Bride.ru is one of the longest running online Russian marriage sites. It features profiles of attractive women, mostly from Russia and outlying countries. The women's profiles are organized into galleries. Men can purchase either Silver or Gold memberships; those purchasing gold membership are allowed to contact any females on the site.
How it works
Membership on the site is free for men and women who want to post their profile, but to access the full range of features requires a paid membership (for men).
The features offered on the site are typical of most other Russian marriage websites, and include chat, email, video connections, flirts, and more. Bride.ru can be accessed in two different languages - English and Russian.
A basic membership on Bride.ru won't cost you anything, but if you want access to a more comprehensive array of options - i.e. talking to people - then either a Gold Membership or Silver Membership is necessary.
Silver Membership entitles you to unlimited access to all of the singles in the Silver Gallery as well as the Free Gallery, while the Gold Membership entitles you to unlimited access to all singles in all categories that are listed on the site.
Both Gold and Silver memberships allow for unlimited emails and messaging within their respective membership levels. Free membership is a helpful way to search the website and evaluate the available singles before committing to one of the paid membership levels.
What's the difference between gold/silver galleries?
They don't explain anywhere what the difference is - or at least I couldn't find it. Most likely it's based on interest and contact requests. So those ladies who receive the most interest are placed into the top gallery. If this is true, the brides here truly are "commodities", following the laws of supply and demand!
In addition to the website, Bride.ru have their own app called "informer". This desktop system needs to be downloaded and from there, you get notifications of new members and so on - as well as the option to top up your credits.
By Tara Miller