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AnastasiaDate Review – Real or Just a Scam?
“Is your AnastasiaDate review real?” is what my reader asked me, hesitant to put any more money into online dating sites with foreign singles that didn’t deliver. “Of course, I tried it,” was my reply.
Still, with almost 200 comments and going strong, plus constant emails asking me about my AnastasiaDate review (did you really try the site? meet anyone? pay for it?) I felt it needed a bit of brushing up. So, here goes.
I’ll start by saying that it is a verifiable, secure online dating site, with thousands of women in Russia or the Ukraine, mostly looking to marry a man elsewhere in the world. Single women can’t even sign up for the site; they’ve got to go through a completely different application process to confirm they do live in Russia, and also have their profiles and emails monitored to make sure the ladies aren’t trying to circumvent the system or scam the paying male members. So while this AnastasiaDate review gets a general thumbs-up, there are a few things to take note of before jumping in.
From AnastasiaDate: “Founded in 1993 by a Russian-American couple, AnastasiaDate was among the first enterprises of its kind and now has a membership of over 1,000,000, with more than 80 million online visitors annually and 1.5 million+ letters exchanged onsite daily.”
Demographics: Female members range from the age of majority to generally the 45-year old mark, although there are older women on the site, I only encountered gals under 30. The gents I spoke were mostly well-educated and financially stable guys in their late 20s and up.
Signing up is quick and easy, taking only a few seconds to plug in your name, email address and password, or through Facebook. You’re immediately welcomed with an Inbox message, along with a bevy of lovely ladies’ profiles.
The site has few ads, other than for you to purchase credits, which are plentiful and in your face at every click. Still, the site is inviting, and really easy to maneuver around. Everything you could possibly want (and more) is listed along the left side of each page, including information about Romance Tours (traveling to foreign countries to potentially meet a mate), Virtual Gifts, ‘Video Dates’, and more.
The search features surprised me while working on this AnastasiaDate review. Not only could I search by my age (meaning, does the lady in question want to date someone my age?) but also her age, country of residence, smoking habits, height range, weight range, whether or not she has kids, her English proficiency, hair color, whether or not she’s got a birthday coming up, her Video Date status, and more. I put in some really specific searches, and each time came up with (at least) one profile. There were definitely more women in certain areas, and those with less English fluency as well.
I was presented with members constantly along the right side of the screen, each time I clicked, showing me who was available right now for chat or a video call. I had no problem finding members to speak with in live-time, although for the most part the communication was slow, likely because of the translation required. All of my emails received a response within a week, most within 48 hours. I asked why everyone’s photo seemed so attractive and professional, and was told the women need to have a certain quality of shots taken in order to get on the site, as well as a rigorous process to ensure the same photos aren’t posted elsewhere.
The costs of contacting members on AnastasiaDate is a bit different than most dating sites, for a couple of reasons. For starters, all of the ladies’ emails are monitored by staff, to “maintain the legitimacy and reputation” of the site. As well, most written correspondence requires some translation, and AnastasiaDate includes this in their fee breakdown.
As well, they operate on a credit system: 10 credits equals either sending OR reading a letter, and it’ll cost you one credit per minute of chat, or video chat for two credits per minute. You can earn free credits by referring friends (the exact amount was hard to find), as well as by performing certain account functions, such as booking a free tour deposit (1000 credits), completing your profile (5 credits) or viewing the video of one of the ladies (1 credit). The cost of credits are as follows:
- 1000 credits = $399.00
- 500 credits = $249.00
- 320 credits = $185.00
- 160 credits = $96.00
- 80 credits = $56.00
- 40 credits = $30
- 20 credits = $15.99
There’s also a button right below the payment system to designate automatic billing (a common practice amongst online dating sites). Basically, remove the check if you DON’T want your credit card automatically charged again for the same number of credits when you’re “running low”.
AnastasiaDate accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and Skrill.
Note that as soon as you click “Sign Up” or “Find My Matches”, you’re legally bound to the fine print listed on AnastasiaDate, even if you decide you’d rather sign up elsewhere instead – a feature I’ve yet to find on any other dating site. Some other items to note:
- If or when you want to terminate service, you have to give notice in writing;
- Credits that go unused for 365 days, expire;
- Female members aren’t allowed to have their photo, email or profile listed in any other, competing services’ database or website;
- Any content that you post to AnastasiaDate becomes the property of AnastasiaDate, so they can use it in marketing materials, promotional content, and whatever else they’d like, forever (unfortunately a normal clause at most dating sites);
- Sharing URLs, email addresses, physical addresses or phone numbers with another member is strictly forbidden;
- If the female member you’re speaking with is found on an anti-scam site (basically, she’s not a real person), you may get a refund of the credits you used to interact with her; and
- AnastasiaDate doesn’t sell, lend or rent out your email address, however, they will send you daily emails about the service. You can easily opt out by sending a message to unsubscribe [at] anastasiadate.com or follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email received.
Here’s the thing: there’s absolutely no way for me to test this site out as a Canadian woman. I’ve reviewed, literally, thousands of dating sites over the last decade – this is the first one where I couldn’t try it out myself.
So, I’ve left it to you, fair readers, to let me know your experiences. And gosh darn it, you have! Look at those comments… I’m always shocked and how much folks get heated up about this site.
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There are so many factors that have to be included when you are dating online and you are not in your prime anymore (as yours truly). I do a lot of research when I do any kind of extensive action online, and it took me awhile to find something I would be comfortable using when it comes to dating. I stumbled upon AnastasiaDate and haven’t been disappointed. At first I was skeptical bc all the girls look so good and want to talk to me. But then I gathered two and two and realized that everyone would look good with the professional makeup and photos as women on site have. And after I did some more research I was convinced I’m in the safe hands with AnastasiaDate, security wise. I begin chatting with few girls I’ve liked, and it took me awhile (I’m slow like that) but I was all of the sudden concentrating on just one lady. We had some issues living on the different sides of a planet and all, but they are all forgotten ancient history now that they are happily resolved and we finally don’t have to be apart anymore. Kudos to everyone on AnastasiaDate, you get what you’ve paid for.
Not a member
Not even a member and getting tons of e-mails. Once they get your e-mail you are toast. I contacted them to stop with the e-mails but they keep sending me these e-mails.
I’m currently dating a Ukrainian woman. I did not meet her through this site, but she and friends of hers did work for the site. They got paid to have profiles created and basically to send and receive emails from members. They got paid most for video chat. The girl I’m dating was fired because she could not be sincere enough when video chatting with strangers who she had no desire or intention of ever meeting. In fact my girlfriend was in a long term serious relationship when she had this job.
So as a web application hacker and network security engineer, if you review their source code and do a little web hacking you’ll find that this is run by chatbots if you truly want to meet some of these ladies do what I do and actually go to where they supposedly live. I have been to Kiev and Odessa many times as I travel a lot all over Europe teaching network security and application hacking to people. Also, in reality, do you really think a 19 to 25-year-old lady would actually be interested in a 50+-year-old guy or even older? If they do it’s more than likely money they are looking for since wages in Russia and most of Eastern Europe are terrible compared to what some of US make in the U.S.
I would honestly spend your money on going to Ukraine and finding a lady in person!
@Warris Do you work for RussianBrides.com? Anyone making positive claims about this site, works there.
ALL pay by letter sites are a scam and GIANT FRAUD! The business model only works by the local agencies paying the girls money for interacting. Paying the agencies for each letter and chat minute only serves to knowingly encourage fraud.
ALL the women on the website are fake and already in relationships. They are PAID by their agencies for every chat & letter and this is their motivation for being on the site.
Anastasia Dating is trying to hide the information about scammer whores and boyfriends/husbands a lot better. Girls are instructed to cleanse their social media. This is active deception.
Leave all scam pay by letter sites now. This is a mafia controlled business with just one purpose. To defraud you of money.
If you become a victim of these sites, please report them by filling up this form it The Internet Crime Complaint Center , a partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation that works with US Embassy in Ukraine and other countries.
You can meet the scamer on free sites, on fb and in life.
If you want relationships – you need to trust, but with intelligence. It does not matter whether you are a on site where is you need to pay or it is free of charge site – need to keep an eye open. Relationships must grows. If a girl or a man does not want to show themselves in the camera, this is alarming.If after some time does not give a link to fb page, the phone number is a red flag.
Signals always exist – and it just need to be analyzed. I met my boyfriend on ukrainebridesagency. He visited me in Ukraine already two times and I am waiting now to see his homeland.
It’s pretty simple. With your chat, start with “Are you the girl in the photo?” You will get VERY few replies to that. Go one step further and comment on an item she is wearing. THAT’s where you will find out. Ripoff
I suppose that she or the staff of AnastasiaDate agency decided for the change in order to increase their profits from paying male members by moderating her statue info to more common value/-s (at least her height) so that a greater number of men will suit her and therefore address her, charged of course.
This way also a lady at UaDreams.com, Anna #2677, has moderated her basic profile info: from low statue to higher (despite women stop growing at 18 years), still (now even for 6 years) being a bachelor student – the longer time a student, the longer time inaccessible for foreign men to get her for physical partnership and so the longer time getting money from foreign men (via dating agency) for dating with her – and with moderated info about the color of her hair: from uncommon black to common brown.
