|1.00||Company and services.|
|1.01||Is your company real?|
|1.02||Why should I use your service?|
|1.03||Can I get more information about your company?|
|1.04||Do you select women for your site?|
|1.05||Do you verify these women's data?|
|1.06||What is you policy about scammers?|
|1.07||Are the addresses you give valid?|
|1.08||What does a VIP membership offer?|
|1.09||What do I get with my order?|
|1.10||How do you deal with returned mail problems?|
|1.11||I don't speak Russian, how do I phone the lady?|
|1.12||Do you offer a translation service?|
|2.01||Why marry a Russian/Ukrainian woman?|
|2.02||Why do these pretty women want to leave their home and go to another country?|
|2.03||Why do these women seek foreign men?|
|2.04||How do women find your company?|
|2.05||Do women pay to use your service?|
|2.06||Are these women still available?|
|2.07||These women look too pretty. Are they real?|
|2.08||Are these women sincere?|
|2.09||Are they only looking for rich men?|
|2.10||Is my appearance important to them?|
|2.11||What is acceptable age difference?|
|2.12||Should I send money to the woman I correspond with?|
|2.13||How can I send money to the woman I correspond with?|
|2.14||Will these women be willing to live abroad?|
|2.15||How many letters do these women receive?|
|2.16||Is language a barrier?|
|2.17||Will these women consider interracial relationship?|
|2.18||How do these ladies look at different religions?|
|2.19||How much chance do I have to marry a girl with an attractive profession such as a doctor or model?|
|2.20||I doubt if anybody will reply to me... (e.g. disabled, rare religious beliefs, difficult profession, very special requirements)|
|2.21||What is the difference between women from the 15 republic of the former USSR?|
|3.00||Writing a letter, contacting.|
|3.01||How do I make first contact with the woman?|
|3.02||What do I do if I want women make first contact to me?|
|3.03||What is the fastest way of contacting the woman?|
|3.04||Can you give any suggestions on writing a letter to the woman?|
|3.05||Do I have to send return envelope in my letter?|
|3.06||How can I be sure that a woman will respond?|
|3.07||How much time should be allowed for a response back?|
|1.00||Company and services. |
|1.01||Is your company real? |
A Pretty Woman was one of the first companies for Russian brides, started in 1992 with printed catalogues and joined Internet in 1994. The owner of the company happily married to a Russian woman. The company employs 15 people and over the years developed a reliable affiliate network of several thousand companies. Success of A Pretty Woman is reflected in every thankful letter, hundreds of them have been receiving through years and displayed on our "Letters" page. You are welcome to speak to a representative of our company and ask any question.
|1.02||Why should I use your service? |
For 8 years our site has been updated EVERY FRIDAY with 30 or more of the best marriage minded women, of beauty, mystique, intelligence and charm, that we could find. A Pretty Woman strives for quality not for quantity. Every week we receive approximately 200 applicants from which we carefully select about 30 of the most beautiful, sincere and educated women. We don't want to waste your time browsing through thousands of girls you probably will never be interested in. Because of our good reputation, personal relationship with our clients, our knowledge and experience in the industry, and the fact that we are a well established company our clients are increasing every year. We strive to develop a personal relationship with our clients to find the best results for them. In the pursuit of lifetime happiness nothing is ever too much trouble.
|1.03||Can I get more information about your company? |
Yes certainly! Top three people of A Pretty Woman the owner himself, sales executive and customers relationship manager as well as another 12 employees of the company will be happy to answer any of your questions via email, fax, telephone or letter. Please submit the form on "Countact us" page and any requested information will be given to you without delay.
|1.04||Do you select women for your site? |
Yes, all women on our site are carefully selected. Beauty, education and sincerity are the main priorities in selecting girls for our site. 30 or more women of 200 applicants are placed on our site every week. Constant review of our strict anti-scam policy, ensures that scammers are kept to an absolute minimum, most never even meet the acceptance requirements, as we filter them out before they even have a chance to make their move.
