Specialized dating website or russian marriage agency?
Active single people look for love and strive for it. Less active do almost nothing in this relation, but still nurse hope to have a close person in their love one day. However sometimes you need just a little bit to get what you want.
Territory of acquaintances
The age of globalization did the humanity not only good. An average person became less communicative than before. For some people it's almost impossible to make the acquaintance of the person they like.
Where can they meet the right person? Not everyone visits clubs and other places like that. Have an affair at work? It's risky. What if the relationship breaks? Such situations often result in suffering of former partners, because they have to see each other at work almost every day. Possible gossiping of the colleagues and other expected unpleasant consequences make the majority of sensible people not cross the lines of a light flirt in the office.
The other side of the problem is the lack of free time. The older a person is, the more difficult it is for him/her to find hours or even minutes to satisfy inner, unobvious needs. A wish to find a loved one is usually secret even to relatives.
Some people stay single because of their shyness. Many of them are amiable, able to compromise, kind-hearted, and can become loyal and loving spouses.
Previously people used to turn to matchmakers to get rid of loneliness. Nowadays professional matchmakers are very few. Other go-betweens (real and virtual), marriage agencies and specialized russian dating site took their place.
So what is better for a person looking for acquaintances – to set off for a marriage agency or use the possibilities of the Internet? Let's first consider the peculiarities of both variants.
A marriage agency is an organization main activity of which is to find their client a person who will become later his/her spouse. That is, the task of agency employees is a purposeful choice of candidates who will be a perfect match for their client. Agencies can be real and virtual.
Some marriage agencies don't select partners for a family creation, but offer candidates for various acquaintances and that's all.
Marriage agencies with a serious business approach cooperate with professional psychologists and it considerably raises the chances to meet the right partner. The most reputable organizations use the most effective methods and work with expert psychologists and it results in a vast number of happy marriages.
Types of marriage agencies
- online agencies working only in the Internet. Such organizations ask you to feel in a form at the web-site and the information submitted must be real. Then a client is offered to pass a couple of tests by the telephone, E-mail, etc. If the agency finds out that the information is fake, person's data are black-listed and then deleted;
- off-line agencies. In order to become a client of such firm people need to come to the office personally. Everyone who would like to find a partner with the help of the agency is asked to show documents (passport, divorce certificate etc.), fill in a special form and leave a couple of photos;
- agencies with a web-site and an office. Such companies are a perfect combination of two previous forms of carrying on business in the sphere of introduction services.
Advantages and disadvantages of marriage agencies
As any other organization marriage agencies have a range advantages and disadvantages. Let's see what they are.
- Comprehensive guidance and support. The main part of the work as for organization of client communication with female candidates is carried out by the agency. Turning to such company you can count on expert help in selection of form variants, message translation, meeting organization etc;
- Low time expenditures. Clients of marriage agencies don't have to spend hours in front of computer displays to find the right candidates;
- Psychological support. A professional staff psychologist of marriage agency helps the clients to establish a contact with the candidates and promotes the most effective solving of interpersonal communication problems. He also conducts match tests. Some agencies have astrologists in their staff;
- Minimized risks. Clients of marriage agencies are more than other people protected from swindlers. Serious companies must take all required measures and precautions on this subject;
- High responsibility level of agency employees. Agencies with a good reputation hire only experienced and responsible experts and specialists;
- Purposeful choice of candidates. If you come to a marriage agency planning to find a wife, you can be sure that you won't see spam letters offering sex services or those of advertising character in your E-mail box;
- Real meetings with candidates. Sometimes marriage agencies organize meeting parties where clients and candidates can communicate in person.
- Third parties take part in communication process. Messages exchanged by the clients of a marriage agency are looked through by its employees. Many people find it uncomfortable. Under such conditions it's hard for a person to show all his inner world;
- It's impossible to communicate with a candidate you liked in case of termination of cooperation with an agency. By the way, some marriage agencies make ladies communicate with almost all men who initiate chatting;
- High cost of services of full range marriage agencies. In such kind of agency you'll have to pay for selection of variants, each sent and received message, translation, consultation and activities on meeting organization;
- The agency is not interested in quick finding of an ideal variant for you. The company gains when clients use paid services as long as possible. Although it's a rare thing in agencies working for their reputation;
- Some agencies post forms of their clients at popular dating sites. On the one hand it raises the chances to find the right partner, but on the other hand – is there any sense in this case to go to the agency?
Specialized dating sites
Dating sites are Internet resources meant for people to make acquaintances and to communicate.
Types of dating sites
All dating web-sites can be divided into two large groups:
- Specializing in making acquaintances for serious relationships, sex, foreign partner search, etc.;
- General. These resources are used by people seeking acquaintances for different purposes: for easy communication, flirt, friendship, love and sometimes for establishing required business contacts.
It's clear that when looking for international acquaintances you should use websites meant for that purpose. So let's talk about them.
Advantages and disadvantages of specialized dating sites
- A vast number of users. Just in several minutes required for network connection and finding the web-site you get access to lots and lots of forms which may include the one you need;
- Online real-time communication. For this purpose dating sites have special dialogue boxes. A user can emphasize his individuality and obtain useful information about his conversation partner just in course of one dialogue;
- Absence of territorial restrictions at searching for a potential partner. It helps create international couples;
- Choice independence. Dating site users decide themselves, who they chat with, how and when they do it;
- Confidential information exchange. People interested in each other choose communication format that is the most convenient for them. They chat without participation of third parties, so a man can tell his potential bride everything he wants (language barrier can be broken easily with mutual efforts);
- Simultaneous (and quick) chatting with many candidates. It is important for those who don't dare to meet and need quite a lot of time to make a choice. It happens sometimes, that a woman, who a gentleman doesn't like from the first sight, shows her other sides and qualities in course of communication, posts additional photos and seems more and more attractive;
- Financial question. Dating sites can be paid, free and conditionally free. Everyone can choose whether he wants to invest money in partner search and communication with candidates. Conditionally free sites charge money for certain services (e.g., for visual emphasis of the form or sending presents). You don't have to necessarily use these services. In some cases registration at dating sites can be charged with a fee, but it's rather an advantage than not. This way the portal owners take care of their users who really need acquaintances and eliminate those registering just for fun;
- Online dates. Not all dating sites use this service, but it becomes more and more popular. It allows you to communicate with a lady you liked via a web-camera. Thus a gentleman can make sure he's made a right choice and avoid unpleasant surprises when meeting;
- Freedom of time and place choice for a real meeting. Here you depend only on your partner. And you can always come to an agreement with her.
- Forms are checked not thoroughly, so there is a risk to meet a dishonest candidate for a bride role.
- No additional services in regard to chatting, message translation and psychologist's advice.
Specialized dating web-site or marriage agency – what is better?
What should a person looking for a soulmate choose? Have you decided yet? For those in doubts we'll make some conclusions summarizing this chapter and singling out the gist.
Main differences of marriage agencies from specialized dating sites are the following:
- Marriage agencies work with clients on an individual basis. Agency employees provide paid services (psychological support, etc.) and try to minimize the risk of relationship with a swindler;
- Web-sites offer almost unlimited number of forms and let you search yourself. Virtual contacts can happen in real-time mode and confidentially, without participation of third parties. Internet communication helps potential partners show their qualities and approve themselves quickly. People obtain all necessary information about each other in a short time.
Where will you go to look for your future love? We hardly have a right to advise… But judging from the statistics specialized dating sites are more popular, than marriage agencies.