So, no wonder that dating agencies charging only us men, falsely moderating profiles, having ladies at the agencies as long as possible with exactly the same profiles at several dating sites and so the sites are joined, influencing total trust evaluation at ScamAdviser.com to higher value by raising popularity as one of judging parameters by false writing positive reviews at review websites, e. g. at SiteJabber.com, TrustPilot.com (I remember from a time not as long ago of a very low AnastasiaDate’s total trust value at ScamAdviser, while now suddenly the total trust value has jumped to 100%, and you can notice a few rows of typically false positive reviews especially at SiteJabber last time: short texts praising the agency by only general bla bla from persons having only 1 review), … (did I forget, regarding AnastasiaDate.com, about anything?), are not in trust among us men.
Dear Scammed ones, I can not say I was lucky to avoid being scammed by Anastasiadate, but I can confidently say I smart enough. It is quite obvious that something is wrong when any man gets 24 letters from gorgeous ladies in less than 30 minutes, and gets immediate replies when chatting…. For “Scamners”, I think they are beginners, and I hope they stay like this.
This site is a scam – I wish I had found these comments before. I went over to met some woman, but they would schedule and not show up. Also, one lady admitted to me that the woman are not on the site to meet men but to make money and that I was wasting my time on this site.
I always wanted to leave here a feedback about AnastasiaDate, but didn’t have actually time for that. So finally I’m doing that hoping to help you to understand how to find a really great woman on this site.
I had a lot of chats and spent a lot of money and what can I say now? Only that there are a lot of young women who tried to make me feel superman. And it was pretty strange for me. You have to be very careful with them. There are a lot of scammers. It’s not ok when a lot of young women want to have relationships with a man like me who is 53 y.o.. I started thinking that 18 years girls were interested in my money, not in me. And it was true… When I had about 3 months communication with one girl and sent her some gifts she kept asking only for more and more but when I suggested to meet, I was forgotten and got “sorry, no” as an answer.
But if you search carefully you will find a real diamond. I wanted to tell the story how I met her… Her name is Irina, ID 1864129 and she is so sincere and cheerful. She is not like all that young girls, she is serious about her search and deserves the greatest man in the world. I had communication with her during few months and we decided to meet…I came to Ukraine (Kharkov) and I had the best time in my life…She showed me the city and we had a lot of fun…She didn’t ask about any money and I saw that she was honest and that she really wanted to find her man…
In the end of my trip we understood that we had special feelings between us. But it wasn’t love…it’s bigger than love, it’s friendship…We can talk with her about everything…And I wish her all the best and want her to find a man who will deserve the love of this woman.
So guys, be careful in your search on this site and you will find what you are looking for! I wish you all the best! Who is looking hard for something, will get it for sure!
Yes, slavery, is the only way I can explain it.
There are legitimate women there who are looking for a relationship – not all and by all means not many – most are there for the money and do very well from it. BUT yes you will find that occasionally an older woman will decide that she has had enough and sets out to legitimately find a man to get out…Unless she has taken the time to learn English and get to your letter first before the translators get to it (she has to had to be there for a long time and earned the company trust to be able to do this) She will not be able to because the company owns her.. She will be used by numerous people to (drive) her profile to earn money and the last thing this company wants to see is peoples profiles closing…
Numerous women will say they have read your profile, sadly they think they have – they trust their translators to tell them what you have written but sadly the translators will tell them what they want them to know not what you have written…They will keep your conversation going but if they see that you are getting close to winning their heart they will omit that part of the letter to keep the distance between you…
Its funny, a lot of these women must think we are heartless and have no idea how to win a womans heart, hence getting to the point where they feel free to rip us off blind and have no conscience about us, they end up thinking we westeners are stupid…Most have no idea they are not being told what we really are saying – hence always getting answers to our letters that don’t answer many of the questions we ask.. They are not told….
Anyway, its a rip off anyway you look at it – Anastasia will say there are real women there – there are, so they are not lying but they don’t get your letter – only a portion of it and only what the translators think is appropriate…
Don’t bother unless you enjoy getting frustrated and enjoy playing with womens hearts (even if you don’t know you are doing it)…
I randomly opened this page and just wanted to shed some light for you, gentelmen. Of course this website is a total scam. I am Ukrainian myself but now live abroad. Few of my friends back in Ukraine used to (and some are still) working as a so called “translators” for these websites. Anastasia is one of them. I can imagine that maybe 3% of those women on the website are actually looking for some men abroad. But the rest of them just get paid for their profiles to be created, their pictures taken and occasional chat on cam (for which they are paid per minutes I believe). Quite often it’s the guys that actually chat with men and write emails. There are shifts for a full-time staff (majority of them are students) that sit at the office and chat with men off the cam or write emails. The girls are invited to come and talk on cam time after time “to keep the interest” and make some cash on it.
Quite often girls that let their photos be published don’t even have an idea who is writing to them or why and they just let “translators” do the correspondence for them, and get their salaries. Many of them have families or boyfriends.
When the man send various gifts to the girl, the girl is just being contacted to take a “report picture” with the gift.
I was myself proposed to make extra cash aside of my daily job by allowing my pictures on this website when I still lived in Ukraine.
I met my wife on the site 5 years ago. We started with letters, then chat for about a year, then she said she wanted to meet and asked where the nearest airport was. Yes she arrived, never asked me to pay for flight or anything. After a 2 week stay, she invited me to her country. I went, we fell in love and were both tired of the back and forth flights so I asked her to marry me, she admitted that it was about time. We have been married for 5 years and it is like it was yesterday. So the site isn’t a fraud or a scam. There may be women on there doing scams and frauds but not my wife.
Dear Gentlemen! Do not make the huge mistake the huge mistake by joining both Anastasia Date and Russian Brides sites; you will only be scammed by the prettiest liars on Earth! There are no honest women there, they are all just there for the commission they receive for chatting and reading your letters; there is no honesty in that! It is no different than a sex site where you have to buy credits to have online sex with a woman, and where she gets a cut in return for scamming you! If you are interested in finding an honest woman; then join a dating site that offers monthly packages; there the women are not being paid to talk with you. You will have a stronger chance of finding an honest woman on a dating site that offers monthly packages; “If there is such a thing as an honest woman?” than a site where you have to buy credits. But here’s the ultimate truth for you my brothers! A man would lie for a reason, but a woman would lie just for the practice! And even if she did mean what she said, it is only until her next mood swing; which is just 3-5 minutes away; after that it is is all gone! Never believe anything a woman says on the internet; because she is just saying it to play you; the internet is just a way for her to make money! Trust no one and believe nothing until it is proven! Stay strong! Life goes on! ??
Yes it takes a while to work it out because most of us like to think we are irresistible or we go into the site because we are legitimately lonely looking for a partner OR we go in genuinely to do the right thing then we re instantly inundated by beautiful women saying nice things. How quickly we forget and start lapping it up.. Soon as that happens they have got you. .We forget so quickly about our dream and start living theirs…
This site has been around for a long time because it knows the way to a mans heart – their ego.. Boost it and we quickly forget that we are just men looking for a partner – we become these Adonis types that can do any wrong and are irresistible according to these women.. But there lies the problem – most things I have read about this site talk about women – if you spend your time there you will find that you are talking to multiple people taking charge of one womans profile and some of these people typing to you are men…After a while it is pretty easy to discern whether you are talking to a man or a woman…With that if she switches on her cam you will (if you watch) – because normally you are too busy typing to see that they are just sitting in their booth in front of a cam and someone else is typing …This place is a scam – but it is also something else – I have been able to give my email to a few of them and they have contacted me straight away on my email address but soon after they disappear off the site all together.- big no no for the girls – the biggest problem for these girls is if they genuinely like someone and they want to take it further – they cant…….And yes all I did was simply type my email address in the chat – most will say they see dots……NOT TRUE – they see exactly what you type because one of the girls told me on my email before she disappeared…..Again if you try this only pick the profiles that are new eg. ones that are 186—- 187—– (Look for the highest number) these people haven’t been de sensitized yet or a legitimately joining to find a partner – these people can and will still try to talk to you – but take your time to see whether she is genuine – again – after a while you will get used to the regular hard drive stored letters to a genuine one – how can you tell?? Your letters from the girl will make sense! at least some of your questions will be answered and when you are on chat she will ask you questions related to potential dating and not something as lame as asking about your mood….TRY THIS – in your profile ask the girls to say a magic word when they contact you – simple isn’t it?? Haha well try it – many will say they have read your profile and guess what?? no magic word – no matter what they say to try and get out of that don’t believe them…..Some will quickly get their translator to have a read and they will try to make you talk but remember – they said they read your profile – they did not – its just another line to get you to pay them to talk…At the end of the day I spent a lot of time there doing the research – this site (I wont say these women) because it usually isn’t the woman but an employee) this site is set up to prey on men – simple – at the end of the day we are pretty predictable so it is easy…Remember you are lonely or looking legitimately for a partner – a photo of a beautiful woman – one you would never attract in real life – pops up and a few enticing words are typed or better than that a set of words to stir your emotions or to make you feel guilty – are typed by someone paid to do this to make you reply – remember as soon as you reply they are in – earning money – it is as simple as that – it does not matter to them that you are a person – to them you are a dumb – wealthy lonely sucker……As you can see I am not mincing words – I have a background in psychology and to me it was a battlefield of clever clever manipulation…- They are very good at what they do…..
This site has some very sad ways about it. The fact that they edit what your saying to the women because they don’t want you to try and lure the lady away from the site. It’s kind of a soft way of selling women for profit. And no happy ending.
