In 1799 a "provincial publication says that a MATRIMONIAL PLAN is proposed to be established throughout every county, city, or town, in England or Wales.
(...) The system of this curious, and it should seem actually serious, plan — as far as we can learn — is as follows: — Every person, of either sex, who desires to enter into a treaty of marriage, is first to subscribe a certain sum.
These also do not guarantee that a man will actually get married to a woman on the site – all they provide is the online communication.
Once the dating goes offline they are no longer involved in the process. S.-based companies, with satellite branches in Eastern Europe.
By 1825 an agency in Bishopsgate, London, opened three days a week for members of the public looking for a partner to describe themselves and subscribe to the appropriate list.
However, by then both ladies and gentlemen had to classify themselves in 5 different classes.
The most commonly associated subject with Russia – even all the ads you’ve probably seen while searching for information about traveling to Russia – is the concept of the “Russian (mail-order) bride”.
The theory is that there are a lot of women in Russia who are desperate to marry rich and/or get out of the country, so they will happily marry anyone who provides them with a cushy lifestyle and a visa.
The women who are accepted are (usually) verified, i.e.
their Ids get scanned and copied into the agency’s database.
Similarly, as Russian society is fairly sexist, some (not all!
) Russian men expect “their women” to cook, clean and make babies regardless of their other commitments and many Russian women see escaping to the West as a way to have a bit more freedom in their lives.
The only websites that seem to provide “real” Russian women for interested English-speaking men are essentially dating sites.