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MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS
Q.Why would I want to use your service?
  • A. "A Distant Light™" 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 on 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 us expressly for the chance to meet that 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 actually 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 actually 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 on your service?

  • A. No. The service is free of charge for the 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 on 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 more 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 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.

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.
    When 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 the family. It is a fact of life.
    The Russia 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.
    A Distant Light™ attempts to be as diverse as possible. We have people 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 people an older person represents stability, security and wisdom. In 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 A Distant Light™'s services?
  • A. A Distant Light™ 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 that 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 may I make payment when I order?
  • A. You may obtain the address information you desire by going to A Distant Light™'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 (602) 468-1119 or call (602) 553-8178.
    You may also choose the third ordering method to receive addresses by printing the order form and mailing it to:

    7227 North 16th Street, Suite 240
    Phoenix, AZ 85020

    To receive addresses by the US Postal Service:
    Please remember to supply us with your return address, telephone number, profile numbers ordered, method of receiving addresses and proper payment including any additional charges for receiving 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 a Adobe Photo Shop to view the TIF and TXT files. If you cannot receive the information via computer we will sent 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 A Distant Light™. 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 can recieve by clicking here.

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Diana is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Diana, 31
Palmira
Martha is a beautiful woman of Costa Rica.
Martha, 42
Cartago
Cecilia is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Cecilia, 33
Barranquilla
Liliana is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Liliana, 36
Cali
Modesta is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Modesta, 34
Cartagena
Maria Isabel is a beautiful woman of Mexico.
Maria I., 35
S' Luis Potosi

Meet the Foreign Sweethearts and Prospective Foreign Brides of Latin America


The services of A Distant Light™ are available to all adult persons of good character, everywhere in the world.  Our prospective foreign brides now number more than 39,000, representing some 60 nations. 


Ladies are welcome to submit their profiles for publication, without charge, on our Web sites.  Gentlemen who want to promote themselves to the ladies can publish their profiles in our magazine. 



Carmen is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Carmen, 32
Sabanalarga
Maria is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Maria, 35
Cartagena
Cristina is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Cristina, 33
Santa Marta
Lina is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Lina, 45
Covenas
Gloria Marisol is a beautiful woman of El Salvador.
Gloria M., 30
Ilopango
Monica is a beautiful woman of Colombia.
Monica, 32
Sincelejo



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Galina is a beautiful woman of Belarus.
Galina, 54
Minsk
Rita is a beautiful woman of Kyrgyzstan.
Rita, 38
Bishkek
Oksana is a beautiful woman of Latvia.
Oksana, 35
Riga
Katerina is a beautiful woman of Russia.
Katerina, 31
St Petersburg
Ivona is a beautiful woman of Poland.
Ivona, 34
Oswiecim
Edina is a beautiful woman of Hungary.
Edina, 31
Budapest

Find the Foreign Sweethearts and Prospective Foreign Brides of Europe and the CIS Countries
(We have grouped the Baltic States together with the CIS countries.)


A Distant Light™ Romance Tours by A Foreign Affair are extraordinary travel adventures.  Beyond the excitement of exploring faraway places, imagine having a lovely woman like one of those featured here – or one of many hundreds of other beautiful hearts – as your companion and guide.  Consider the possibility of her becoming a lifetime companion.  This could happen for you! 


If you don't have a special lady in mind to meet, where would you like to go exploring?  To find which of our tours appeals to you most, begin at the Romance Tours Index.  If you've chosen one of the foreign sweethearts who lives far from any of our Romance Tours destinations, or you prefer to meet independently, we can provide Travel Information to help facilitate your meeting. 



Natalia is a beautiful woman of Russia.
Natalia, 30
St Petersburg
Nataliya is a beautiful woman of Ukraine.
Nataliya, 32
Sevastopol
Elena is a beautiful woman of Belarus.
Elena, 34
Minsk
Zhanna is a beautiful woman of Ukraine.
Zhanna, 36
Zaporozhye
Alisa is a beautiful woman of Uzbekistan.
Alisa, 30
Tashkent
Irina is a beautiful woman of Estonia.
Irina, 51
Narva



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Lupe is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Lupe, 33
Bukidnon
Phasinee is a beautiful woman of Thailand.
Phasinee, 45
Bangkok
Imeeva is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Imeeva, 38
Tacloban
Rosalynn is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Rosalynn, 51
Cebu
Jetta is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Jetta, 33
Hong Kong
Aida is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Aida, 32
Davao

Discover the Foreign Sweethearts and Prospective Foreign Brides of Eastern Asia


And for an uplifting example of romance gone right, take time to enjoy the Web site of Jeffrey and Emelda Hollis.  Screenwriter Jeff's engaging stories of courtship and marriage with Emelda (who is absolutely adorable) will touch your heart. 


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Jocelyn is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Jocelyn, 43
Kowloon
Evelyn is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Evelyn, 32
Bukidnon
Alona is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Alona, 41
Hong Kong
Candy is a beautiful woman of China.
Candy, 33
Guangzhou
Ana is a beautiful woman of Singapore.
Ana, 36
Singapore
Rowena is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Rowena, 30
Cebu



Across the Orient, elegant traditional costumes like the blue dress worn by the lady at right are de rigueur for any formal affair.  Every woman who can possibly afford it owns at least one such outfit, in the style that is characteristic of her particular culture.


