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I first heard about AFA Davao from one of my friends who has a friend who just got married to a foreigner from AFA Davao. After hearing good things about it, I was excited to apply and thought that maybe there's a possibility of me finding a foreign husband. Me, my cousin and a friend applied together with our complete documents and valid ID's. In the office, they give us orientation, provide us with more information, evidence and assurance that it is real and safe. The staff are very helpful, friendly and seem like trustworthy persons. What gives a confidence that the company is legit and can be trusted is that one of the staff who works in the office is my senior in college. I started filling up the forms, writing my own introduction as to who I am and my idea of interest to the man I am looking for. I also wrote a summary of my life experience which leads me to the idea of finding a foreign man. Then the staff took a photo of us for our profiles. I am quite nervous about them taking pictures but it was really for nothing. I had fun, they taught us how to pose and select different clothes that we are comfortable to wear.
After 2 weeks of approval period. I became an official member. I trust myself that I did the right thing. Becoming a member was xciting. I got a chance to meet a lot of women who are also looking for a chance to meet their other half. From time to time, we went to different places for picture talking. Shooting a video introduction or updates of ourselves. Feels like we are a model or an actress. Feeling shy about what to say in the videos and about our english speaking. It's a challenge to put an effort in every little thing we do to make the video and picture possible, especially with our work schedules. When we were doing the video, the ladies were taking turns one by one to say what they wanna say to the person who is going to watch that might be their future husband. I am very thankful to the Davao staff. They are so kind, very helpful and supportive. They help us cover our fare expenses and food since sometimes it takes a whole day to take everyone's turn.
Through AFA Davao, I had a chance to get to know a person via letter, meet and greet a lot of wonderful foreign guys. It feels good to hear that someone from the other side of the world knows me, appreciates my beauty and is interested to meet me. I felt excited getting to know each other with an old days style. But sometimes, I felt like it would be better to know them in person vice versa rather than sending letters for a long time. I don't want to feel the ups and downs of a long distance communication without meeting in person first. It would be better if they decided to meet me face to face rather than sending letters back to the forth.
I have been an active member since 2013 to 2016. Through those years, I only got a chance to join social night events due to random selections or invitation from the foreigners. For me, it feels like you won a lottery when you received an invitation since out of a thousand ladies in the Davao branch alone, you were selected to join. At the event, I noticed that all the women really put a lot of effort into looking presentable and beautiful. Of course, I am one of them. Most of us arrived an hour before the event started to get changed and put makeup on. Some are just on time and few are a minute late due to work schedule. When the event started, me and the ladies we're looking at the guys entering the room with their confident or shy faces but surely a surprised look. We all are having a great time meeting and greeting each other. The games, pageant, dancing are fun but the most important is the question and answer part (table hopping). I am curious and observant about how the guys talk when they're asking or answering questions. What is their facial expression towards the conversations. How they approach or react on the topic or situations. While they were talking, I was looking into their eyes and seeing what I could find who he is as a person. That was some of the things I looked upon searching for my potential husband. I found several potential husbands for me but none of them gave me the feeling that I can say "he's the one". None of them made me feel and see a future with them. During the events, even though we are enjoying it, I can still feel the pressure in me and saw that some of the ladies feel the same. As everyone noticed, there are a lot of women but only a few men. There is only a small chance for us to be selected and had a chance to select. The probability to find your perfect match is also small but luck plays a big part.
I had a nice experience when dating from AFA. I once was invited to be in the excursion but as a chaperone. 3 of my friends that time were invited in the excursion and so they wanted me to come. I volunteer to be their photographer to at least earn my keep. As I was being the lady behind the scene. I realized that this really is working. I saw a lot of couples becoming closer. They become more passionate and are really putting effort to know each other. I saw that love is growing and they are all wearing wonderful smiling faces. I saw that love can find its way no matter how short you've been together. It is just a matter of dedication to show what you feel.
Some of the men I met became my friend. One of them is John from Texas. He was the one you invited me to join the social night event which was my 3rd and last. I feel grateful because I would have never met the love of my life if he didn't invite me that time or maybe destiny will still find its way.
It was October 8, 2016 Saturday the 2nd social night event in Davao tour. That night I felt that this could be my lucky night and asked God to give me a sign. Even if I have those positive feelings, I still don't want to have a high hope which might hurt too much if I fall. The same as the other events I attended, I just plan to enjoy the night. Then the table hopping comes. I was surprised. He is not on the list of clients and even not present in the clients introduction. He sat on the empty chair beside me and introduced himself. "He said his name is Rob". After his introduction, I just can't stop myself from saying "Rob, your my Robinhood, you stole my heart". Then he replied with a cute geeky smile, and again, I was starstruck. He is such a cute and kinda nerdy type I like. While the other ladies are trying to get his attention, I was just observing him and trying to understand him without disturbing what he was doing. The event moves on and I can't find him in the crowd. I tried to send a letter in the box but none of them are his. Even though he is nowhere to be found, I just enjoyed the night with the rest of my friends.
The virtual assistant was the one helping and contacting us if we receive a letter or a date invitation. She notified me that I have a scheduled date with Rob. Sad to say that I missed it because I fell asleep due to the graveyard work schedule. Even though I was 3 hours late, I still went to the office and asked the staff if they could contact Rob and tell him that I am really really sorry. That I am really interested to meet and have a date with him. He is so kind to forgive me and give me a chance to date him. Since I am really interested in him, I really put an effort into not to end the day with regrets. I wanted to apologize to him in person. To let him know that I like him and to show him who I am despite being late. Ever since then we dated everyday after my work. Everyday we learn a lot from each other. We shared the pros and cons in our life. Then we begin to talk about what the future might be.
