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Everyone dreams of meeting “the right” person. At the same time, most active young men also want to build a career path. And working hard towards one goal can come at the expense of the other. At least that’s how it was for me. Last year I got a long-awaited promotion to the post of senior investment adviser, which came with the benefit of not spending all my evenings at work. And almost immediately I realized how lonely I was after working so hard to get to this place.
My friend John advised me to join dating sites and even sent a link to this Victoria Dates review, as he had met there a woman from the other corner of the United Kingdom. But I wasn’t ready for online dating. I started going out to bars and concerts, and even visited yoga classes, but met nobody interesting. I dreamed of a relationship with a woman who reads a lot, enjoys an active lifestyle and can handle a conversation about economics of all subjects! And then one evening I was reviewing my e-mail and found the link to the review that John had sent me. I read it again and thought, “Why not?” So I created an account on Victoria Dates.
This online dating experience helped me meet the woman I always dreamed of. So I decided to write this Victoria Dates review to open up the prospect of finding love outside the U.K. for all the British guys who have yet to find love in their own hometowns.
This dating site created by an American team has three main characteristics:
- It’s premium.
- It focuses on a long-lasting relationship.
- It offers a worldwide network.
Let’s consider each of them.
Premium site in the online dating world means that most services this site provides aren’t free-of-charge. Each member has to buy a subscription to be able to build a relationship here. On the plus side, this model creates high-quality services and excellent customer care. But on the minus side, it can get costly quite quickly.
The focus on a long-lasting relationship – which is aided by its price structure – means that most people who have already joined the site don’t look for online flirting and or brief affairs. They want to find soul mates and start their own families. So you should focus on this goal right from the start.
The worldwide network means that this site has collected thousands of profiles of attractive and classy singles from around the world. So you can easily meet a girl from Paris, Kiev, or London on VictoriaDates.com. But if you live in a small town or mid0sized city, you have a higher chance of meeting a woman from another country than someone in the next neighborhood. In joining this site, you should be ready for a relationship with someone from another corner of the world.
This site offers premium membership for $9.99. Buying it, you receive Premium status for unlimited time and 20 credits to spend. It also enables you to view all your statistics, such as Likes and chat invites received. You can always find it on the righthand side of your screen.
Free membership, without upgrading to premium, doesn’t enable you to see who has visited your profile or added you to their Favorites. After getting the subscription, you get all necessary information about people who are interested in you. Also, this allows you to read incoming messages and view private photos of other members.
However, interacting with women and investing the time to capture their hearts will require an investment in every minute of live chat, every message sent and each gift ordered, both virtual and real. It’s best to constantly have a certain amount of credits on your account so that your chats aren’t interrupted in their most intense moments by annoying pop-ups. VictoriaDates allows guys from the U.K. to set up automatic repurchases once credits run out. You need only go through the site’s simple account verification procedure to be able to do it. The site accepts Visa, Maestro or MasterCard.
The hidden benefit of paid membership enables the site to filter out those online daters who aren’t serious about a long-term, loving relationship. In other words, you pay to be a part of the unique Victoria Dates community, with its classy women who are interested in real love.
The site has a welcoming design that is easy to navigate through. It offers several interesting features that make it very comfortable to start and develop a virtual relationship. And you don’t need to rack your brain in finding the necessary button or tool. They are located on all member pages.
As you can see above, there are even buttons that help you initiate communication that include:
- Send a Wink allows you to start a conversation in a live chat with a winky smile.
- To Favorites saves the page of your women of interest n in your Favorites. She will also receive notification that you are interested in her.
- Like Her allows you to like this member’s page. She also will receive notification about it and will be able see your profile in her statistics.
- Send a Virtual Gift allows you to choose a virtual gift and send it to the owner of the profile.
Another tool that’s worth your attention is Flowers and Presents. Clicking on this button, you are redirected to the Victoria Dates online shop, where you can buy romantic stuff and order their delivery to London, New York, or any other city where your virtual sweetheart lives. I don’t recommend this tool in the first weeks of your interaction. It makes sense only if you and your date already have begun to develop intimate feelings for each other. I myself ordered a delivery of a bouquet of red roses to Odessa when I was knew it was time to reveal my serious intentions for my girlfriend.
These last two tools are useful for those couples who decide to move their relationship off the site.
- Request Contact Details gives verified members the ability to exchange contact info with each other. That way, they no longer need to pay for chatting as they can make phone calls and chat for free in other messengers.
- The Set up a Date service is aimed at helping international couples go on a real first date by traveling to the country of their partner. Using it, you don’t need to worry about lodging, an interpreter, or even finding a restaurant as the site’s administration team will help you.
I used the all these resources, except Virtual Gift, to build a relationship with my girlfriend. By the way, I met her thanks to the site’s matching algorithms. So make some time to provide truthful answers to the questionnaires when registering and setting up your profile. It really works.
Pros and cons of VictoriaDates.com
For your convenience, I’ve organized the positive and negative features of this site in basic table.
What about my love story? I met my girlfriend after five months of being a member. She is 27 year-old sexy academic who lectured on economics in Odessa. We both like snowboarding and wakeboarding and share the same taste in literature, especially Stephen King. And she is, like me, a Game of Thrones fanatic! Now we live together and I feel like I have the woman I have been looking for all my life.
I admit that I was feeling awkward interacting with foreign women for the first months. But once I met my love I felt that initial spark that led me to feel that she’s the one. And I hope that this Victoria Dates review will help at least one guy from the U.K., or anywhere else for that matter, meet someone special and fall happily in love. So if you are already thinking about online dating, now is as good a chance as any to go ahead and give it a try!