Online dating not only allows a person to look for partners from the comfort of his/her home but also expands the dating pool virtually to any part of the world which has access to internet. International dating sites have thus become very popular in recent years and one such site is Dream-marriage.com.
Dream-marriage.com is a site which offers the chance to get acquainted with single and attractive women from Russia and other East European countries. Thus the site appears to target adult males from western countries like USA and Canada as well as other English-speaking countries like Australia and United Kingdom. Apart from searching for women based in Russia, members can also seek out those who are already in the United States.
As the name of the site suggests, Dream-marriage.com is part of a niche-dating section which specializes in foreign marriage, particularly Russian mail order brides. However despite the marital bias indicated in the name of the site, the Russian women featured here are available for chatting and online dating as well.
Dream-marriage.com also offers to arrange romantic tours for its members, tailored to their specific needs. According to this a member can meet potential matches from Dream-Marriage.com, one at a time on the same tour; alternatively, he can visit a single lady of his choice on a tour arranged by representatives of the site. Or if members prefer, they may venture on a group tour, where Dream-Marriage.com will choose the women for the members to meet. Typically these tours have a ratio of about 10 women to each man.
Apart from these, Dream-marriage.com also offers translation services to its members since Russian women may not have an equal expertise in the English language. Under this service, the site offers to help a member to call and translate his conversation, translate his letters to her, order private language lessons so she will understand him better, arrange a personal tour to Russia or answer general questions about Russia and its culture.
Signing up with Dream-marriage.com
Signing up with Dream-marriage.com is easy and usually can be completed in a matter of few minutes. First you must enter your e-mail address and choose a username and password. Then you must complete some multiple choice questions about yourself, including height, age, hair color, eye color, occupation, religion, etc, and then you're given the opportunity to say some words about yourself, your interests and personality, and what you're looking for in a partner. All this will go into creation of your account where you can log into in order to conduct your searches.
Most of the viewing options at Dream-marriage.com are open to all members on the site. Here you can browse through the catalogue, view photos and also prerecorded videos of the women to get to know them a little better. You can also create a "Favorites" list of the women that arouse your interest. Communication options are however limited to paying members and you need to subscribe to a membership plan to be able to contact a match by email, live text-based chat, audio messaging or live video streaming. The site allows paying members unlimited character/ word amounts when sending letters and Live Chat allows a member to chat in real time with a potential match.
The search options at Dream-marriage.com are quite extensive. Here a member can search for matches according to geographical region like by country or city, by race, age range, religion, zodiac sign, proficiency at English and a host of physical traits like weight range, eye color and hair color. Other than these one can also search for potential partners according to parameters like members with photos only, lifestyle preferences like drinking or smoking, issues like children, level of online activity like last login date and many others.
If you wish to sign up with Dream-Marriage.com, you need not pay anything at all. This free membership is the Bronze level and allows you to create a profile, post one photo, conduct basic searches, save Favorites, create matches and even receive admirer notices.
However in order to make use of the full range of communication and searching options at Dream-Marriage.com you need to subscribe to one of their membership plans which include Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Under the Silver plan which costs $9.99/month, a member can open unlimited emails, send 10 introductory e-mails per month and as well as avail of discounts on instant messaging, translation services, introductory videos and at the gift shop.
The Gold membership allows a member all of the features of Bronze and Silver as well as the ability to send 30 introductory mails per month – it is priced at $29.99/month.
The most expensive is the Platinum plan at $49.99 a month which allows a member full use of all features at the site besides allowing him to send 50 introductory e-mails per month and 30 follow-up e-mails for free.
Apart from membership subscriptions, Dream-marriage operates on a system of credits. This is a complicated system of pricing, according to which features like live chat, live streaming and introductory video attract separate charges. The different membership levels allow a user to offset the number of credits he needs for each service on offer.
Apart from offering the usual range of features, Dream-Marriage.com also claims to carry out identity verification of the profiles of the women on the site who are available as partners. Then there are separate sections on dating tips and testimonials which add to the online dating experience of members.
Dream-Marriage.com belongs to the niche group of Russian online mail order bride portals. In recent times, there have been a lot of complaints against many such sites; members claim that they have been duped and cheated of money by girls they meet on the site, sometimes with the connivance of the site management. So before you decide to become a paid member on the site or even register for free, it is better to find out as much about the site as you can and on the phenomenon of mail order brides in general.