1.What services do you provide?
2.How do I place an ad in your Men's Catalog? You say it's free?
3.Are your services free?
4.What for can you use Birthday Bridiks for?
5.I sent a postal letter to a lady who had contacted me, but have not heard back, why?
6.How do I know that the girl is still available?
7.What advantages service package subscription to your site gives me?
8.If I become a subscriber will I still have to pay for each letter?
9.How can I receive women's addresses?
10.I would like to know how to delete my profile?
11.Can I order delivery of the gift that is not listed?
12.How do I order the E-Mails?
13.It should have been better with some monthly fee instead of paying letter for letter.
14.How do the new regulations in the USA affect your services?
15.How non-disclosure of the background information can affect the US client?
16.Does this Law apply to me? I am not a US citizen.
17.Which information should I disclose the new regulations in the USA?
18.How to contact women from your site?
19.Can I send a QUERY to one of your women if I am not a subscriber?
20.Can I change the text of a QUERY?
21.What is the difference between a QUERY and a letter?
22.How do I keep tracking of my QUERIES?
23.Why does the price for watching videos differ?
What services do you provide?
First of all, we provide a place for single marriage minded foreign men
and Russian women
to place their information (photos and profiles) - we have on-line Russian women catalog for foreign men to browse and choose Russian women they would like to contact; plus we give foreign men an opportunity to place their profile and photos in on-line Gentlemen catalog, so singe Russian women would be able to initiate contact with them. Secondly, we help you to establish contact with the Russian women you like -
you can send letters to women you like and get replies fast through our email forwarding system
, order flower and gift delivery
to your special Russian girlfriend. Your letters are translated into woman's native language (if she doesn't know English enough to understand your letter well without translation) and delivered to the woman personally. You do not have to pay for the services until you actually start using them.
How do I place an ad in your Men's Catalog? You say it's free?
Yes, you place your information and photo in our on-line Gentlemen's Catalog
absolutely free of charge and see whether you would like to meet girls who write you - there is no doubt you will get letters if you have a profile: we have many affiliates - local marriage agencies and dating services in many Russian and Ukrainian cities - who show profiles of foreign men from our on-line Gentlemen catalog to marriage-minded single Russian women, and women send their letters of introduction to men they like. Once you've registered in the Gentlemen on-line catalog, you can always view your information and change it. You also can add or change your photos.
Are your services free?
Our services are free for women but are NOT FREE for men. Since our services are FREE for Russain women, many come to us for help. What kind of help? On the first stage it is help with translation. When ladies come to us they do not know English at all, know it not good enough for meaningful communication, only about one third all our Russian women database think they know English well and would understand you and be able to talk to you without translator's help (by phone or in the letters). Besides, there is a problem of computers: you must agree that communicating by e-mail is the fastest way to get to know each other. Not many people in Ukraine and Russia have personal computers, though the situation is improving. Many women just do not know how to use it. If a girl works as a secretary or a manager and she has access to computer at work, her boss wouldn't appreciate her using a computer at the office for personal needs. Internet cafes are still not that cheap so an average Russian woman could afford using Internet cafe regularly. So, she comes to the marriage agency and asks to help her with sending letters even if she knows English rather well. We do not charge women for our services because it would be rather expensive for them. Thus, one hour in the Internet cafe is about 1-2 USD, the translation of 1 page would cost same 1-2 USD. If we consider that average salary of Russian or Ukrainian woman is 100-150 USD (we do not talk about big cities like Kiev, Moscow or St. Petersburg; salaries there are higher), and they have to live, eat, buy clothes and look good: So, a Russian woman prefers to use the help of the agency to get acquainted with men and choose a suitable partner for future serious relations. Besides, Russian women think men who address an agency service and pays for this service are more serious about finding a Russian wife.
What for can you use Birthday Bridiks for?
You can use bonus BRIDIKs that Army Of Brides gives you as a birthday for watching video clips of Russian girls
who have them available. Be attentive: Birthday BRIDIKs expire one year after you get them.
I sent a postal letter to a lady who had contacted me, but have not heard back, why?
