First International is a foreign bride website that features profiles of several thousand Ukrainian women who are seeking marriage or serious relationships. Men can join for free but must purchase credits to be able to communicate with women on the site.
Most of the women on 1st International are from Russia, the Ukraine and Baltic states. Female profiles contain a photo gallery, short descriptions about themselves and who they are seeking.
Men's profiles also appear on the site, and can include photos and videos. Men have to pay to contact women. In order to make contact, you have to purchase credits, costing between $1 and $2 depending on how many are purchased. Each girl's profile displays the number of credits requires to open a letter from her. On most such sites, the credits required to contact a woman usually depends on where she lives and how easily she can be contacted.
For a fee of $50 the company will do a background check on any member. They will check local telephone directories to verify the person's address and even send a representative there and send photo proof.
1st International gives a contact address in the United States at the top of its home page, together with a toll free number. There's also a live online support, which can be accessed by clicking the link at the top of the page.
By Tara Miller