Feedback and testimonials

This is real and verifiable feedback from our clients.  We only publish select testimonials with permission, and while some clients allowed us to publish their real names, many others have not, for privacy reasons.  If you would like to contact any of these clients, please send us an email, telling which one you want to contact, and we will forward it to the appropriate client. We cannot guarantee a response, but many of the guys are willing to help out. Testimonials published here apply to this site (Natasha Club) and our sister company 1st International Marriage Network.


It often happens when life brings us surprises. They can be both positive and negative. But today I will not talk about negative things. I will not tell any fairy tales. But I will tell you about reality, real positive story of my life. I have kept it in my heart almost for a year. And maybe I was a little bit superstitious because I was afraid to tell about it even to my close friends. But now I am ready to talk about this, to share my happiness with others who believe they can find their partner through dating agencies, those who are suspicious about this and those who don’t trust at all such way of dating. But the site “” helped me and my beloved Edward to find each other and connect our hearts.
So, our story started about one year and a half ago. We started our correspondence and it lasted for about half a year. Edward showed me his kind and quiet personality through letters. I was touched by his always nice words about me, by the way he expressed himself and shared his dreams and wishes. And finally we made a decision to meet. I must admit that both of us were quite nervous despite we were rather mature people and had rather big experience in life. So, date and time for our first meeting has come. And we have finally seen each other. Edward presented me beautiful flowers and we went to one quiet restaurant, to talk and find out that we wish to develop our relations and grow closer. I do not remember how much time we spent together during the first date because time passed by and we could not notice it. We were concentrated only on each other. Edward behaved like real gentleman, he was very attentive to me and we could discuss many different questions which we have not talked about in letters. And so, Edward gave me another present and it was woman’s watch. He showed me another one, totally the same but man’s watch on his hand. Since that time those watches became a strong bond between us, the symbol of our family as during his third coming Edward presented the same watch for my mother and my father. I could only dream about such man as he could easily become great friends with my little daughter. He knew how to win her heart. He spoiled her with presents and he knew how to behave with little kids. They always had lots of fun. My daughter always wanted to have a father. And after some time she could see her father in Edward. I am so thankful to my fate, to God that we were able to meet with Edward. After the first meeting, we had many other meetings as Edward could come back to Ukraine just in few months after his first trip and since that time we decided to build a family, we started making fiancée visa for me. And Edward could do everything possible to help me with visa application. So, now our visa is in process and we are waiting for it. We continue working on our relations. We miss each other being in such a long distance. But Edward is going to come soon again and for now we keep in touch via Internet getting closer and closer and making our family relations stronger and stronger.
So, this is my happy story and probably it will help at least in some way other people to believe in this way of dating and find their partners.
Thank to this site and to the agency which helped my dream to become true.


From: bruce clymer
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:47 AM
Subject: Re: You order accepted




From: "David Lench" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:02 PM







 I love my Christoffer!


My name is Natalie! and i want to say a big thanx to this website! Ive finally found my love and its really true love!

Thank you a lot! You do great work helping ppl to find each other!

 Dear Art,

I DID indeed meet a beautiful girl through your great
web site from the Northern city of Vologda.

We are happily married and crazy in love.

Thankyou very much and may you continue your excellent
work in helping people meet and form wonderful