We can't make girls reply to the letters they get by post, moreover, we do not control it. We could inquire whether girls receive your letters, but that's all we can do... very often when girls get letters by post they come to us for help - with translation, letter forwarding, etc. and we again on the starting point - a Russian woman wants to correspond using the services of the marriage agency and the man doesn't want to pay the agency for the services. Try to understand - if a lady gets letters at the agency, where they are translated for her, printed and she can reply them very easily just bringing her reply written in her native language on a sheet of paper, and thus a Russian woman can exchange letters with foreign men faster - she would choose the easier way for her. We promise you delivery of your mail as long as you use our web-site: the agencies we work with get commission for the work, and if they do not work in good and honest manner they do not get their money. We can not control the correspondence that goes on OUT of our web-site, sorry. It is more convenient for a lady to correspond using the services of the agency, she may be a client of one, two, three... agencies in her native city; she can get your letter through one agency and then go with it to another and ask to help her with corresponding with you, and you will get contacted by the agency you have never heard about and will be asked about corresponding with the lady using their web-site.
How do I know that the girl is still available?
We are aiming at having our database "clean" - clean of outdated profiles of Russian women, of scammers, of not interested women. We regularly call every Russian woman in the database to make sure she is still available, needs our services and that her contact information has not changed. We delete those who ask so. Besides, every local marriage agency affiliated with us also does this kind of check. But if you want to be sure - send your inquiry, and we will confirm girl's interest in our services or delete her from the database if she is no longer interested or available.
What advantages service package subscription to your site gives me?
First of all you should note that subscription to our web-site doesn't mean unlimited corresponding. When you buy service package subscription you get certain advantages, such as free videos, free queries, possibility to write longer letters for the cost of 1 BRIDIK, buy BRIDIKs in bulk thus reducing the cost of 1 BRIDIK. But being a subscriber you can't send letters for free, you will still have to buy BRIDIKs for sending and receiving letters. Read in details in our service package subscription section
If I become a subscriber will I still have to pay for each letter?
Yes, if you want to use our email forwarding services you will have to pay for each letter you send or receive; service package subscription to our site doesn't mean unlimited corresponding.
How can I receive women's addresses?
If you want to get contact information of a woman, such as postal address and a telephone number, you should send a letter to her using our email forwarding service and ask her to give this information in her reply. We do not sell contact information of the women, since a lot of misunderstanding happens.
I would also like to know how to delete my profile? Can't seem to find it!
You can ask us to delete your profile by sending a message through Support Center, category "Delete My Ad". We would also appreciate if you told us the reason why you stop using our services.
Can I order delivery of the gift that is not listed?
Yes, we can deliver almost anything you want, we just need to know what you want to deliver and to girl from which city: we have general price-list for most popular gifts and flowers, the prices for these gifts do not vary considerably from city to city. But "non-standard" gifts (for example, English lessons, books, mobile phones, a day in a beauty salon and the like) can vary in price considerably. After your inquiry for the special order we will contact our representative and ask about the price.
I am interested in ordering the E-Mails.
Only considerably few women have provided their e-mails for direct contact, other Russian women receive your letters at the local marriage agencies, this is called e-mail forwarding. You send your e-mail to a chosen lady, and your e-mail message is received in local marriage agency office of the lady's native city. Our interpreters translate your message into lady's native language (Russian, Ukrainian, or other) and the manager informs the woman on the phone that a message is waiting for her. If it is the first time you contact the lady, together with your letter she receives your profile and photo you have in your profile in Gentlemen Catalog. When she receives your message - women usually prefer to come to the office to pick their letters up - the woman is able to write a response immediately in her local marriage agency's office if she prefers, or she may think it over at home and then bring her reply (when she's ready) to us to translate and forward on to you.
A mature man knows that the inner beauty is most important. And to find out if there could be a good match that need some time of writing letters and calling to quite a number before eventual meeting. It should have been better with some monthly fee instead of paying letter for letter when at the end only one eventually is of interest!
Exactly because we work with different agencies we can't charge a membership fee for unlimited correspondence - some men can write hundreds letters per month just for the mere fun of it... unfortunately for our girls; men who pay per letter know what they spend money for, and more serious about each letter they write.
How do the new regulations in the USA affect your services?
International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 imposes restrictions on communication between our women-clients and foreign men. There are civil and criminal penalties on the broker for violations of this Law. But, the Law applies to US companies owned and operated in the USA, (even if they have a matchmaker subsidiary or sub-division abroad.) It would likely be very difficult to enforce this law on a non-US company. Since our agency is officially registered in Ukraine, the penalties by this Law can't be imposed on us, BUT: what is more important than penalties is how non-compliance with this Law could affect your bride's chances to get Fiancee Visa: if in the beginning of your contact the woman did not have all this information, it is possible that she will NOT get her Fiancee Visa. We strongly recommend you to consult your lawyer regarding the provisions of International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005.
