You need to register on our site if you want to do more than browse people’s profiles. Registration is free.
Once registered, you will be able to upload pictures (strongly recommended), contact other users, and more.
There are three ways of contacting people on the website:
1. Send them a free message.
Members that have Internet access will get your message the next time they go online. Many of our female members do not have Internet access, and their correspondence is managed by local dating agencies that translate and deliver their incoming messages to the lady in person, or by phone.
You will be notified by email every time you get a new message. To open messages from the women you have already written to, you’ll need to purchase credtis, which can be done in a number of ways.
2. Send them a free smile.
A smile is a “Hi” message that will let the recipient know you are interested in them. You can send a smile when you are not sure what to say, or don’t have time to write a real letter.
3. Talk to them on the phone (1.8 or 1 credit per minute, depending on whether or not you require translation)
Call toll-free 1.866.974.6453 (outside of the US call +1 (312) 252-0005 ) between 6AM and 3PM CST, or contact us via the Support Chat, and tell the operator who you would like to speak to, and at what time. This has to be done at least 24 hours in advance, unless you already have the lady’s phone number. An interpreter will call you at the desired time (in case the lady agrees) and put you through to the lady while staying on the line.
Our services are free for women, but men need to purchase credits to be able to open their incoming mail. How much a credit costs depends on the amount you buy:
100 credits or more: $1 for each credit
55-99 credits: $1.09 for each credit
10-54 credits: $2 for each credit
The price of opening letters also varies, for a number of reasons. While all of our male members have Internet access, that isn’t always the case with our female members. Delivering messages to some of them involves calling them and asking them to come to the local agency’s office to read and reply to their mail. Every local agency offers translation services to those who don’t know English well enough to write and read their letters themselves. In case a woman cannot come to the office, an translator will read the message to her over the phone and/or it will be printed out and mailed to her, which costs money. It is easier if the woman in question does have Internet access, in which case the translated letters are simply forwarded to her email, and that affects the price, as well.
A lot of the women do have an email address, and you can correspond with them directly, without any agency involvement, at a very low price (as low as 0.5 credits per letter).
Popularity is another factor. On many dating sites there exists the problem of a few extremely popular members getting all the attenton, which is bad both for the rest of the users who don’t get any letters and for users whose letters go unanswered. To get around this, we have introduced a floating price for correspondence depending on popularity.
All the aforementioned factors determined the cost of opening each particular letter. The cost can vary from 0.5 to 20 credits.
How do I know that member is available?
If you can see someone's profile - then it's available. If a member is inactive for a while – not logging in, not answering their mail, etc. – their profile is removed following a warning by email. The profiles of those who no longer want to be on the website for one reason or another are also removed.
Are credit card transactions secure?
In a nutshell, they are. We haven’t had a single case of credit card data theft since we started in 1997.
What follows is a more detailed answer. The credit card transactions on our site are as secure as they can be on the Internet. We process credit card data via our own secure server with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption as most businesses on the Intenet do. SSL browser encryption provided by Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer keeps your credit card information private while it is transferred over the Internet. To ensure privacy, all the information you submit through our order form is transmitted in secure mode, not just the credit card details. Your credit card data is kept encrypted until it reaches your processing bank via a dedicated line. Only you, us, and the processing bank have access to the unencrypted credit card information.
Whether you shop on Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, or accessing your credit card statement online, you get exactly the same protocol - SSL encryption. SSL is probably the most common and reliable encryption protocol on the Web, which doesn’t mean, of course, that it is 100% secure. Given enough time, a person with the necessary skills can access pretty much any information on the web, but in this case, it’s rarely worth the effort, because it is almost impossible to buy something worth more than a hundred dollars or so using only the credit card details, but without possessing the card itself. Besides, with the majority of credit cards, you are not liable for the fraudulent use of your card information, or the maximum liability is $50.
For increased protection, we NEVER keep your credit card information on the server. Additionally, according to Visa and MasterCard regulations, we do not store the CVV code (the three or four digit security code on the back of your card) anywhere at all, and in most cases, credit card details are useless without it.
Your credit card details are stored, in encrypted form, only on our internal computers, and only for the purpose of assisting you if you have trouble processing your order on-line, or to issue refunds. We never charge your card without your authorization. No "recurring" charges, no membership fees. Guaranteed.