If such a woman were eventually to become your bride, one of her gifts to you would be to dress this way, on special occasions, to please you and make you feel proud of her.  One of your gifts to her would be to create many such opportunities for her to enjoy with you.


Imagine the heads your lady would turn, and the tremendous pride you would take in having her walk by your side.


Such considerations, by themselves, do not constitute grounds for marriage, but they can be among the potential rewards of a well-founded multicultural partnership.

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Who Is This Elegant Lady?


In the sections immediately preceding and following this, we feature a total of 25 of the beautiful women of eastern Asia.  Most are shown wearing contemporary Western-style attire.  Here, we present one of those same ladies adorned in styles that are traditional to her culture.  Bearing in mind that her assorted photographs may have been taken at various times, can you recognize which of our featured Asian women this is?  (When you are ready, click on either of these pictures to see her profile.) 


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Donmueang




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Evelyn is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Evelyn, 32
Davao
Angelita is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Angelita, 44
Tagbilaran
Roda is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Roda, 32
Hong Kong
Cherry is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Cherry, 35
Hong Kong
Zhang is a beautiful woman of China.
Zhang, 38
Chengdu
Ratchanee is a beautiful woman of Thailand.
Ratchanee, 33
Phayathai

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Foreign Courtship Advice and Recommendations From the Editors of A Distant Light™



Q: I'd prefer to meet a woman immediately than to first correspond with her at length.  Wouldn't that be the more effective approach? 


A: The answer depends upon what you hope to accomplish. 


For men whose objective is simply to get away for a well-deserved vacation, one of our Romance Tours could be the travel adventure of a lifetime, with abundant opportunities for dating attractive (often stunningly attractive) single women who genuinely desire to meet them.  AFA takes care of all the details, and clients can enjoy meeting new friends almost immediately. 


For those whose purpose is to identify and meet potential life partners, however, there is no substitute for adequate preparation.  Clients who lack the necessary patience to establish and develop meaningful relationships before rushing to meet the prospective foreign brides might succeed in finding suitable partners within the context of a Romance Tour, but it shouldn't require a rocket scientist to calculate that their chances of connecting with the right one among hundreds of available women will be substantially limited. 


The interests of men who are disinclined to correspond might be better served by local dating agencies than by an international introductions agency such as A Distant Light™



Q: Why write to several prospective foreign brides at one time?  Wouldn't that just diffuse my efforts, and risk offending all of them? 


A: You can more objectively evaluate the suitability of potential partners, and be less reluctant to downplay any relationships that fail to show promise, if you have a variety of available alternatives. 


Besides, experience has shown that even very well written letters of introduction to single foreign women seeking marriage can be expected to elicit favorable responses in only about 50 percent of instances.  Typical letters to women looking for husbands might draw favorable responses in only 30 to 40 percent of instances.  Although the prospective foreign brides are eager to find life partners, generally they are not desperate.  (If they were desperate, you shouldn't want them!)  Rather, they will be as careful about selecting their partners as you should be.  Some rejections are therefore to be expected, and shouldn't be taken personally because the women don't know you personally. 


Also, about half of the women who initially are receptive may decide, after further evaluation, to continue their searches. 


So, if you were to approach, say, a dozen prospective foreign brides, you might realistically expect to be able to choose, eventually, among two or perhaps three of them.  (Remember, though, that this is based on statistical data, from which your individual experience may differ.) 


Generally speaking, you'll do better to maintain a balanced perspective and improve your chances of success by beginning, on a casual basis, with as many prospective foreign brides as you can comfortably manage, and progressively narrowing the field as relationships develop.  The women shouldn't object to this reasonable approach if you are honest with them, you respect their feelings and they understand that your intention is to find the most suitable partner, which, after all, is in the best interests of everyone. 



Evi is a beautiful woman of Indonesia.
Evi, 34
Jakarta
Rowena is a beautiful woman of Hong Kong.
Rowena, 33
Hong Kong
Sheila is a beautiful woman of Singapore.
Sheila, 31
Singapore
Eka is a beautiful woman of Singapore.
Eka, 32
Singapore
Florabel is a beautiful woman of the Philippines.
Florabel, 31
Gingoog
Winnie is a beautiful woman of Taiwan.
Winnie, 31
Kaohsiung



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Foreign sweethearts are more likely to become the foreign brides of gentlemen who demonstrate an interest in, and some knowledge of, their native cultures.  A Lonely Planet ® Travel Survival Kit™ can be helpful.  Besides the practical advice for travelers, they provide some historical background and discuss relevant social, political and economic aspects of modern society.



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You can benefit from the experiences (both good and bad) of others, in the pursuit of intercultural relationships, by referring to these worthwhile additional foreign brides resources.  And remember, at A Distant Light™ we're here to help!  You can contact us by phone, fax, e-mail or postal mail, or visit us (no appointment is necessary during regular business hours) at any of the AFA offices worldwide. 


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"Love is eternal.  The aspect may change, but not the essence.  There is the same difference in a person, before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.  The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light, too – and that is its real function." 

 

—Vincent van Gogh 


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