Hi there,

I am wondering if you have ever done some reviews on the dating site . 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,

thanks Michael


Krystyna comments




Hi Michael,

I have never heard  or used the services of Thus, I did an online research and found following information what Merry-Cherry say about themselves: 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 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:

Review #1:

Hi Jim:

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.

Best wishes,

Read the whole review here:

Review #2:

On Merry-Cherry

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)

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: I have heard and read some reviews about the USSR-Stars services.


According to these reviews, has a rather negative image in the Russian dating industry.

S. here the reviews on

Review #1:


  • 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.


Review #2:

Why is “USSR Star” ( on my Black List?

USSR Star (


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.


Review #3:

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


Review #4:


I’m actually a user of “” (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.  ;D

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”. 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!!!


Krystyna &



Krystyna is a Ukrainian woman who blogs about dating Ukrainian & Russian women and how to deal with intercultural differences in a Ukrainian/Russian-Western relationship.

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8 Responses

  1. Brian says: is a Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake website, there is No Truth to these girls being real. I’ve located one of the females on the website and asked her if the profile that was on was a Real or Fake account. She replied back and said, “That is not my account, and I have never been on that website”. I attempted to contact questioning them about what I have found and they insisted that they female I was questioning is a Real Female on their website. I mentioned that I found her on a modeling website and was in touch with her and she stated that it is not her account. replied back to me and insisted that they have photos of her receiving flowers and they have a copy of her passport as well. I asked them to send me a few of the pics of this female receiving any of the mysterious flowers and they replied back and told me those pics are privately shared with the individuals who sent the flowers. Following that response, I told that they are Lying to 1000’s of gentleman seeking to marry a female from the Ukraine or Russia. Please do not give a single penny to these lying companies. Here is a sign that they are Not Real: (1) Modeling Pics (2) Online chat-room verses walking around the house (3) Receiving 100’s of letters every week/month from the same girls (4) If you can set up multiple accounts and see the duplicate letters, Copy/Paste style (5) High Price to read/write letters, if it cost more than mailing a standard letter then it is fake . . . please help me shut them all down!!! Here is a perfect example of why these companies are lying to us. makes $140 Million/year from stupid American’s wishing to marry a European bride…. we are dumb for allowing these companies to stay in business when they are 100% fake . . . Help me bring them down, please please please help me stop them from robbing us blind…

    • mack146 says:

      I met my girlfriend there and acouple of days we fell in love each other. As we know, ukraine and russian girls are the most attractive in the world, so you should try it and, no doubt, you’ll find your happiness;)

  2. björn says:

    loving, caring, loving

  3. Beal says:

    I just joined USSR-STAR..It seems that corporation that heads that company is in Belize. I join several sites, using several identifications as you say, to see if they are indeed up to something other than what they say they are. There does seem to be a little to many beauty queens on the site , and you get a LOT of letters. However, I find it so far exactly like the average site. Other than Charming Date, which is probably the biggest rip-off of any of those sites. I was in Jump4Love, for about a year or so. You DO meet some real women there, but it is still LOADED with fakes. But there was a couple of times when I chatted with women, at my expense, and they were not in a bland looking room, and a couple of those women did a few things YOU ARE NOT going to do with other people around. One even hollered for her son, who came and sat in her lap for a few minutes, and her dad! She had to be REAL, if not, they are spending MORE than they are making to fool someone.

    I believe, that if you have a unique disposition, you will get more real women attracted to you, than the usual, thirsty, got to get married now individual. Those Ukrainian women, the real ones, they were not dummies and seem to WANT to learn from other cultures. Yes, a LOT of the questions I asked were answered. I used to think that some of the questions they asked was only to get you to write back. After awhile, they were asking questions in regards to answers I gave to them. They seem to realize, I was not fake, I did not come there as a sexual leer or pervert, and that I really did have an interest in their culture.This AMAZED a lot of them because I would ask them questions of their life. I just think if you are a sucker, you will attract women that will just suck you up. I will say personally, the true Ukrainian woman, she is very unique, very intelligent, and she DOES want a guy that will respect and love her, and keep family as the perfect dream. I learned a lot from these women. It got to the point whereas, I was not drawing out any fakes. My one way of telling someone is not on the level, was if she showed me a nude picture of herself. I never asked for that stuff. But when one show you that within one or two letters, that is a real RED FLAG. She has associated you with a lot of males, who come there only seeking to see them undressed. They are a LOT more DENSE in intelligence than that. Look at how many guys they sucker in that THINK, they are using the Ukrainian woman as a cyber sexual experience? Those women are no dummies..

    That was my two cents.

  4. gostaria de conheser uma loira bonita

  5. mercredi says:

    -Anastasia, message No.1, Febuary 13: “…I also love pets very much but I never had one…”
    -Anastasia, message No.4, May 25: “…I have a cat…”
    -Me, message No.2, May 27: “How long do you have this cat?”
    -Anstasia, message No.5, May 27: “… dog… love for pets… I have a cat, I have him for two years already…”
    Who knows… Account closed.

  6. Geza says:

    Merry Cherry is a scam like Girls are probably get payed for writing letters. Why do I think this?

    I used VK (Russian Facebook) to find them. After writing “friendly” letters towards men at Merry Cherry, they don’t want contact through VK and persist to stay on Merry Cherry (same experience with women at Or they will not anwser on VK, even after writing more letters to me at Merry Cherry at the same time, or the anwser, one did, her reply was, “yes it was me, but you didn’t anwser me there, so I am not going to anwser you here at VK, bye”……

    It is clear they don’t want real contact after writing the usual “charming” letters.

  7. Curt says:

    It’s a scam and there are professional letter writers. I noticed that another girl used info I had confided to a particular lady in her lead off line. Many fake letter writers on this site.

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