The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement.
The company alleged in a US Federal Court in New York complaint that EM Online had created two websites, and ruadventures.com, to broadcast fabricated, negative testimonials, but the complaint was dismissed.
The site makes money by charging users who want to meet Eastern European women.
In the early 1990s when the company first launched, it used catalogs to introduce men to Russian women.
The company launched its first website in January 1997 and expanded its business in more cities throughout Russia and Ukraine.