The Scoop: Inter-Marriage is a longstanding dating agency that assists Western men who want to meet, date, and marry an Eastern European woman. Since 2000, this France-based service has changed many people’s lives by introducing them to their life partner. Inter-Marriage Founder Marina Fedorova is a Slavic woman married to a French man, so she is passionate about helping marriage-minded singles travel across borders and overcome cultural differences to find love.

Marina Fedorova fell in love with a French man in 1999 and left her home in Sevastopol, Crimea, to get married and start a family with him. Once she was living in France, Marina confronted and defied many negative stereotypes about Eastern European wives.

“I did not leave my country to escape poverty and alcoholic Russian men,” she said. “I decided to get married to a foreigner to find out new horizons.”

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Marina Fedorova founded Inter-Marriage and made her first match 20 years ago.

Marina has experienced the joys of an international marriage, and she founded Inter-Marriage in 2000 to share that joy with others. The international dating service, which is based in a port city in the south of France, has specialized in helping marriage-minded men from Western countries build serious relationships with genuine single women in Russia and Ukraine.

Today, Inter-Marriage has a solid reputation as one of the oldest international dating agencies in the world. As the primary point of contact for male members, Marina takes a personalized approach to matchmaking and gives men practical advice about how to successfully date and marry a Slavic woman.

Thanks to her unique background, Marina can bridge the divide between cultural differences and provide high-quality introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

“I know every man’s files very well. I work in a very personalized and individual way,” she told us. “That’s why I have a limited amount of members in my agency. I favor quality over quantity.”

A Trusted Solution for Marriage-Minded Singles

Inter-Marriage caters to serious daters who want to settle down and start a family. Marina requires all members to provide proof of identity, and she goes a step farther by verifying the marital status of the women in her database. If a woman is engaged or married, her profile will be removed from the website’s gallery.

“The agency takes care to select women according to the motivations and the seriousness in the search,” Marina said. “The most requested age for women is 25-45 years old, but we accept women as old as 65 years in our agency.”

Marina works directly with single men to ensure they are ready to meet a life partner and support a family. She said one of her most important functions is to set realistic expectations about what meeting and marrying a Slavic woman will be like.

Inter-Marriage takes on male clients in six-month or one-year membership programs. Marina has partnered with Russian and Ukrainian agencies to ensure she can introduce these men to viable date prospects in Eastern Europe.

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Single men can join the Inter-Marriage network for free with no obligation to get a paid membership.

Marina offers a free trial period prior to the membership package to allow men to send contact invitations to up to 15 women. They will be able to see if their potential matches write them back, but they will not be able to carry the relationship forward until they upgrade to a paid membership plan.

“We work through the membership system,” Marina said. “The man must be a member of our agency to contact women, communicate with them, meet them and benefit from our advice.”

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Couples can connect on the Inter-Marriage website and arrange a meeting through the agency’s international partners.

Once men become full members of Inter-Marriage, they receive Marina’s full attention. She helps manage their profile and provides personalized dating advice through phone call or email consultations. She also works with her partner agencies to arrange travel plans once a client is ready to meet women in person.

Marina is hands-on in arranging introductions that have the potential to blossom into real-life relationships and marriages. She takes her job seriously and makes an effort to dispel misconceptions and prepare her clients to tackle any cultural, logistical, and interpersonal issues that may arise along the way.

Inter-Marriage gives men the opportunity to explore the Eastern European matches online and engage in correspondences that could lead to a whirlwind love affair in another country.

“If the real meeting is positive and the mutual interest is confirmed, the two persons can exchange their direct contact details and continue their relationship,” she said. “We don’t sell contact details for women.”

Inspiring Love Stories Across Borders

Inter-Marriage is a reputable dating company that stands behind the quality of its services. Marina publishes member testimonials to prove her international matches can lead to a life-changing marriage. She said she knows of hundreds of children who have been born thanks to her introductions.

“I thought it was impossible to make a serious encounter on the internet and even less with a Russian woman! I was wrong,” said Bruno in his review. “It took me three trips and multiple meetings to find the one that became my wife last April. Elena is lovely, cultivated, and considerate.”

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Nicholas and Tatiana met through Inter-Marriage in 2011 and now are married.

“Thank you for the determination you have shown,” said Philippe in a letter to the Inter-Marriage team. “Natalia and I have been married since the end of October 2013 — only a year after our first encounter — and we both love our little happy lives.”

Marina said she takes pride in all her company’s success stories and loves it when couples send her baby announcements and family photos. One couple has kept in touch with Marina for almost 10 years, and she has seen their family grow.

Nicholas and Tatiana met in 2011 and got married a little over a year later. They have written heartfelt letters of thanks to the Inter-Marriage team and often update Marina about their two children, born in 2016 and 2018.

“We support each other through our problems in life,” Marina told us. “We share our joys and sorrows. We became friends, as I do often with other former clients. But this couple is really very special to my heart.”

“It couldn’t have gone better. We were made for each other,” Nicholas said of his experience with Inter-Marriage. “Our thoughts are always with you, and we hope that you will always have the strength to offer even more people the chance to live and feel the very experience that we have lived and felt.”

Marina Fedorova Takes a Personal Interest in Her Clients

Over 20 years ago, Marina found her calling as a matchmaker and established Inter-Marriage to change people’s negative perception of international marriage. Her personalized dating service has stood the test of time and provided a world of romantic opportunities for Western men seeking Eastern European women.

Marina brings a wealth of knowledge to Inter-Marriage and works closely with single men to see that they have a positive experience from the moment they sign up to the moment they fall in love.

Inter-Marriage has stood the test of time because it offers personalized assistance and support for singles who are genuine and serious about settling down.

“My agency is not a dating factory! I work not only as a marriage counselor, but also as a psychologist to help men stay on track,” Marina said. “The love success of my clients — this is my greatest satisfaction!”

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