God Bless,
Vic & Ksenia







In this day and age with the rapid pace of life in the world, meeting and getting to know people can be very difficult. When I finally decided that I had to ‘break out’ of my past dating patterns that had only lead to meaningless relationships, I did something that shocked my family and friends. Not only did I turn to the internet to look for that person that would become my second half, I took the extreme step of looking for someone from a different country.
The reasons that I did this were many but the primary one was because I was looking for someone that possessed ‘old fashioned’ values that I felt were lacking in most of the ‘available’ women of my age group here in America. This is not to say that America does not have women with the ‘old fashioned’ values that I was looking for, only that those who did were married and therefore unavailable. So I turned to one of the many countries that I knew had a surplus of beautiful women, a lot of whom did possess these ‘old fashioned’ values. For once in my life I have to say thank you to the old Soviet Union for isolating the many countries that were once members. This isolation has proved to have a time capsule effect on their people. Traveling to and meeting the people of these countries is like traveling back 30 or 40 years in terms of personal values.
So, that is the reason that I decided to look in places other then America for my bride. I work with computer systems on a daily basis so I know there are many predatory web sites out there that only want your hard earned money and will give you nothing in return. So I did a great deal of research and the one website/agency that I could find absolutely no complaints about was The fact that I could not find complaints made 1st International stand out like a beacon in the murky waters of the internet ocean. I decided to look at the women listed on their website only to quickly realize that their choices are so large (currently over 35,000!!!) that I was going to need help. That help turned out to be the search engine that is provided on their website. It is first rate and quickly helped me find women who met the very specific (age, height, weight, children, etc.) criteria that I entered. Still, the list was very large but now much more manageable. I finally narrowed my list down to 4 women (1 Ukrainian, 2 Russian and 1 Bulgarian) and I purchased their contact information. 
I decided to use a little good advice from the 1st International website and some others that I had visited and I had my initial letter translated into Russian (the common language of all the women that I chose). Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised when, within one week, I received 3 replies to my initial letter. I continued to correspond with the 3 women over the next couple of months until I finally narrowed my choice down to one lady in Kiev, Ukraine named Alena.
Alena and I continued corresponding over the next few months (letters and phone calls – her English skills were better then my Russian, still this made for some very funny misstatements) and I came to the conclusion that this was a lady that I just had to meet in person. Without the aid of any agency I arranged a trip to Kiev for a week to spend some time with this person who somehow I had developed a connection with through the many emails and a few phone calls. By the way, in hind sight I would not advise anyone to arrange a solo trip like this. I took a very large leap of faith, had a lot of luck and was successful. But, I could also just as easily failed completely and ended up in a lot of trouble stuck in a foreign country with no assistance at all. When using an agency to arrange the meetings you will have a very extensive safety net it things go wrong.
Another piece of advice is to use 1st Internationals background check service. The money spent is very insignificant compared to the piece of mind that the results will give you. If nothing else you must remember that the jobs in many of these countries do not translate directly into comparable jobs in America. A background check will go far to clarify a great deal of information for you and possibly avoid misunderstandings. 
To make a very long story shorter a connection was made, we fell in love and got married. None of our happiness could have happened without the multitude of services that you can find on the website. I discovered with the help of some academic friends that I have and some Russian immigrants who live in my area that when I was using their translation services, not only were they translating my words but also what I intended to say. They successfully imparted the complex ideas and the very ‘flavor’ of what I was trying to convey to Alena. This is a very difficult thing to do but they were successful every time.
Another service that they provided was that of flower delivery service. The various partner agencies that they used were of the highest caliber, very expedient, professional and meticulous in every detail. They even called Alena in advance to coordinate a suitable delivery time for the flowers. This was an extra step that totally surprised me and shows all the little ‘extras’ that are provided to 1st International customers. I sent flowers to Alena on both Valentines Day and on Womens Day. That is another thing that I want to thank 1st International for – if you think American women get upset if you don’t send flowers for Valentines Day just miss sending flowers for Womens Day in the ex-Soviet Union countries and watch the result. 1st International helped me successfully avoid this cultural mistake! 
Beginning a relationship with someone you have never met before is a very daunting undertaking. It requires a great deal of patience and understanding by both of the people involved. Love is the universal language but it doesn’t order the correct beverage for your woman in a restaurant. You must be willing to learn at the same time your woman is learning. One other thing that is required – trust. You have to be able to trust the agency that you are using and what they tell you. In my experience 1st International and the people that staff its offices are worthy of your trust. I am a most skeptical customer regardless of what is being sold and I don’t give my trust or my recommendation easily but 1st International has them both.
One more thing – what is the quality of the women on their website, the services that they offer? My final answer – Alena and I were married on August 28, 2002. Our first child, a boy, is due to arrive on June 27, 2003! I’d say the quality is first rate!
If anyone wishes any additional information all they have to do is write.
One Very Happy Customer.
B. O’Neil
New Orleans, La



Met on our site:

 I would like to go on record as saying that 1st-international is the best
agency around for the meeting of foreign woman.  They never forget you as
just another client and alwats give personal attention when needed.  they
also have the best prices around.  So if you are truly serious about meeting
a foreign girl then turn to this agency.  I can not recommend them any more
Henry D.



