Ru-Brides.com is an online dating portal for men interested in marrying a Russian woman. The website is managed by Crystal Universal Transit LLP, a company based in London. The landing page features extremely attractive women that are supposed to be members of the platform.
Useless fake chat
For the purpose of this review, we created the most boring profile possible, and read the terms and conditions in great detail. Soon after joining, we were flooded by completely undeserved attention, as we hadn’t written anything at all on our test profile. Love letters started arriving by the dozen. However, we couldn’t reply to any of them. Not unless we were to purchase the so-called “credits”. This business model is therefore quite lucrative for the company, but according to our experience it is a total waste for the user.
Credits are virtual tokens that are sold in packages, as a way to prepay for all communication on the website. A short conversation will soon turn out to be a very expensive affair. Writing a letter can cost over 7 USD. However, even if you didn’t care about the money, there is no point in any of this. The reason is simple, pretty much every single profile on the platform seems to be fictitious. There is no way you can end up finding a bride here, since the platform is clearly a fake chat rip-off.
Excerpt from the GTC (as of 08/08/2022)
In addition to the preceding paragraphs and other provisions of this Agreement, any statement that may be posted on the Website is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice.
We may create test profiles in order to test or monitor the operation of the Website.