|1.05||Do you verify these women's data? |
Several people in A Pretty Woman only job is to verify data of applicants. There is always a very small percentage of applicants that get rejected on suspicion of a potential scam. Every beautiful woman with suprisingly perfect data is now being carefully checked before being placed on our site. Having representatives in the larger cities of all the CIS countries we have an opportunity of not only making phone calls or send telegrams to women, but to conduct personal interviews to verify that the woman is real, honest, sincere and marriage minded.
|1.06||What is you policy about scammers? |
We have a zero tolerance policy towards scam operators. We monitor updates on several of the largest antiscam-sites regularly, checking all incoming applicants for previous records, and custom software that assists in determining the potential for a scam. We rely also on feedback from the public and our clients for further information, because in reality a person is innocent until proved guilty. If you have any information or problem with one of the woman on our site, please contact us. The matter will be investigated without delay, any member that is abusing our services will be removed from our site as our clients interests are always our first priority.
|1.07||Are the addresses you give valid? |
Yes, the new girls placed every Friday on A Pretty Woman have been verified on validity of their personal contact information before being displayed on our database of available woman. When we are made aware of an address that is no longer valid, we first try to find the new contact information, failing that, we immediately remove her from our database. However, if you have any doubts or questions concerning this matter, your request on verification will be fulfilled on a personal basis.
|1.08||What does a VIP membership offer? |
VIP membership is our highest level of membership and our top and most respected clients. We offer them the most comprehensive service, and customer care. VIP customers get the widest choice, the longest memberships and substantially more woman making the first contact that any other membership. Our staff spend more time giving assistance and advice to these customers, because their success is for our mutual benefit, and in line with our long term goals. We at A Pretty Woman know that our success is based our customers' success.
|1.09||What do I get with my order? |
We give you whatever contact information the lady has given to us. We always give out a postal address and then any combination of phone, fax and email addresses that the women has given to us.
|1.10||How do you deal with returned mail problems? |
Returned, slow and sometimes lost mail is an ongoing problem in the former USSR, however, in recent years there have been significant improvements. Returned electronic mail might indicate temporary server or connection problems and might get delivered if sent again a few hours later. If you have any problems contacting the women, please contact us, we have other ways to investigate and possibly can contact the lady when you may have failed.
|1.11||I don't speak Russian, how do I phone the lady? |
We operate a telephone translation service for this purpose. Using a 3 party conversation with a translator you can speak to her on the phone. For more information on this service please go to the "Telephone translation" page.
|1.12||Do you offer a translation service? |
Yes, your letters to and from women can be translated for charge $5.00 per letter or A4 size page. If you require this service please email us.
|2.01||Why marry a Russian/Ukrainian woman? |
Russian women are well-known for their beauty, intelligence, education and serious attitude towards relationships and life. They are down-to-earth, family oriented and faithful. Not the career but traditional family values and care are the main priorities for them. Present days Russian women in general are able to speak at least some or good English, often they speak several languages, mainly German, French, Italian, Spanish. Large age differences usually are not an issue for Russian women. Often they prefer to marry a man 10-20 years older then themselves. Russian women view older man as more mature, serious, responsible and stable. The ladies displayed in A Pretty Woman database are carefully selected in order to help you to search through marriage minded, most sincere, reliable and beautiful women.
|2.02||Why do these pretty women want to leave their home and go to another country? |
If you will ask, every girl will give you different answer to this question. Some of them are looking for romantic love and believe that their second half can be anywhere in a world. Some of them did not find a good husband in their own country, disappointed by Russian men and looking for someone serious, reliable and loving from another country. In general Russian women seeking stable life for future children in a country that has good values and security for people. Primary goal for them is to find reliable, kind and loyal man to build a strong and happy family with him, and if they didn't find such a man in Russia, they are looking abroad. Open borders and internet are now giving an then an excellent opportunities for them to search for second half from all around the world.
|2.03||Why do these women seek foreign men? |
According to statistics there is a shortage of Russian men in the country in general. Alcoholism is also affecting many Russian men making them unable to keep a strong and happy family. Bad economic conditions make it difficult for Russian men to support a family. Russian women find Western (American/European/Asian) men desirable because they view them as optimistic, healthy, reliable, sophisticated and stable, and this represents everything the Russian men are not. Because of the health factors Russian men look 10-15 years older than western men and live a shorter life.
