Elenas Models is one of the oldest and most reliable international dating sites. Elena Petrova was born in Russia and married a western man, so she has a deep understanding of what it is like for a Russian woman to seek a foreign man.
International Love Scout has worked with Elena’s since 2009. They are a reliable company and they are based in Australia. For Australian men that may make them a particularly attractive dating agency.
Elena’s Blog is a great source for information on dating women from Eastern Europe, particularly Ukrainian and Russian women. Also, if you really want to get a feel for who Elena is and what she is trying to accomplish with Elena’s Models you should give our interview with Elena a read.
No company makes more of an effort to fight scam artists and provide an honest service than Elena's Models. In fact, Elena's Models is almost obsessed with rooting out scammers and keeping other international dating and mail order bride services on the up and up.
One of the great things about Elena's is that when you receive a letter from a woman in your inbox at the site, it was actually written by the woman, not by the agency. Many agencies, most perhaps, have the woman write a general "introduction letter" that sounds vaguely like the woman looked at your profile.
Then the agency will send it out to anyone that meets the, often very broad, criteria of the woman who wrote the letter with the hopes that you will perhaps pay to read it and pay to send a reply. Some poor saps will feel like they need to reply to every letter and some agencies will send you hundreds, which can obviously be incredibly expensive.
Though most agencies tell you their policy about introduction letters in the fine print of their registration page, this practice really sullies the industries reputation, because it is at best misleading and can easily lead to a man feeling he was scammed.
However, Elena's does not participate in this practice. If you get a letter from a woman at Elena's it is not one of these somewhat misleading letters of introduction.
Furthermore, Elena’s Models lets you know a woman’s response rate to inquiries from men. This is an incredibly useful tool because it allows you to see if a woman is likely to respond to your letter or not. Some women get tons of interest and others do not, but at the same time some women rarely answer men and others are very serious.
It is a great tool and it will save you a lot of wasted effort and annoyance.
And that is the sort of attention to detail that makes Elena’s stand out from the crowd. It is an agency that tries very hard to be open and clear. That is really nice.
Elena’s recently streamlined their payment plans and that really makes them much more user friendly. You can sign up for their Gold Plan for as little as $129 for three months or $228 for a year, which works out to about $19 a month.
This is a super value and pretty much the best deal in the entire universe of legitimate international dating. The only important restriction is that you are limited to contacting fifty women. You can send as many emails as you want to those fifty women, but to correspond to more than fifty women you must upgrade to the Platinum Plan.
The Platinum Plan allows you to contact an unlimited number of women for three months for a payment of $259.00, which works out to $86.00 a month.
One of the benefits of signing up for the Gold or Platinum plans is that you now get unlimited instant chat on mobile devices for the term of your membership.
However, the best part of the Platinum Plan is probably that your profile automatically goes to the top of the results when the women search the sight and that is a great signal to send out to the women.
Also, you get an advertisement on their Russian language web site, so if you are really serious about looking for a mate and the money is no big deal this is one of the best plans in the business.
Elena's Models has been in business since 1999 and clearly makes an effort to be the most reliable company on the Web. More importantly, they never see your credit card number. All of their billing is processed through Clickbank, which is about as safe a way to pay as you can find.
They also deserve credit for clarity and honesty in how they handle profiles. At many agencies it is hard for you to know if a woman is serious about finding a guy, but for a woman's profile to appear on Elena's she must have been active in the previous ninety days.
This means that the women on Elena's are serious and active about finding a husband. Profiles that have been marked as "Confirmed Profiles" are girls that have actually met a representative from Elena's Models in person and finally they do review the women's profiles for known scammers.
If you are really concerned about being scammed Elena's is a great choice, because they really make every reasonable effort to keep everything on the up and up.
We represent a lot of good dating agencies, but Elena's Models is the only agency to get an overall grade of A+, because they are fair, transparent, and represent a ton of gorgeous women. In terms of the basic services Elena's is the market leader in security, clarity, and customer service.
Also, because they are covered by the laws and regulations of the government of Australia and that provides you an extra layer of protection, particularly if you are Australian.