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Rbrides is a typical mail order bride web site that doesn’t provide the basic services we would expect from such a site, but does include a couple of out of the ordinary features. The design isn’t anything to behold and, like many mail order bride web sites, it can be difficult to navigate at times. There is also no offer of tours to meet someone you have found on the site or interpreters to help with communication. All of these things combined make for a site that we wouldn’t recommend but the one thing is does have going for it is that there are plenty of profiles to browse through.
RBrides is the type of mail order bride site whereby you will first have to create a profile for yourself in order to start using it. This has the benefit of showing the women on the site what you have to offer and hopefully getting a few of them interested in contacting you. Once you have signed up and created a profile you are free to browse through the profiles of women who have posted on the site. The design of these isn’t particularly eye-catching, but they provide enough information to let you decide whether or not you would want to contact the lady.
In order to actually contact one of the women on RBrides you will have to sign up to a membership plan AND purchase some credits to use. These don’t work in the same way as many other sites do, whereby you spend a credit on each message sent; instead you spend one credit per member you want to contact and then are allowed unlimited contact with them. You will probably mostly use the internal email system to send messages to ladies you are interested in, but there is also a community video chat feature which can be useful for meeting random members you might not otherwise have talked to. We were quite disappointed that Rbrides is not open about this payment system which could lead to users signing up without being aware that they will have to pay more again to fully use the website.
One of the more novel features on RBrides is the date finder, which can be used to find a lady looking for a date on a particular day and time. In theory this seems like a good idea, but when you consider that all the women who might be using it are in Russia it’s not so handy when you are sitting at home in another country. Also, when we checked there were no women using this feature. If there were tours on offer to visit Russia this would be useful, but unfortunately RBrides doesn’t offer anything of the sort.
RBrides seems like it is trying to be a good mail order bride web site, but is just missing the mark by doing the wrong things. If it provided more of the basic features necessary for meeting a foreign bride we would rate it a lot higher. However, for the moment we would recommend checking out some of the sites in our top ten list instead.
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