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Russian Cupid: Is It Worth The Money?

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If you are interested in gorgeous Russian women (and who isn’t), you have probably already heard of Russian Cupid.

The dating service helps you meet your future girlfriend or wife among over 1.5 billion stunning Russian girls. Russian Cupid is a leading dating site with a solid reputation. But it is also a paid service. And so we wonder, is it really worth the money? Here are some thoughts and experiences.

Paid Vs Free In Online Dating

Love has no price tag, but finding it is a whole other story. By now you have probably realized that ‘free’ dating sites and applications are not free at all. They feature ads, pester you to upgrade to premium, and they have been accused of selling your personal information to third party companies. When you are on a free service it is because you are the product.

There are also paid dating services which can be confusing and end up costing you more than you expected. Here are some examples of hidden costs:

  • Pay for translating messages (a lot of Russian women don’t really speak great English)—plus, it’s totally BS—there’s this crazy company called Google that invented a free translate app.
  • Pricey gifts/kisses/compliments or whatever other corny way the website tells you show you are interested (and that girls strangely value).
  • A separate fee to use the mobile app.

These might seem like tiny things but eventually they add up. The cool thing about Russian Cupid is that it’s 100% hidden charge free.

I personally verified this with their terms and conditions but let me suggest you do it, too. I know, I know, nobody wants to read them but the terms and conditions are your virtual contract with the website. It is always useful to know your rights.

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Russian Cupid Vs Other Dating Services

The major upside of paid dating is you get people serious enough to pay for dating. Tinder, OkCupid, and PlentyOfFish might be fun and popular but girls on there often end up being time-wasters, catfishers, or foreign bride scammers.

Russian Cupid has the added benefit of putting you in touch with your type of girls.

There is no use scrolling through tons of Latinas (for instance) if they are not what you’re looking for. Niche dating gets a bad reputation but at the end of the day we all have our preferences.

Russian Cupid simply does some of the sorting out work for you.

How Much Is Russian Cupid?

Membership in Russian Cupid can be free or paid.

Registration and a few minor features are free (to hook you up) but if you are serious about meeting gorgeous Russian girls, be prepared to pay the subscription fee. Okay, that kind of sounds like Russian Cupid are some kind of pimps, but you know what I mean.

There are two Premium subscription models.

Gold gives you all the basics but Platinum is where the real deal is at. To give you an idea of the price difference a month of Gold is $34.99 while a month of Platinum membership sets you back $39.99.

(These are the prices as of August, 2017 and they are subject to change but the tiny difference remains the same.)

Overall, though, your best (and most affordable) bet is to subscribe for 12 months that comes out at $13.33 per month for Platinum and $11.67 for Gold.

The more time you invest, the cheaper the subscription. Russian Cupid are also very accommodating to their long-term clients. This is not to say that if you are only subscribed for a month you will be treated badly, just that older clients are well-respected and get the occasional extra benefits.

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Why Do Platinum

Having a Platinum membership comes at less than $2 a month (if you get the 12-month package) but still – why?

The main reason is that you get ranked above other members in search results. You are basically a VIP.

Statistics show that we only tend to look at the first three to five offers before making our choice. Being a Platinum member increases your visibility dramatically and so you can double or even triple the number of matches in a matter of seconds.

You also get to double your profile space to make room for all these girls (and some sick new profile pictures). Plus, messages are automatically translated in your language by a machine that in my humble opinion works way better than Google Translate (despite my earlier sarcastic remark—I’m simply opposed to paying $10/email to have it translated—crazy).

Still, Why Not Get A Free Account?

You can register for free at Russian Cupid and it gives you the bare minimum. You can see girl’s profiles and contact them. There are no profiles reserved just for Gold or Premium members. In fact, how about you do it right now:

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You can look at and message every single girl on the website. But you can only read messages from premium accounts. It goes the other way round, too. The only exception to this rule is if one of you is premium. Sadly, the economy is not that great in all parts of Russia (although as a whole the country is prospering). Most girls have free accounts and they would not be able to read your message or contact you back.

This is for your own protection. If free accounts could communicate, scams would skyrocket. There are already some stories of naïve people sharing their personal information only to get robbed or otherwise scammed. It happens on every dating site in the planet and if you don’t place protection for that sort of situation, it will happen at paid dating services, too.

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Fake Profiles And Scammers?

Paid dating sites, especially niche ones attract a crowd of fakes that can be hard to sort through. Some of them will find ways to avoid the rules and restrictions. While this might be a downside for some other services, Russian Cupid is actually pretty efficient at getting rid of scam profiles and catfishers.

Still, there is no 100% safe website. For fun and safe dating always bear in mind the following real-life tips from people that have experienced problems first hand (these are not necessarily things that happened on Russian Cupid):

  • Look for the ‘Verified’ seal even if it keeps you away from girls that you’re interested in. This weeds out the fakes efficiently and with zero effort from your part.
  • Stay away from profiles with no pictures. Even if they are real girls, you don’t want to mess with someone that will not even show you her face. Cheaters and scammers do that, not nice Russian girls.
  • Still, when something looks too good to be true, wait for 24 hours. Russian Cupid’s team is constantly patrolling the websites and fake profiles tend to disappear within the first few hours of being created.
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Russian Cupid Main Pros

Russian Cupid is a leading dating service both in Russia and internationally. Here are the main reasons to try it out:

  • Russian women are serious and very relationship-oriented (read this article about Russian culture). If they like you, they show it and there will be no cat and mouse games. You can easily meet your future long-term girlfriend or wife on Russian Cupid.
  • The subscription plan is simple, affordable, and hides no additional charges.
  • There are hundreds of testimonies of people that have had their lives changed thanks to Russian Cupid. Just read through that page, there are some pretty cool stories of guys and gals that met up on there and have since started a happy family or a satisfying long-term relationship.
  • With over 1,500,000 profiles, you can find all sorts of different girls. You can enjoy an amazing diversity while staying in your preferred dating niche.

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Russian Cupid Cons

Is Russian Cupid perfect for everybody? Obviously not.

Some guys are after Russian and Eastern European girls for some easy fun (fun fact: that is nearly impossible, Russian girls are very serious and definitely not easy). Others are not willing to invest money and time into finding a Russian partner.

Here are some people who will not benefit from Russian Cupid:

  • Players that are not interested in building a relationship.
  • People on a super tight budget (Russian Cupid is very affordable compared to many other services, but eating and rent money are a bit more important).
  • Guys expecting to meet their future wife in 3 days. Russian women love to love—I know, it sounds cheesy, but it’s true. They are not always receptive to your advances which can make the whole thing a lot of fun but also a significant time investment.

All that being said, I do think that Russian Cupid is worth every dime. They are reliable, they offer a great variety of profiles, and their price packages are incredibly affordable.

What are your thoughts on Russian Cupid? What are your best tips for dating Russian girls? Share your thoughts in the comments and we will be sure to respond.

Good luck,
-EET

PS: You can sign up and browse for free on Russian Cupid by clicking the button below or clicking here.

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