During the tour, I've even heard a lot of couples getting serious, such as meeting the parents. 2 of my friends got engaged at the same time. Me and Rob got invited to their engagement celebrations. Rob was even teased by my friends that he will be next to be engaged. I was just being silent because I don't want to assume about something that might not happen. I am just happy to know him more. While dating, Rob and I also did some filipino courtship culture such as meeting my parents, my brother in the cemetery and my relatives during meals, karaoke, drinking liquor and such.
I never thought that after 9 nights of knowing him, he proposed to me. No words can explain how happy I am knowing that we are taking the next step being committed together. Speechless to the point that I forgot to say yes. But luckily he understood and put the ring in my finger. The next day he met my parents for formality as an engaged couple.
We went to the AFA office Davao to share the good news. Also to remove my profile in the website / agency and marked it as engaged. They provided a lot of information, recommendations and steps to process the fiance visa. Even though Rob already left the country. The AFA Davao office is still giving me assistance while I am gathering documentation. They helped us during the preparations for the U.S Embassy interview.
In 3 years of being a member of AFA Davao, they became my extended family. They were so happy to know that I am finally not available. I am grateful and forever thankful that AFA Davao existed. I am proud to say that I am one of the luckiest women on Earth that found their lifetime partner and it was possible because of AFA. Even though my husband Rob lives miles away, we had a chance to meet each other because the company exists.
If there's a will there's a way. Me and Rob took a chance of it. AFA was the bridge that made it happen.
Ronna Lou L.
Dear Mr. Adams,
Having just completed the October 2O21 Carlagena Tour I wanted to bring to your attention the excellent work and service rendered by the AFA staff based in Cartagena.
Even prior to embarking on the tour, I was impressed with Begional Manager Maria's informative and interactive Youtube live videos. These videos which featured Maria's explanations, descriptions and interviews were key to my signing up for the tour.
Once the tour began, I was even more impressed by how much Maria worked behind the scenes. From joining us each morning for breakfast to chat and keep us informed of the upcoming itineraries to answering endless questions and giving valuable insight into local practices, Maria was constantly there to help- And not to overlooked or forgotten, Leydys and Alexandra were constantly on their computers and phones working hard to ensure that everyone had dates scheduled if they so desired. I believe their local insight was also an instrumental part of the process.
ln closing I would once again like to compliment Maria's work with the tour. With a hummingbird-like drive, Maria kept the AFA Tour moving and on track. She's very personable and is fluent in three languages. (Wow!) Clearfy she is an invaluable asset to your company.
Victoria how are you today? I have something very important to tell you because i think as a manager we want to know about the work of our employees especially from a clients perspective. Laura was very good the last time I was in Kiev but this time is different ... Laura is incredible!!!!! She was good before but somehow she has become even better and you and John should be very proud of her. No doubt I'm not the only one to see this and probably say this too. Narvin and I talked and he feels exactly the same, this trip so far I can say is truly the best trip of my life and these aren't just sweet words and empty compliments I mean them.
Maria and the entire staff in Cartagena were amazing and made the visit worth it. They are some of the hardest working women I have ever seen.
I wanted to tell you how great the girls in your Odessa office are. While I was in Odessa, all the girls worked extremely hard setting up dates for me. Even Anna was working from home while she was sick. I kept telling her to get rest, but she continued working trying to find the right women for me to meet. All the women in the office are concerned about taking care of your clients and the women that are seeking a relationship with a foreign man. The Odessa office is the gold standard in customer service. I can't say enough about Anna and her team in Odessa and the personal attention they give to all involved parties.
I think your agency does great work and I would not hesitate to recommend your services to men that were interested in meeting a foreign woman
Just wanted to tell you that my trip to San Jose this September went incredibly well. Andrea from the San Jose office was very helpful, especially with all the difficulties related to covid (early curfew, some ladies were worried to go out in public, others were in quarantine). Andrea did a really good job.
I made some friends, and I am continuing the dating with about a half dozen of the 19 ladies I met. Will see where all this goes, hopefully I will find my life partner.
Everything the Costa Rica tour delivered was beyond my expectations! Even though we had to stop the event earlier than expected. I know you have no control over the covid shut down that was in effect. Covid and 1 "bad apple" in the group of men were the only disappointments.I was surprised at how much more attractive the women were compared to their profile pictures. The social was a great opportunity to meet women I would not have chosen from their profile. Guess what? That is exactly who I connected with! I did meet a lady that I want to proceed with the K1 Visa! Gustavo and Andrea were very helpful and my interrupter was outstanding. Had I not connected with Anna on the tour I would go again no doubt. Any man that is serious and has only the best intentions will find a woman he would be proud to call his wife. If any man would have questions and want a reference, I would be happy to let him know how great my experience was. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime and introducing me to the woman I hope to someday call my wife!!!
This was my very first social to the Ukraine. I enjoyed my time chatting with the ladies & my dates very much as the time passed by so fast. I hope to attend another social again very soon. The staff was very polite & easygoing. I will pass my experiences on to my family & friends. Thank you.
Your ears must be ring.... Sitting here with Dave and the guys at breakfast at the Radisson discussing ladies, socials, & shared experiences. For me, Odessa was more than I could dreamt about! The women and dating is sooo much different in may ways than St. Pete two decades ago. But, the complexity is so family like a morning dew.
I feel I have the vibe and pulse of the guys in the morning during breakfast. If you want a detail perspective, that might be helpful, we can have a talk later when I get home if you are interested. I will be always will to discuss and promote AFA in a very positive way.
