By the way, some of the Russian dating sites and agencies I review negatively have a reputation for intimidating critical reviewers, often threatening to sue for defamation.
In an attempt to insulate myself from accusations of defamation, I carefully choose the wording in my negative reviews so as to avoid the potential legal hassles later.
Good spelling shows that you are thoughtful and considered.
Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.
In the end the right person will accept you for who you are, baggage and all.'Profiles with 100 to 200 words received 10 per cent more messages, and users with positive identifiers such as confident and outgoing, received 23 per cent more incoming messages and 4 per cent more replies to their outgoing ones.
'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.
(2) I offer very positive reviews for some sites that offer no affiliate agreements.
Well, having been around that block a few times, I can tell you a little about some of the sites and agencies I've encountered in one form or another, both the good and bad. But for most of my reviews I give good, common-sense reasons for my positive or negative reviews... I DO receive affiliate commissions from some sites if you click through to them and order anything, but I can reasonably demonstrate that this does not skew my objectivity by pointing out two facts: (1) some of the sites for whom I offer critical reviews offer lucrative affiliate programs.
It is a virtual minefield where you have no idea who to trust.
What is even scarier is what you'll find if you search the web for reviews about these sites for yourself!
Having said that, some things rarely change much: Integrity and excellence of service.
Russian dating sites that offer good honest service will usually continue to do so as long as they are under the same ownership/management, and those that are scammy and crooked will usually continue that way.