  Thanks huge to you dear agents for that that you is.


Russian bride wedding year ago today i bought an address from you for $10
for a russian woman who i thought would be perfect for me.

well... we got married last week and we are now together
in san francisco.

thank you for your great service!!!

gavin coombs
san francisco




 In 2003 I met a wonderful Russian woman through 1st-international's
gentlemen profiles service. I visited her in St Petersburg and we fell
in love. Later, she moved in with me in Sweden with her daughter. We
would never had met without 1st-international. Thank you so much."

(I prefer to post this anonymously)





... am a large fan of your agency, and please do not forget that.  It is a great service you and your company runs.


So I thank you for that

 S John Massoud




This is truly a very special feedback for us:

It is official!!!! IT’S A BOY!!!!!
Alena and I agreed some time ago that if it was a girl the name would reflect her Ukrainian-Russian heritage but if it were a boy the name would reflect his Irish heritage… so I want to introduce everyone to Sean Connor O’Neil. A child that will have a very American ethnic background: (in no particular order) Irish – German – American Indian – Ukrainian – Russian! Now that is a mix you will only find in AmericaJ
Life Is Very Good!
Father: Bryan H. O’Neil
Mother: Alena Bannova O’Neil
Baby: Sean Connor O’Neil
Expectant Due Date: June 26, 2003
Special Thanks go to:
All my friends and family for their support
Victor and Oksana for Alena
But a very special thanks to Gregory for all his patience and assistance! You and your people are angels.
Bryan O'Neil
Interactive Program Project Support Leader
Well Control School
Harvey, La
(504) 361-8282



Art and the staff at,
As you requested, here is a very concise letter on my experiences with your agency and my meeting with a Belarusian Woman. After many heartbreaks and a divorce, I felt I had taken all I could with the culture of the “Modern American Woman.” I had lived in Europe previously and knew that Russian Woman had a different outlook on life. With this in mind, I began my search. I “found” Alena in December of 2001 and ordered her address. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical however; I had nothing to lose so I ordered her address and wrote her a letter. To my surprise, she responded very quickly and positively to my letter and pictures!! That was the beginning of an 8 month letter relationship. On August 2nd, 2002, I flew to Minsk to meet her. To say that I was nervous would be a huge understatement! I know this sounds silly, even amazes me to this day however, Alena was at the airport to meet me and it was love at first sight for both of us! She even brought her brother, Alexander, with her! I had talked to him several times prior to my arrival. Everything went well, no problems with customs or registering with the local authorities. Alena arranged a wonderful apartment for us and I went on to enjoy Minsk, the customs, food, and the wonder and beauty of Alena and the “Modern Russian Woman”. What a breath of fresh air! Needless to say, I brought an engagement ring and proposed. She said yes!! I met all her family, they absolutely loved me and I love them very much! Belarusian people have the biggest hearts and I appreciate their deep sense of sincerity. I am enclosing two of my most cherished photos of Alena and I. They were taken on an island called “The Island of Many Tears”; don’t we make a beautiful couple? I cannot thank you and the staff of 1st enough! Not only did I have the best time of my life however, because of 1st international and their dedicated and professional staff, I have found love again!! Marriage pictures to follow very soon!
M. Adam Solano
President/Owner; Carolina Coverage
P.S. Feel free to offer my e-mail to those that have not yet experienced this wonderful, life-changing event. Having “been there and done that”, so to speak, I can offer some valuable advice!

I am sure you will not remember me but about 12 months ago I purchased the email address off your website for a lady in Russia. I just wanted to send you a thank you email to let you know that Natasha and I are now engaged to be married. We will be getting married in Australia in January 2004. we have met face to face on several occasions, the first time in Thailand and the second time when Natasha came to Australia for a month over Christmas and new year this year.
At present I am very busy finalising the visa documents but if you would like I would be only too happy to write a letter of commendation to your company for the happiness you have brought to our lives.
Perhaps you have many marriages, I do no know, but once again I will say many thanks for providing the means for us to meet and all the additional services you offer.