My cellphone has been blowing up with numerous guys asking what the experience and ladies are like. And truly, I will tell them AFA is the ONLY way to go!
I extended my trip before the tour and not getting home until 1 October.
Thanks for letting me go to the social in Kharkov.
The September 2021 social in Kharkov was great. It's like the pandemic never happened. In fact, with the economic effects of the pandemic, there was even more interest in foreign men.
John A. From New York
Hello and Good Morning John,
I arrived comfortably in Odessa yesterday and someone affiliated with your AFA-Odessa office met me outside of the airport as I was expecting, and took me to my hotel Londonskaya.
I don't want to bore you and take too much of your time, but I felt compelled to let you know something you presumably already know....
I was blown-away by the AFA office and staff there; very professional and it gave me a feeling I might do well and have much success when the official tour starts in two days from today.
Not like the mistake I made in Ukraine back last year in July 2020 in Nikoleav!
Already, numerous friends and guys aroundÂ the world are very curious about the experience I have had and I will be having in the next few days to come.
I have no plans to overstep my boundariesÂ with all the experience I have with Ukraine and the Slovic women, where I am sure all the men attending this September Odessa tour are in good-hands with the AFA staff, including Joe, who I have never met before.
I wanted to call out the exceptional patience of Liz during my many inquiries and concerns as a new member. This is a new avenue for me and my apprehensiveness was allayed by her perspectives and experience.
Hi John, Met my wife, Maryna, 14 years ago in Odessa on a tour with a group of most memorable gentlemen with AFA, and wish to share our continued successes with the most recent Blessing of our son. Always stand bold and proud of what AFA has to offer; bringing families together through the unique combination of love, adventure and fantastic memories. Thank you and all of your staff - then and now. YOUR WORK TRANSCENDS GENERATIONS
Just a quick thank you, this month celebrating 20 years of marriage with the woman I met on your Kiev tour 4/2001.
You were right, this was the best vacation I ever took.
I went with the mindset to have fun, see some sights, and meet women.
And I met a lot of women. It was a lot to process, but I'm an expert communicator and was able to find a few to focus on.
In Kharkov, I met XXXXXX. She is awesome, speaks English, great talk about life, philosophy, art, theatre, family, and much more.
After meeting her, I spent the next 13 days with her. We took a mini vacation to Odessa and had a great time with one another.
I have booked my next airline ticket to Kharkov, and leaving next week Wednesday to spend two and a half weeks with her.
I don't know where this is going, but it's a wonderful experience.
More then satisfied with overall experience! I have nothing but positive remarks! I would highly recommend AFA to friends!
By the way, it has been a great pleasure to work with Margarita, here in the Dnipro region.
She provides timely responses, makes date arrangements promptly and answers my questions very quickly!
I enthusiastically recommend her for a promotion or salary increase, when such matters are discussed! :)
Hi my friend!
Well, it's been a nice week here in Kyiv. Went to a fabulous resort on the river yesterday. I will find out the name of it and send it to you in email later. I would highly recommend it; beats even what I've experienced at ODS Arkadia for attentive service and high quality food/bevs etc. pool, beach -many options for "accommodations" for lounging. It aint cheap; but its top drawer, Anna even have a great "wandering" saxophonist that can really belt out the tunes!
I had very nice meetings with a few ladies and the staff here were VERY helpful and professional.
Llyudmilla and Victoria are both excellent translators and Llyudmilla is assisting me to get my Covid test before KBP fly out on Wed. Llyudmilla speaks good Spanish too! We speak it to each other when we want to talk in "secret" over here. haha
Have a safe trip o'er and a GREAT tour! Tell John and Tanya howdy too!
Thank you very much!
I'm glad you were there. She wanted to speak/hear in her native tongue. The interpretation was quick...and it sounded like you included all my thoughts. I am impressed!
I am interested in Kumi and I will setup another call...if she wants to talk some more.
Thank you Gustavo and all who made this happened.
John, we're a strong community. I know you're the owner of AFA, but, it belongs to all of us. For those of us that choose to participate and advocate so strongly for the opportunities, and really, the lifestyle that being a part of AFA provides, we can see and feel the difference in our lives and the lives of those whom become our AFA family. When there's a success story, we all raise a glass and celebrate that amazing new beginning. When there's a tragic loss like this one, we should all feel it and we should all get behind and support the loved ones still hurting. This may be just one man's opinion, but, just like David is probably doing, I know if it were me, I'd be smiling down and grateful if the same was done for my wife and little ones left behind by me.
Sorry for the long winded response but this AFA family really does mean a lot to me.
Hi John. Loving my stay here and even more enjoyable the the efforts of your rep Natalya from Poltava who brought the IMBRA form which Vita and I signed.
Very pleased John and very safe here in Kharkov. But what a long way to get here. Was advised to see about flying through Warsaw. He will pick me up the next time in Kyiv and meet at the airport and drive me to Poltava which will be the next trip in October.
Thank you again,
Liliya and Michael got acquainted on the site and just in a short time realized that they really like each other and want to meet. More and more jokes and feeling of mutual sympathy lead Michael in Ukraine and they met!
It was a romantic place that made their evening wonderful. Michael prepared a bouquet of flowers for Lily and hoped she will like it as she has a flower name too... He was really nervous but the first date was a first step for real relationships.
Liliya was excited before this meeting as it was the first date for last several years.
But on the date Liliya told about her kids and Michael said they are handsome as their mother. They both felt that everything was right and they made a right choice when they made such a long way to meet. Love felt in the air and it was a start of a long and happy story, we hope.