I was on the site for over a year and only met 2 of the women and both ended up being the women I was talking to but they had a completely different character when we were around each other. Probably spent an average of $300/a month. When you meet them in person be prepared to pay for the translator too. The first date cost me around $200 and ended with me walking away in complete disbelieve.
I’m not sure about a scam but when you talk to a total of 10 ladies and you only meet 2. The odds aren’t real good guys. And everyone of the women that I proposed to give them my e-mail, pretty much refused or said they couldn’t read it because the site was just showing spots. Not a good place to shop for a women guys. My opinion, try somewhere else.
I haven’t been using AnastasiaDate for a number of months now, and am very glad I quit. If you really want to use this site to find women, you better have a lot of money. I got addicted to chatting, spent thousands of dollars and stupidly got myself into debt. I also traveled to Odessa to meet a woman I met on the site. She didn’t speak good English so I had to pay for a translator and also meals for both women. I had a good time but I couldn’t even afford to go back there again.
The site itself has many problems. Of course there is the insane prices, and the endless fake chat requests and emails. Also, I was only able to prove that one woman was legit in video chat (the woman that I visited in Odessa). With the others, it almost seemed like the video was pre-recorded. I’d ask them to wave or something, and they would say that their agency restricted them from showing their hands, or their video would just happen to go black for a few seconds when they did it. There are just too many suspicious things about it, and for the massive amount of money you pay it’s not worth the trouble. The site is old and buggy too, it really needs to be revamped. Yeah you can use the app, but I’d rather be typing on a real keyboard. I have to wonder how many of the good reviews here saying people met their future wife are really legit and how many are posted by AnastasiaDate employees.
Thank you for opening my eyes, i just joined the site and i was so supriced that all the weman on the site are so pefact and kind so i just wanted to make sure befor i started paying to chat with them.Thank you all so much.
This site has the MOST EXPENSIVE site on the internet. To send a letter OR read a letter you have to pay $7.50 for each letter read or written! It appears that ladies on this site are trying to engage you in the long drawn out conversation so you have to spend $7.50 a pop. The spending ramps quick!
Here is the example. Disclosure: I am Ukrainian native who leaves in US. I spoke with rather attractive woman from Kharkiv that I met on AnastasiaDate. I didn’t want to waste a lot of money and kept my conversation with her brief while I was in US. I introduced myself and made a contact and we exchanged “niceties”.
However, when I came to Kharkiv to visit my relatives – I send her a letter to meet in person. I prefer real conversation to endless online chatting. She was excited to hear from me, but said that she is out of town and doesn’t know when she “will be back”. She then proceeded to ask more questions from me.
Спасибо за письмо. Вы правы, реальное общение ничто не может заменить, но я сейчас не в Харькове, лето время отпусков и все стремятся куда-то уехать, чтобы отдохнуть. Я пока не знаю когда я вернусь. Я могу написать Вам когда узнаю. А сколько времени вы собираетесь быть в Харькове? Надеюсь что погода хорошая и вы хорошо проведете время в Харькове. У нас очень красивый город и много интересных мест. Я уверена что вы и сами это уже прекрасно знаете.
I am from Kharkiv, and know my culture pretty well. I am in my thirties, American citizen and have a private enterprise in US. As vein as it may sound, I am good looking guy of means who Ukrainian women consider to be a “prime stock”. Again, please forgive me for my vanity. I mentioned this to make a following point. When someone avoids meeting, stating that they are “away and don’t know when I come back” – this means that they are lying to me. Unless they are sex slave in ISIS-occupied territory, people know when they will be back. Otherwise, I am pretty jealous of a her lifestyle. She is on vacation and doesn’t know when she will be back.But yet she still wants to string me along with questions prompting me in spending more money($7.50 a letter, remember?)
I believe that this site is engaging in sort of a “bait and switch” tactics. They pay girls to put their pretty modeling airbrushed pictures at the storefront and then charge Western gentlemen ridiculous amount of money for chatting with them. However, when these gentlemen are trying to move the online relationship forward – something happens and guys returning from Ukraine empty handed. What could possibly happen to derail such a relationship? Well, one possibility is it is likely that those women already romantically involved or married and just making some change on the side from these sites. With $7.50 a letter, Anastasia Date is making “a killing” by just having their agents conversing with Western guys, while posing as a girls in those pretty photos. I am sure that they either share some of these earning with girls or encourage them in some other way to continue the scam.
As Ukrainian, I regret that such scam site is using my hometown and I am pretty embarrassed some of the local Kharkiv girls are willing to help this scam.
OK. I asked my girlfriend this question as I know she had been on Anastasia Date and met a previous head case from the UK.
“There is a lot of debate whether Ukraine dating site profiles are real or the women on there are just getting hold of men to extort money. You are the first person I know who has been on the site, so know how it works. Even Ukraine woman on You Tube say the profiles are fake.”
Answer, “I don’t know really, my friend tell me about this site, i go to agency and they make photo, profile, and registered, I don’t know English language in past and some lady interpreter write letter and chat with men. I have work, no time for writing. So they call me sometimes and one day i have meet with this men from England. Agency need only my photos”
There you have it. The women on the profiles are not paid e-mailers but the “interpreters” are. This also explains why when I have talked to a profile of my girl on Charm Dating she is a nudist and sex maniac. Which of course she is not. She is a beautiful respectful young Ukraine woman.
I don’t know why there are so many negative comments about Anastasia Date on here. I’ve been using it for a year and a half, have met one lady in person (and she was a real person who appeared identical to her profile), and I am looking forward to meeting the next one to see if she is the one. I have spent quite a bit of money (thousands of dollars) so far, but I knew what I was getting into when I signed up to potentially bring in a foreign bride. I received “VIP” member status after about $2,000 I think. That was a couple thousand dollars ago.
Yes, they apparently pay girls to chat. They also have automated chat invitations and letters. It’s called marketing and there’s nothing inappropriate about giving girls an incentive to be on the site. Despite the cost, the site has exceeded my expectations. I get 100 or more letters per day, most of which I delete because they are fake (see below); the girls are stunning, responsive, and interesting; and the girls are mostly in an appropriate age range. As a 35 year-old American who is decent looking and successful, I get a lot of attention on the site because apparently most of the men are in their 50’s or higher. I have heard this complaint from most girls I have communicated with. There are plenty of girls who drop off the site after meeting someone (you are notified when a woman you are corresponding with is no longer available), so it seems real enough to me.
My only significant complaint relates to the in-person dates arranged through the agency. I went to Greece in 2015 to meet the first lady I wanted to meet. We made our own arrangements outside the agency, and she ended up flaking. So I met someone else from the site who was also in Greece, and the agency hired a driver and interpreter for us at great expense for a couple of days. That match didn’t work out, although it was enjoyable to spend the time with her. It was a lot of money, but hey– it was last-minute and everyone was working off my schedule, so I can’t really complain that much. At the same time, oh my god– those were the two most expensive dates I have ever had in my life! The agency is entrepreneurial, to say the least. If you expect to bring a lady as far as halfway across the world to live with you in your home country, you need to have a certain level of success/income and the agency certainly is not shy about capitalizing on that. I have even received calls from the agency reminding me to check my messages on the site after an extended absence. I’m glad I went back on, because I met a nice young lady from Russia who could be the one.
One of the challenges on the site is sorting through the automated chat messages as well as the fake introductory emails to find women who are actually potentially interested. According to the agency people I met in Greece, at least 80% of the initial messages ladies send to men are not written by them. The solution is simple: write messages only to girls you would be interested in and ignore the ones you initially receive. Also, if possible, make the girls come to your country to visit you, not the other way around. If they live in Russia, the EU, or the Balkans, this should be pretty easy to do.
In sum, I have recognized that the agency is what it is: a cash cow that presents a chance of two people connecting. I’m willing to pursue that possibility and spend accordingly. I encourage others who are interested in international dating to use Anastasia Date or its partner sites because they have a great business model and lots of girls to choose from. I would rate the site four stars out of five because there is always room for improvement, and the cost for flower deliveries is truly shocking ($200 and up for a decent bouquet).
I will reply to this review in the future if anything changes.
So how many girls did you meet and how much the total conversation with each costed? Are you happily married yet?
I am here in kharkov. I met a lady on AD. this is my second trip here in 8 years. This lady I met is sincere and real. However I set up my own itinerary and the site tried to intervene and supply a translator but along with bringing my own electronic translatorthis lady had a friend that spoke english and worked parttime as a translator. I paid this lady as a tip though she never asked for money as the lady I came to meet and her are friends. yes true you will spend money on them when you come here. Times here are very hard. You almost cant imagine. This lady I came to see did live chat with me many times at agreed upon times and I tried to find her chatting on here after a couple months and never once did I. when I arrived she was there at the airport to meet me and true to her word she works so much I was feeling sorry for her . She said she doesnt have much free time for the chatting and after arriving here in person I believe it. I like many suspect some scams here. I even asked the friend whom I believe and she said the ladies are looking for a way out the internet is free and everyone has accesss and that they dont get paid to chat. I understand the concern as I see some ladies seemingly living on here in their chat room.I wouldnt be surprised if one of the small gifts I bought might be traded for money. I watched this lady get dropped off at work and watched her boss call the next day during her off time bugging her with questions. I can say this being my second trip I am humbled by the difficulties of life here. I think most of us might be humbled also.im 44 and she is 33. no kids never married but very lonely. it is survival here like pribably most us here never have to think about. we were out shopping. looking and she spent some of her own hard earned miney to buy my son a all gift and this brought a tear to my eye. Im sure there are real and good ladies here. Remember they are people with feelings and real struggles. I was humbled. I will leave here with a heavy heart and a lighter wallet. Its ok to me because there was a valuable life lessn learned for me here .I will hipe to continue our communication and grow our relationship. I cant guarantee it but she sure touched me in a way no woman has. Its true they wont ask it but will like you to spend money on them. I believe once trust is established the doors are wide open.If I may say dont come here expecting sex and return on your money. The results arent microwave quick but given time and effort things develop. My lady and her friend will communicate with me by other means. I hear and feel what everyone is critical about. Again I too was. this was my second trip. Please take what im saying as my experience and use it. There are good and real women on here. it does take work to find. I believe getting over here is upmost important and dont be discouraged if the first try doesnt succeed , just dig deeper.
