There are many international dating websites on the market; hence, how to tell whether an international dating site is reliable or not is a frequent topic of discussion. Now I’d like to show you 10 ways to evaluate these dating sites effectively.

  • Does this international dating website have offices in different countries

If an international dating platform actually has offices in various countries, then that’s a good sign because it means this dating site operates internationally.

Otherwise, the entire company can be based in one country only and may not have international candidates. Let me explain.

Usually, a legitimate international dating site should have at least one office in a western country where western men are looking for foreign brides (e.g., Slavic brides). Meanwhile, this dating website should also have at least one office in Europe where Slavic brides live. In this way, this company has access to both men and women joining their website.

You can find out a dating website’s team by looking at their “About Us” page where you will see the photos of their team members. If you can see their team members are actually Eastern European employees, then that’s good news which indicates they have an office in Eastern Europe.

  • Does this dating site have 24/7 live customer support?

If the answer is yes, that’s a good sign because it means they actually have a real team that’s ready to help their customers at all times. That shows their professionalism and dedication.

However, if the answer is no, that’s a red flag because offering 24/7 live customer support is a standard service in the international dating industry – members are from different countries (in different time zones), so of course their team should be ready to answer questions any time.

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  • Does this international dating website offer a money-back guarantee?

The best international dating site definitely offers their members a money-back guarantee because they actually care about their members. That means when there is an issue, their team will conduct a detailed investigation and you will receive a full refund.

Without a money-back guarantee, it doesn’t necessarily mean the dating site is a scam, but it does mean you will take a bigger risk.

  • Does this dating website comply with International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) as well as the laws of the United States?

The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 (IMBRA) requires background checks for all marriage visa sponsors and limits serial visa applications. It also specifies which rules an international dating site must obey. As an international dating website, they must comply with this regulation completely. Because a large number of western men looking for Slavic brides are from the United States, the international dating platform must comply with all laws of the United States of America.

If a company which offers international dating services doesn’t even declare that they comply with IMBRA, a new member should at least raise an eyebrow.

  • Does this dating platform respect your privacy?

Although Gary Vaynerchuk famously said, “People care about their privacy less and less these days” (as evidenced by the large number of people sharing their private information with social media platforms and Google), you still should protect your privacy on dating sites and dating apps. That means using a dating website is usually better than joining a dating app because nine times out of ten, a dating app needs to access your Facebook account which has lots of your private information. But a dating website generally doesn’t need your Facebook account.

A reputable international dating site would respect your privacy and wouldn’t sell your email address to digital marketers who want to spam you.

If you are really concerned, you can create a specific email address for a dating site that you plan to join. In this way, your primary email address is still your secret 😊

  • Is this dating site the winner of any award in the industry?

Nowadays there are many awards in the dating industry because dating is one of the most important industries on the Internet. In case you are curious, these are the three major industries online: 1) health and fitness; 2) dating and relationships; 3) money and business (because these things significantly influence people’s happiness).

Obviously, dating is a significant industry on the Web; therefore, every year there are many awards that are given to outstanding dating websites.

“Joining a reliable international dating website gives you a head start.”