They are grateful to loveme. com for opportunity to get acquainted. We follow this couple and hope they will be the happiest people ever!
John and Tanya
I am sitting here at the airport in Chicago waiting for my last flight of the day but wanted to give you an update. My 10 days in Ukraine are behind me. As I loom back over the trip I wanted to thank each of you for your support in my search.
I especially wanted to let you know what an honor and joy it was for me to work with Larissa. As soon as we realized that the woman I went to meet was much different in person, she really buckled down and was amazing. I think I met 11 different women. I had two dates with one and was invited on 4 more that didn't work out. I have the contact information for most of them, should I choose to pursue anything.
Not only did Larissa find me more dates in just a few short days, each of them were good matches for me. She was also a very wise and thoughtful advisor as I considered my options. Plus, she took great care of me. Always making sure I was in the right place at the right time. I think that you are very lucky to have her as a part of your AFA team.
I am not yet sure where all of this will lead me but I wanted to say thank you and to let you know about the great work being done by one of your team.
I would like to compliment one of your employees. Her name is Briana. I have terrible computer skills and I have no idea how to upload photos. I called your company hoping someone could help me accomplish this. I was truly fortunate to be connected with Briana. So many companies in this day and age have terrible customer service that I wasn't sure what to expect. I must tell you that I was truly shocked what a sweet and helpful person she was. She talked me through it and was genuinely concerned about my problem. I wasn't sure I could do everything she told me, so Briana went a step further and gave me the email address and talked me through everything. I was able to get the photo off my cellphone and send them to her. She even stayed on the phone and told me the picture had arrived and said I should be able to send it in 24 hours. I was actually able to send a pic that evening to Julia in Russia. Julia was thrilled to get the pic as she had asked me to please send her one. Please let Briana know how much her thoughtfulness was appreciated. I'm sure the ladies in other countries wonder about the guys here. They receive letters but really don't know about them. So when Julia made a small request for a photo, it was important that I followed through with it. She was very happy I followed up on it. But that wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for Briana's concern. She is truly a wonderful person to represent your company. If you need to contact me for any reason please do.
I'd like to share my experience with A Foreign Affair.
It is a trustworthy site where I decided to sign-up to meet gentlemen from other countries. I filled in an application and then, I received a letter from a respectful, sincere, loving and kind man, who was sure of what he wanted. I am now engaged to this gentleman. Williams, my soon-to-be husband and I have spent wonderful time together. It was just what my heart needed! Currently, I am applying for the US visa to fly to the United States to be wed.
Today, I am a happy woman thank God, and thanks to the great team at A Foreign Affair and the trust I had in them.
I wanted to recognize the work that Maria and her team are doing with my VIP program. I am so impressed with how great they are and their ability to go the extra length. Yesterday was a great example. My date had an accident on Monday and it looked like we were not going to be able to have the date. Maria and her team reached out to the date and tried to help her get the Zoom app installed on both her and her father's phone. Maria offereed to the date for us to send her a taxi so that she could come to the AFA office to take the date. Your team was able to assist her as she could barely walk to the office so we could have our date.
I want to recognize how this is an example of how great the office is in Colombia. Maria and her team don't just do this as it is their job, but they go the extra length to make sure that both the women and the men have a great experience and are able to find their true love.
I can't say enough positive things about the Colombia team. They are amazing, thoughtful, cheerful and I look forward to meeting them in person when I arrive in Colombia on April 22.
Please keep up the great work and keep sharing true love.
John, just wanted to take a moment to let you know the superb service I have received from Helen in your office there in Kiev. She is always polite, professional, reliable, knowledgeable and goes the extra distance. You are lucky to have her !
Here is the testimonial you can post on the website or how ever you want to use it. Thank you for your assistance with your service.
Gustavo and Andrea were excellent in helping us (guys) with dating the ladies here in Costa Rica. The socials were well organized and they gave us the opportunities that we came here for. It was especially nice to meet in the mornings for breakfast and discuss the upcoming day's schedule. If you needed or wanted something, they would arrange it for you, even on a Sunday. This was extremely helpful since I was new to San Jose and do not speak the language. As in life, there are no guarantees, but AFA and their staff give you the realistic opportunities to help you find what you are looking for. The rest is up to you. As for the ladies... well, if you know how to read their minds, please let me know.
Good Evening John,
Thank you for your continued work every week hosting the nightly webcasts. Between you and Dina you not only answer questions, you make the next step of getting on the plane and meeting that special someone feel that much closer to a reality.
I wish you and Tonya the best. Thanks!
Platinum Member & Eager Client
Hi John, just wanted to thank you and your staff for the very successful Skype conversation I had with Vita yesterday. Something that should been done a long time ago, but found that she felt insecure not knowing the language. The Interpreter made her feel at ease and the time flew by so fast. Next step and her request she would like to meet meet in Poltava in the warmer part of spring. Will only be for 3 days as she has to work, but strictly a personal tour. Corresponding for a year helped very much for her sake as she would have been incommunicado with the other service (xxxxxxx) where we initially met and have since cancelled my membership. So this virtual meeting confirmed any feelings we had for each other. Dina did a great job in setting us up and commend her for making the experience comfortable for her in that she could converse freely. You have done a great job and am interesting some of my friends to give it a shot. Many go to Las Vegas to gamble and whatever and I am sure would drop a similar amount at the tables. So, I hope they too will realize the opportunities. Also mention to research youtube and Ukrainian girls. Personal recommendations are very convincing.
Thank you again and hope your foot has healed. Warmest regards to you and your family,
Hello Anna and John,
I returned from my trip to Mexico last Thursday. I wanted to take a moment to tell both of you what a pleasure it was to work with Patricia. She is an exceptional person and AFA is lucky to have such a partner to work with. I cannot say enough good things about her.
