Anastasia Date is a marriage agency featuring a selection of beautiful women from Russia, Ukraine and other countries of the former USSR. The agency says that all women are interviewed and are genuine. Men can join for free, but pay to communicate with women of their choice. The company provides services such as interpreters and travel assistance for a fee.
AnastasiaDate matches Eastern European girls (mostly from Russia, Ukraine and ex Soviet countries), with foreign husbands. The website, previously known as AnastasiaWeb.com has been online since 1993, and is owned by a Russian/American company known as Anastasia International.
The company prides itself on the integrity of its service - something that is ever important due to the large number of reported scams involving mail order bride agencies.
Anastasia tells us that they thoroughly check every woman who wants to register on their site to ensure the lady is real, and has genuine motives for wishing to join.
They also point out that less reputable marriage agencies have been known to register women without making thorough checks, and even turn a blind eye to deceptive practices going on within their site.
For men, registering on the site takes a few moments, and is free. Men appear in the "Gentleman's Catalog", which female members are able to view. As a free member, you will initially have limited access to the site, but you'll be able to browse and search for ladies. You'll also see who has sent you messages, and be able to create a favorites list.
Almost all communication with other members, including reading mail messages, and viewing videos, requires the purchase of credits through the secure online payment system.
Overall the website is well laid out and simple to use. The women's profiles are complete and informative, all with high-quality photos, and some even with videos. The search tool allows you to narrow your options by specifying things such as the lady's location, physical appearance, even her weight and zodiac sign.
Once you've found a prospective match, you can send her an email or make a reservation for a telephone call.
Anastasia has a phone translation service and provides clients with a well-qualified interpreter who will help to make thoughts clear to the lady. Should your relationship blossom and you decide to meet face to face, never fear Anastasia will even help with your travel arrangements.
While there are a number of foreign bride sites to be found, Anastasia International has been established for many years and is certainly one of the leaders in the industry.
The downside is that most activity (including each individual contact) on the site requires credits, and these are spent very quickly - the process can therefore be expensive.