What can I say Will? You have said it all. Guys until you go meet a woman you are talking to a picture .
Well, I am kind of puzzled why these agencies with foreign business address follow IMBRA? My rationale is if agencies follow IMBRA and claim can’t provide personal info of these women then why we can’t sue them in any state? Class action lawsuit works. Most girls are fake and yes, very likely they either get paid to write letters or chat. It is very simple to spot a scammer 1) her chat comment or her letter has nothing to do with us, very vague or ambiguous letters or chats. If you ever chat with any girl and you ask her for a phone call to share email or phone number or whatever she will refuse saying she needs time and get to know you better. Also, if one accepts to meet you then you must try to date as many as you can because most girls will ask you for gifts, expensive restaurants or long translator hours. I mean, just pay for a cup of coffee and you will see their reaction.
The key is FORGET ABOUT THESE SITES. Either girls not interested or they just want a green card, that’s it.
Check out VK profiles randomly, most girls are too way into fashion, beauty, party, etc. So, if you are lucky to meet one I am sure you will get one girls with many miles on and not loyal at all. Their culture is way different, don’t fall for a pretty face or sexy body. They will crush you.
It is true if you find one Anastasia girl on VK you will be blocked! None site is good site.
All girls complain about alcoholism, cheating and lazy local guys. Not true.
PS Wonder why now Anastasia is full of kids? 18 to 20? That’s called recruiting!
A lot of the women who appear on sites like this are also on those adult webcam sites (ie: camcontacts). I have also found a few of them on the Vk site, (hint: they are stupid enough to put their real info in their dating profiles, so I just put the same info in the search feature in VK, and voila!) and confronted them about it. Funny, that it says in their profiles that they barely speak English, but when I chat with them on VK, their English is very good. Anyway, I will say something like, “Hi, you just messaged me on Anastasia Date, or Russian Brides”, and they say “oh noo, it wasn’t me, somebody stole my information and phots!” Lol, yeah right, and they just happen to be online on the VK site or on one of those camwhore sites at the very same time. This is definitely a scam, and they definitely get paid for the live chatting, and they are NOT interested in meeting you! Ohhh, and also, when I find some of them on VK, they have pictures with their kids/husband/significant other, when on their dating profiles they say they have no kids and are single. Please don’t fall for this scam, people.
Also, if you want to communicate with Russian or Ukrainian women, simply just make yourself a profile on VK, enter an age range in the search, and go and send add requests to as many women as possible. You are bound to have at least 1 or 2 add you…and it is free! Take it from there.
I am Ellie ?? I am classy Russian lady looking for my soulmate. I am afraid to put my profile in any dating site! For my info and forks being stolen and used by other people. Where we are all going… Everybody overwhelmed with lie and scam! There is no room for normal innocent romance anymore lol.
Elle I’m sorry you are having trouble but trust me anastasiadate is %100 scam. Because I have friends in Ukraine I met several of the women. The first thing people need to know is that they photoshop everything. Two of the women I met I could barely recognize because they were thirty to forty pounds overweight! In addition 80% of invites are sexually explicit. Now common sense tells me that if a woman is really serious she doesn’t send sexual invites. Sadly the few good women are impossible to recognize because of the majority who aren’t. Take care and good luck.
Good friends I want you to know that finding a girl and bride in Ukraine is not fun and games! you will spend a lot of money to the point that what the measly bit paid to date Anastasia is nothing compared to what is best to have if you plan to go ahead with bringing her here, get your visa, plane, travel and deal with it family in Ukraine. The first five-year cost me around $ 300,000 and the second time this guy is wishing for stupid struggled so far this five years have been about $ 25,000 and that’s dollars to Ukraine Hryvnia. Beautiful couple is necessary, but make no mistake that touch your wallet quite strongly. CoolRay
I have the same opinion about Anastasia, also now I know much more about this agency and I am now married to a Russian woman … I also know, as my wifes friend joined a dating agency … they call several times and saying: Now there’s a man in Moscow, he came from US just to meet you … can you see it tonight and then he just said he’s not interested, your commission is $ 200 ..
trying to find out if you can pay them by check? does anyone know?? Going through my friends
husbands checking account ( nasty divorce) and every week he writes an $80 check to a lady with a ukranian name – she signs the back and has a number after her name – # 5694 – he check was cashed at the ukranian bank SUMA FCU in yonkers..any one know if this would be for that website?
No girl you are talking to will ever add you to vk even after several months , yes they work for the site and they tell them not to so anything as far as kissing or anything like that
Once you put in your account information,you will not be able to change it other than the credit card info. You try to change something simple like a phone number and you hit save and it looks like you saved the update. Get out of the account information page and get back in and you will find it did not allow you to change anything! The company wants your good information for life and does not want you to change the information to something incorrect! Try it and see for yourself. The women just drag you along but do not have any interest to meet you off this site or live. This is a total scam.
Without a doubt, the site has loads of profiles with photos of very beautiful women. Unfortunately, whether you read messages, send replies, chat or even view attached photos & videos, this site charges you for pretty much *everything*, and these ‘beautiful women’ (assuming they’re real) use every trick in the book to lure you into reading one more message, writing one more reply, chatting for one more minute and viewing one more photo or video… and all that keeps the AnastasiaDate.com cash register ringing at an alarming rate.
I currently live in Kiev, Ukraine, and I only contacted girls who speak English and live in the exact same city. So lining up a date on this site should have been at least as easy as any of the free sites I’ve used to find dates in the same place, right? Unfortunately, it wasn’t. With the goal of spending as little as possible, simply to verify that this site would lead to at least one real-life date, I spent over $200 USD in just 5 days, received replies from over 40 girls, and ended up with nothing but more invitations to keep emailing and chatting, longer and longer, adding more and more $100+ charges to my credit card.
Additionally, the profiles and messages I saw seemed VERY fake to me, and having used online dating services for years, I can spot a fake a mile away. And the girls almost always write back within 24 hours. Does that sound normal for an online dating site to you? It sure doesn’t to me, but I’m sure it helps keep that cash register ringing. When you bring all this up with one of the very friendly customer service people, they’ll happily send you a link to their ‘anti-scam policy,’ which they seem to think should convince us that we’re not being scammed. But the fact is, if someone can live in Kiev, speak Russian, and not set up a single date with a girl who lives in the SAME CITY after hearing back from 40+ girls and spending $200+, when free or super-cheap sites like Badoo, OkCupid and VK work perfectly well, it’s safe to say that AnastasiaDate falls far, far short of delivering what it promises.
Guys, Its this simple, I met my wife through this site. Sound good? it is but only because I pulled her away form Anastasia Date,I live in the Ukraine i have for four years now.
These are the facts; This site as with many others is a scam job.
To the girls its a living! in a very poor country racked by debt and poverty.99% of girls communicate for a living, your chances of success are 1 in one hundred. You have to be switched on and realistic.
HOW TO FIND YOUR DREAM?? Easy. pick a small city, avoid places like Odessa and Kiev they are full of scammers, prostitutes and crime. The smaller the city the more chance of success. The out of the way places will not get the men visit so the ladies are more real and sincere.
THE LADIES; All the ladies are beautiful these women know how to take care of themselves. That is your bonus but be realistic!! If the lady you meet has an I phone 6 how do you think she got it. If she is an honest girl she will earn 80$
a month Clearly not a salary that supports an i phone purchase. The Ukraine has suffered a 300% drop in living standards in the last two years. For most its real poverty. If shes to flashy shes not real!!
SOME SCAMS; All agency girls will meet you with a translator in tow. She costs you 20$ an hour. That is half for the translater, half for the site. Presents! It is custom to take a gift. Do not buy a gift there! if you wanna give her an i phone buy one on E bay and take it. An honest girl will be over the moon at a second hand one. If you buy any gift it will be returned to the shop for a 50% refund the moment your back is turned. Phones, clothes, bags anything will be converted back to money. Site letters; The first letter from any girl you receive is a computer generated letter not written by any real girl!
HOW TO SUCCEED; book your own flight, select a small city or town, find the clubs, the popular night spots, they all have social evenings when the real girls looking for love go.
You are your own advert!! if you are in say a karoke bar and you sing a song in English you just told every girl in the place you are there. Job done!
Its all about common sense! act dumb and you will get taken. Act smart and you will win. Be brave you are a man put yourself out there.
DATING; Its a long slow process, very formal, and complicated, you have to be patient, In my case i made 7 visits before i even reached an intimate stage. You are not gonna end up in bed in 5 mins. If you do you got a whore. most girls are Russian orthodox that is roman catholic to you and me but 10 times more severe.