I have to tell you. I have been working with Maria this week and I can't say enough great things about her. She has been very communicative as we are working through the dating process. I was amazed that it was only one week ago that she and I met to see what I was looking for and do the video and already I have had a date every day since Tuesday.
Already with the three women that I have dated, 2 out of the 3 would be very easy to get to know and date. All I can say is this week I have 7 dates scheduled which is more dates than I have ever had in my life. The next few months are going to be a lot of fun and excitement. I have complete trust in AFA and I am not sure what your guiding principles are but I am sure that one of them is "We do what we say we are going to do and we do the best we can for the clients".
Have a great day. And here is to much love and success. -cheers -
When they say "client-first" business they mean it!
It may be a little long, but I believe it's worth mentioning so others can see how these folks "have your back" and when they say they are "client-first" they mean it.
My name is Bart and I'm fairly new to A Foreign Affair. In that short time, I am very impressed with these folks. Like Ronna Lou calling back quickly after I left a message (I was surprised with that because she had to have a ton of messages), or John, Gena and his manager helping me with getting a gift over to a lady who was in a country that did not have "Gift Services."
My story starts as I was focusing on women from the Philippines. My goal was (and continues to be) to travel to one of their socials after this darn virus thing goes away! – remember Pinays, Jesus is in control. I shall visit you!
I was getting several introduction letters from there and other countries. It just so happens, there was one letter that caught my eye, but this letter came from a lady in Chile. I was interested and started writing her (and she was writing back). I was intrigued because I had never visited Chile or known anyone from there. I started doing some research because I wanted to buy a gift for this lady, but I found out that country does not have "Gift Services." I was a little bummed with that, but I said let's make this happen and enlist some folks to help me.
Reason for "being Impressed" #1:
After making some calls to the site, this is when John, Gena and his manager got involved .and they started making things happen. It's like they heard what I was trying to do and they said, "dude, let's make this happen for this guy and lady." After a few emails and phone calls, Gena informed me this was doable and we could make this happen. I gave them my "thumbs up" and said I would pay a little extra because of all the coordination and logistics that had to go on behind the scene. I was not trying to rush the gift down for Valentine's Day (it was not that type of gift as we just met). I was just trying to get a gift down to a lady who seemed cool but was in a country that didn't have "those services" and probably never got gifts from men (like other ladies who lived in a country that had those services).
Reason for "being Impressed" #2:
Ok this is when the story gets interesting (and life throws our plans a "curve ball")
Evidently, during Gena's research and coordination with getting the gift to the lady, he found out the lady was in a serious relationship and would be leaving the site. So, Gena let me know this over the phone and basically said, " sorry dude. That's sort of uncool how she basically led you along for a little bit." I said, "yeah, but it's nice we caught it early. No harm, no foul." I told myself, well at least we found out before spending money on the gift. Then I said to myself, maybe I'll go back to my original plan of focusing on Filipinas and finding one that wouldn't do that.
After discussing the situation with his manager, what happens next, is in their (Gena and his manager) words, not mine: "It's unusual for such a situation to happen."
Gena let me know they would be refunding me the money I had spent on the emails I sent and opened from this lady. THAT was unexpected! THAT was a pleasant surprise that was appreciated.
As I said at the beginning, I know it's a little long, but I leave you with this thought
For the reasons I laid out, these folks did not have to do ANY of this for me. They were not obligated to do ANY of it. And yet, they did.
Let that sink in for a little bit and then you'll know why I titled this: When they say "client-first" business they mean it!
Just my thoughts.
Although we are not engaged, this suits us both, I have made the mistake of rushing in too fast with relationships previously. This time that has not been possible. We hope to meet again soon, I can not wait to get Lily here in the summer. I want to show her around, and there are so many things I want to do with her. She has never been on a motorbike, but is keen to try. We both love animals too. I have never been married, and have lived on my own for 29 years, this will mean big changes for me, I feel that I am ready for this, I always wanted a proper courtship, I am very confident that my journey is over. Lily is just right for me, I want a balanced relationship and have a lot of love to give her, Thank you John for everything. I have had a ball. And now I have everything. You take care
Kind regards, Ray
I am a true believer that you should give credit where credit is due!! Michelle by FAR is and has been THE BEST person of contact in helping me with my search in finding a foreign bride.
I appreciate her advice.
Well I just can't help this late review..I live in the calif Bay Area on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge .
I decided to visit Cebu Philippines 8.5 years ago on an AFA tour. Having been divorced. I sought out a new partner..it was going to be a very immersed experience I had realistic expectations. I did not do the letters. I jumped in. I love Asian people and felt I could find a partner..well the romance event was overwhelming So many ladies so little time.
Guys nothing can truly describe this, you will have the best vacation of your single life. Bar none! I met several ladies and did meet a very attractive woman. 26 Btw I was 58 at the time.
My goal was a relationship. And I got it. It took a solid year to get her fiance visa. And 5 long years to get her 10 year card. She's still waiting on citizenship.
It's a long haul... she's given me a son . And so much more. Love. Affection and companionship I am blessed with her ability to make friends and I'm included in a great social circle of Americans and their wives.
That I did not see coming ..:) It wasn't always a breeze, cultural differences.. and human errors but I can tell u first hand. If you are seeking a great chance to find love partnership and with this agency ..it's real and you really can find it go ! don't do letters just go...I did w my eyes open. It truly works.
