I am wondering if you have ever done some reviews on the dating site merrycherry.com . I have been using the site for about one and a half years now and I have met someone from the Ukraine that I plan to go and meet this next summer in the Ukraine.
I was wondering about any info of reviews that you know of about this dating site. Myself I am of Ukrainian and Romanian background living in Canada and I was brought in with a strong influence of the Ukrainian culture, but I have never been to the Ukraine yet but have studied lots on it.
If you could email me back on any info on this site and some things about the women if they are real or not or just another scam site.
Look forward to hearing back from you,
I have never heard or used the services of merry-cherry.com. Thus, I did an online research and found following information what Merry-Cherry say about themselves:
MerryCherry.com is an International dating site for those men interested in meeting Russian and Ukrainian women. This site makes it easy to find your soul mate even if she is thousands of miles away. Many men have been captivated by the kindness and beauty of the women of Russia and Ukraine and this site allows you to browse through thousands of profiles.
Merry Cherry verifies every woman who adds a profile to the site. The women can either enter their information directly online or go through a local office and do everything in person. Either way, Merry Cherry verifies all the information before any profile can be viewed online. They even verify passport information so you know you are dealing with a real live person.
Men can contact a lady of their choosing two different ways. You can contact any women for free by sending them a virtual smiley face, called an “I like You,” note or by sending them a direct message. The “I Like You” notes are free to send and you can send an unlimited amount of them. But if you want to read a message form a lady or send them a direct message you have to use credits. These credits can be purchased in packs of different amounts. The packs range from 2 credits for 9 euros all the way up to 30 credits for 77 euros.
Merry Cherry makes it easy for men to contact the most beautiful women of Russia and the Ukraine. Form the comfort of your own home you can have access to some of the most amazing women on the planet. Each woman who has a profile approved for MerryCherry.com is looking to meet a man and start a new life abroad.
Merry Cherry offers a much needed service for those men who are looking for quality women to start a romantic relationship.
And here are the reviews of their customers:
I tried out the Merry Cherry dating site, because I thought it was too good to be true and I was right. I contacted several girls, none of which would give me their phone number or had email. I picked one girl in particular who was a blond from St. Petersburg and I started getting numerous emails from other girls who were blond and from St. Petersburg.
In one, case I just received the same generic script several times from the same girl. In another, case it seemed she finally sent me a personalized email based on the messages subject, I received an email alert, but when I went to the site, nobody at the site could find an email with that subject.
The girls letters are way too short, I have some experience with online dating sites and no how to spot real letters. They always ask a lot of questions but never say much about themselves.
I contacted about 5 girls and none of them would share any contact info with me. I would tell people to stay away.
I appreciate your effort with this site.
Read the whole review here:
Some of you might have seen spam ‘I’m a lonely girl…’, which usually ends up at the Russian dating spammer uadreams dot com. The past wave, which also had ‘best’ and ‘dating’ as URL in the spam,ends up at a ‘new’
(and Google does not know about this with spam) merry-cherry.com.
As usual I sign up with spamgourmet addresses there (assuming Confirmed-Opt-In will fail with this spammer) which I create with parts of the formerly advertised URL. So I can see where it came from. What I not (yet) know is if merry-cherry and uadreams might be the same spammer.
Interesting always that the first mail after also signing up at merry-cherry is that they confirm the staff has checked my profile, where I did not add any information besides email addresses and the name ‘Test Account’ and approved it. It’s all fully automated.
Perfect to run joe jobs against the spammers to get them listed. That they don’t get mails out for those you really signed up there to use (and may be pay) their ‘service’.
Moreover, I found out that the company owners GARVAN UNIVERSAL CORP has a dating site USSR-Star, as well. S. here: http://whois.domaintools.com/
According to these reviews, USSR-Stars.com has a rather negative image in the Russian dating industry.
S. here the reviews on USSR-Star.com:
- There are good and bad ladies on all sites. Some more than others.
- Choose your own ladies. Don’t let them choose you to reduce chances of a scam.
- The ladies on that site are many of the same ladies as on various other agency sites.
- The rules say the lady can give you her contact information after exchange of a couple of emails (total cost about $20-$30. Then switch to some other email method.)
