For more than two years, I have been involved in communicating with lovely and fascinating Russian and Ukrainian ladies, and researching the Russian "mail order bride" process.
I decided to broaden my search to Russia and Ukraine after experiencing after realizing that the local dating scene leaves much to be desired. For example, there seems to be a lack of available women in my area who have certain qualities and character traits, such as wanting someone for the right reasons, as opposed to material reasons. And, while not obsessed, I am into fitness, and would like to meet someone who is physically fit, which seems to be difficult to find in the US.
I have been surprised and amazed by these lovely "Russian brides" who offer many of these qualities, and it is quite possible that I could settle down with the right one.