Brad and Gi Gi
Hello John this is Gabriel! Thanks very much for taking the time to share with me all these important info about foreign dating. I am very excited by your sincerity, you are a great guy. You know I have been a member of different Asian sites in recent past and they share one thing in common, they are really not interested in getting members to meet each other in real life. Your company seems to be the only one I have discovered thus far that give people the chance to meet face to face. I appreciate the time you gave me today and I look forward to walk along with you until I can get my hands on one of those lovely Chinese gals.
Thanks again and have a good day
I was really adventurous and determined to make a decision and wanted to find my bride through this website (AFA). Also I came here in fear and trembling wether I was trustworthy or could really save my future my wife. But I did everything on the website here. Taking time and arranging meetings and working so perfectly for me.
AFA Affiliate officer Polina and interpreter Julia they joined each other as a team, so everything was completely soled and connected to my question in advance even they are busy with each other.
Try, what I really would like want you say and trust this AFA Website. I have nothing to say except to say that is is amazing.
I just wanted to say, well done! You are a great representative of a fine company!
- 12 November 2020
Hi John: I wanted to say a big "Thank You" for the informative video update on your website re: Ukraine tours and covid situation. It's certainly been a "fluid" situation there and keeping up with changes in Euro travel and entry to Ukr are seemingly in a state of constant confusion!
I subscribe to the Kyiv Post online and from them I know that Western Ukr in particular has been hammered with the covid.
John, your video really helped put into perspective how AFA is taking important steps to ensure the future viability of tours and "one of one" meetings etc.
We just gotta be patient and we know that as soon as it's safe; tours are "ON!" If we decide to go on our own; the information is also helpful and very important.
I just wanted to say, well done! You are a great representative of a fine company!
Take care, your old client;
Good Morning Anna,
I had the most amazing time in Cartagena thanks in part to Leydys.
I will definetly recommend your service to others.
Thank you so much,
HI Anna and John, I'm sure you already know this but I just wanted to put my two cents in and tell you Larissa is so easy to work with and I am very happy with her personality and her responsibility with her duties at AFA. Thank You for this opportunity.
John I have been in Odessa since Saturday. I just want to say that Kate at the office has been wonderful from helping me at the airport with phone service to taking me shopping just now. She is very understanding and is treating me great.
Stan just sent this photo in of himself with his beautiful wife, Mayla, and their gorgeous daughter Dorthy, and they recently discovered that they are expecting their second child together!
I have known Stan for many years and I will say that the road to his happiness was not a straight line.
There were many up's and down's, Stan had to go through a few different relationships, as many of us do, until he was blessed to find Mayla in Davao Philippines.
The one thing I always loved about Stan is that he was/is always positive and has a heart of gold.
He is the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I also admired his perseverance, he never lost faith and was determined to find his soul mate, which he did.
I am so happy for all of them that they are now together and building an amazing, loving, family and I am proud that AFA had a small part in helping that take place.
Congratulations guys, can't wait to see the next family photo!
We spoke yesterday. I thought I would send a couple of photos from the wedding. We had to get married "online" because of coronavirus limitations. We were physically in our house in San Antonio, the judge was in his office or home. I dropped off the marriage license to the judge's office, and paid him online. Then the wedding was done on Zoom.com, and we invited a whole lot of people, in both the US and in Ukraine, who joined us to watch the wedding on Youtube. Because Iryna still does not speak or understand English to any great degree, since we communicate in Russian, I had to translate the judge's words for Iryna into Russian. But we each said our vows in both English and in Russian... She memorized both versions on her part...
My new bride is Iryna. Of course her profile has been removed from the website... We met for the first time on March 1, 2019, after only 3 letters. I was already in Ukraine. I think I told you, that I have airline pass privileges, so it costs me virtually nothing go to Ukraine... Business Class... And I have many friends all over Ukraine, but mostly in Kyiv and Chernivtsi. I cannot tell you how many letters I sent women on AFA, or how many trips I made to Ukraine, before I met her. But my current US passport is about 3 years old, and has 4 full pages of entry/exit stamps into/out of Ukraine. We just got her K-1 visa towards the end of February, and then got her out of Kyiv on a special UIA flight after the regular flight she had a ticket for was canceled. The special flight was to bring Americans home from Ukraine and Ukrainians back to Kyiv. They didn't want to let her on the flight at the airport, but a lady from the US Embassy in Kyiv intervened and she got on...
In the photo, I am in my US Army Colonel uniform. I retired from the Army a few years ago, but the uniform still fits, and she wanted me in uniform. There is a song in Russian, "The Real Colonel," that is a standing joke between us. So she wanted me in the uniform... She is wearing my mother's wedding dress from more than 70 years ago, in 1948. Both Iryna, now, and my mother, then, are/were EXACTLY the same size... the dress fit Iryna like it was made for her...
Look forward to further contact...
Wanted to drop you a note thanking afa and Tatiana for introducing me to Olga and assisting us with language and cultural barrier. She was very instrumental in helping us. Fast forward to oct 2019 Olga arrived in USA and we were married in December 9 If you need help with the tours in the future Olga and I would be glad to assist in any way we can
The January 2020 social in Kiev was great. It was literally wall-to-wall women. Standing room only. The socials keep getting bigger. There were probably 20 women for every man. Maybe 30. For the guys that were not sociable, the interpreters introduced them. After I spoke to a few ladies, the other ladies started getting jealous, and they started following me around trying to talk to me. I took 15 numbers, scheduled 5 more dates, and went out that night with two women in their early 20s who teach English.
Jon from New York
I took a trip from Ukraine to Davao Philippines shortly a month after I was with Joe on the Odessa tour.
