Anastasiadate and russianbrides same people, same situation
Let me say that I should have known better. Having said that, here is the deal:
I know there are some women on these sites that are genuine and looking for a man, I also know that many are not. The key is finding out which is which. First, do not trust any profile that will not video chat with you, most of these are not genuine. Second, if the girl will video chat with you, see if she will chat off the sight (Skype or something similar) if not… move on. How do I know? Experience. I met a woman on russianbrides.com. Talked with her in letters for a few weeks. Went to Odessa on business and arranged to meet her. She had no idea who I was, did not know what we had talked about in letters, spoke no English (I speak some Russian but did not tell anyone) even though her profile said she did and she spoke well when we “chatted” on line. Many things were not adding up, what I had been told and what I thought was not what was true. I listened carefully to some of the conversations between her and the “interpreter” and although it was not easy, I started to figure out what was going on.
Finally, I was able to talk to her without our “interpreter”. She admitted she had no control of her profile and never did, she did not even have the password and had been paid for the pictures she took. She was approached the day before my arrival by our “interpreter” (an old friend of hers) and was told that a man wanted to meet her from the site and reluctantly she agreed to meet me.At that point I re-introduced myself, we talked more and exchanged contact information. Since then have managed to make a wonderful relationship from a horrible start.
I am positive that many of the women you see on these two sites are paid to chat or have been paid by people there to allow their pictures and information to be used. In short, BEWARE and remember, if it seems too good to be true, it is!
I don’t know how complicit the owners of the website are in this situation but I do know that when I wrote, on more than one occasion, to them about this situation I got no reply. Nothing. This would suggest that they either know about it and do not care or know about it and are complicit. Either way, again… BEWARE.