By the way, some of the Russian dating sites and agencies I review negatively have a reputation for intimidating critical reviewers, often threatening to sue for defamation.
In an attempt to insulate myself from accusations of defamation, I carefully choose the wording in my negative reviews so as to avoid the potential legal hassles later.
From my own searches I suspect that some of the scammiest agencies spend the most on manipulating the search engines. Having now said that, I obviously need to give you a reason to trust me, right?
Well, having been around that block a few times, I can tell you a little about some of the sites and agencies I've encountered in one form or another, both the good and bad. But for most of my reviews I give good, common-sense reasons for my positive or negative reviews... I DO receive affiliate commissions from some sites if you click through to them and order anything, but I can reasonably demonstrate that this does not skew my objectivity by pointing out two facts: (1) some of the sites for whom I offer critical reviews offer lucrative affiliate programs.
If a review sounds negative, but a little "fuzzy", you may need to read a little between the lines.