Our Verdict On Russian Brides Club
After first seeing the dated design of Russian Brides Club, we suspected the service would be equally underwhelming, and we turned out to be right. There wasn’t a single aspect of the site we liked, apart from the detailed search function, and the women’s profiles look far from genuine.
Russian Brides Club does not really let you get the premise of the website wrong with the help of its name — this place is exactly what it sounds like, a dating site for foreign men who want to meet Slavic women.
Russian Brides Club has been around since 1997, but, unlike other dating sites with decades of history, it doesn’t seem to change with time. And in the case of international dating services, it’s not a good thing — the design of the website looks extremely obsolete. Plus, with no dedicated mobile version or mobile apps, Russian Brides Club makes it nearly impossible for mobile users to get the same experience as desktop users.
There are no success stories on the RussianBridesClub website, so there is no way of knowing whether the service is actually successful in its mission. However, the website has been around for some time, which means there are some men that are using it. But is it a good international dating service? This is the question we will try to answer with our Russian Brides Club review.
How it works
The homepage of Russian Brides Club is not very informative, even if you ignore the dated design. There are a few women’s profiles you can check out, a sign up form, and a banner that claims that every member of the website is entitled to a Russian Brides free membership. That is only partially true, as even though the membership is technically free, you still need to pay to use various features of the service.
If you don’t want to sign up for the website right away, you can take a look around by visiting the profiles of women or using the search function, which is located right in the middle of the homepage. However, you will need to create an account if you want to get in touch with any of the women.
The registration at Russian Brides Club is rather easy: you need to specify your name, location, birthdate, choose your nickname, and provide your email and password. Once every field is filled in, you can begin your Russian Brides Club quest.
The women’s profiles at Russian Brides Club are not very detailed, but they allow you to find out some basic information about the woman you are interested in. Every woman signing up for the service answers a standard set of questions about their personality, appearance, and goals, and that is exactly what you can learn from the profile.
There are several communication options you can use if you want to get in touch with the woman. They range from sending a smile to adding her to your friends. You can also send a gift or flowers for an additional price.
You will notice that different women have a different amount of credits required for you to open a letter from them. This is one of the features of Russian Brides Club that worried us. There is no clear system of how these numbers are calculated, so this may just be the website’s attempt to make you pay more.
Who can you find there?
Even though the website is called Russian Brides Club, it has female members both from Russia and Ukraine. Every time you visit the website, you will be displayed a different collection of female profiles, so there is a chance someone will attract your attention from there. If not, you can use the search function to narrow down the variety of women for your tastes.
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The search function at Russian Brides Club is very detailed. It allows you to filter women both by basic parameters like age, body type, height and weight, and by advanced features like income, zodiac sign, and smoking and drinking habits. Keep in mind that the more fields you fill in, the fewer results you are going to get, so if you want to broaden the variety of women, you can leave some of the fields blank.
The results of your search will be displayed in a collage. Unlike other dating sites, who mostly display the woman’s profile photo, age, name, and ID in the search results, Russian Brides Club provides you with much more information about the woman, including her personal introduction, the number of credits required to open her letter, and trust level.
So what is the trust level exactly? According to Russian Brides Club, the trust level is calculated based on several parameters, including reply rate: for example, if a member receives many letters but only replies to a small part of them, their trust level will decrease and the profile can be eventually deactivated.
You can sign up for Russian Brides Club and browse the website for free, but most of the features on the website are only available to paying members. Besides the cost of opening a letter from a female member, you will also need to pay for gifts, smiles, and other actions you want to take.
Credits are sold in packages ranging from 20 to 100 credits, which sounds like a lot, but will hardly last for too long if you plan to become an active member of the service. You can pay for credits with credit or debit cards, but Russian Brides Club stays true to its dated nature and even accepts cash over mail as a payment method.
The Russian Brides Club website is encrypted, but that is about the only safety feature you can get on the website. We were not convinced by the trust level system, as it seems rather random to us. The service also doesn’t have any guides on safe online dating, and even though there is an option to report suspicious members, it is not enough for us to call Russian Brides Club a safe dating site.