Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Although the US declares, a poet laureate, very few Americans are interested in poetry. This is not so in Russia and Ukraine.

Pushkin, 1739 – 1837 is considered by many to be their greatest poet. He not only wrote poetry, but novels, short stories and dramas. Some of his works, such as Boris Godunov were set to music as operas.

As you attempt to understand the culture, you would do well to read some of his poems. This could become a great topic of conversation for you – it did for me.

You can read all 78 of his poems here:

Good luck,

Bob Wray


Business Model – A Foreign Affair


Business Model – A Foreign Affair

Hi Guys,

At one time I was a Senior Consultant for IBM on Wall Street. Naturally, the training was very intensive. IBM has been in business since the 1880’s because they continued to offer their long-standing customers the latest in technology. I was trained to do my best to be certain to retain customers.

This is the prevailing business model of most companies as you know. Why do I tell you this? Because AFA is the only company that I know of that has a completely different and successful business model. As you will see, this is a great benefit to you.

AFA is a very successful INTRODUCTION agency, not a marriage agency. They offer several ways for you to achieve your goal. The extensive website –, many free conference calls, free seminars, this blog, books and referrals. Naturally we are all responsible for our own happiness. Once you educate yourself and select a tour to one of the many countries offered by AFA, the odds are greatly in your favor, as opposed to the domestic situation.

Here is the secret. Once a guy is successful and gets engaged, then married, they are under no obligation to report to AFA, although sometimes they do. For this reason, firm statistics are nearly impossible. What is considered a success for AFA is that you find your one and only and be happy for the rest of your life. Obviously, the considerable services offered by AFA will not be of use to you at that point.

So, how has AFA managed to be a successful American business for nearly 20 years? The answer is simple – referrals. Once a guy achieves his goal and has a beautiful bride, his single friends are sure to inquire!

So, now it is up to you. If you are tired of the domestic dating scene and want to vastly increase your chances, educate yourself and make a life-defining decision to travel beyond our borders. The US has only 5% of the world’s population. I wish you well.

Bob Wray


Money, money, money . . .


Money, money, money . . .

Hi guys,

No, not the Pink Floyd song! This post is about the practical issue we all face as we finally begin to make plans to travel to the country of our choice in order to meet the many beautiful ladies offered by A Foreign Affair.

Of course the other issue is time. Most tours last 7 days, but can be increased to 10 or 14 at your choice. Only you can study your personal calendar to make this decision.

Let’s examine what you will need to budget in order to travel to one of the countries around the world offered by AFA. In order to do so we will have to make some assumptions. Although club tours and executive programs are available, let’s consider romance tours.

The countries offered include the Philippines (two cities), Thailand, China (two cities), Costa Rica, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Columbia (three cities) and the Ukraine (seven cities).

Although AFA reduced the tour cost recently, here are some examples from the 2016 schedule.

Thailand – $1795

Shenzhen, China – $1995

Dominican Republic – $1595

Medellin, Columbia – $1695

Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine – $3095

Of course other tours may cost a bit more depending on the destination.

These tours include your single occupancy hotel room and breakfast, at least two socials, transportation and the use of the local office. You are responsible for your airfare. As you know this can vary greatly depending upon your location and destination and the time of year.

The only other expenditure that you will have to plan for is your dating. Hopefully, there will be many.

A first date (I prefer to call them meetings), should only last an hour or so. A cup of coffee or a light lunch is more than enough. Once you talk to each other, it will work or not.

You will be responsible for the check and her transportation. Other than the Philippines where they speak English, you will have to pay for a translator in all likelihood. This will cost about $20 per hour. I always offer a tip (10% is fine). So this total cost is completely up to you for the length of the trip. My reasoning is that as long as you have made the effort to go you should date as often as possible.

Your Visa, MasterCard or debit card will work fine in most cases. ATMs are readily available. Be sure to contact the bank or card company and let them know about your plans so you are not shut down.

I hope this has been helpful. Once you have the time and the finances set aside, make an open reservation for $475. This is good for any tour at any time and will provide great motivation for you.

The only factor left is the will to improve your life. Stop writing endless letters and make the life-defining decision to go. You will never be sorry. I wish I could tell you how many times I have heard participants say, “if only I had done this years ago!”

Bob Wray


The Philippines


The Philippines


Those of you who are interested in this country or have not made up your mind, here are some details about this great AFA destination.

AFA offers romance tours and individual Asian Club packages to two Philippine cities – Davao and Cebu.

The Philippines has a tropical rainforest climate – humid with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees year-round. The country consists of 7,600 islands with a population of over 100 million. The capital is Manila. Most of the population speak English as well as several native languages.

AFA offers over 7,000 beautiful profiles including many with compelling videos. A number of new profiles are offered every Wednesday. Also every Monday you can enjoy the Philippine Weekly video blog.

Davao is located in the Southern part of the country with a population of about 1.5 million. The office manager is Helen who is very experienced. You can speak to her and the staff each Wednesday evening as well as several ladies. In 2016 romance tours were offered in March and October.

Cebu is in the center of the country with a population of 2.5 million. Jim and his staff offer a call on Friday evening. Romance tours were scheduled in January and August.

Engagements in either city are frequent and the waiting time for a Finance visa are very favorable. Also age differences are not as much of a concern as in other AFA locations.

The ladies tend to be more petite with dark hair. You would do well to browse the profiles and see for yourself.

No matter what country you select, remember – absolutely nothing will happen unless you make a good decision and travel to meet what may turn out to be the love of your life. I wish you the best.

Bob Wray