Realism; if you are 35 and up to 60 leave the dolly birds alone. your target should be 35 years old, Divorced and maybe have kids. A divorced woman in Ukraine with kids has one option marry a man from abroad or remain single for life. No Ukrainian man will take her on FACT.
I live in the Ukraine, I see men get taken for a ride every day by scammers. Avoid the Agencies, DO IT YOURSELF!!
YOU CAN WIN . i DID. i AM 54 AND I AM MARRIED TO A STUNNING 36 YEAR OLD WOMAN. i GAINED A LOVELY DAUGHTER AGED 6 AND NOW A BABY AS WELL. YOU CAN FIND YOUR DREAM JUST DO NOT BE FOOLISH AND A TARGET. I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER IN MY LIFE
THE BIGGEST SECRET IS TO FIND THE GIRL ON THE SITE. DO NOT RUSH IN GET THE RIGHT GIRL FIRST TIME. IF SHE IS FOR REAL SHE WILL SHOW YOU! SHE WILL LEARN YOUR LANGUAGE SHE WILL LEAVE THE SITE FOR YOU AND COMMUNICATE WITH YOU VIA E MAIL AND PHONE. SHE WILL ASK YOU BACK AND MOST OF ALL SHE WILL BUILD WITH YOU.
I HOPE I HAVE BEEN HELPFUL. ITS AN HONEST VIEW FROM A GUY WHO HAS BEEN THERE , DONE IT AND GOT THE DREAM. GOOD LUCK
I looked at this site like 7 years ago, never spent any money. Met a girl here in the USA, had a kid, now we are separated and done with. So in my new lonely time, I opened my old email address that I haven’t used in years and it was still getting letters from the anastasia site. This time around, I figured I’d try it out. Here is what I found.
I went through hundreds of pictures and profiles and had already decided that I was going to pick ONE girl to spend money on and chat to see what it is all about. I chatted for about an hour, cost about $80. I did the video chat (not the CAM share) so I could see her, and yes it was the girl from the profile, not all done up but still very pretty. Her responses were slow, and some of them seemed off…I tried to find a way around the system but the translator kept blocking it out…but I am no dummy. The chats ended, she looked genuinely interested in me on the camera…so I did my homework. I found her on VK. Same name as the anastasia site…I added her to friends with a message. No response. I waited 3 days thinking I wasted a little money no biggie I got scammed. I removed the friend request and then sent a new one, with a different message. (I used a english to russian translating tool found by googling it). Same thing. No response. I tried one more time, with a new message saying I will not waste my money on that site it could be used for better things and it had been about a week since our chat. BAM! She accepted my friend request on VK. We have been chatting a few days now, its slow due to the fact I have to copy paste everything into an english to russian translator back and forth, then switch from russian to english etc…it is time consuming but FREE. So I asked her about the site and do the women get paid etc and this was one of her responses from today. In Russian, and English. Я вас поняла. На самом деле, сайт действительно не честный. О многом что происходит на моей странице я не знаю. That is saying “I understood you. In fact, the site is really not fair. A lot of what happens on my page I don’t know.”
Well there you go. She admitted most of the activity on her page isn’t even her. So yes it is a scam for the most part..and no it isn’t. The girls are real, most of them want your money and it’s a job for them in a poor country. Some actually do want love I think, I am chatting with a beautiful woman for free now. Slowly. I’ll update this post when more of her true intentions come to light, as of now, she seems genuine, and interested in me. But who knows…all I know is I am not spending another dime on that site, I spent my $80…I got one lead, now to test it out. Careful with your money here, it is ridiculously expensive to chat, and half of it is intercepted by the translator and not relayed, and vice versa. But where there is a will, there is a way.
This site is a total scam I’ve been on the site for a year., but i woke up & got the hell out of there.
You have NO idea who you are chatting to on the other side of the world. You would think that chatting using a webcam would be proof enough that the woman is REAL but there is no audio, all you can see is her typing. Trust me when i tell you they are not REAL, i realized this when i had been chatting to a woman there, on webcam so i could see her, for a couple of months, when suddenly there was a flicker on the cam I didnt think much of it at the time, but then i realized her movements were exactly the same I recorded the chat session & asked her to wave & smile at me, the cam flickered again & she was wearing different clothes & wave at me. That is when I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that what i was watching were pre-recorded videos & she was NOT real I could have been talking to a 400 pound male truck driver.
Guys let this be a warning this site is a TOTAL SCAM & if you want to be ripped off go ahead & use this site but i can tell you from personal experience it is all lies.
I’m 42 years old & the amount of stunning 18-19 year old woman that wanted to chat to me was nothing short of ridiculous. I received 9500 letters from woman there the first letter you open is free but after that they want your cash. You pay for everything on this site, you pay to chat, you pay to read letters, you pay to look at photos, You pay for everything.
What more can i tell you it is a TOTAL SCAM. Do not use this site or you will be ripped off also.
This site is affiliated with Russian Brides, Golden Brides, Russian Date & these are just the other ones i looked into i’m sure there are many many many more.
The woman there are paid to keep you chatting as long as possible, they are making a living from you, this is there job. The more you chat the more they make it is nothing short of internet prostitution, with out the happy ending. Not that i have ever had the need to use prostitutes, but in the end your only screwing yourself.
I can’t make it any clearer DO NOT USE THESE SITES they will empty your wallets & you will never meet any of the women EVER. I have a friend who went to Ukraine to meet the “woman of his dreams” after chatting to her for 11 months & US$10000 later & he never met her. The woman make a small amount & the site is getting rich from our stupidity.
I will tell you 1 last time these sites are an absolute rip off & a scam, so don’t use them.
Hope my experience will help you because if i had known what i know now I would never have gone there.
Were all looking for the right woman but these sites are definitely not where you will find her, so don’t waste your time or money.
DON’T USE THESE SITES OR YOU WILL DEFINITELY REGRET IT
These girls are real I’ve met two of them from them traveling to the USA. Thankfully I didn’t have to travel there because I’m 28 I’m not bad looking and I have money so they jumped on a plane and headed my way. People who are old and not attractive are going to say it’s a scam because these girls talk to them to be nice that’s all.. These women aren’t desperate to marry anybody, they have standards.
It all depends on the girl. Glad you think you’re attractive because you just got scammed bringing two girls to USA for free vacations. Anastasia Date is a complete scam. Doesn’t matter what you look like.
Well friends I want you to know that finding a girl and bride in Ukraine is not fun and games! you will spend much money to the point that what you pay the measly bit to Anastasia date is nothing compared to what you better have if you’re going to follow through with bringing her here, getting her visa, airplane, traveling and dealing with her family in Ukraine. The first one cost me in five years around $300,000 and on the second time that this stupid guy is wishing for has cost so far this is been five years about $25,000 and that’s US dollars not Ukrainian hryvnia. Beautiful partner is necessary but make no mistake they will tap on your wallet pretty heavily. CoolRay
I have been on Anastasia date for about nine years now. Met Galina in Odessa and we had a good time together with an interpreter. Came to USA after I made three trips to Odessa, married her, then she went back to Odessa to live I found out with her boyfriend but still came to me three years later and managed although very expensive bitch to divorce me for a millionaire in Florida who she is turning into a poor man. ( Lucky me) but I did it again, found Svetlana on Anastasia date after communicating, traveled to Odessa she met me at the airport with interpreter, had good three weeks, (no sex) , went to be with her again but she did not show later came home and she said that her father found she was going to USA so he beat her took her phone and locked her in apartment so I came back to San Diego but she called me crying and apologizing very bad . She is still on “love me” site which is contractor of Anastasia but claims she makes no money only her friend makes money . She asks for nothing although I do pay her apartment and little food. she does not ask me for anything and we communicate every day on Viber. I have completed all documents and wait for peace in Ukraine. She sent me photos of a fire her mother had in her apartment and now is working with her mother to try to pay for repairs but begs me to come to be with her but cares about her mother then she will come with me to USA . She speaks English and I have talked to her friends on the phone . I do not believe she is a scam she is a sweet little girl (30 years) but the only way I can prove it is I must go there in person and prove for myself if I am making a mistake or not. I hope not! I am only 30 minutes from Mexico where there are so many girls available but I like Ukrainian and Russian girls better so I hope it works out. CoolRay
Afer being a member for a couple years, I seriously think that Anastasia is a mixed bag, and here’s why: young 20s something girls going after a 60 year old man can only be prompted by pay backs. The average Ukrainian makes about $200 a month, based on research, and the economy is in trouble in some regions. Many of the women are sincere, but look closely at the “hot” women to see who has wedding rings on, and claim they never have been married! May even hide their left hand.
Coming to a ” happy ever after”, there is no conclusion! Anastasia blocks anyway that the woman will ever meet you. They have a hell of a scam going. You can write unti hell freezes over, but you will never know her….seriously. I just wrote my last letter to gorgeous blond, fifteen years younger, after dropping $500, for the privalage to get a simple email note, she said ” I can never get a visa to come to the U.S.! Wow, the war in Ukraine has the region seriously in a No mans land. The rebels would shoot you in a heart beat, that would end your love life. I think Ukraine women are awesome, but this site only makes someone rich!
if you are going to make ill informed comments be accurate.
you say the women will hide their wedding rings on their left hand.
Mate they wear them on the right hand as does Russia and most of eastern europe.
