Anastasia International Review by Ralph: the girls are REAL!
I registered with Anastasiadate and based on my experience I would say that all profiles are REAL. This is also what Daria German (who is a renowned dating expert albeit also paid by Anastasiadate) is saying and she has a reputation to lose.
Now, Christina is right in pointing out that an 18 year old might write that she’s serious, but 18 year olds are generally too young too understand what serious means. If you don’t use your brain here, then you cannot be helped.
Many people in the Ukraine speak English on a very very basic level. Including very many girls. The good news here is that everybody believes in Google Translate. Google translate has limitations and that’s why i believe that the translation services for emails are good value.
Anastasiadate becomes problematic in regards to the premium services like chat, video chat and camshare. They cost 0.4$, 0.8$ and 2.4$ per minute and are definitely overpriced if we assume the girl wouldn’t get a cut in it. Student girls are much more available for a chat than say girls which have a regular job. And honestly, the thought that I’m helping a nice good-looking girl to get through college by using those overpriced services makes me sleep better than the thought that Anastasiadate is pocketing the whole sum.
Contact girls through a love note. My profile is well written and girls responding to my love note, based their responses on my profile and asked my questions. This initiated the conversation on a much better footing than when the translators sent me their standard letters first.
Exchanging emails is nice, but at some point you need to take the relationship to next level. This involves one of the pricier options. I considered those chats as informal dates. A good date normally lasts 3-5 hours or 200-300 minutes. And you normally need at least two to three dates that both parties know they are really interested and the girl feels comfortable to take the conversation offline. Now I invite everyone to the math for themselves, but if you’re unlucky, you might end up spending a shit load of money.
But let me tell you about my case. I have online dating experience and that’s why I put up a well written profile, with pictures appealing to women. And maybe I also got lucky. The lady I’m going out with now wrote in her profile between the lines: “hey, i’m not only stunningly good looking, I also have brains, talent and success. I’m not exposing my body more than I have to”. I found that incredibly appealing and attractive.
During the chats i asked her for her last name and where she is working. Then I looked her up. As her name is the equivalent to Jane Smith, looking her up on Facebook and VKontakte proved to be futile. But with some advanced Google skills (you write her name in cyrillic and you use russian search terms). Knowing that she’s got some success, I finally found photos of her in some local online newspapers and they matched.
I then contacted her company for her contact details. I just saw that her company opened up a Facebook profile and asked them how I could get in contact with her. The media intern responded that she sees what she can do and 10 minutes later I was in contact with my lady. She doesn’t speak much English however and as I speak even less Russian, I consider this a serious challenge. Google translate helps, especially the pronounce button.
Those are my two kopeks of thought hope it is helpful!