How non-disclosure of the background information can affect the US client?
According to International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 after filing a petition for a K non-immigrant visa, the United States client will be subject to a criminal background check. The Consular Officer at interview will provide the visa applicant (your bride from Ukraine, Russia, or any other country than the USA) with a copy of the fiancee or spousal petition, and information and documents in her native language on any past marital and divorce history, past criminal history and past domestic violence history of the petitioner. The Consular Officer will also ask the visa applicant if the relationship was facilitated by an International Marriage Broker and, if so, confirm that the broker provided the applicant with information or documents about the petitioner's background. So, IF in the beginning of your contact the woman did not have all this information, it is possible that she will NOT get her Fiancee Visa. We strongly recommend you to consult your lawyer regarding the provisions of International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005.
Does this Law apply to me? I am not a US citizen.
This law applies NOT to "US citizens" but to "United States clients", which is defined as a US citizen OR any person residing in the U.S. Thus, "United States clients" are required to comply with this law, and supply the mandated background information and documents. We strongly recommend you to consult your lawyer regarding the provisions of International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005.
Which information should I disclose?
According to International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 the United States client should provide us, International Marriage Broker, with the future disclosure to potential United States client's partner in marriage, with the following information:
1. Any court order restricting United States client's physical contact or communication with or behavior towards another person, including any temporary or permanent civil restraining order or protection order.
2. Any arrest or conviction of United States client's for homicide, murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, sexual exploitation, incest, child abuse or neglect, torture, trafficking, peonage, holding hostage, involuntary servitude, slave trade, kidnapping, abduction, unlawful criminal restraint, false imprisonment, stalking, or any similar activity in violation of Federal, State or local criminal law.
3. Any arrest or conviction of the client or person for prostitution (solely or principally engaging in, or facilitating prostitution; any direct or indirect attempts to procure prostitutes or persons for the purpose of prostitution; or any receipt, in whole or in part, of the proceeds of prostitution)
4. Marital history of the United States client, including whether the client is currently married; whether the client has previously been married and how many times; how previous marriages of the client were terminated and the date of termination; whether the client has previously sponsored the immigration of an alien to whom the client or person was engaged or married.
5. The ages of any children of the client or person under the age of 18.
6. All States in which the client or person has resided since the age of 18.
How to contact women from your site?
You can contact any woman from our Russian brides catalog through our email forwarding system. For initial contact you can send a QUERY or a letter. A QUERY is a short standard message that attracts woman's attention to your profile in Men Online Catalog; it costs only 0.25 of a BRIDIK (four times less than a letter), replied with yes or no. A letter costs 1 BRIDIK, but you can write anything you want in it, and a woman also replies with a full letter if interested.
Can I send a QUERY to one of your women if I am not a subscriber?
To send a QUERY you should be registered user and have at least 0.25 of a BRIDIK on your Army Of Brides account. Subscribers (those registered users who paid a service package subscription fee) have 10 free QUERIES per month.
Can I change the text of a QUERY?
No, the text of a QUERY is unchangeable. Also you get a standard reply: it is either yes or no, with a few possible comments to your profile and photo (for example: not interested, didn't like the profile).
What is the difference between a QUERY and a letter?
A QUERY is a short standard unchangeable note which inquires about woman's interest in you. You get a short standard reply to your QUERY - yes or no. You can send a QUERY only to a woman with whom you have not had any contact before (you have not written to the woman and have not received any letters from her). The cost of a QUERY is 4 times less that a cost of a letter. A letter can be sent to any woman, you can write anything in a letter, and in her reply woman will write whatever she wants.
How do I keep tracking of my QUERIES?
All QUERIES you send are recorded in the special section inside your account called "Your Queries". You can see whom and when you send your QUERIES, the status of each QUERY (replied or not), and if the QUERY is replied what kind of reply was given by the woman. You can delete QUERIES that were replied by women, but you can't delete QUERIES without replies. Besides, all QUERIES leave a track in your Payment History.
Why does the price for watching videos differ?
We set up the prices for each video depending on the length and content of the video and the age of the lady. The cost of one video clip can be 0.25, 0.5 or 1 BRIDIK. Some ladies have several video clips available, and if you want to watch all video available for a lady, you can do it with 20% discount.