MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Why would I want to use your service?
A. "Filipina Brides" was designed for men who wish to explore all of their options when choosing a mate or close friend. Due to today's technology, we are able to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together through our service. By viewing each woman's photos, and reading their bio-data, you can decide whom you would like to correspond with. The women on our service have written to us expressly for the chance to meet someone special! We continuously update and screen our list of women in order to offer you the best possible chance for a successful relationship.
Q. Is your service similar to a Mail Order Bride company?
A. NO! A Mail Order Bride company implies that you are ordering something and paying for it. Our service simply supplies you with the names and addresses of women who have expressed an interest in meeting an American man. It is up to them to respond to your letter. We strive to help bring people together who really want to form a loving, caring, and lasting relationship.
Q. Are the women on your service really interested in me,or just coming to America?
A. First of all, becoming a citizen of another country is a very long and involved process, which could take up to five years (visa information). Secondly, while citizenship is a factor there are many other more important factors for these women to consider. What they really want is someone they can trust, depend on, and have a close relationship with. They certainly don't want to leave their friends and family and move to a strange new place just to find out they can't stand the person they're committed to!!!
Q. Is there a charge for the women who participate in your service?
A. No. The service is free of charge for women. By not charging them to be on our service, we are able to bring you a greater number and cross-section of people from which to choose. For the most part, however, the women in our service could easily afford to be there. We have people from all walks of life, including doctors, teachers, scientists, business people, farmers, etc.
Q. What kind of a response will I receive?
A. That really depends on you. It is important that you read the bio-data information about the women you intend to correspond with. You should only respond to those whom you feel you will be compatible with. You should also review the Letter Writing Tips, and Some Good Advice. By following these guidelines you should receive a very favorable response.
Q. How long will I have to wait for a response?
A. Believe it or not, the United States Post Office is one of the most efficient in the world. Unfortunately, some of the countries you will be writing to have very slow postal services. The speed varies from country to country; for example, it may take up to six weeks to get a reply from what used to be the Soviet Union, and as little as a week to 10 days from the Philippines. Our best advice is to be patient; remember, good things are worth waiting for!
Q. How important are looks?
A. Studies have shown that, on a short term basis, the most attractive singles have sex more often. However, the facts are, in reference to marriage, men seek youth and beauty & women seek mature, older, healthy, intelligent, successful, financially stable men with the ability to protect and provide for the family.
While outward appearance plays a role in any relationship, there are other factors which are much more important. We find that trust and stability are two of the most important factors, especially for the women in our service. If a relationship does develop and the woman moves to this country, she will want someone she can depend on. This is a major life move for her and at least at first, there will be no one in this country other than you that she can turn to for support and comfort. Therefore, while looks may play a minor role, stability, trust, and a warm relationship are much more important factors.
Q. Are the addresses I receive current?
A. We strive to continually update our data. Each week, AFA places 150 new profiles on "This week's new profiles" pages, or 7,800 new profiles per year. We offer the largest and most current database of profiles available in the world.
Our phone translation services & phone invitation services for socials allow us to be in constant contact with many of the women listed on the site.
Once we are made aware of an address that is no longer valid we immediately remove it from our list. We instruct the men and women on our service to notify us of any address changes so that we may update our records.
Q. Is age an important factor?
A. Studies show men and women seek different goals in marital partners. Men seek youth and beauty. Women seek mature, older, healthy, intelligent, successful, financially stable men who will love and respect them, with the ability to protect and provide for their families. It is a fact of life.
The Russian culture lends itself to reasonable expectations and has not been media-programmed with a youth-oriented outlook on life.
Many Russian men lack a certain maturity towards family and relationships. Most Russian women are extremely mature for their years. Foreign-Affair attempts to be as diverse as possible. We have people in our database from all walks of life, different cultures, and varying age groups. Age does become a factor when choosing whom you will be most compatible with, however, do not let it become a barrier. For many people, an older person represents stability, security and wisdom. For many cultures it is not uncommon to see major age differences between spouses.
Q. Should I send money to the women I correspond with to help with their expenses?
A. That is of course entirely up to you; however, we recommend that you do not. If the woman with whom you are corresponding is really interested in you, then she will certainly respond without any financial incentive. If you really want to help with the cost of postage (most women and men on our service can easily afford this cost), we suggest that you send stamps as opposed to cash. We suggest you contact your local post office or call us for more information on where to purchase the stamps.
Q. Who may use Filipina Brides's services?
A. Filipina Brides services are available to any person from any country. Although our home office is based in the USA, we have offices in St. Petersburg & Moscow Russia, Kiev Ukraine & Cartagena Colombia. These offices offer support for AFA " Romance Tours" and services for individual travelers. Tour packages are available without airfare for clients who originate from countries other than the U.S.
Russian women welcome the chance to meet men from all countries and walks of life. Check out the letters on the Bulletin Board for a little insight.
Q. How do I make the payment when I order?
A. You may obtain the address information you desire by going to Filipina Brides's "New Client Electronic Order Form" . Complete the form, which you will then submit electronically by double-clicking on the "Finalize Order" button and then entering your credit card information and double-clicking on the "Pay Online" button.
If you feel more comfortable, you may choose not to order via the secure credit card order form and you may select the second option on the order form to send the credit card information via fax or call .
You may also choose a third ordering method to receive addresses by printing the order form and mailing it to:
7320 N Dreamy Draw Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
To receive addresses by the US Postal Service:
Q. How do I view the attached file?
A. You will need a shareware program, such as Paint Shop Pro or a non-shareware program such as Adobe PhotoShop to view the TIF and TXT files. If you cannot receive the information via computer we will send the information via regular mail or any of the other special mail services offered on the order form.
Q. Could you send me more information concerning your company?
A. You will find everything you need to know contained on the site of Filipina Brides. Please read the information and feel free to ask questions if you do not find the answers you need contained in the text portion of our service.
Q. How do I view the encoded Cyrillic text?
A. To view the encoded Cyrillic text, you will need the Cyrillic font for your operating system. We have made the process of setting up this font on your computer very simple, by making available software that will allow you to view the Cyrillic fonts, which you will receive by clicking here.