Dear Russian brides !!
I wish to inform you that Victoria Urusskaya
 Victoria 74345, is married !!
She was married as of November 22, 2002 in Kiev, Ukraine
We ask that you please remove, her photo and profile from your Website !!
I would also be happy to send you our wedding pictures !!
Best Regards
Sheldon Skitcko



> Hello,
> I would like to thank you for the efficiency of your site. I had sent my
> profile on your site. And for some weeks, I met the woman of my life. We
> married in Paris, 20 days ago! My wife Venera and I let us send all our
> thanks to your team.
> Philippe, Paris 17è, FRANCE




The service you provide is absolutely first class at a very good price.

The photograph was extremely valuable.

I was hoping to meet this lady in Odessa. The photograph showed that it is the same woman that I met on a dating-agency web site. Whether that is a good thing or bad thing is not important.

Thank you very much.

Again, for the modest cost of flower delivery and photograph, your service is almost priceless.

yours sincerely
<I wish to remain anonymous. Please do not use my name. >


> > Dear Art,
> > Thanks for the test email. You will find below the
> > letter for Tatyana Lukashevich. Please forward it
> to
> > Greg.
> > By the way, you have the best site on the
> Internet.
> > I have recommended your agency to several of my
> > friends, and they have all been very satisfied
> with
> > your high degree of professionalism! Please keep
> up
> > the good work.
> > Respectfully,
> > Paul Agemerien


 Dear Mr. Yarmosh,

special thanks for your fast work and answer! This is not always 

thanks, thanks



> Dear 1st International:
> I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your service and for
> your assistance in finding my true destiny. With your well-organized and
> up-to-date database, my one and only real love has found me.
> I feel that it is my obligation to inform you about my current status.
> Therefore, I would like to request a removal of the following profiles
> from your database: <removed for privacy>



> Good Holiday to you folks.
> You offer a wonderful service.
> God Bless You,
> ed jones

 Dear Art,

     I want to take this time to thank you and your staff for the most
exceptional service you have given to me. 
     From the onset, I must say that I was a bit leary of the adventure of
seeking a Russian Bride, but you have certainly made for me an exceptional
journey in my life.  Your honest advise from the beginning has proven to be
very true.  From the consultation of the letter preparation, translation
services, visa travel necessities, hotel planning, and certainly your staff
in Moscow has been far more than I expected.  The careful arrangements of
your personnal assistant, Lena, in Moscow, having my interests first above
all, has made for a very personnal, exciting, adventureous, and rewarding
time in my life. I want to thank her once again for everything.
     After meeting many ladies with your help, I will now travel to Europe to
visit with the one woman who appears to meet all of my expections.

     Once again, many thanks to you and your staff.





I am an American living in Ukraine teaching English. I am more than happy to keep you posted on what is happening here if you like. Other introduction services cost $1000's, while yours may prove very effective. I am more than happy to show my appreciation in any way I can. Mark




thanks again, and I love your service, I was just in Moscow and can't wait to
go back

feel free to use me as a good reference if anyone wants one



 Met on our site:

HI Art
I wanted to let you know that My trip to Moscow was wonderful > Marina and I are making plans to be together . I am very lucky because she took the letter that was addressed to Olga thinking it was really for her . Marina <removed for privacy> also received a letter address Olga . I can bet that some of the women that I wanted to talk to saw these ltters addressed Olga and threw me in the trash . Thank God Marina did not  . I wonder if Irina <removed for privacy> received letter addressed Olga . Well anyway Marina and I will be together in June
Thank you Art




Hello Art,
I wanted to give you testmonial of my trip.  I first of all wanted to say thank you again.  The trip exceeded all my expectations.  I met some of the most beautiful women of my life in a short time frame.  I met a real nice lady and I correspond with her almost daily.  I have also told all my single male friends about my trip to Moscow.
Thank you,



I have spent more than $40.00 to send a letter that one of your largest competitors said would take up to 3-weeks and had no guarentee of delivery.  I tried Fed Ex, and they wanted $75.00 for 4-day service.  I tried another competitor and they send me addresses that were no longer valid, and haven't returned any of my emails.  I was beginning to feel "scammed". 