So if you want to contact a large number of ladies, that site would be expensive compared to others, so avoid it. OTOH, if you see a small numbers of ladies (4 or 5) that you think might be a good match for you, go for them. $30 for a good contact is not unreasonable. $20 wasted on ladies who don’t answer back should not kill you.
But first you want to google/search and check if the ladies you like are on a better site with a fixed monthly cost.
Are you confident enough that you can choose the right 4 ladies with a decent chance of one being interested in you? If not, go to another site.
Why is “USSR Star” (ussr-star.com) on my Black List?
USSR Star (ussr-star.com)
In my OPINION…
Based on the reports that I have received…
It APPEARS that this site/agency…
…uses all the same loca offices in Ukraine that all the big scam agencies use.
The big scam agencies, like USSR Star, don’t scam men.
They use local affiliate offices in Ukraine.
THESE local offices pay girls to write letters and chat with men.
I agree with Carlo that USSR-STAR is the biggest scam going along with all the other Russen Web Sites. It’s a big money hole and if money keeps coming they will write to you and tell you what you want to hear. But if you stop the money they are gone never to be hear from again. I’m going to join e-harmony at lease it’s only a one time payment and I think I will have a better chance of finding that special lady. Thank’s Carlo for showing me the light and making realize the true. Yours Truly John
I’m actually a user of “ussr-star.com” (funny thing is I don’t remember how I came across this one haha), and so far its seems legit to me “on the surface”. I say that only because I haven’t notice any of the usual “red flags” others had come across while using these particular dating sites. I’ve been satisfied with the correspondence’s and never had any ask me for money or anything suspicious like that. I have setup a generic “first” letter that I send out, always the responses I get back are different, been able to ask questions, and have them return answered.
If they do have a think-tank of letter writers, they’re doing a hell of a job subduing my initial doubts. I’m almost inclined to even say they genuinely just want to connect people.
They do have a FAQ page if you’d actually take the time to browse the website.
It is a pay-per-letter website, so be aware that it gets pretty expensive. I suppose the upside to this is that all your messages will be replied, and they don’t screen the letters for phone numbers, e-mail addy’s, skype, etc. From experience, I’ve actually had a woman give me her e-mail address, and another wanted to skype with me, so we didn’t have to use the site as the barrier between us (other sites I’ve read actually screen out their contact info, and sucker you to make more business out of that).
I suppose my only suspicions with this particular site is that – Virtually most of the women on the site are gorgeous and model-like (they did explain in their FAQ that all the girls use a professional photographer… whatever), news and stories/tips haven’t been updated in a while, and from what I could gather it’s a relatively new website.
But hey its Online Dating and you should know the dangers that come with it, or you shouldn’t have any business using them. The good things in life that require work is never certain!
5 basic steps I offer you and all men to protect yourself from being “scammed”:
Step #1: Reputation & Experience of the Agency
Firstly, find out the reputation of the marriage agency on the Internet and read the experiences of other men. Just type in Google: “experience www.ussr-star.com”. For example, I did it and did not find any information on this dating site. And that’s not a good sign. This means that the agency has no reputation and no experience. I recommend you to find a well-established agency which is working for many years in the dating industry.
Step #2: Look at the women on the dating site.
Be realistic: It cannot be possible that all women look like top models. Either their photos are worked with photoshop, or the women are scam. Pick a normal sympathetic woman with a nice smile.
Step #3: Call the woman!
If you feel that the girl is cute and can be right for you, ask her for her phone number and home address. You want to send flowers for her, for example. If the woman won’t or gives an office address – this is definitely a bad sign for you and the woman can be a fake.
Step #4: Do not send money!
First, decent Ukrainian women work. Secondly, decent Ukrainian women are proud women and would never ask for money. A few years ago, I met nice men on dating sites, but I never asked them about money. I was happy about flowers and small gifts as signs of their attention. But never asked for money!
Step #5: Ask the woman about everything!
In order to develop a relationship, you need to know each other better. Therefore, I recommend you to ask many questions: about her family, friends, job, childhood, dreams, future plans, family plans, hobbies, preferences, culture, background etc.
When you see that the woman like your questions and gives you detailed answers, it means that she is open toward you and has interest. When the woman ignores your questions and writes standard sets (like about weather) you should think that the woman is a fake.
The most important rule in the online dating world is to be careful!!!