Anastasia Web has been rechristened Anastasia Date. It seems like a logical move because adding “date” into the name makes it clearer as to what the site offers. The site really hasn’t changed what it does and it hasn’t even redesigned its look. It’s the same old, same old, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s not to say that it’s all roses either. I’ll shortly explain an issue that one of our readers had.
This site refers to itself as a mail-order-bride service. I also think that if you were a talent scout for a modeling agency, you would do well if you joined AnastasiaDate.com. I mean, really, it’s as if you’re skimming through a fashion magazine when you browse the ladies on this site. The only difference is that here you’ll see all their physical stats and what they want in a mate.
“One thing that’s handy is that translation is included in the one credit you’ll spend to send or read a message.”
The issue a surfer had who commented on our review is clear enough. This site is a moneymaking proposition and, as such, you are compelled to pay for any contact you want to have with these lovely ladies. One woman told him that she was not allowed direct contact with male members and had to go through her agency, which is affiliated with AnastasiaDate. Our reader felt that that made the site quite expensive to use.
The site markets the funneling of messages as a positive thing. First, it promises to verify the authenticity of the women and that seems worth something. Second, not all of its female members have access to the Internet. It’s hard to confirm or completely deny the validity of such a statement. In this day and age, I think it’s safe to assume that some of the women would have access of some sort.
One thing that’s handy is that translation is included in the one credit you’ll spend to send or read a message. I assume some of the women speak at least some English and others might be quite fluent, but I guess it would probably lead to clearer communication. It’s always better if both parties can write in their native language. In any case, you’ll end up spending around $4 to $8 per credit.
The site has added some extra services, like video dates. You can also set up a face-to-face meeting in a woman’s hometown. Both options require that you pay a flat-rate fee that includes a set amount of time you can be on your date. If want to go over that time, and the woman agrees to it, you will have to pay extra to the company to continue the date.
The site also offers tours and help in finding accommodations while visiting Russia. In the end, I think that if you want to take full advantage of Anastasia Date, you’ll need to lay down some serious cash.