I tried your site.  I noticed was that you gave me the your (CEO) personal number, and when I called it, you answered the phone.  That inspired confidence.  I noticed that you had increadible advice and help available, including very low cast solutions to contact, like 2 - 5 days for $3 - $4.  You deliver gifts reasonably, and have an office or something on Rissia so that you can expidite delivery times and security.  You have a very inexpensive way to allow the girl to write back to me quickly at no expense to her.  I love this!
If all that wasn't enough. you allowed me to post my own site for the girls to see, at NO COST, when your competitors charge over $100.  ANd then, it seemed like you had the best looking girls and supplied as much or more info about them as anyone.  Your girls are georgeous and your site is fast.  I got the addresses I ordered within 5 minuts in my email box.
I just want to say thanks.  I can communicate with ladies and not go broke.  That's not true with your competitors.  I spend several days going over sites and have looked at over 10,000 women.  Your site shines out above them all by a mile.
Thanks so much.
Collins Bradford


Thank you for your polite, comprehensive and informative response. I have
printed it for future study and use. anthony




Iam writing to say that 1st international dating is an honest dating service, I have found the love of my life in the Ukraine she is now my wife she is the warmest most honest lady I have had the pleasure of knowing in my life. Thank you 1st international dating

Dear CEO,
During the last couple days I've been communicating with your Customer Communication and Security Manager, Gregory Yarmosh. First for information purposes only, and later for a small issue related to my contact order.
In both cases I received a very clear and professional customer service from Mr. Yarmosh. In today's business environment, any competitor can offer the same product with the same excellent quality, but the one that makes the difference is the quality of your customer service.
I am a businessman my self, so I have a good idea of what it cost to your business, regardless of all you can invest in it, not having a good company representative in contact with the one who will dictate your success: The customer.
Thank you for your attention, and allow me to congratulate you too for your excellent site. I am already very pleased with the sense of secure site, excellent information and services from 1st-International. 
Marcos Pagan  

Hello Evgenia,
My name is Owen, from England. I have just read your passage reference scammers. Thankfully I was on my guard and didn't fall for anything that you mentioned. I was propositioned for money a few months back by a 29 year old woman wanting money for translation fees, and another wanting money for visa fees. Thankfully I smelled a rat, quizzed them and noticed how they lost interest very quickly. I wasn't too sure at first why or what had happened to them, but I thought they must have lost interest. After coming across your passage, I now know why, and feel quite shocked that people can prey on another human beings feelings like that!!! I wouldn't dream of sending money to some one I'd never met, but I'm sure there are many poor unsuspecting souls out there that do.
Anyway, thanks again for your warnings.
Best regards.



 will like to thanks all the team lf 1st-international... the tour to ukraine was fantastic and in ther I find the love of my life and we are getting married in 2 month ...  I have been in a lot of web site and this is the best and more complete ... dont lose your time and money in other ... this is the one and only  way to find the right one thanks again


MBA Emilio Ruben Buelna Loustaunau


Ecole Superiore de Commerce De Rennes




You can use this time,s meeting whitchever as a tesimonial.
It has been a true successful evidence.
They has agreed to get married in August unless any unexpected
bad conditions will occur.
                                      Yuuji Yoshida

I love your website. I hope it helps in putting an end to scammers. I've

> > been serching for that special girl on the internet for about 3 months
> > three girls have tried to scam me already. They didn't scam me because I
> > have read websites like yours.



 Hello friends,
My name is Liya, am russian Lady and I wanna be your new client.
May i spend a few minutes your attention? Thanks!
A few hours ago I accidentally found details about your service in Internet.
I am inspired, it is so interesting for me. The useful information, style of design, good catalogue pleasant males's faces... Bravo! Professional and
qualitative work!




