International Dating, Matchmaking and Long Term Relationships, Pen
Pals & Soul Mates. International Marriage.
|Basic FREE Membership:
|| Yes. You may browse the ladies
profiles for free but to receive addresses and contact details you
must become a paying member.
|Number of Members:
||38545 Ladies Profiles
|Sexual Categories Covered:
|| Straight Dating/Marriage
||Russia and CIS, Asia, Latin
and South America, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Various other
||Romantic Tours, Photo/Profile
Galleries, Free translation express mail service, Men's publication
service, Telephone translation service, Flowers and Gift delivery
service, Fiance Visa kits, Apartments and Hotel info / booking, Visa
and Travel services, Learn Russian Language products, Free Draw to
win tour prizes, Web site available in French, Italian and English,
Question and Answer section of Men and Women who have participated
in the tour programs, Free tour video - just send them your details.
Tips section for newbies on what to watch out for. Weekly profile
matches can be emailed to you upon request.
site Interface & Usability:
A fast loading, well laid
out interface with a constant blue theme throughout. When you first
land on the Aforeignaffair homepage you are staring blankly at a
sea of menu options down either side of the screen :-/
Although its a bit bewildering, as you go through each menu you'll
soon get a feel for the layout of the site. There is so much to
read, see and do at this web site, you'll be here for quite a while
once you start reading.
The main sections of the web site are always displayed across the
top of the screen so its easy to find your way back to the homepage
if you feel you're getting lost.
AforeignAffairs main business is the tour industry and as such
they don't just hold trips to Russia and Ukraine. They also do trips
to Cartagena, Costa-Rica, Riga and Multiple City Hopping Tours.
As they cover such a big market, there is a lot of information
held and displayed within their web site. Thankfully they have spent
a great deal of time trying to organize this into a coherent list
of menus and options.
Just like Anastasiaweb, there are also numerous video testimonials
for you to download.
Now, on to the browsing of the profiles themselves.
You can view, new profiles, all foreign women's profiles and foreign
women with new photos. You can also browse the top 1000 most popular
Browsing the top 1000
If you've used Cherry blossoms interface then you'll feel right
at home here as profiles are displayed in the same way. The screen
is split into three windows. The main profile is displayed on the
right main window with thumbnail images of other profiles down the
left hand side. There is also a third window at the top with other
page listings. This allows quick jumping between profiles. Personally
I prefer a large gallery of thumbnails but that's just my own preference.
The main profile photograph is very large and detailed. You also
get a brief description of the ladies details and what she is looking
for. A more detailed profile is available upon purchasing the ladies
Selecting 'Browse New Profiles' from the main menu gives you about
100-300 thumbnails of new ladies who have joined the site. It loaded
in quickly on my broadband connection but anyone with a 56k dial
up connection is going to have to go and make a cup of tea while
the page loads. Don't say I didn't warn you. Thankfully they have
made the thumbnails as small as possible whilst still being able
to make out what the ladies look like.
Selecting 'All Foreign Women's Profiles' gives you a browse by
country interface much the same as Friendfinder's browse section.
It also tells you how many registered members are located in each
Like Anastasiaweb Each profile has a handy map feature so you can
see exactly where the city is of the current girl you're looking
at. The more I dig in this site the more information I find. This
is a BIG web site with thousands of profiles to look through.
What we need here is an advanced search feature to narrow things
down a bit. Thankfully they have included a profile search engine
within the site. You can search by age, religion, with or without
children, weight, height, country, member id number and keywords
such as hobbies, sports, job, hair color etc
To sum up, lots to see and do at this site. There's lots I've left
out as I only have a limited space here to do the review. The interface
can be a bit bewildering with the amount of information to go through
on the site but give it a chance and you'll soon be an expert in
the field of International Introduction and Tours. The word 'Mail
Order Bride' is taboo in this industry and rightly so in this day
So who are AforeignAffair
and what are they all about?
"A Foreign Affair is the world's largest and most respected
Introduction and Tour service. Founded in early 1995, we were the
first on-line Introduction and Tour Company, and have since grown
to be the industry leader.
Our corporate headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. We
own and operate offices in all of the cities in which we conduct
our world famous Romance Tours, with over 70 employees worldwide.
The doors to all of our offices are always open, and we invite you
to visit with us whenever you wish."
"We are not a "Mail Order Bride" company, we are
the largest, most respected International Introduction and Tour
Company in the industry, the only one to operate offices in every
"We sincerely believe that, after all is said and done, the
most important factor in this service-orientated business is trust.
