I should correct myself as "majority" in my previous post might be construed as 51%. My wife pointed out to me that over 90% of ladies who attend are excited to be there. She signed up through the Dream Connections office and we met at her first event. Many of the profiled ladies were in the booklet we received the day before the first event. Many were not, but many ladies do not allow their profiles or photos to be displayed and the men are informed of this. Last minute replacements are not necessary as no shows are planned for when invitations go out since attendance at large events typically have a very predictable absentee rate.LFL wrote: ↑November 23rd, 2018, 9:38 amYou have observed the prep work and you know the details of hosting these events. Great !! Then you can explain the bolded portion above.santo528 wrote: ↑November 19th, 2018, 5:01 pmYou are guessing... I am not. I've participated in 3 tours dating back to 2012. I have witnessed several others both before and after my marriage in 2016. My wife and I have spoken to dozens of both the ladies and men from these events. I have observed the prep work and the care taken by the staff when dealing with the details of hosting these events. The majority of ladies who attend are genuinely excited to have been invited. DC has a reputation for bringing serious, marriage minded men. It isn't an exact science but an honest effort is made to have the highest quality individuals.LFL wrote: ↑October 21st, 2018, 10:05 amOk, here we go. How can you "guarantee" something doesn't happen which would happen beyond your knowledge ?santo528 wrote: ↑October 19th, 2018, 11:07 amI can guarantee you DC or Mark Davis do not pay the ladies who attend their events. DC has a excellent reputation with the ladies. It is not uncommon for ladies to travel hundreds of kilometers to attend their events.TruthSeeker wrote: ↑September 21st, 2018, 8:21 amLFL, surely DC clients must read this thread. Let's ask them. Surely they are in touch with ladies. They can ask if they've ever been paid to attend an event. If even one admits they've been paid then I'll accept that as proof.
I know for sure John Adams of AFA pays select ladies to attend his socials and we know that Mark has copied much of John's business model, so I would not be surprised if Mark pays.
Again, I am not accusing DC of this, but I simply take the position that we cannot know for sure and how are the events, especially on the second day, populated with women when people don't show up ? These are last-minute replacements that are not in the photo book given to the guys on the tour. Why aren't these last minute replacements in the photo books ? Were they not originally asked to attend ? Why not ? Were they asked and declined ? How in the world could they have been coerced to changed their minds ? Of course, if they were asked and accepted, then they would show up in the photo book.
So, what we have here is another naive DC client, apparently one who was lucky enough to establish a relationship that persisted, yet he does not know the "other side" that did not come into play in his experience. Yet, to him, this "other side" simply doesn't exist because he didn't experience it.
Between 2012 and meeting my bride in 2016 I made several trips to Ukraine on my own. I've spent time in several cities and made friends. I have made a few mistakes and learned from them and seen scammers in action, both individuals and agencies. I've also met several wonderful Ukrainian ladies who were not scammers. I am a lucky man to have finally met my wife... but I am far from naive. Have a wonderful day!
So a "majority" of the ladies who attend are excited to be there ? That's simply more than half. Are the men on the tour, who paid nearly $5k for the opportunity, told which women were excited to be there and which were not ?
Was your wife invited to the event through a local agency ? Would you recommend other men to pay $5k to a middle man or would they be better off in the long run to contact the local agencies directly and meet the same women for about $50 per introduction ?
I can in good conscience recommend Dream Connections to someone financially stable enough to afford spending $5,000 if they are willing to be teachable. By that I mean dating in a 8-10 day setting is much different than dating at home. Its not for everyone so each individual should decide for themselves if it something they could envision themselves doing. Some guys downplay the available training but it is a priceless part of the package.
I also believe in the quality of single ladies at the DC events compared to what you may get at $50/date agencies. Since our marriage DC has signed at least 10 ladies who were friends (and friends of friends) of my bride. That word of mouth happens with every new marriage and the referrals it brings.