I ended up staying in Davao for 3 months. I did the Asia Club 10 day tour with the Davao office where I met and fell in love with a pretty 27 year old.
She made it to the USA with the help of AFA's immigration lawyer Laurie and we got married on June 5th 2020
I am very happy now. Thank you for your friendship and knowledge about the whole procedure.
This knowledge gave me the fortitude to see this through to 'til the end.
And Dina too!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!
I am having a great 2020!!!!
I hope that you are warm and this letter finds you well!!!!!
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you about my 2nd trip to Costa Rica to see my lovely lady again this past week. I arrived CR last Thursday and returned home this past Tuesday. Jessica and I had a wonderful time together furthering our relationship. We have great chemistry together and as Forrest Gump said â€ we go together just like peas and carrots !!!! We are not engaged yet but I did give her a promise ring, of my my love only for her. She has a US Visa and still has some time off of work, so she is going to come visit me January 22nd - 27th here in Wichita. I want her to see where I live, experience what it is like here in the wintertime and further our relationship with one another. We talk everyday on WhatsApp and she is wonderful lady inside and outside!!!!
I want to thank YOU, Gustavo, his sister, and everyone at AFA for getting us connected together.
I wrote many letters to other woman, two trips to Ukraine (no chemistry), but never wrote one letter to her set up an individual tour with you, hopped on a plane and met her on a blind date for dinner and well here we are!! You guys are correct ct in saying don't write letters just get on a plane and go !!!!
As I promised you, if things continue to evolve as I think it will, Jessica and I will send you an invitation to the wedding!!!!
Thanks again for everything!!!!!
Ps: I would like to suspend my profile on AFA (I really don't think, that I need it anymore). How do I go about doing that????
Hello front desk,
You state you regret that you were unable to help me fine a soul mate. However, you did help me find a soul mate. I wrote one lady from your site. I traveled to your city office where they arranged for me to meet this lady. We realize that each of us offer what we are looking for and have actually fallen in love. I proposed and she accepted and we will be married this spring or summer.
So I did travel, however, not through a tour and your site gave me my soul mate half way across the world from my Northern British Columbia, Canada home.
Thank you. You have a success story.
Advice to other men looking for a soul mate and life partner/wife. I see comments on chats that the men are upset with having to spend $200 in a month for emails to the ladies. If they are complaining about $200/month they should not be looking to distant countries for a wife. I spent over $2500 in emails per month, within 1 1/2 months of starting writing I spent $4000 for airline tickets, hotels and extras to meet her. A man cannot budget cheap in finding a wife as a soul mate is priceless and extremely rare. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR MARRIAGE SITE - I found my soul mate/wife on it.
Good morning Anna,
I want to thank you for your help in getting me to Ukraine, and also to let you and the staff know that everything is going well. I landed here on Wednesday evening Ukraine time. I barely had a chance to change clothes before my first date with Inna. She is the main lady I wanted to meet. We have seen each other with the help of a translator every day since. Her daughter who is 5 years old seems to really be taken with me, which I am very glad of. The first day I met her she was acting shy, but when we got up to go across from the hotel for a walk, she took my hand not Inna's. I really haven't been this happy in a very long time. I have included a few photos.
Please also share with Dina, as she has helped with the phone translations before I came here. Oh and as for jet lag, I didn't have time to deal with it before we met. Inna was that excited to see me. I thought I'd have at least one day before we met. I only had an hour after I got off the plane. On another note, I have made her cry twice now. The first was do to a poem I wrote for her, and the second was when I let her know how I felt. we were sitting in the same seat in the hotel lobby so now she doesn't want to sit there. It's a joke we share. Oh and I don't think she ever noticed my shoes!!!
Thank you all again, and I will keep you guys up dated after I get back home on the 21st
Want to wish you a very Merry Christmas (both Christian and Orthodox), and a very happy festive season. We are both doing very well, and working hard (long hours, too), and we are happy. Raisa is currently waiting for her Green Card, which was supposed to arrive last week, but we are still waiting (ten-year). Hoping the rest of the holiday season creates more happy memories for you all. And if you don't mind, I like to give you all, at A Foreign Affair, a huge shout-out in congratulating you all, as you celebrate your 25th year of providing excellent service. The level of service that you have provided since 1995, continues to improve, year after year., while also educating people with the facts that are so important, to achieve that successful outcome. I know that your success will continue to grow, and wonderful outcomes will result. CONGRATULATIONS!! You earned it.
Joseph B. C.
The overall experience was good for me, I was relaxed, and didn't feel intimidated by anything in Shenzhen. The weather was warm, the people were friendly, my interpreter was amazing! (Lihong Rachel) We had fun going out for drinks and dancing at CoCo Park!
The overall experience was absolutely fantastic. I met guys that i am sure we will be friends for a longtime. I had amazing memories with at least 3 guys that is probably rated as some of the best experiences i have ever had. Due to this i understand why German\Canadians guys are so much fun to hang out with. I met about 3 ladies, and hope that 1 of them is the special one.
The only issue i have was the Kiev social event that became a bit crowded in the middle of the venue and i could not get from the one side to other side very easily. The lack of seating space also made it hard for me when i wanted to sit down and could not find anywhere to sit down. I think it would have been nice if we perhaps had a speed dating setup so we could have met all the girls from the venue and visa versa, as i thought i missed a few girls that others have spoken too.
I liked to Odessa social very much, there was plenty of space, very good lighting to see everyone and plenty of comfortable seating. This was the highlight of my tour. It would have been nice if we had more than 2 hours to transition from the 6 hour bus ride to the social event though.