You have nothing to do on this site if your budget is tight.
Anastasia was fun for me. I have been on a “romance tour” (not sex tour) in Kiev, Ukraine. It is a great way for a bunch of single American guys to meet lots of single foreign women in one night or during the week.
The tours are great, lots of dancing, dating the girls, etc etc.
The tour that I have been to had a ratio of 10 women to each man. Amazing!
Sure she works for the site but not sure
I’m one of the lucky ones. I was careful to begin with.
My experience with scammers was minimal, ADATE made a good effort in screening out scammers and deleting them after being reported.
All I can really say is that there’s good people on bad sites, and bad people on good sites.
Look at all the false positive reviews above, posted by staff working for Anastasia date.
You can tell they are fake, because they give all generic information, no details, no stories, just fairytales about how their dreams came true.
This site is a joke. Whether you really can meet girls there or not, I dont know, but I am sure that they are paid to keep you chatting and spending your credits $8 PER LETTER?! This is a joke.
Sorry to hear of your experience. I will not defend AnastasiaDate…There are scam women in every country. Ukrainian and Russian women aren’t perfect either, but I can fix you up with 3 or 4 really good ones on short notice. They are fun to date, beautiful, and charming.
You sound like a woman I write to. I am not sure if you are not the one who write letters to men.
I used it for more than year, it is totally garbage and useless, selling beauties and emotional prostitution !!
girls are there for money, they have shifts, this is a big scam company which should be stopped and investigation is needed against it
if you love your money don’t waste your time there, you will get nothing, just make account on vk.com and start adding girls if you like to marry east european women, if someone add you and respond means she likes you if not don’t waste your time with this or any other site like this
Anastasia Date pays the girls to show interest in you. Yes, they work for A.D. If that isn’t a SCAM, what is. At best, it is a huge conflict of interest. I suppose if you just want your ego padded, then go to AD as every single woman will be interested in you the moment you sample the site.
Stick with the sites with the flat monthly small fees like LUckyLovers or Russian Cupid if you are serious about meeting real women. There, the profiles are simply made by the men and women themselves. No middleman in the communications between the men and women.
Guys, my experience with Anastasiadate.com is not a scam just very expensive. However, a couple hours chat or a few letters exchanged is no more expensive than a typical date night in the US. It’s my personal point of view, of course.
Anastasiadate is not a free dating site. However, guys, stop worrying about the price, service or fake profiles. To understand online dating, you must at least have some experience in this way of communication. But suggesting that it will be a scam or something like that is pointless I think. First you try then talk about it.
Have been on Anastacia for the last month after speaking to several girls found one with many of the same interests as me and we are in contact everyday it’s going very well. After reading all the negative and positive reviews I am in two minds to continue or stop I am planning to go to Odessa in May to see what it’s all about ,surprised I have spent $750 so far just in one month . ’
It will be very interesting that you come back here to tell us, after your travel:
how many girls you will have met compare to the ones you meet online
Total cost of the process since mid december (one month = $750)
Detailled prices during your travel (keep all your logs!)
I was under no illusion about dating sites… I have had two divorces each cost over a million… I decided to look east. I joined anastasia and cute only. and yes many girls get paid. have free dinner etc… and yes there are scams. but there are also real jewels of women there. and i mean the best. You have to give consideration for the fact that many men just come to play. Many girls are dirt poor. I began going to ukraine 5 years ago and have been over 40 times. I exchanged letters with 550 girls. I met 28 of them. Two of the 28 were as good as it gets. One told me after two weekends that while i am really nice i am too old. she was honest and now is married to a french man. the other and i had a relationship for a year. it became clear she would not move. But she was a very good woman. By that time i had a circle of friends in kiev. today i have an apartment there, I have a very beautiful and intelligent girlfriend which came with a mother and a grandmother both of whom are kind and really my family now… She is not bent on marriage and we go slow. I know her 4 years and we are together a year. I suspect in time she will come to the usa at least part time. She is without reservation the best girlfriend i ever had. she is more beautiful and intelligent than my first wife and she is kind and caring and a great lover. There is nothing easy about finding a girl… it is a person and the most important thing in your life. When i approached this i cut all dating in the usa. I was 100% honest with the girls and after time i had some of the best times of my life…. the honesty paid of and one of the best girls decided to become my girlfriend for real after she watched me for two years how i handled my affairs and other people…. Ukrainians are traditional, there is a cultural difference but make no mistake they are also genuine and serious as well as fun loving people.
I am very happy and both of the websites helped me get a foothold. My girlfriend herself was not on any site but I first met her girlfriend and because my girlfriend spoke better English she was often along… and by the way. I also learned to speak russian. this is what you have to do. It is work, it costs time and money but i am for sure the lucky man of 53 with a top 28 year old girl who i am sure will be my best friend forever…. Anything worthwhile is not easy… Ukraine is a great country and has a people of a great culture if you allow the time to build trust… good luck
Great for you Oliver. I too am moving to Ukraine, Kharkov to be exact. My girlfriend and I have both been back and forth across the Atlantic more than we can count over the past three years. I decided that since I am retiring next year and wanted to be closer to her that I would purchase an apartment in Kharkov, we she said she did not want me to spend all that money that we could just stay at her apartment, which by the way she owns. I have a Permanent Residence Permit so I am free to come and go as I need to. She is a great woman, started out with 2 week trips to Ukraine, she would come to U.S. for 2 weeks, then it was birthdays and holidays, we split New Years every other year in different country. I met her on Anastasia Date and she is 100%. She never asked for anything, so I spoil her anyway. LOL! She never said she wanted to live in U.S. full time so her being with me for a green card is not the case. I am perfectly comfortable with living in Ukraine. I in fact lived there for 6 months with her, 90 days in, 90 days out, then another 90 days. We grew tired of it and wanted to spend each day and night together. I have no family ties back in the U.S. All my family is deceased and my daughter is finished college and moving on with her life, she only asks for me to pay her cell phone bill each month anyway LOL. My daughter actually encouraged me to move and she has been over to Ukraine and spent several weeks at a time with my girlfriend and I. I am still learning to speak Ukrainian, as that is what my girlfriend speaks. It is difficult at first but with her help, minus a lot of laughing each night, we communicate just fine. She also takes English course and I help her with he home assignments and even went and was a guinea pig at her class a few times. Anyway, the site was not a scam fro me, although when we first met, I wondered if she would even show us and in fact, she picked me up at the airport instead of meeting me at the hotel, so I knew I was safe with this woman. She is the greatest and I wish I had met her many years ago. She is 33 and I am 45 but together we are like children who refuse to grow up. So, in my case I did not get scammed, so I am lucky. Have a great life Oliver.
The women join to boost their income by inviting foreign men to visit Ukraine,talk in a chat room on the dating site etc.
Go and meet these ladies, intermediate English as they describe it I would call very basic so you’re gonna have to hire a translator. $12.50 an hour, how far do you expect to get if you don’t share a common language??
The translator is also gonna eat and drink,two’s company!! You wouldn’t want your date in USA bring her friend.
The women love going out and helping you spend your cash, buy them a present and it will be sold or traded the moment you leave Ukraine!!
I’ve been to Ukraine many times and it’s just as easy to meet women there without a dating site! At least you get more honesty and less bull!!
You stand more chance of meeting a woman who’s honest and available without the dating site!
ANASTASIA DATE IS ALL A FRAUD. I signed up and sent messages to someone who called herself Anna. This went on for only 20 minutes before I got wise to what was really happening. I am definitely one of the lucky ones. There were delays in her responses, repeating the same questions multiple times to me and every other tactic to chew up the clock. I logged off and read more reviews that confirmed my experience. THERE WAS NO WAY AT ALL TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT OR REMOVE MY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FROM THEIR SYSTEM. THE ONLY OPTION THAT WAS AVAILABLE WAS TO STOP THE AUTOMATIC WILLING WHEN CREDITS RAN OUT.
I finally found their customer service number of 800.922.0204 and after being on hold for 30 minutes, the rep that I spoke with was trying every trick in the book to keep my account active. I had to push and push for a WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF CANCELLATION and would not let him off the phone until it was safely in my mailbox (30 minutes later). While this was going on, I was simultaneously online-chatting with a different rep trying to cancel my account. This rep was far worse than the one on the phone by stalling, making excuses, refusing to commit to cancelling the account, etc. I captured every word in that thread for my records. THEY WILL NOT SEND YOU A COPY OF THE CHAT SESSION.
A WORD TO THE WISE: I RECORDED THE PHONE CALL TO THE REP AND EVERY SINGLE WORD WAS CAPTURED. LET THEM TRY TO CHARGE MY CARD FOR ANYTHING AT ANYTIME AND I WILL NAIL THEM TO THE WALL. LYING CON ARTISTS.
Here is why I think these dating websites are paying a percentage to the girls for the credits that are spent – I set up a profile with no photo and a couple of words in the description – as soon as I log on I was constantly getting requests to chat and also receiving emails asking to correspond with me – I don’t think anyone would just begin a random conversation with that kind of profile to ‘find a husband’ I think they would only start communication with a photoless, non descript profile if they are being paid to do so and seeing it as a job.
Same here, also i got more than dozen emails saying that they like my photo , i?m handsome etc, when i didn?t upload a photo at all.
If you are genuinely looking for a wife, if you actually have enough money for this process, if you are prepared to travel to meet her, then, you could be successful.
