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Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« on: September 01, 2016, 06:49:19 PM »
Ok, I just posted yesterday that I joined Elanas Models. I got 165 emails in 36 hours. This is a little overwhelming. I am 51 and asked for replies from women 35-45. I feel like I am average looking. Is this a normal response? I don't really have time to go through them all. Of the women I am choosing to contact...most want me to Skype, and one sent me her phone number in Belarus. Is there anything I should beware of with Skype? The woman with the phone number wants me to use Viber app....anyone have any experience with this.
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 06:57:55 PM »
Yikes! I never had that kind of response on Elenas. Maybe it's been flooded with scammers. That being said, moving to Skype video is usually a good sign as it will confirm the girl is the same as the one you saw in the pictures. Viber is an app that uses wifi so you can chat and talk via telephone for free. I don't know if it has video capability as I am more familiar with whatsapp, which is similar. Also a good sign if she wants to move it to viber or whatsapp.


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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 07:19:02 PM »
I think part of the response is due to my being open to having kids. a lot of the replies seem to be from women in their mid to late thirties who either have children or want children....that being said....I am concerned about the scammer aspect. This is my first time seriously looking and joining a website
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 08:03:15 PM »
Just dont send any money, no matter what sob story emerges, and you won't be scammed.
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 09:45:15 PM »
The woman with the phone number wants me to use Viber app....anyone have any experience with this.

It's a good sign that she wants to use Viber, which is a texting app similar to Whatsapp, as Jerash points out.  I think Whatsapp is more popular now, but often girls will have both.  I prefer the Viber interface as it easily runs on my desktop as well.  The last time I tried to install Whatsapp on my desktop I got a "Yeah, if you do this then we take if off of your phone" message, so eff that.  Maybe that's different now, but I haven't bothered to check again.

I think part of the response is due to my being open to having kids. a lot of the replies seem to be from women in their mid to late thirties who either have children or want children....that being said....I am concerned about the scammer aspect. This is my first time seriously looking and joining a website

A lot of the response is....that you're fresh meat.  The other guys have either visited or shown themselves to be "Keyboard Romeos" or whatever, who talk a good game, but don't ever get on a plane.

Just dont send any money, no matter what sob story emerges, and you won't be scammed.

This.  If a girl suddenly has a "sick granny" or something, or the family cow dies, or her cat contracts a rare disease that can only be cured by rubbing it all over with US$100s, then it's time to bail.

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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 10:21:33 PM »
Be aware that anything on a Russian phone must be available through Yandex, as google-play is blocked there. (I used a VPN to get around this, but girls aren't that good in IT). Viber, Skype are both on yandex, but whatsapp isn't.

(Btw, I hadn't tried in Moscow, could be a crimea-only thing)

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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 10:28:39 PM »
What if the cat only needs US$20's.... :nod:
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 11:03:11 PM »
What if the cat only needs US$20's.... :nod:

It will need an inch thick stack of them.  :chuckle:
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 02:45:44 AM »
Yep, don't give money to someone you never met in person is an excellent principle to take with you into this adventure


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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 02:55:46 AM »
I once had a Moscow girl give ME money, and then I had to force her to take it back! :ROFL:

I wish there were emoticons available with the mobile app that I normally use RUA on! I could probably avoid about at least 7% of Andrew's shitstorms then! :ROFL:


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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 10:43:44 AM »
Haventhrow, when you check you will probably find that almost all the messages you got are automated or form responses. It is rather unlikely that you are the greatest stud to have happened upon the women of Ukraine.  :king:

Elena's Models was sold a while back and is now just one in a portfolio of social sites run out of Hong Kong. Anything positive that you have inferred as to reputation about the business dates from prior to that sale.

For entertainment value you might find this site handy, they have been around for yonks and are still operated by the same folks who set the business up: http://www.hotrussianbrides.com/

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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 02:40:54 PM »
Andrew, I just wasted some minutes looking at those women. You bad boy, wait to Manny sees the above post.

Heathrow, not withstanding Andrew's link I suspect if you study the English you will see a certain similarity in the 'form of the letters' they are often 'composed' by our friend Boris. There are a number of tests that will weed out the Borises from the true light (Svetlana). But in reality most likely you are spinning your wheels.

My suggestion plan to visit and let what ever Oksana or Olga know that you are coming. Avoid the last week of October & first week of November. Personally I would recommend a wingman/woman and go from there when you are on the ground,
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 06:08:58 PM »
So you would recommend just going and getting my feet wet. The 3 I am most interested in right now are in Minsk, Belarus. Two speak fluent English...so no interpreter will be needed. The other says good English...not sure to what degree good is. Her emails are in very good English...but you guys are telling me this could be Boris. I will Skype and talk on the phone to all of them before setting up a meeting. How long should I talk with them before going over? I don't wanna seem like a weirdo. Do I let them know I want to meet them all? Seems awkward.

By wingperson..do you mean a local guide or a friend?

Also, my understanding is that Belarus is a pseudo dictatorship that has a Castro like "President for life". Anything I should know if I plan to travel there?
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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 06:57:19 PM »
So you would recommend just going and getting my feet wet. The 3 I am most interested in right now are in Minsk, Belarus. Two speak fluent English...so no interpreter will be needed. The other says good English...not sure to what degree good is. Her emails are in very good English...but you guys are telling me this could be Boris. I will Skype and talk on the phone to all of them before setting up a meeting. How long should I talk with them before going over? I don't wanna seem like a weirdo. Do I let them know I want to meet them all? Seems awkward.

By wingperson..do you mean a local guide or a friend?

Also, my understanding is that Belarus is a pseudo dictatorship that has a Castro like "President for life". Anything I should know if I plan to travel there?

Belarus is a beautiful country, extremely safe for tourists/visitors, the place is immaculately clean, people are very friendly, in general prices are good, and worthy of a visit....

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Re: Overwhelmed, Skype, International phone calls?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 07:14:58 PM »
So you would recommend just going and getting my feet wet. The 3 I am most interested in right now are in Minsk, Belarus. Two speak fluent English...so no interpreter will be needed. The other says good English...not sure to what degree good is. Her emails are in very good English...but you guys are telling me this could be Boris. I will Skype and talk on the phone to all of them before setting up a meeting. How long should I talk with them before going over? I don't wanna seem like a weirdo. Do I let them know I want to meet them all? Seems awkward.

By wingperson..do you mean a local guide or a friend?

Also, my understanding is that Belarus is a pseudo dictatorship that has a Castro like "President for life". Anything I should know if I plan to travel there?

Belarus is a beautiful country, extremely safe for tourists/visitors, the place is immaculately clean, people are very friendly, in general prices are good, and worthy of a visit....

As I understand Belarus is both a beautiful country and a pseudo-dictatorship. Do not dilly or dally. Book a flight and get on the aluminum bird to see your birds.

If you are going to do a WMVM plan organization is paramount.

Learn the local customs, learn more about the women be clear about your hopes and expectations and see where the chips fall.
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