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24 Ratings 2.92 / 5
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Quick Facts
Cost 1 Month $39.99
Average
Popularity 145,000 active users
Low
Gender make-up More women
(2 to 1)       
Better for men

A dating site that connects Russian women with men from the West. Russian Cupid lets you communicate with other users directly, without inter-mediation through a translator. Joining is free but expect to pay if you want to connect with other non-pay members via email or chat.

RussianCupid serves as a popular choice if you want to meet people across international borders. It draws members not only from Russia but also from several Eastern European countries including Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldavia.

This site offers a different format to most other foreign bride type websites in that members interact with each other through the site's messaging system rather than using a system of credits for each contact made.



If you're interested in meeting a girl from Eastern Europe this could be a better choice than a marriage agency.


The Community

There's an active dating pool of around 145,000 members, with an average of 2-3 thousand logged on at any given time. Profiles are generally of high quality, descriptive and contain decent photos. Language translation assistance is there to assist with communication. There's an option to upload a video introduction for those who choose.



Membership Plans

On joining up, you'll be set to the site's standard (free) account plan, but this can be upgraded if you choose at a later point. Standard members are allowed to peruse the site, view and bookmark profiles, view and comment on photos, send electronic flirts, use the search forms and send email messages.

The catch however is that emails from other free members can't be opened. This requires either sender or receiver to upgrade to either Gold or Platinum.



Profile verification is an optional step if you want to show others you are serious.


Other features on the site, such as instant messaging, chat rooms and video profiling, also require upgrading. Gold and Platinum memberships can be obtained in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month increments. The site, which is run by Cupid Media, has a standard pricing across all sites.



Verified profiles

Profile verification is an optional step for those who want to show others they are serious and are who they say they are. This involves sending an electronic copy of your photo ID which will be used to confirm your identity.

Safety tips and pointers are displayed on various pages on the website - just reminding you of basic rules such as never sending money. The “report abuse” button is there to inform the site's admin of suspicious behavior.

It is available in several different languages (language choice can be set by clicking the appropriate flag icon).



In Brief...

RussianCupid is a non-exclusive site open to individuals of all backgrounds and nationalities. Those who are interested in meeting and possibly marrying a person from Eastern Europe will likely find this site a better and more cost-effective choice than marriage agency services which charge contact fees.


The good

  • Active community
  • Communicate directly with other members you meet - you are not charged per contact
  • Video introductions and chat features adds interest
  • Free standard account allows the site to be tested before upgrading

The bad

  • Men outnumber women
  • No matchmaking features
  • Doesn't offer tours, personalized translation and personal assistance that can be found on specialist marriage broker websites.
Rating from 24 customers

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3 Star: (5)

2 Star: (3)

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    gruzApril 26th, 2018

    Below average

    i used my original details to register russiancupid but i was not given the chance to enjoy my account was deactivated
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    John_4121November 29th, 2017

    Just average

    I dont agree with everything else you said but I do fully agree that internet has replaced common sense.
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    BanghaNovember 14th, 2017

    Recommended

    I want to have a succulent Russian lady for a serious relationship.
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    paingain.ppOctober 31st, 2017

    Just average

    I want a marry. Dream girl
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    james01vSeptember 7th, 2017

    Recommended

    Hello, Like to find someone who shares similar interests or going various trips.
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    JackStrangerAugust 15th, 2017

    Below average

    I will have to agree with the fellow in what he is saying since he is completely making sense in what he says. I don't trust this site and everybody's else's "positive" opinion is just that their opinion because they are only looking at the site from their own angle it seems.
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    bankruptcyOctober 5th, 2016

    Recommended

    Great facts about Russia!
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    LeonidesOctober 1st, 2016

    Useless

    The 2 women I had e-mails with, after over a month of trying to know each other, and finaly deciding to meet, resulted in scams that were asking for money.
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    kellymeNovember 16th, 2016

    Avoid

    Replied to Leonides Thanks for the heads up. So much garbage out there to wade through!
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    Steve_2488January 8th, 2016

    Useless

    This site is a breeding ground for SCAMMERS! I am tired of wading through the mire to find someone genuine. Who would have imagined so many Russian girls would end up travelling to either Ghana or Nigeria to work! Any my oh my those Russain roads must be appalling, so many family members killed in road accidents leaving them all alone in the world. And boy I must be a catch, I have had at least 3 girls tell me they love me after 2 or 3 emails.

    Shocking waste of time and money...avoid at all costs.
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    kellymeNovember 16th, 2016

    Useless

    Replied to Steve_2488 Thanks for the heads up!
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    Scott_5131May 18th, 2012

    Just average

    I joined as a standard member which was free. I only looked at gold or platinum profiles and sent mail for further contact. I also have had a few paid members contact me. We exchanged email addresses and of course a couple scammers out of a dozen. But, they are easy to spot. They talk about how wonderful they are then how good of a man you are. All well and good however they don't ask you too many questions and don't answer yours. First red flag, and if issue of money comes up then it's done. I have seven I talk to on a regular basis, they send photos, and specific ones when I ask. Not nudes or anything like that, for example I asked to see them with a newspaper or current magazine for the reason of scamming. They all understood and obliged my request and I did the same. They also made it clear that they don't know what the future holds and just continue to correspond. Any dating site has scammers, sad but true. Follow these steps, express your concerns because they have them too. It's being smart and honest, you will get the results you're looking for.
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    kellymeNovember 16th, 2016

    Recommended

    Replied to Scott_5131 Good tips thanks.Add your reply here…
Russian Cupid 2.92 24 A review of RussianCupid. A dating site that connects Russian women with men from the West. Russian Cupid lets you communicate with other users directly, without inter-mediation through a translator.