Frequently Asked Questions About Our Service
In addition to the requirements of IMBRA there are additional issues relating to safety and other concerns as to why we do not exchange contact information until you meet. For more information please see below:
Since 1995 AFA has successfully served the International Singles community by providing a premium safe and comprehensive introduction and relationship building service. There a multitude of International dating sites available for singles, all with varying degrees of service, safety and success. AFA, being the leader in the industry, has always strived to provide a complete, safe, and comprehensive service for those men and women truly interested in actually meeting each other for real relationships as opposed to virtual relationships where the two individuals rarely meet. To that end, AFA is the only service that offers a variety of options ranging from Individual options such as the Asian, Latin, and Euro clubs, One on One Introductions, and the Executive Service. Additionally we offer our most popular option, the Group Tours. All these options are designed to allow you to meet as many women as possible; including the one(s) you have built prior relationships with using the service. AFA is not intended to be a Pen Pal or virtual relationship service. The women profiled here have expressed a serious interest in actually meeting men with whom they can build a safe and rewarding life.
Due to safety concerns and IMBRA regulations, the exchange of personal contact information is severely restricted unless or until you meet in person via any of the vehicles mentioned above. The women have many on- line options; they choose us because they know our reputation over the last two decades as a Premium International dating service. They understand that the Matchmakers at our various offices and affiliates will assist them throughout the entire process with communication, translation, in person meetings, advice, etc., while keeping personal details and contacts private until they are sure they wish to meet. Often this support continues even after they are married if they need advice or any type of support. They receive much more personalized service and support then they would on any other site. At the same time, due to the time and resources necessary to provide such services, we are very selective as to which women we place on the site, placing only those we feel will ultimately be successful in their search, based on several factors. Unfortunately, in the past when we did release the women's personal contact information to individuals she had not yet met we received many complaints from women concerning harassment and or inappropriate sexual behavior/photos, primarily from men who never had any serious intention of meeting in person. Unfortunately, as a result of such issues many women requested to remove their profiles from the site, making it more difficult for the men who were serious to find their perfect match. Those issues still occur on many other sites, which is why women who are serious trust AFA and the safety and convenience of the comprehensive service they receive, which in turn enables us to present these women to you as viable candidates for serious relationships that may lead to marriage.
In virtually all cases once you meet the woman or women in person and they know you are real and have an interest they will release their personal contact information to you. Many may still use the service from time to time even after exchanging contact information for ease of communication and translation services, but also keep direct contact.
Thus, while citizenship and relocating are factors, there are many other more important factors for these women to consider. Many women will not risk leaving their country to be with a foreign man in a foreign country whom they've never met face to face with due to the fear of the unknown that may happen. Women come to AFA because it provides them a safe and supportive environment to meet more single men. 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 discover they do not love the person they’re committed to!!!
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 on 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.
A Foreign Affair attempts to be as diverse as possible. We have women on 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 women an older person represents stability, security and wisdom. In many cultures it is not uncommon to see major age differences between spouses.