She wasn't really being harsh, she was just being "Russian", calling it as she saw it. But when she saw him on video she didn't really like the way he looked.
If you were in this situation, would you rather hear something like this after 5 minutes of FREE video, or after taking 10 days off work, traveling around the world, and spending 00-00? This guy's emotional frailty in being unable to handle rejection will have a HIGH price tag. I met a Russian woman online when she responded positively to an "Expression of Interest", and immediately she suggested that the best way to get to know each other better would be through Skype with a webcam. Then we proceded to have Skype video calls nearly every day over the next four months up till my visit to meet her in her city over the New Year holiday.
Unless you have a seriously great international calling plan with your cell phone carrier or home phone company, chances are good you are paying at least 20-30 cents/minute for direct-dialed international calls to Russia/Ukraine. as opposed to "Skye-to-Skype") allows you to dial to a real phone number from Skype on your computer, and for international calls their rates are competitive with the best.
And if you should ever travel, you can dial to the U. for 2.3 cents/minute no matter where you are calling from (with Skype-Out, the rate is only determined by where you are calling TO).
We dress up, our body feels heightened and we’re excited.
i use similar programs like Ventrilio, Gamecomm, and Teamspeak.. Microscopic little program - and all you need is each other's IP address (or register a nickname at its website). These guys are real good for their programing, but I cannot trust them for what they have done in the past.
Although I made no formal proposal, we started talking about marriage during that visit.
Even if a Russian woman you are pursuing doesn't have a computer, internet, or Skype, Skype can still be an integral part of your communication media.
Basically it greatly reduces your risk of a very expensive bad blind date.
I remember reading once on a forum where a man was complaining about using video calling and because of a "bad experience" he started a policy of never speaking on live Skype video with any Russian woman he had not yet met in person. After a few emails and photos exchanged between himself and a Russian woman, he spoke with her on video, and after 5 minutes she said "I don't really like your face - I don't think this will work out..." Well, one thing you MUST know about Russian women is that they are often blunt. This girl had already seen his pictures and she must have liked those (otherwise she probably would not have agreed to the Skype call).