|2.04||How do women find your company? |
We advertise constantly in many popular magazines and newspapers in and around former USSR. A network of several hundred paid affiliates & companies refer many of our applicants. We also use direct mail from our mailing lists, and even if some of the ladies are no longer interested, they usually send us friends and relatives that are interested. Every month we receive around 800 letters from new applicants asking to join our marriage agency.
|2.05||Do women pay to use your service? |
No, Russian women receive our services completely free, which include processing and regular updating of their applications, sending gentlemen's catalogues, scanning photos and hand-writing letters, translating data to English language and international phone calls from our side to verify validity of the applicant's information.
|2.06||Are these women still available? |
Work at A Pretty Woman team implies constant checking and verification of the availability of presented ladies for marriage. Every week we delete several applicants who became unavailable mainly because they have found their true match. Ladies presented on our site now are available. We do our best to keep the database up to date, regularly ask ladies to inform us when they don't want to receive new letters. We also regularly send emails and post mails to all women in our database asking them if they are still available and if there are any changes to their personal data. However, sometimes ladies do neglect to inform us. If you discover that a lady is not available after you have bought her address, we will replace it with another addresses of your choice or refund your purchase. Complete information on this policy is on our order page.
|2.07||These women look too pretty. Are they real? |
Our selective approach help us to feature only the most attractive women. Russian women in general are very beautiful. A visit to Russia or Ukraine is unforgettable. You walk in the street and you can't believe your own eyes: thousands of beautiful women with stunning figures dressed in perfectly fit fashionable outfits walking in streets everywhere. Can it be real? Visit Russia and see for yourself! Another point is: would we be able to exist as a respectable company for more than 12 years and have so many thankful replies from married couples if we sold addresses of girls that did not exist? Having made dozens of trips to Russia we can say with confidence: Russian women are amazingly beautiful and definitely real. We do realize how stunning it looks to upload our site and see over 7,000 available model looking girls. It's a big job and a huge effort to collect data and present the most attractive women for you! We include many original hand written letters, as further proof that these women do exist. It would be impossible for us, or anybody, to try to write in thousands of different handwritings.
|2.08||Are these women sincere? |
Are they looking for a simple way out of their country? No, Russian women are seeking kind and supportive men. Being unable to find true match in their own country, Russian women using an opportunity to explore the whole world to expand their chances to find a special person.
|2.09||Are they only looking for rich men? |
Russian women are not poverty stricken and do not having too high expectations from relationships. All they are looking for is men's ability to provide for a family and make the life of their future children secure and comfortable. Russian woman's priority is to find true love and create domestic coziness with her second half, therefore "rich" is not important, "reliable, responsible and kind-hearted" - is.
|2.10||Is my appearance important to them? |
For most of the men appearance and youth are important factors in choosing a life mate. But for women, more significant are men's maturity, stability, intelligence, and ability to protect and provide for the family. These qualities Russian women find more important in a man then outward beauty. Warm relationship and trust are more essential for Russian women for building a happy family, rather than attractive looks of a partner. However, if girl is looking for a physically attractive man she usually specifies it in her letter and there is only very small percentage of this kind of preference.
|2.11||What is acceptable age difference? |
Russian women are very mature for their age and prefer to marry serious and stable men 10-20 years older then themselves, because age in their view indicates maturity, wisdom, success and ability to take good care of wife and children. That is why Russian women are so popular because big differences in age do not concern them. In general, ladies under 20 prefer men 25-35, ladies age 21-26 prefer men 30-45, ladies 27-32 are looking for a man 36-55. Of course these figures are vary and are approximate, there will be some girls who want men within 5 years difference only. Read the ladies profiles where preferences are indicated. If age of a man is not indicated in a lady's profile, then it is not a main priority or does not concern her at all.
