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Unlike many other mail order bride websites, KievConnections.com do not offer a membership option to their customers. Instead, you simply freely browse the database of women that they have (or use the search form to perform a detailed search for the woman of your dreams) and then contact Kiev Connections directly in order to purchase one of their services, which include the Matchmaker service, the letter forwarding service, and the gifts delivery service (these are described in the features list above). You will find links to all 3 of these services at the bottom of each profile on the site. The profiles listed display all the characteristics of each woman plus 3 of her photos. Usefully, they also describe how proficient the woman is in English, a vitally important pioint that far too many mail order bride websites ommit to show.
The search facility is fairly full and easy to use, as is browsing the database by age range (although strangely clicking the 18-20 button does still seem to show many profiles of women who are over 20 years old).
The letter translating and forwarding option seems very competitively priced compared with many similar sites, and we particularly liked the fact that you could simply e-mail your letter and up to 3 photographs to Kiev Connections, who would then print out your letter and pictures and send them by domestic mail. The same can also be done in reverse for the letters she sends back to you, drastically cutting down the time it takes to send a letter and receive a response. It also makes it easier and cheaper for you to send your letters and cuts down the chances that your mail will be stolen from the Ukrainian postal system, as many foreign letters are. Many Ukrainian women are without e-mail, and so snail mail seems to be the only way to go. However, many other mail order bride websites also offer you the chance to communicate with ladies via e-mail if the woman of your choice has supplied an e-mail address. Sadly, this option seems to be unavailable at Kiev Connections. Also, we are not sure how much it costs to send a letter to a woman who is already proficient in English, where the translation service is not required - this is not mentioned on the website and so we assume it is not an option. We therefore conclude that all letters are translated by default. Other features missing from KievConnections are organised foreign tours, and telephone translation (a 3-way conversation between you, the lady of your choice and a translator).
It seems that the primary service offered by Kiev Connections is their Matchmaking service, where you supply them with a list of 10 women, and they show your pictures and profile to these women until they find 5 who are interested in you. They will then organise it so that these women are ready to meet you when you arrive in Kiev - you can meet the first woman on your first day, the second on your second day and so on. At first, this option seems a little pricey at €399.95, but if Kiev Connections can guarantee 5 of your favorite women ready and willing to meet you when you arrive, then who knows, it may prove to be the best $399.95 you ever spent! If you want to better your chances you can also take advantage of the personal gift service and send your lady a bouquet of flowers or a teddy bear to show your affections.
It's clear from the KievConnections.com website that they're focusing on a very niche market here of western men wanting to specifically meet women from Kiev. As such, there are far fewer women to choose from in their database than on other larger sites, such as Cherry Blossoms. However, you will also have less competition on Kiev Connections than you would on a larger site. It is also clear that with Kiev Connections, you get that personal touch, where they really strive to match you up with the girl of your dreams. Kiev Connections is on the Gold List of some very respected anti-scam sites on the internet as well as being highly regarded by many other marriage agency review sites.
Though it lacks many features supplied by some of the larger mail order bride websites and has a smaller database targeting a highly specific market, we highly recommend Kiev Connections for its reliability and for that all-important personal touch, which may prove invaluable when searching for a bride in a foreign country.
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