The photos are stunning, perhaps professionally taken or provocative, but the description of what she's looking for in a partner is vague.It could be a scammer, often a man, using photos downloaded from the internet in the hope of sucking in as many victims as possible.She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.This is a broad example of Russian online dating scams.
This way you can avoid losing money through a scam and a traditional Russian woman would probably prefer it if the man made the effort to come visit her.
The period from first contact to first cash request could be a few days or a few months but regardless how long you've "known" the person, a request for money is a scam.
Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.
After some time, she will tell you she cannot continue communicating with you as she cannot afford to pay for the translation service anymore.
At this point, they either expect you to offer to pay for the service or even ask you if you will be willing to pay for the service so you can continue your relationship.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.