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.
Your best success with online dating in Russia will be in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
As details of the Kyiv Post investigation surfaced on Friday Cupid saw the huge drop in its share price, which resulted in a loss of more than 40 million pounds for the company.
Founder Bill Dobbie saw his personal stake in the company reduced by more than 10 million pounds.
Online dating in Russia hasn’t taken off to the extent it has in other parts of the world.
A rumored takeover of Cupid by American based IAC has long been on the cards as IAC is thought to want access to the more than 54 million registered users of Cupid spread across sites such as Indian and Be Naughty.
Prior to the latest round of allegations made against Cupid the company’s founder Bill Dobbie had been looking to expand the company’s workforce after moving into a new suite of offices in Edinburgh’s city center.
The founder of Cupid had also been in the midst of an aggressive attempt to increase his stake in Cupid before any takeover bid appeared from IAC.Dobbie had moved a large amount of the Cupid workforce to the Ukraine, but kept the company’s headquarters and core staff based in Scotland; Cupid admitted a 24 person motivational team does exist to ensure the company’s sites are the best available, but do not pose as female site members.International online dating company Cupid saw its share price plummet on Friday following a Ukrainian newspaper investigation into free members of the many sites operated by Cupid being duped into buying memberships.The investigation by the Kyiv Post revealed members of Cupid’s Ukraine based motivation team were told to pose as female website members and communicate with male members to tempt them into buying a membership.Cupid, based in Edinburgh, Scotland were forced to deny similar allegations made by a BBC documentary team in 2012.The 57 percent loss of the share price saw shares drop to just 49p and prompted speculation that a long rumored takeover by owner Inter Active Corp.