A dating site that brings together East & West through the power of internet dating...
AnastasiaDate is a conventional dating brand aimed at helping couples to connect online before making plans to meet together in real life. While most traditional dating sites are built around the premise that you can find love in your local area, AnastasiaDate takes a unique approach by positioning itself as an agency that helps you meet, correspond and get together with a foreigner.
Once you're inside the members area of the site, the choice is mainly Ukrainian, Romanian and Russian women (we registered as a male for the purpose of this review), which explains the name AnastasiaDate. In recent years the site has removed any blatant mention that it exclusively exists to help western men find Russian women, but although there were other nationalities represented it's clear this is still the site's bread and butter.
The internal area has a stylish arrangement, both modern and simple to navigate. The potential matches that show when you first log in are incredibly beautiful single ladies, almost model-like, and indeed attractiveness – and getting attention from attractive women - is a key selling point of this dating website.
Any doubts that the women may not be genuine are quickly removed by initiating an instant chat session with some of the attractive female members on AnastasiaDate. Rather than viewing profiles and running searches like a typical online dating site, you're encouraged to enter into such chats with the female members from the outset. We were permitted a certain amount of interaction time (chat or mutual video) before you have to buy credits to continue chatting. You also have the option to send virtual gifts to the object of your affection using the purchased credits, should you so desire.
Interestingly, there is no real encouragement to complete your online dating profile or enhance your own description in any way, with the focus being fully on instigating chats with females and going from there; building a relationship, getting to know each other, etc. Even the search system is restricted to a small link on the main navigation – presumably because filters, such as those that select results based on distance apart, are of less importance on a site that doesn't prioritise a close location for it's members.
One of the big concerns we had when putting together our review on AnastasiaDate was whether we would meet some language barriers when speaking with the female singles. Generally, we had no problems (on one occasion a girl was slightly emoticon obsessed, but then who isn't these days?!) but we did find a very interesting feature available to anyone that wishes to have a phone call with one of the site's female members. A three-way telephone conference is available and allows you to have a conversation with any member on AnastasiaDate. The third wheel in this three-way conversation is an interpreter, who joins for translation purposes and, according to the site, to “show you in a good light”.
AnastasiaDate is not your conventional online dating site, let's make that clear. If you're looking to meet the girl next door, metaphorically or literally, this site is most definitely not for you. The female members are extremely hot, extremely available and extremely foreign! If you like the idea of meeting someone a little more exotic and having an adventure as well as a relationship, then the site is, without a doubt, the best in the market for your needs.
For the sceptics out there, the success stories page lists a number of relationships that have started because of the site and let's face it, the site wouldn't have lasted so long if it wasn't good at what it does. It owns this particular niche in the market and has the members, features and brand awareness to bring it's members success. The only question is, are you willing to extend your online search for love abroad?
If you do decide to use AnastasiaDate we would recommend coupling it with at least one additional dating site subscription to boost your chances. If it's a certain nationality that you're looking for, most dating allow you to pinpoint your search to any country where they have members.