Hello Gregory,
Yes, I found my husband through one of dating web-sites, but not through yours, however. Actually, this happened after 6-7 years of unsuccessful searching ( the reason to become pessimist, isn't it? ). And I was really ready to give up when miracle happened. So, my story could be sure used for encouraging people who feel desperate and disappointed because of one-two matching failures. Internet search is not much easier than searching for partner in real life. Everybody is looking for his/her "one-and-only" and it would be silly to think that you might easily recognize your "Mr/Ms.Right" between thousands people, surfing virtual space in their partner search. So, I would really wish to say everybody: don't give up, continue your search! Yes, it is difficult to find something specific, but while you are looking - you have a hope to find. If you stop - you would lose your last hope. Success is somewhere there, waiting for people who are ready to fight for their happiness. We just have to be patient. And persistent. And never give up!
Good luck to everybody!

You have a great site. The women on this site are beautiful,
    and I am sure are nice ladies. I wrote one lady for a year
    and a half, then made a trip to Vologda, to meet her and
    her family. She decided to stay with her family, for which
    I don\'t blame her they are nice people. I just hope to
    find one who is serious about being happy. Thankyou, for
    your care.




>> I have spent about the last 2 hours browsing through pictures and
>> profiles and I must say you have compiled an amazing group of some of
>> the most beautiful women I've seen.  I have no idea how I would even
>> begin to choose.  I just thought you might like some positive feedback.
>> Have a great day, and keep up the great work.
>> Jeff



I wish to express my thans for the great regular e-mail mailouts that come about once a week.  Keep up the great work try and send more.
                         Always a good day when I get your E-mail
                                        Thanks Very Much
                                                David from Canada 





  I am very pleased with the service I have received.  After a
    slight glitch and week-long delay, due to your third party
    address supplier, I have been able to send out my first
    correspondence.  The glitch caused me much frustration, but
    Gregory was excellent about following up and staying in
    continual contact woth me until we had the problem cleared
    up.  He is a great asset to your company.  I will continue
    to use your service in the future, knowing that I can rely
    on your attentiveness to making situations right.





Hi Art:

I don't know if you remember me as you probably talk to many people
regarding the service you provide but you and I talked last fall at which
time you provided me with names of several women in Russia and Ukraine. I
contacted several of them and ended up communicating with a lady in
Dnepropetvorsk, Ukraine. After several months of communicating with her I
went to see her in March. Unfortunately, things did not work out for us but
I had a great experience seeing another culture and another part of the

People in Ukraine treated me very very special! They invited me into their
homes, cooked special meals for me and showed me a wonderful time. It was
truly a great experience for me. Even though things are different in Ukraine
then in the US, I went over there with an open mind and had a great time.

I want to tell you that your web site and all the information on it is the
BEST site on the web to locate women in Russia and Eastern Europe! The web
site is very easy to maneuver on. The information you provided me with was
also very useful.

I have found several new women on your web site that I would like to
communicate with. I will call you this week and hopefully we will have the
opportunity to talk.







Thank you very much for your excellent service : very quick and very professional !
Gerry De Rop



 Have I congradulated you before on your professional attitute and reliability? Well here it is one more time, Thanks Gregory and althe best to you and your loved ones

Savvas Stavrinos

Well done. Possibly the fastest loading and most attractive ladies I have seen on the web. Great photos.
Regards, Alan--Australia.





I think that may be a good idea as the last two orders I made were by credit
card and it seems to be the way to go. In the future I will make all my
orders via credit card so you can destroy the cheque.
Furthermore I would like to thank you for your professionalism in getting
back to me.
I am sure that I will keep in touch especially when I decide to pay a visit
to either Russia or the Ukraine. In the meantime I will correspond with the
ladies via mail and when I feel I have a good feeling about a number of them
I will fly to their country to meet them. I'm sure this will be the
determinant factor in finding the right person.
BTW do you have any information on people who have made the journey overseas
to meet someone? Is it a simple process?

Once again than you for getting back and for providing what I feel is a
great service.






 Thank you for your article about foreign brides. I was almost taken in buy one of these types of scams. Dating services do not come with warning labels but your article should be posted on every internet dating site. Sincerely Peter > HAPPY THANKS GIVING TO YOU,
> Thank you for your letter,and for your business,i do appreciate your 
> services and thaught i'd take the time to thank you!
> Sincerely yours,Eucky!!!





Dear Gregory,
I have done business with you for about 3 years.  Your service is outstanding.  You have a first rate company.  I have sent several friends to your company.  Keep up the outstanding work and say hello to Art for me. 
Gary Riggs