Women receive vouchers from the agency's office a few days before, and their data is recorded and identification checked.Agencies actually encourage women to "dig deeper", and once they attended a social, they be invited again and again.If the agency is successful, word of mouth advertising starts bringing more clients.
At this stage the agency can afford to have an office in Russia.
The agency invites all female clients to participate in "socials" though usually only ladies from the same city attend the events; most of women cannot afford to travel.
The agency places advertisements in local media announcing the forthcoming gathering to ensure enough attendants.
The average price per address is $10, translation - $8-15 per page, and email forwarding - $4-8 per page.
The addresses of women are very seldom verified, and the women are almost never contacted on a regular basis.
All protestations that women featured are still available and don't correspond with anybody should not mislead you: even if a particular lady was not contacted by anybody through this agency, women never send their data to only one agency, and she is likely to get dozens letters through another service.
Also, some agencies buy or rent addresses from local dating agencies and profits from sales.
Western agencies usually start by placing ads in local Russian newspapers that promise to help women in search of a partner abroad. Usually a lady will send applications to 5-15 agencies that placed ads in the same newspaper.
When an agency has enough profiles to start from, they launch a website, and offer the women's information to men.