Whether you're looking for a beautiful Russian woman to be your bride, an intelligent oligarch as a husband, or just keen to date someone from a new & interesting culture, CharmDate provides the opportunity to start a long distance romance, Soviet style! But can it practically work? And how does CharmDate's service compare with other online dating sites? We took a look inside...
With the rise of the internet came two developments in modern society; instantaneous, free global communication and of course, online dating. A dating network named “Qpid” specialises in pairing these two areas together, allowing men and women to find romance from thousands of miles away. Qpid have sites for helping western singles (usually men) to search for Asians (you can read our iDateAsia review here), Latin Americans (our LatamDate review is here) and others. This is clearly an area they know and believe in, but the proof of the online dating pudding is always how popular and easy the site is to use.
Our CharmDate.com Review
Arriving at CharmDate, our review team were pleased by the general look and tone of the site. It makes it clear that the objective of CharmDate is to pair together their Ukrainian and Russian user base with members around the globe that are interested in singles (girls, let's face it) from those locations. The site goes so far as explain, in no uncertain terms, that it's very much a dating network for Western men looking for Russian/ Ukrainian women (written in the text lower down on the main page). There is a guidance video, some media coverage and a few security and authenticity pledges, which is certainly important, tying in well with a handful of user case studies.
Signing up is fast, but you do need to verify your email address, so make sure you use a genuine one when joining. This is important as it let's the site know you are a real user with no ulterior motives, simply looking to use CharmDate for its intended purpose, but it also ensures that you can be immediately informed when one of the women you're interested in gets in touch or replies to your message.
CharmDate.com communication features
Once our review team were inside the site, each reviewer commented on the same two features that stood out from the rest – the in-built Phone Call feature, letting you speak to any women that catch your eye easily and quick, and the WebCam Chat feature, which as the name suggests, permits two members to enjoy a video call without leaving the site. The reasons these two options stand out are simple – this kind of technology isn't normally available on dating sites, where instant messaging is as good as it tends to get communication wise. But more importantly, if you're serious about flying thousands of miles to meet, in person, with the girl of your dreams, then doesn't it make a lot more sense to have a call or webcam chat first? The fact this site has these options shows us that the people behind CharmDate, at the very least, understand their audience, their users. A site for hooking up members across different continents is not an ordinary dating site, so therefore it's needs to have extraordinary communication options available.
CharmDate uses Qpid Credits rather than a typical subscription. Most search options on the site are available for free but when you decide to start communicating with members you do need to upgrade your account. Overall our review team found the site to be simple and easy to use. The women were stunningly beautiful, which at times is a red flag, but with women in that region generally the most attractive on the planet we're willing to give the Charm Date the benefit of the doubt here. Suffice to say, if you're looking to meet Russian ladies, we would suggest this as a fine place to start and check out for yourself.
As ever, we would like to remind you that if you're looking to be kept busy then it's unlikely that one dating site will ever be enough. The only way to find the best site(s) for you is to keep an open mind and put in the effort to try multiple dating sites (Check out our AnastasiaDate.com Review & Russiangirls4u.com Review). This way you're always chatting, always setting up web cam chats and always getting closer to finding the woman of your dreams. Good luck!