The Men and women who submit their names, addresses, and photos
must trust us to display them properly.
You, as the user, have to trust that the names and addresses you
are receiving are current and from people who truly want to meet
someone for a special relationship. We understand our responsibilities,
and feel certain that we will gain your confidence as you use and
become familiar with our system.
If you - ever have a problem with our system, employees, or any
of the women or men you respond to PLEASE CALL US! We are totally
committed to service, it is our number one priority, and we will
do everything within our power to ensure you are satisfied! "
So, it would seem that AforeignAffair also has a customer first
policy and attitude like the other sites I've looked at. This seems
to be a big issue in this industry. I'd venture it's a big issue
in any industry but when you're dealing with peoples feelings, identity
and love relationships.
I personally think it's especially important to know that the
company you're dealing with is there, backing you up every step
of the way when you are maybe going to a country you've never been
to before. Like a big brother if you will.
Reassurance and security will help your confidence when you do
go on a tour so its a win / win situation.
It's clearly evident from Aforeignaffairs web site that they are
professional, well established people, they've been doing this for
a long time, they can be trusted, they have a client first attitude
and they're a USA based company who adhere to western consumer protection
What we liked about the site:
USA based, you're protected
by consumer protection laws.
Large company with years of experience behind them.
Fast loading web site with the largest amount of information we've
seen about this industry so far. You will spend ages going through
They also cover multiple countries, not just Russia / Ukraine.
Thousands of high quality photos to browse through for free.
Lots of handy extra services such as telephone translation, mail
translation, gift delivery and visa services.
What we didn't like about the site:
of information, you'll spend ages just reading it.
So many profiles, you'll spend forever going through them if you
don't narrow it down and be specific.
The new profile section might be a bit of a strain for users with
You left a bit bewildered when you first seen the main homepage
as you're not sure where to start. (But that will soon pass.)
Our gripes about the AforeignAffair
web site are minor and don't detract from its over all appeal as
an excellent company and information source about the International
Introduction and Tour Industry.
A well laid out and organized web site with lots and lots of features.
The company itself is very approachable, experienced, bases their
business on trust and with their excellent 'customer first' approach
to what they do, gives them a 4 star rating.
||"...every time we talk on the phone you can hear
and feel the anticipation growing..."
I just wanted to take the time and say you are what you say you are.
I was not a big believer in a "foreign bride web site".
however, you guys made a believer out of me. i have been corresponding
with a beautiful woman from saintpetersburg for a few months now.
she is witty, smart, funny, and seems to be very sincere. we have
sent pictures to each other and both of us like what we see. we keep
talking about when I can go to Russia. I am sure I will make the trip
very soon. we are both looking forward to meeting. I am sure the sparks
will fly, because every time we talk on the phone you can hear and
feel the anticipation growing between us as the conversations become
more and more intimate. I look forward to using your services in the
very near future to bring me to the woman who may be the love of my
"...worth every penny spent..."
I went on the Kiev trip in September of this year and it was nothing
but GREAT. I met a lot of nice women and have some really strong prospects
for marriage. There were so many Beautiful ladies to choose from it
made it hard to narrow it down. I have found one though and am pursuing
her and will return to Kiev in January or February 2003 to bring her
home to me. You kept your word on the fun and excitement and it was
worth every penny spent..
"...fast, personal and right on target ..."
It's been a while since we communicated. I want to say thanks to
everyone at AFA for being what you are, so that Elena (41186) is
brought into my life.
Many times I wrote to you, and a few times to John Adams with questions
or seeking advice. Your replies were fast, personal and right on
target. You even supported me a few times when natural disasters
threatened to disrupt the budding relationship.
Based on the latest time estimates from the Warsaw embassy (2-12
weeks, but averaging 4 weeks), we expect Elena to be here in July
and the wedding very shortly there-after.
It wasn't included in this letter I sent out today. But I have
told every unmarried person that I know, about your services. I
have also recommended your travel services, as well as your referral
service to an attorney for the visa process. My situation is different;
expensive and complex, because I am not in the mainland US, but
a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean. For the average
person, your services would save thousands of hours of labor, frustration,
and thousands of dollars in expenses.
Regardless, your services and agency made it all possible. It would
not have happened without you. Thank you. Now, I share with you
a letter I sent to close friends and family today.
There are many more testimonials on AforeignAffair's website.