiley write: WHY do these men NEED to go that far for Love and Romance? It brings equal concern that most men that seek women ABROAD, have some type of social dysfunction: an inability to connect with a woman of their own culture. Generally, they seek women of greater youth and beauty than they could attract here. A relationship of "unequal proportion" generally has its root in a dysfunctional aspect. Did any of you watch the Independent film: where the "NYC Doorman" purchased his mailorder bride and began using her for internet porn (tied to the bed in the basement), housekeeper and personal slave confined to the home? There is NO WAY, this man could attract an intelligent equal in the USA, he was severely dysfunctional, not to mention overweight and not within the standard norm "attractive" ... Lolena
I can appreciate your perspective (especially considering the movies you've seen) but I'd like to offer a different one. I've dated quite a few women from different cultures [incidentally, what is your view of "American Culture" since, as patriotic and proud as I am, and as much as I love this country, that sounds like an oxymoron because we have little culture past "pop"], and I must say women from other countries almost invariably have a broader and deeper understanding of the world and a greater appreciation for intellectual pursuits from art and literature to politics and science than women here. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but keep that in mind when you say most men who have an interest in dating abroad are socially dysfunctional. I've dated young women from "our culture" who are absolutely beautiful and completely within what you call "the standard norm attractive" but who have bored me to tears with talk of reality TV and designer clothing rather than anything of substance. I have found foreign women to be far more likely to be an intellectual equal than women from here.
Having met, SEVERAL men, along my life journey, that have described financially devastating experiences, with Foreign Women.
I have one very profound statement to make: WHY are AMERICAN WOMEN NOT SEEKING RUSSIAN MEN!! WHY?
That should be the Million Dollar question you may wish to consider.
Another question would be WHY do these men NEED to go that far for Love and Romance?
It brings equal concern that most men that seek women ABROAD, have some type of social dysfunction: an inability to connect with a woman of their own culture. Generally, they seek women of greater youth and beauty than they could attract here.
A relationship of "unequal proportion" generally has its root in a dysfunctional aspect.
Did any of you watch the Independent film: where the "NYC Doorman" purchased his mailorder bride and began using her for internet porn (tied to the bed in the basement), housekeeper and personal slave confined to the home?
There is NO WAY, this man could attract an intelligent equal in the USA, he was severely dysfunctional, not to mention overweight and not within the standard norm "attractive"
Not to mention his conduct would have landed him in prison.
webiron write: AVOID RUSSIAN WOMEN AND THAT WHOLE SITUATION.........
What can I say...You let your Russian wife fooled you for 5 years. Funny thing you still believe her stories about mafia, a gun to her head etc. It's a lie, she could be here long time ago if she wanted to.
I'm sorry this situation made you mad at whole world. Any country has negatives and positives, good people and bad people and you need to REMEMBER, NOBODY IS PERFECT!!!
By the way, you didn't say ex-Russian wife. Are you still married? If yes, may I ask what are you doing here?
I know from 5 years of personal experience. Huge expenses, huge lies, huge heart aches, huge scam! Nough said... not really...
My Russian wife actually wanted to come to the USA and was afraid to because some idiot over there likely has a gun to her head. She actually fell in love with me and to this day still tells me to wait for her. Even when they want to come to be with you, sometimes the situations they are in over there are sooooo complex (i.e. mafia or the equivalent) that you cannot do anything about it.
I also know from personal experience that when it gets that complex, the US government cannot help you either. The only way to extract a woman that is in trouble is to act as or hire mercanaries to act as your own body guard etc while you extract them assuming visas are ready in Moscow and pending them coming in for the interviews and medical exams. That takes a week in Moscow alone.
Don't get yourself into that mess. It is sad that people are under those levels of control, but it is not our problem and don't make the mistake like I did to try and make it your problem.
Just forget they exist. You are better off... Put the effort into some nice lady here in the USA, or in Europe at least, where they live similarly and at least speak English as a second language.
Russia is a strange and dark place regardless of what others will have you to believe. I've been there many times, speak Russian, and know enough now to avoid it for the rest of my life.
If you are smart, you'll take my $50K in advice because that is about what I spent on my own efforts, and when all was said and done, there is a beautiful girl and her daughter still stuck under the thumb of some tyrant that put her on the Internet to extract visas and money from me with false love and sex.
That is what you have to look forward to potentially (likely).
Worse if she came and took 50% of your assets too.