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We have awarded Anastasia Date our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 60 Mail Order Brides Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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After reviewing hundreds of online dating websites, in many different categories, including many mail order bride services, we were struck by the vast number of exceptionally beautiful and sophisticated looking ladies on Anastasia Date. Whether you prefer blondes, brunettes or redheads, whether you like your women tall or petite, slim or voluptuous, with a particular level of educational qualifications, or a passion for outdoor pursuits, painting, dancing, cooking, etc., you're sure to find what you're looking for among the massive selection of attractive women seeking romance with nice foreign men on AnastasiaDate.com. For a quick peak at some of these gorgeous women, simply click on the link Top 1000 Ladies in the footer at the bottom of the AnastasiaDate homepage.
AnastasiaDate.com has recently undergone a major overhaul, with improvements to its functionality and scam-protection policy. For example, in an effort to reassure prospective members, Anastasia Date now offers a money-back policy to any member who has been unfortunate enough to have been scammed by a woman on the site. You can find details by clicking on the Anti-Scam Policy link on their homepage. All mail order bride websites suffer from this problem to varying degrees, so it is reassuring when a website introduces measures to prevent it from happening in the first place, as well as a compensation system for anyone adversely affected by a scammer. In the end, members must trust their instincts when communicating with ladies on any dating site, but mail order brides sites in particular.
Anastasia Date is part of a much larger network of sites owned and operated by Anastasia International Inc. The Anastasia network of mail order bride services was established in 2001 and is now the largest network of mail order bride sites on the web. AnastasiaDate.com is Anastasia's new flagship site and (according to its Alexa traffic rank) the most popular of all the mail order bride websites we've reviewed. Anastasia Date mostly caters for men looking for Eastern European women - the predominant countries listed as Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Kazakhstan (although there are also others). If it's Asian women you are most interested in, then we suggest you check out their sister site AsianDate.com instead.
Having reviewed as many mail order bride services as we have, we are often surprised by the somewhat amateurish appearance of some of the sites on offer - even those popular, established sites that have been around for many years. This is not the case with Anastasia Date. The site is tastefully presented, logically structured and easy to find your way around. It also contains the most advanced set of features available in the industry - more on this below.
The fact that you can search for women, based on their proficiency in English, is a great feature.
The fact that you can search for women, based on their proficiency in English, is a great feature. Relationships are hard enough as it is, without a language barrier getting in the way. Pursuing women who have at least an intermediate level of spoken English will vastly improve your chances of long-term success.
The keyword search option is also a useful and often overlooked feature. This allows you to search women's profiles for particular keywords and can be a very useful way of finding women with the same interests and ambitions that you have. For instance, if you like scuba-diving or skiing, then you can search for these keywords and find all the profiles that contain these words. If used properly, this feature can be very effective at finding someone with whom you share an interest.
Anastasia Date offers a number of correspondence options. There's the usual email options (with or without translation services) but there's also some more advanced options like Live Chat (an instant messenger service) and the brand new CamShare feature, the latter of which allows you and your female partner to see each other via webcam (audio is disabled for this service, but you can still simultaneously chat via instant messenger).
Then there's Video Date, which must be scheduled in advance and allows you to cam-to-cam with the lady of your choice (video and audio), with or without a translator present. At just 2 credits per minute, Live Chat is by far the cheapest of these options, so is probably the way to go for most of your conversation, but why not switch over to CamShare (at 6 credits per minute) to say goodbye to her at the end of your chat? Both of these options are available (as long as the woman has a webcam) and so you can switch between them easily.
In practice, we found that only around 15-20% of the women on the site have the Video Date buttons on their profiles, probably because this feature requires a webcam, which probably few women on the site have. Hopefully, this is a feature that will take-off as more and more women on the site invest in webcams. Unfortunately, very few have the CamShare feature activated - this is a brand new feature and we hope to see this on more and more women's profiles as time goes by.
It is the largest and most popular foreign bride service on the web, with more Eastern European and Russian women than any other site we've reviewed.
The new Anastasia Mobile app allows you to search the site, and keep in touch with your favorite ladies, on the go. It has the usual search features, a full built-in email service, as well as Live Chat, CamShare, etc.
The way in which the credits system works on Anastasia Date can make the site expensive to use, so spend your credits wisely and do not waste in the pursuit of women who seem to be stringing you along. If you suspect this to be the case, trust your gut instinct and move on. There are plenty of other women on the site who are genuinely looking for nice foreigners to sweep them off their feet and maybe even marry someday, if things go well.
In summary, Anastasia Date is our top-rated mail order bride service that caters for Eastern European women...
With offices in both the United States and Moscow, and both telephone and email support, AnastasiaDate looks after its members well and is definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a foreign bride, particularly one from Russia or other nearby countries.
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