A marriage agency website features women from former soviet countries. Men join the site for free but must upgrade to unlock emailing and chat facilities. Members can communicate directly with one another using email and the language translation software which is freely available.
Flirt4Free is a foreign marriage site that features women from Russia, Ukraine and Baltic countries. The owners state that females wishing to have their profiles displayed must go through a vetting process, whereby their background and motivations are checked - in their words “we have become experts at spotting the bad apples”. Men can join without such restrictions however as with most sites of this type, those wishing to communicate beyond simple flirts will need to upgrade to either a gold or silver membership. Silver membership unlocks unlimited communication with women in the silver gallery and the free gallery. Those wishing to send messages to women in the Gold gallery must upgrade to gold membership - this also confers priority appearance in searches and full access to compatibility reports. Registration will take around 10-15 minutes as there four pages to complete.
The site is well presented and offers an above-average range of tools and features. The detailed search allows sifting through profiles based on several criteria; the usual ones of age range and physical appearance are available as well as other parameters such as lifestyle, languages and profession. A few quick searches reveal that most profiles are detailed enough that you can at least find out about the person - all female profiles have pictures. Some texts are in Russian however there's an instant translator button which will translate it to your chosen language. The entire site can also be displayed in a number of different languages.
By Tara Miller