|2.12||Should I send money to the woman I correspond with? |
It is totally up to you to evaluate how strong and honest your relationship is with the lady. Increasing problems with scamming over last few years should warn you to be more alert in making decisions about supporting your lady. It is true that by statistics women in Russia earn in average $50 a month (a teacher's salary, for example, is $30 a month). If you would like to have our advice, we wouldn't recommend you to send money if: 1. You never saw the lady before. It is good to visit lady before and make sure she is truly interested in you. 2. She is asking you for money. You must understand that lady managed to survive before she met you: join sport clubs, pay levy and medical bills and buy beautiful outfits. 3. Be aware of scamming and sending money for visa, ticket and travel expenses. Sending money or gifts are acceptable, if it is done not on the ladies request, but on your own wish only: 1. Flowers delivery, parcels with presents, souvenirs.2. Small amounts for internet payments to correspond with you via email.
|2.13||How can I send money to the woman I correspond with? |
Best way to do is through Western-Union or Money-Gram services, which have offices in almost every city and small towns all around former USSR.
|2.14||Will these women be willing to live abroad? |
Yes, that is why they have joined an international marriage agency to search for love and a partner around the world. Russian women will relocate if she falls in love with a man of her choice and willing to create a family with him.
|2.15||How many letters do these women receive? |
According to our statistics only 5% of women in our database have received more than 100 letters from a man, 10% received 50-100 letters, 15% received 20-50 letters, 20% received 5-10 letters, and 50% of the ladies have received 0-5 letters from a man. It means you can be the only correspondent for every second woman on our database. Imagine how impatiently she is waiting for you letter! Also you have better chance with a girl from a small town who doesn't have an email address, because most of men prefer to write to girls who have email for a faster responce.
|2.16||Is language a barrier? |
At present times Russian girls have at least some knowledge of English and often they speak a few other languages like: German, French, Italian, Spanish. On the first page of profiles we indicate knowledge of English: poor - knows only few words, cannot speak English, writes with dictionary, some - can speak a little, write with dictionary, good - can speak quite well, write with dictionary, fluent - able to speak and write very good English without help of dictionary. On the second profile page is a summary we usually indicate knowledge of other languages, if any. It is good to send the first introduction letter in English and Russian to girls who know only poor English. Communication problems due to different languages usually do not last long. When a Russian girl falls in love with you and prepares to move to your country, she will learn your language very quickly.
|2.17||Will these women consider interracial relationship? |
Former USSR consists of 15 republic, each of them is completely different nationality and ethnicity, and 15 different languages. There are few republics (as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan) that have mainly yellow race population. Georgians and Armenians look like Italians, Estonians and Lithuanians have very Scandinavian looks. At the present time, after a few hundred years of mixing, Russia itself consists of people with very mixed nationalities. You actually can very rarely find 100% Russian with pure Slavic genes. Considering all this, it can be said, that there was never any form of racism in Russia and Russian girls are very tolerant to people of different races and cultures. In fact many will find it exciting to meet someone different and will have no objection for creating a family with him.
|2.18||How do these ladies look at different religions? |
For many years religion in former USSR was prohibited. It began it's revival only 15 years ago. Many Russian girls these days consider themselves as Orthodox Christians but rather almost never attend Church or being very religious. At present time 40% of Russian women are Orthodox Christians, about 20% are Catholic Christians, 10% belong to other religions and about 30% are not religious at all. 5 republic out of 15 in Russia consists of mainly Muslim population. There are also areas inside Russia (as Tatarstan) that consists of Muslim people. Having over 25 nationalities and languages mixed within former USSR, Russian people are very patient and understanding to different religions. Even if you are Hindu Buddhist, or Jehovah's Witness, you will find your match in Russia.
|2.19||How much chance do I have to marry a girl with an attractive profession such as a doctor or model? |
It's like with every other women: how much love, affection, care and understanding have you got to offer? Doctors and models do receive 10% more letters than girls of another professions, but as all the other women they want to be loved and feel special. Send her a very interesting letter, be different, show your undoubted interest, make her feel beautiful and desirable, and she will reply to you.
