Top 10 Best Sites
Looking for a dating site you can trust? Search no more.
Toward the end of “Sex and the City,” Carrie meets Aleksandr Petrovsky, an attractive, older Russian artist whom she dates for the rest of the sixth season. He teaches her Russian, she introduces him to her closest friends, and they eventually decide to move to Paris together.
As Carrie demonstrated, there’s just something special about Russian men and women — which is why we wanted to recognize 15 dating sites that know this to be true. Take a look!
The self-proclaimed “world’s most trusted Russian and Ukrainian online dating site,” Elena’s Models was founded in 1999 and has facilitated dozens and dozens of relationships since then, including that of Jim and Julia. “I still look at Elena’s Models as our cupid who somehow brought us together,” she wrote to the site. “For me, Jim is the man I always was looking for.” The team, including online dating coach Elena Petrova, verifies every profile, is available 24/7, and offers tips to help you throughout the process. To have Elena’s Models everywhere you go, download the app for free via Google Play or the App Store.
Every day, Brides Bay connects successful, intelligent men with beautiful, down-to-earth international women. The site only asks users to pay for special features, like live chat and romantic tours, but all the necessary features, including registration, search, and messaging are all totally free. To meet the most recently active members, click Online Females, Newest Profiles, or Latest Videos on the homepage.
Brides And Lovers is part of the RedSquareCupid.com family, which means it’s one of the most reputable names in this niche. Not to mention the site is also the force behind many dates, relationships, marriages, and babies. You can upload your information and photos, look through thousands of profiles, receive match suggestions, send a certain number of flirts and messages, and access the blog for dating and relationship advice — all for free.
“Don’t stay alone” is what LadaDate tells singles, and the site helps them achieve that in a variety of ways. First, they offer a 100% free membership. Second, they make sure everyone is who they say they are. Third, in addition to sharing photos, the site lets you communicate with other members via text and video chat and letters. We could go on, but most importantly LadaDate is responsible for more than 100 relationships — and counting.
Launched in July 2015, Russian Flirting may have the word flirting in its name, but here you can also find dates and even love. To become a member, provide your name, nickname, age, preferred age range, gender, the gender you’re interested in. You will also need to indicate the type of relationship you’re looking for, your location, email address, and a password. It won’t cost you anything to do so.
With more than 1.5 million users, Russian Cupid is one of the largest Russian dating sites out there, but you’ll also be happy to hear that you won’t have to pay anything to create a profile, browse for matches, or communicate in certain ways. One happy user named Anastasia told the site, “How grateful I am for the opportunity your website gave me to meet my sweetie. We’ve been traveling the world together for the past year!”
Russian Hearts not only caters to Russians in Russia but also Russians in countries all over the world, including Israel, the US, the UK, Germany, and Canada. Once you sign up (which is free to do), your profile could be featured in the Last Registered section, getting you even more attention. The site also doesn’t charge you to view profiles, get daily match suggestions sent to your inbox, and receive messages.
Russian Admire gives singles three reasons why they should join the site: 1) It’s safe and secure. 2) It’s absolutely free. 3) It has live chats and forums. If that’s not enough to convince you, Russian Admire also has millions of users, offers numerous search filters (so you can narrow down your specific wants and needs), and lets you know who’s online at the same time as you.
On Russian Dating, you won’t have to input any credit card information — the site says it’s completely free. Simply provide your gender, country, and email address, and you’re on your way. Some of the most important pages on Russian Dating include Women’s Gallery (see and sort all female members), Men’s Gallery (see and sort all male members), and Search (browse for matches on your own based on your individual criteria).
Romance Compass will point your love life in the right direction. Founded in 2011, the platform works as do most other dating sites, but perhaps the biggest difference is the expert information provided on the homepage. The team gives you insights into Eastern-European women (e.g., general personalities, lifestyles, hobbies, goals) as well as a ton of online dating tips, so you have the most successful experience possible.
VIP Brides says “We will assist you on every single step while you look for a Slavic girl of your dreams,” and the site has several advanced features to help you on your journey. These include video clips, so you can get to know the person a little before you reach out, as well as video chat, so you can take your conversations to the next level. Don’t forget to check out the blog, too, for articles like “How Much Fighting is Too Much Fighting in a Relationship?” and “What are the Signs of Female Attraction?”
Thousands of singles have signed up for Privet VIP, and new people are creating profiles every day. All of the profiles on the site are checked by the team to keep scammers at bay, and the team takes user feedback to heart — adjusting the sign-up, matching, and messaging processes to ensure everything is up to par. Christian and Inna are just one of Privet VIP’s happy couples: “Thanks to Privet Vip and its founder, I met the beautiful Inna. We got married Nov. 24 in Tashkent!”
Free, fast, and simple — these are the words to describe Brides Stars, which was founded in 2015. The team understands how some people can judge you for your interest in international dating and how hard it can be to find your ideal match, and that’s why they built the site. You can become a member in just four steps: 1) Provide your email. 2) Choose a password. 3) Enter your real name. 4) Select your country. You also have the option to register via Facebook, which means the process will be even faster.
Posting a profile, adding numerous photos, searching for matches, contacting members you like, receiving letters from other members — it’s all free on Russian Personals. Use Quick Search to filter profiles by gender, age, location, and photos, and use Advanced Search to filter by more detailed identifiers. Something kind of unique about Russian Personals is that the site tells you which members are celebrating a birthday making it easier to break the ice.
Russian Women Personals, which has offices in Russia and the Ukraine, rounds out our list of popular Russian dating sites. When you sign up, you’re automatically given a basic membership that has everything you need to find that special someone. There’s a premium membership available as well, but it’s not necessary. However, if you decide to upgrade and end up not being happy with your experience, contact the site within 30 days, and the team will give you a full refund.
Ultimately, Carrie and Aleksandr don’t end up together, but it’s a relationship most “Sex and the City” fans won’t forget. For those who want to meet the Aleksandr to their Carrie or vice versa, the 15 dating sites in this article are a good place to start. Udači! Or good luck!