Overall, i had a wonderful time, and don't regret anything, it was a BRILLIANT experience. The staff was absolutely amazing and helpful. Helen was my manager in KIEV, and was AMAZING in helping me with the culture differences of woman in the country. Helen helped me recover a relationship with my future wife when i thought i destroyed the relationship :)
Outstanding service well pleased with the tour
I just wanted to thank AFA and yourself for the services you offer and deliver. It was a wonderful experience meeting so many beautiful, intelligent, educated, articulate and hard-working ladies through AFA. All told, I made 5 trips to Ukraine and one side trip to Italy. I could give you the whole history, but to make a wonderful, but long story short, I have met a wonderful woman here in Wyoming in part because of AFA.
This past April, I was turning in my rental car at the Casper, Wyoming airport after taking a pre-employment physical for a job in Sinclair, Wyoming. You probably don't recall, but I used the Odessa office to set up a short (3 day) visit in March of this year, so my Russian was at its best. During the course of turning the rental car in I made some comment in Russian. The lady at the counter obviously didn't understand and I had to apologize, mentioning that I had been going to Ukraine to try to find a bride. She commented that "maybe we should date" and I asked for her number.
I got the job and subsequently began courting Heather. I credit the confidence I gained in my trips to Ukraine for how well I was able to relax and just be myself. We continued to date and are currently planning a trip to Italy in December. We plan on being married next March.
I truly want to thank you and all of the folks in and associated with AFA. I have to give credit to you, the people at AFA and most especially, the wonderful women of Ukraine. I'll never forget Dasha, Nonna, Tatiana, Irina, Svetlana, Victoria and Natalia. My special thanks to Anna and Katya of the Odessa office.
Keep up the good work!
I joined the tour 12th to 21 Sept 2019: Kiev - Kharkov, lead by Joe. You can add me to the list of guys that is kicking himself for "not doing it earlier". An awesome cheers to Joe for keeping me on the right lines and well advised. If it were Joe and a bunch of dudes just going on a Ukraine pub tour I'd still be a happy man. Helen was my assigned date co-coordinator in Kiev. I never got round to thanking her more properly. She is a machine and spent some out-of-hours time organising absolute class dates for me. My objective of the tour was to experience something different, make a few pen-pals and start to have something in store for the future. Now I have too many women to stay in touch with, more flights booked to Kiev, and one has already visited me in Paris. If things dry up I would still come on another tour or just a social. And I would recommend the AFA service to my single friends.
All the Best,
I just got back from the Philippines last Wednesday and had the greatest experience of my life thru the Asian club. I want you to recognize Lota who works in the Cebu office who made sure I made it there ok and took care of everything while I was there and even when I got home she wanted to make sure I made it home safely. She also picked me up at my hotel so I could go to church with her on Sunday. I met lots of sincere, caring and loving Filipino women andÂ I narrowed to one special lady. I plan on going back in March of next year to spend some time with my special lady. Actually the whole staff at the Cebu office was great and helpful. Give Lota thanks once again I will stop by her office to say hello when I go back in March.
I Just wanted to say thank for the great event in odessa. I had a Wonderful time and i believe i met a special lady there who is going to be my future wife. We have spent 5 days in a row together on this Ukraine holiday. Once again thank you.
One of the most compelling stories we have ever been privileged to tell, Dave had lost both his wife of many years and his daughter to cancer just five months apart. Devastated and depressed, his family convinced him to get out, do SOMETHING! Dave tells his story about why he chose an AFA tour and what happened. Ultimately, Dave met his new wife Nina during one of our social events in Poltava Ukraine, which turned his life around.
Wanted to drop a line and thank you for the Medellin Tour. Those Medellin Tour socials were awesome! I had lots of fun and met 100's of girls.
Perhaps it was fate that the Peru Tour was lacking and the Medellin Tour was available, but, there is no doubt in my mind that AFA delivers as promoted. Excellent in every aspect.
Met a great gal in Medellin, spent my time with her during the tour. Went back to see her 2 weeks ago and she's coming to visit me in 3 weeks. It's going well, google translate is a hoot.
Dear John, I wanted to tell you about my recent trip to Kiev and the excellent help I received from your office staff. Particularly Helen who was great in not only setting up appointments with women for me to meet, but offered insight and perspective to someone like me who has never done this type of thing before. I originally came over to meet three women that I had been corresponding with and immediately the first two didnâ€™t work out at all. That left me with a number of days to fill and no plan. Victoria and Helen sprung into action and I have never felt more welcome and accommodated by people who barely knew me. Helen stayed in touch with me daily and sometimes hourly with appointments. She made the entire trip worthwhile.
I did meet several women and will continue to correspond with a couple of them. However my experience was so great that I plan to come back before the end of the year and meet some more women as I have yet to meet the future Mrs. Betzen. I believe in your company and that with the help of people like Helen I will find the right person. Iâ€™ve owned and managed several radio stations in my career and know how important great employees are. I thought you should know you truly have a great one in Helen and the entire office in Kiev
You have been extremely professional and helpful scheduling my Asian Club Tour to Cebu. I have called you and emailed you several times, and you have always been patient and supportive. Please forward this email to your direct report Manager and the President of your company. It is staff/people like you that place a real face on AFA. Your website is helpful but it is compassionate people like yourself that make a significant difference in this personal and important decision. I will call you when I return to give you direct feedback about my tour, thanksÂ again a very satisfied AFA member.
Jason, from Australia, faced many challenges in his lifetime including diabetes, going legally blind and a stroke. After traveling to Costa Rica, Ukraine and China, he found his true love in the Philippines. This video, featuring his wedding to Kimberly from Cebu, tells their touching story together.