I have used all the agencies, but Anastasia is the only one who actually has real women, and that’s why they are the most expensive. But you get what you pay for.
PURE FRAUD. SCAM.
The girls appearing in photographs often do not correspond to reality and we men think we are talking to them and we are talking to a computer, watching her photos.
Other times, the girls when they are to be online on chats try to convince men to get hours and hours on chat rooms because they receive a commission or percentage …
More, the girls will say they want to have a meeting live in her country but the hour or inevitable happens, the mother or the child get sick, die cat, dog also …. and other times not say anything and do not appear when a person lands in her country …
Other times, then the second or third chat, girls begin to ask for money to pay the rent, to treat the child, want iPhone, want to perfumes or flowers through the site, etc ….
This is pure emotional prostitution … This is true SCAM .
RUN AWAY OF THIS SITE to avoid losing your money and your time….
When we complained to the service to consumers service, always give reason to the Ladies. obviously …. and seems to still enjoy with people
They all act in concert and together to fraud men who are vulnerable in their feelings.
For my part, I will denounce this disgraceful situation to the last instance.
I am not long so far on this site.. looking for a girl who speaks English. I think it will be easier for both of us to have a meaningful conversation. And the girls are all so beautiful))
I met my wonderful Russian wife via the internet (YES, it was Anastasiadate) about 2 years ago. She is well educated, cultured and she is the joy of my life. When we first met, communication was difficult, but we were patient and considerate with each other and taught each other how to speak and write. Each day our love grows stronger. We are the same age. She is my partner and my best friend. Yet, we both know that our good luck is rare and unusual.
This chance to find love is not for everyone. But I wish luck to everyone searching their love. Believe me – Russian girls are fantastic ))
Hi Richard, it’s good to read your good story. I’ve been communicating with a lady from Ukraine, seems real but Australia to there is a big distance & it’s hard to tell if things are as they seem. Any advice for me? By the way where are you? I’m on the east coast of NSW. The lady has offered to do a video chat at least i’ll see if she looks like the photos. What is the age of you 2? You don’t have to answer that,Cheers Bruce
I want give this site 4 stars because it is what it says it is. In the many months I’ve been on there, I never experienced any problems. Most of the features work for me quite well. I’ve met some nice ladies through there. 4 stars because I am still searching.
I met here the person who was made for me. We came from similar families, had similar types of friends, had the same beliefs and views, and had similar dreams about our future. Thanks for my perfect match AnastasiaDate!
I can’t say that this site is perfect or I am totally in those information they have.
But what is more important..They are true. No lies and no cheats, just sincere info. Hundreds of profiles..Girls are there for different tastes..or how to say it in English correctly..that you can find a girl, who will suit you perfectly.
I have a rich experience – my wife is a Russian girl from a dating site.
My tip if you interested in Russian or Ukrainian wife – go for a holiday and check it out but keep your wallet in your pocket until you are sure as there are scammers, but for the most part a Russian person will be far too Proud to ask for money out loud even if they NEED it as in their culture it is offensive to talk about money!
My wife is Ukrainian. I married a beautiful and intelligent woman and I am not trying to change her, because she would no longer be the one I married. Yes, I found her on a dating site and we happily live in my country.
Which dating site did you use and did you encounter many scammers before meeting your wife?
I want to tell everybody complaining about the scams on AnastasiaDate. I think you guys need to use common sense. Moscow and St Pete girls are NOT the girls you want. Would you go to NYC to find a wife? Go to Tomsk or Omsk or Samara…anywhere but the big cities. I have been very happy with my russian wife for 8 years. We have 2 children and life is good. I asked her to marry me the day after I met her. It’s a choice on both parties. I chose a VERY educated woman with advanced degrees, as I thought that such a woman would be more logical and less likely to be “fly by night”.
94% of the profiles are false (a Survey of 8000 profiles on AnastasiaFRAUD found 7542 were ladies who were either in a relationship or paid chatters using another girls profile). Even their “anti scam” policy is a fraud. If you complain they1) require standards of evidence only possible for law enforcement agencies 2) ban the user for supposed breach of their terms of service (this includes reporting fraud to law enforcement!). 3) reject the complaint because the user made communication outside their site. On the quiet they cover up the evidence and distribute protocols to their ukraine agencies to avoid the method of discovery happening again. Currently contracts have been changed to ban girls making friends on vk or Facebook and gifts companies who subcontract are banned from printing messages containing emails.
I’ve used this website, met some women from this site and I’m still not sure if this site is legitimate. I think both experience recounted here are true and accurate. Maybe some men are lucky, but clearly there are some monetary incentives offered to the women for writing letters and chatting.Consider if you will these women are chatting 24/7. I’m only certain about one thing about Ukraine and that is Sex is big business and just about every young woman is involved in some way or another offering a service, either illusion or comfort.
Anastasia support Putin aggression! As the only dating site I have found Anastasia have moved all Crimean cities from the country of Ukraine to Russia. Anyone can check this! I have sent several letters to Anastasia administration to ask why. The only answer I got is that they do not involve in the geopolitical situation. This is infact what they really have done. By doing this they agree that the Russian military invasion and occupation of Ukraine territory is right. This is against what all the western world stands for. Any one that are a friend of democracy, freedom and human rights should boycott Anastasia! Please bring this message forward!
I told her that I thought it was wrong that they had done this, but she had a different view.
Basically, Crimea is an occupied territory and is subject to the laws of Russia. This means that Visas, expected treatment, are going to be very different to visiting somewhere like Lviv. In this respect, the site is letting users know that they are going to a place that is going to be like Russia, with current sentiment to the West.
I do not think they are supporting Putin, they are too business focused for that. I believe the decision would have been made after men were asking or complaining that girls in Crimea are not as accessible as mainland Ukraine.
I do not open letters from ‘ Russians’, or chat to them.
I think many are like that, and if you check now, you will see that most, if not all, profiles from Sevestapol and Kerch are ‘ unavailable’.
I tried victoriabrides.com, none of the girls showed up. All of the sudden, they are out of town. I have a better luck staying in my own town to find a any descent one. Trip cost and site cost is unbelievable.
I would like to share my opinion on Ukrainian girls. Ukrainian women aren’t perfect, but I can fix you up with 3 or 4 really good ones on short notice. They are fun to date, beautiful, and charming. They are far more even tempered than American women and even if they are moderate gold diggers, they still meet their obligations to taking care of a man. My girl is awesome. I can only describe her as the finest person I’ve ever known and I’ve tested her more than once to verify this. Her profile was on AnastasiaDate and I am really happy that I found Elena.
Guy’s I signed up but luckily never paid a penny (Thank God) Its a total scam all the women are paid workers and work from home to earn extra money, which I can’t blame them for.
Save your money, put it away and save it. When the weather is warmer fly out to Ukraine and go and speak to as many women as you can in supermarkets / shops / Mall’s / Bus stations actually ANYWHERE and you will have a better chance of meeting your idea partner. Don’t give your hard earned cash to the scammers.
I think I am crazy. I wrote one girl on this site that I want to get married and think that it is can be possible!
She was laughing a lot but accepted it. I actually don’t have much time to have long conversations. As soon as I get her..I won’t wait to propose!
Anastasia in not a free site. Free is bad? Well, yes, in my experience of online dating, free is definitely bad. Free sites are packed full with spammers and scammers and people looking just for sex.
As for me, well, I think my experience of AnastasiaDate was typical. I met one woman who was boring, one woman whom I suspected she is married, and the girlfriend I’m chatting with today.
I gave up my searching when I found Marina’s page on Anastasiadate. I was sure it’s my women. I wrote her several emails, and she agreed to meet. I did unforgettable first date for us, from there on after we met we were together ever since.
Somehow I doubt that any algorithm would have matched a nice Catholic boy like me with a russian woman who was raised jewish. But random massage on anastasiadate.com matched us up just fine. That was 5 years ago..
Lot’s of sites which connect people all over the world are mostly scam and also I’ve read the same about Anastasiadate. but while coming across this website I found success stories..and you know what?? I really believe them. Cause how definitely you can create some unreal words but not photos and videos I found. I saw the real emotions and after them I know I will have some luck to find my soulmate.
You’d better try first and then say something good or bad about this site.
I was the happiest person in the world, when I met my honey Marina. Every single day like a paradise with her.
My best friend got married to a woman he met on this site and I’ve only heard good things about it. Honestly, Anastasiadate is a world brand at online dating and I can’t understand where the bad comments come from. There is so many happy couples out there thanks to this site , you simply can’t fake that.
As I said, I’m pretty up-close as my best friend has been on anastasia for years and got me to sign up too. I didn’t use it much cause I’m more into face to face dating but I got the chance to observe the path he followed for months communicating with his now wife. He did pay a lot of money, that’s true. They charge for everything and you can’t just get the girl’s phone or e-mail, you have to pay for it, but if she is the one, she is the one. My friend made few trips to Russia to meet his wife and every time he came back shining. After few months he proposed to her and convinced her to move in with him in Chicago. Now she’s learning advanced english and they are happy together.
I don’t think there is any fake girls on this site or whatever. Just lonely men who think that just because a girl chatted with them for couple hours, she would welcome them in her life with open arms and give away all her contact details so they can stalk her good.
You’re an idiot if you believe women who easily belong on any Major Magazine Cover have no boyfriends. I see 200 emails on another site in one week and 98% of the women are stunning. I NEVER SAW SO MANY WOMEN OF BEAUTY ANYWHERE. And when 19 year olds say they want me at 60 lol, I know something is very wrong. Im sure some women are really looking but these women are so gorgeous that I’ve never seen any like three in real life.
