Who We Are

Mail-order-bride.co.uk is an informational portal designed exclusively for UK singles looking for foreign partners and interested in serious relationships. Our main goal is to provide you with all the information you may need to find a future spouse or a girlfriend in another country.

Here, you’ll find top destinations for dating, peculiarities of local dating cultures, and top websites with mail-order brides and singles from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. 

Mail-order-bride.co.uk was founded by Dylan Shah, who assembled a team of top dating experts, coaches, and counselors to give professional advice to people who want to date internationally. 

Meet our team members

Mari Kovanen
Dating Expert
Hi, I'm Dr. Mari Kovanen, a therapist, dating expert, and chief author at Mail-order-bride.co.uk. I write most dating guides for Mail-order-bride.co.uk and I'm also responsible for giving online dating advice to singles who are planning to use international dating websites to find love overseas.
Ailey Jolie
Ailey is professional psychologist, therapist, and personal consultant specializing in romantic relationships. Ailey is a top dating expert who writes the most comprehensive dating guides at Mail-order-bride.co.uk and gives professional advice to singles in the UK and abroad.
Dylan Shah
Dylan Shah is a traveler, personal coach, and founder of Mail-order-bride.co.uk. Dylan is the one who created this project and assembled the team of professionals creating high-quality content for this platform. Dylan notes that as a traveler and a person with experience in cross-cultural relationships himself, he believes that people shouldn’t limit themselves to dating people in the UK only. 

What we do

We don’t provide dating services or any other paid services at Mail-order-bride.co.uk. Our only purpose is to create content that may be useful for people seeking love in other countries.

All our articles can be divided into two main categories: 

  • ✍️ Guides on how to build relationships with foreign women. There are countries with the highest intermarriage rates and the largest number of foreign brides interested in dating foreigners.
    Our goal is to create comprehensive guides that include all the information one may need to succeed in a particular country or region—national characteristics and personality traits of local people, dating culture and customs, costs of meeting women from this country (not the fixed prices for brides but the total cost of services one may need to use), views on relationships & family, etc. 
  • ✍️ Rankings and reviews of top international dating websites and mail-order bride platforms. We find the best websites that can connect British men with foreign women, use these platforms, test all the features, evaluate the experience, and write in-depth reviews that tell UK singles what exactly they can get on a particular website. We also rank the websites based on our own criteria system to help you make the right choice. 

Each category is equally important, and we do deep research when creating guides and reviews to provide unbiased information either on the dating culture or on the particular dating service. 

How we write our guides & reviews

Our team has its own system for writing guides and creating reviews and rankings. 

How do we write guides?
  1. Collect information on the popularity of international dating in a particular country. 
  2. Do academic research and find studies, publications, and statistics related to the topic. 
  3. Find mail-order brides from the country and, ideally, men who’ve already married women from this country and interview them. 
  4. Collect information on the costs of meeting a woman from this particular country. 
  5. Interview singles from the country who are currently looking for their perfect match abroad. 
  6. Systematize all the information, distinguish the main national characteristics important for singles in the UK, describe effective dating strategies, and give professional dating advice.
How do we write dating site reviews?
  1. Find the most promising dating websites in the international dating market. 
  2. Create an account and join the community. 
  3. Test the website as a free member and distinguish all free services. 
  4. Buy credits or premium plans to understand what the premium version offers. 
  5. Communicate with members as if we were really looking for a partner on the website. 
  6. Look for user reviews and evaluate the reputation of the website. 
  7. Share our experience of using the website, describe all the features, and give tips on how to use the platform correctly.

Our criteria for ranking websites

There are multiple important criteria a good international dating website should meet, and we use them as our own evaluation system. Here are the parameters we usually focus on: 

  1. Profile quality—that’s the most important criterion, as most profiles must be verified, detailed, and contain information on what the person is looking for, as well as multiple high-quality photos. 
  2. Members’ activity—response rate and level of activity also impact how soon a user is likely to find their perfect match. 
  3. Cost of services—costs don’t always have to be low, but they must always be reasonable, and we definitely have zero tolerance for hidden costs. 
  4. Ease of use—the platform should also be as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. 
  5. Features—texting and swiping are not enough when it comes to international dating, so we always make sure there are special features like video chat, gift delivery, alternative types of search, etc. 
  6. Support—if any problem emerges, a member should have an opportunity to solve it quickly and easily. 

All these criteria are equally important, and none is ignored when we are testing the service. 

How do we make money? 

As we’ve noted previously, we don’t provide any paid services here at Mail-order-bride.co.uk. However, we may earn commission from companies and platforms promoted on our website. Note that our promoted content is still based on actual information on the services, but financial compensation may affect where and how it’s shown on our website.