|2.20||I doubt if anybody will reply to me... (e.g. disabled, rare religious beliefs, difficult profession, very special requirements) |
Through years we have had many questions on how to find a match if a man has special requirements that make his search for ideal wife more difficult. There were men in wheel-chairs, sailors who are away from home for too long, or people with rare religious beliefs who wanted to find Russian girl that will accept certain qualities, difficult job or share same beliefs. The best result to these people usually came by joining our Personal Listing, where men's data published in a catalogue and send to few thousand girls every month. These men have received many replies and had an excellent choice from those women who are truly interested in them. To find out how to join Personal listing please proceed to our "Personal listing" page.
|2.21||What is the difference between women from the 15 republic of the former USSR? |
All 15 republic are 15 completely different nationalities, customs and Religions, and completely different languages, unrelated to Russian language. If woman is Russian she will have European looks despite living in any of the 15 republic. Actually it is not easy to find someone in Russia with 100% Russian blood. In one European looking girl you can find mixture of Russian, Polish, Jewish and Tartar blood. Pure Ukrainians have 2 types of people: blondes with blue eyes and black hair with brown eyes. Pure Belarussians are blond, pure Estonians have very Scandinavians looks with pale-blond hair and cold blue eyes. Pure Russians have blonde to light-brown hair. Georgians and Armenians have Italian/Gypsy/Romanian looks. Few republics as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan belong to yellow race. Russian women live in all of 15 republic, because their ancestors immigrated there 50-200 years ago.
|3.00||Writing a letter, contacting. |
|3.01||How do I make first contact with the woman? |
Every woman on our site you can contact by post. Most of them have also email, telephone or fax. The best way to make first contact is to write introduction letter and send it by post, email or fax. If you want to make first contact by phone we suggest you use our telephone translation service for the first call. If you decided to make first contact by phone please remember time differences between Russia and your country.
|3.02||What do I do if I want women make first contact to me? |
In this case ideal for you is to apply to join our personal listing. You data and photograph will be placed in our men's catalogue and sent every month to thousands of women. You will probably get between 50 and 500 replies only from ladies who are truly interested in you.
|3.03||What is the fastest way of contacting the woman? |
Fastest way of contacting is by email, courier service or telephone. If you make first contact by phone we suggest to ask ladies permission first to phone her. If you phone to a lady who speaks only some or poor English it is better to write her letter first or use our telephone translation service.
|3.04||Can you give any suggestions on writing a letter to the woman? |
It is not true that first introduction letter should be short and consist only of minimum most important biographical information. Remember that beautiful lady will get several letters and you should do your best to write the most interesting, warm and inspiring introduction letter. To make a lady feel special, beautiful and desired requires writing a very personal letter full of your undoubted interest in her, warm words and compliments. Tell her as much as you can to make her feel one and only. Sincerity and romantic sentences are very much appreciated and will make you irresistible to her. Try to realize that you are not applying for a job but writing to your potential sole mate that may become the love of your life. Another very important thing is to enclose good photograph of yourself. We suggest you to take photograph in professional photo studio, preferably in suit and with warm attractive smile. As much as you can add to the envelope is always good. Postcards of your country and city, drawings, photo of your house.
|3.05||Do I have to send return envelope in my letter? |
For better chance on getting reply and have it faster we recommend that you do send return envelope and maybe a small bank note to cover postage (one US dollar bill). It is hardly affordable for many Russian women to pay for international postal service.
|3.06||How can I be sure that a woman will respond? |
Send her interesting, full, exciting letter. Enclose professionally taken photographs with smile. Also good idea is to send return envelope and enclose a US one dollar bill. Add pictures of you country, city and home. Tell her what you have to offer and how much love and affection are in your heart. You have to be original and interesting to attract attention because ladies also have a choice. Also good idea is to send flowers. If you need hints on how to write a good letter please go to question "Can you give any suggestions on writing a letter to the woman?"
|3.07||How much time should be allowed for a response back? |
For postal letter you should allow at least 6 weeks for response. Airmail letters to Russia takes 3 weeks, plus lady might need time to translate, write back and take photos of herself. For email or fax it is ok to wait 1 week. Many girls don't have computers and go to internet cafe once a week on weekends.