Any USA dating site always has good, bad and rarely excellent women no matter how good it is bit NEVER 98% EXCELLENT. I’m totally sure they use us to make money for their family. IF ITS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT IS. BTW I’m usually an Optimist but being foolish is something else. I wish it was true.
They can show NO CREDENTIALS AT ALL. In more than 10 years in business is not that strange ? I bet YOU are a TROLL acting on the website behalf…
So how long have you worked for them? I have real friends in Ukraine and I know a woman high up in the organization. I have a woman from Moldova and when I’m talking to her on viber I’m also watching another woman pose as her on the site! Explain that one? I’ve even engaged in conversation with her when my woman and I were sitting next to each other! I actually saw my friend, who shall remain nameless, supervising a whole room full of women pretending to be women on the site and laughing their collective asses off talking to men. Many happily married women work for them. They make money by keeping men chatting.
I was charged twice US$30 each without my permission.
I called 5 times from New Zealand and get one refund.
I think anastasia dating service i scam.
When i tried to chat with lady live video or web cam i realized that same video was on last couple days. ” lady is typing”. She is not typing she is playing with her hair. Who actually typing?
It was just discovered that Anastasia Date extorts at least one credit for every chat conversation, whether connection is made or not.
A former employee from site, told me about the dark side of this site.
Local agencies pay money for this girls, up to $200usd per month (for Ukrainian ladies, that is a lot of money).
In addition, a different translators told me, that when the lady is not available, she usually would log in as the lady to talk with the lady “friends”. So you will be wasting your money, talking to translator instead of girls.
More than 50% of girls on site, have their boyfriends in Ukraine. they are only at this site for the money they get paid.
Don’t believe me, you should look at the girl VK account. VK is the Facebook from ukraine, and all ladies like to put all their life in this site.
Ask any girl to communicate outside site, and 100% of times, answer will be NO.
When you address problem with their “ANTI-SCAM policy” you know heard excuses and more excuses. But nothing really happens.
Clearly company protects their “employees”, the ladies they use to scam foreigners.
I have been using Anastasia Date for a long time to look. I finally decided to pay and talk to a few ladies and finally went to meet one. I found her on VK.com Her page was hidden. I somehow found a way in to look at her pictures and one day I was able to see her site. I clicked “like” on a few pics she posted. Made a nice comment about how dreams come true and the next thing I know, I am blocked. She gets online and says not to post and I said, I apologize, I thought it was like facebook, social site and I said only a good comment. I mentioned I was now blocked and could not see anything and she basically said she uses it for work. Why could she not just ask me not to post. It was mostly about fashion, from what I could tell. I felt hurt because I felt like I did nothing wrong. I was being nice. I was being positive. I never chatted with any lady until her. I wondered if they got paid to chat. Now I understand. I probably am being scammed. But what really hurts is I that I really liked the girl. I thought she was honest and real. She could be and I am over reacting. I have met some success stories. I do not want to judge anyone. I just want to protect myself. I work very hard for the life I have. Ricky Van Shelton re-did a song called: World’s greatest fool. That might be me.
You are not alone. I had much worse. Go to Odessa. I love it there
So true Fernando but you are wrong in saying 50% have boyfriends…..more like 90% have boyfriends or are married and making a few extra dollars.
Anastasiadate is a total 100% scam con job. Everything about them is bullshit and they never answer the difficult questions appropriately. Find us a US based law firm and we sue these assholes
After few chats (I didn’t really spend much, around $80 – $100) I’ve decided to find my girl on VK, it was actually really easy and she actually looked even better than on anastasiadate. She had there some photo with 2 guys, but old ones, so I add her and wrote her if she recognize me (I’ve put same profile photo). I got answer few days later and she confirmed me as a friend (and I saw that she was single so actually no boyfriend), but she told me that not she doesn’t remember me, but please help me remember. Than I told her that from anastasia date and that I wanted to talk to her out side control environment. I got answer, yeah I remember but not that much and than, yes you are right and I was removed from her friends and no answer since than. Its true that she didn’t speak English very well, but translator is pretty good. So option is there. So this girl is real, I do not doubt about that, but is totally different outside chat/letters, so I’m pretty sure that she’s getting paid for it, otherwise if she would really want to meet someone and get out of Ukraine, she probably wouldn’t act like that. So I women there are real, but most of them just want your money (so you actually got you marriage experience ?? )
I spent now 5 days in Odessa and 5 days in Kiev to meet with ladies – but 9 from 10 ladies were not available allthough they agreed to meet.
It is better to buy toilet paper for the money you spend at Anastasia.
There are things very strange in this site.People that speak advanced english need translation by agency to write few lines . They profile are build by a professional staff. I all nights speak with 3 ladies. I decided to fly to Ukraine. When i arrived to Kiev two of them are in the beach. and another don’t remember me LOL.
Anastasia is a “Bluff” and it is support for powerfull servers and good programmers. They only exists to catch our Money. Bewhare this site (If you can, of course).
Same as Kurt, i want to test this girls if they are fake models paid by agency or real woman, i?d chat with many of them, i told them that i was for bussiness in their city and guess what… no one want to meet you, they told a lot of excuses, some of them very stupids by the way, but i think 9 girls from 10 are fake, Kurt is right, so, you will be very lucky if you find the real one from another 9 fake models..
Anastasiadate is paying girls to chat and for correspondence. You can read all about this scam in http://www.anastasiadatefraud.com there is job advertisements… all of what you need to know , also I love how in 2 days all the positive reviews Gregory is busy creating profiles and good reviews, I live in Odessa and have for 8 years this year alone 10 rental clients I had show up to meet ladies and all where out of town. face the facts people you are using a million dollar corporation that is only interested in your money not find you a partner , Also another thing they recently did was remove age range from ladies profiles so the men do not know what age a lady would be interested in , this is a scam because men a lady would never have interest in will contact her and pay for nothing
why does nobody do anything to stop that company doing such a low level scam.
Of course does lady’s (or whoever) getting payed to chat, they got shifts, the same person on just like clockwork each day.
I am writing Emails to all sort of places, just so i can say I done everything to stop a other man to fall into the same trap
140 million dollars of revenue they created last year, a 220 % increase in revenue from 2012 to 2014, (Wikipedia information) the strangest part is , the world was going true a recession. The major investor is some investor from New York, still working to get a name. I think it is outrages that scam like that can happen in such magnitude and nobody does anything about it.
Would like any feed back about experience anybody had with Anastasia.
Markus thank you for your posting. That thing where they say that you can remove the check mark that automatically makes you eligible to have money deducted from your CC is not true because as soon as you go to a different place in the site the check mark comes right back in the box automatically. I believe any judge in the US would find for the plaintiffs and that any District Attorney in the US would file on them. I want to find out how to go around their site and get a lady’s real email address and PH# Since they are fraudulent I do not have any qualms doing this.
I hate the fact I had to ‘pay to chat’, but it seems like there rae many sites like this. It’s how they make their money. I did actually meet a nice girl and trough various method have verified she’s real, but who’s to know of she has a BF or not? I didn’t know that about my American GF. Good luck to all finding your right one!
To who might want to know. I was on anistatia for a little over 3 years. I didn’t fall for many girls bit I did fall for 2 girlson here. I was paying for the first lady about 100 USD a month to chat with her and she seemed to lose interest in me so I lost interest in her. Then cam a lady that was going to cost me a quarter of what the other lady cost so I started talking to her. I was lucky as I figure I only had paid around 2000 USD for my scams to come to end. Finally I happened to get a letter from my last girl saying that her name is not Diana but it was I**** and that she was sorry about the troubles that she knew I had gone threw to talk to Diana. She then was offline and I requested that I could talk to her. After a few days of riddles and stuff I figured out her riddle and found her on another sight. Now the translator that had no contact with my so called feonce and I are friends. She showed me the vk.com sight of Diana and lady di was real but didn’t know who I was. This sight scammed me along with many others that fell for it. WARNING THIS SIGHT GOES BY MANY NAMES. russianbrideclub. Com was the one I was under but Diana aka lovelydiana was on anistatia. Com and a few others and they where just different names for one big sight.
Did you say to the girl to talk to her on Facebook or its a scam
Since you live in Odessa , can I find a girl for marriage if I go to Ukraine , or is there any real company of marriage I can find a good girl there?
Anatasia date is just a legal way to scam men out of money. I was on site a few years ago and learned this, I went on again just recently to see and sure enough the same girls, you have to question their intent, but we all know it is a way for them to earn extra money. It is just a big scam and the girls will go to any length to get you to chat, but anyway it keeps my Sunday’s busy, although I don’t spend any money I enjoy the humor these girls will do for a buck, kind of sad.
It’s all eye candy. AnastasiaDate, RussianBrides, etc all use the same tactics to sell their girls that Microsoft uses to sell their Windows Operating System. In all fairness to Microsoft though, Windows 10 is available as a free download whereas the girls of AnastasiaDate, RussianBrides, etc are available on a pay-per-chat/pay-per-letter basis. In this particular case, Microsoft is the better deal. Thanks Bill!
i have too say that my scam cost me 10,000 us they seem sincere but really there not its the money only these girls get a percentage if they keep you online any way they can that means offering sex all your poisitive reviews are too me bullhit