The Russian & Ukrainian “mail order bride” industry

Dear friends,

I am happy to present you a new videl tutorial “The Russian & Ukrainian “mail order bride” industry: Trends & Development“. The Ukrainian / Russian mail order bride industry is not what it used to be, and scams abound. The men, of course, are expected to pay for meeting the women. So, what is the Russian and Ukrainian online dating business today? Is the label “mail order bride” still relevant to the brides from these two countries?

Transcription of the video tutorial:


I am Krystyna, a Ukrainian and Russian dating blogger.

Gone are the days when you could order a “mail order bride” from Ukraine or Russia the way you could order a pizza. Western men who want to get married a Ukrainian / Russian woman are wondering if there is any chance to find a serious woman from Ukraine or Russia through online dating services. There was a time when it was almost as simple. But no longer…

Today, I would like to discuss what is the Ukrainian / Russian mail order bride industry at the present time: big International online dating sites like, Charming Date or Elenas Models or matchmaking agencies with personal but very expensive service or social networks for free?

Fact #1: Western men meet scammers…

There is no doubt that the Ukrainian and Russian marriage industry is characterized by scams of one form or another (professional pro-daters, scam dating agencies and sites, scam groups that create fake profiles on dating sites, etc.). The fact is that it becomes very hard and problematical to find honest and serious Ukrainian and Russian women looking for a foreign husband online.

Fact #2: The “mail order bride” industry means a lot of money and emotions

The international dating agencies report earnings of $110 million in 2012 and in 2013, earnings were about $140 million. Its user traffic grew 220% in 2012, and now has four million users who spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

I will not tell a big secret if I say that there are many women usually looking for a green card, which they get when they marry an American national. Then they can continue to live in America, even if they divorce. For some women, that is all they need to fulfill their dreams of escape from poor life and no prospects of improvement.

What is the future of Ukrainian & Russian dating business?

From my experience, I would like to mention that many Ukrainian and Russian women registered on online dating services are really serious about a relationship, dating and marriage. If you are motivated, have better than average interpersonal skills and follow a few simple anti-scam rules, you have a really good chance to find a wife online.

I would like to say a few words about the development of social networks in recent times. Free dating sites like and social networks like have the potential to create some serious competition in the paid online dating industry. Why should you pay thousands of dollars for using online dating sites if you can meet a woman from Ukraine for free?

Guys, what do you think about the modern Russian and Ukrainian “mail order bride” business? Any ideas on trends or developments?

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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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