Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.

The best online dating sites in Russia cannot compare in terms of quality and membership numbers to the best online dating sites in the United States and Canada.

Nevertheless, if you speak some Russian (speaking Russian is a HUGE advantage as many women don’t speak English), have some decent conversation skills and a tremendous work ethic, you will be in a good position to attain success in Russia.

has been around quite some time, and its experience in the game shows with a user friendly interface that is packed with useful features that don’t overwhelm the user.

Overall, the site is great but only useful for those who speak Russian and/or plan to be in Russia soon.

As a free member, there are a few different options available for communicating with other free members: sending interest, adding as a favorite, visiting their profile, and sending a message (that they won’t be able to read).

Any of these options will notify the other member, but one of you will have to pay to actually speak to each other.

Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top four dating sites in Russia. As is the case with pretty much all sites run by Cupid Media, it rocks!

I was a long time member of one of the sister sites of Russiancupid.com, Afrointroductions.com, while I was living in both Mauritius and South Africa as an expatriate. Russian Cupid used to be known as Russian but was gobbled up by the Cupid Media Network and given a re-haul.

Russian Cupid’s match recommendations are based on the criteria you selected during the sign-up process, and thankfully you can change these criteria at any time.