AnastasiaDate Feedback

I have been on AnastasiaDate.com since November. I have spent over $2000 on chats, most of them pretty meaningless and not leading to anything. In summary, I would say this:

1. On AnastasiaDate (being honest or a scam), the actual information a male can put in a profile is very limited. It would be much nicer and helpful if the profile on both the male and female side would be more comprehensive. So if AD was really serios about match-making, they would allow both of men and women to describe themselves better.

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2. AnastasiaDate does send out automated letters and automated (“fake”) chat requests. One day I had seven letters within a matter of minutes, although my profile was empty. I also get chat requests that say how much they enjoyed my profile, although there I appear 112 years old without any info in the fields.

This is totally counter-productive and a huge disservice to the serious ladies there. There is also no way of disabling the chat requests. You get invites from ladies who don’t match your search criteria at all, which is a total waste.

3. AnastasiaDate is expensive. Sure, their translation service is appreciated, but you never know what of your letter actually arrives in a translated form on the other side – and vice versa. Chatting is expensive and can be very aggravating when there are delays in the reply, as the clock just keeps ticking.

Paying 10 credits (between $3-$7.5) for photos attached to your letter is also not exactly cheap. So, don’t go there if money is an issue. Although I do have the money, I always felt pressurised when chatting to ladies, hence my efforts to continue off-site.

4. The ultimate test if a woman is real and really interested in you is in how she responds to you asking her to take the communication off-site to Facebook, Skype or email. If she doesn’t, and language is not an issue, then you know she’s not really into you, otherwise she would make an effort.

I had contact with about 50 of them, of which I have 3 on Facebook, of which 2 are too young and one doesn’t speak English very well. That alone speaks volumes. (I ‘gave’ all of them my name and told them that I am an open book on the Internet – just google my name and you will see. So they could see what I do and what I am about, before getting in touch.)

5. Many ladies are afraid to give out their personal details, because they think it’s not allowed. I checked with AnastasiaDate, and they said that it’s ok to exchange details. Their website only says that they are not allowed to share contact details in the profile, which obviously makes sense.

6. The chat is censored. Words like google or Facebook get ……….. out, which is also hindering communication. Obviously AD wants to keep men on site and chatting, but once again, this is neither fair nor conducive.

7. Women who engage on AnastasiaDate should be properly informed that the site’s language is English, and that their chances of finding the right man are pretty much NIL if they don’t speak at least some English.

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They should also be informed about Western culture and about the cost the man incurs when on the site, because they – at least – said – to me – that they don’t know that the man pays.

8. There is info on the Net, where you can see that they recruit women to chat with me. So it’s less about love and more about money. After all, all those professional studio and nature shots with expensive clothes need to be paid for.

I know a girl who now has 11 videos online, is up late all night at the agency office and gets upset when I tell her that she’s after the money. 18 years old! She should sleep at night, not chat to men whose language she doesn’t even speak.

So that’s just a bit of feedback from me.

By Helmar

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Krystyna

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Krystyna is a Ukrainian woman who blogs about dating Ukrainian & Russian women and how to deal with intercultural differences in a Ukrainian/Russian-Western relationship.

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3 Responses

  1. Hello Helmar,

    Thanks for the constructive feedback, very useful to hear it from our clients and we will try to act upon it in order to improve the site.

    In terms of profile information, we agree with you that the men’s profile information is somewhat limited, but a letter, chat, phone call or video chat allows you to include as much information as you need. As for the ladies profile, it contains an interview, a list of favorite things, and lots more text as well as many photos. It is probably one of the most advanced profiles currently available on any dating site.

    Chat requests and Letters. Chat requests are not automated, but each request contains a standard text that the lady wrote themselves. The ladies are free to write whatever text they choose and yes, sometimes they are not appropriate or can come across as somewhat spammy. We are always working on ways to make the site as interactive and easy to use for both the male and female members, so we expect this aspect to b be improved soon. Introductory letters are sent to the clients by the ladies, and in fact, if the decides to answer the letter then the letter is free to open.

    The cost of the site is actually pretty good value given what we offer, which is a selection of some of the most beautiful single women in the world. We obviously provide our services to the ladies for free, to encourage them to sign up for the site, and so the gentleman members effectively pay for the service to the ladies, in terms of translations etc. Don’t forget that if a client makes a commitment to the service by buying credits in bulk, they get 50% of the price of the services. This is a real bonus for those who are active on the site in looking for a beautiful bride from Ukraine.

    Sometimes that lady is a little concerned about taking conversation away from the safety and comfort of Anastasia and onto a social network. Many of the ladies don’t have social networking profiles, and for many using a computer at their local marriage agency is their only access to the internet. By using the Call Me phone translation service it’s possible to get the home phone number of the lady (*if she consents to give it), and so all calls can be conducted directly with the lady. It’s really up to the guys and the ladies on the site how to manage their relationships, we really only act as an area where guys and ladies can meet each other in a safe environment. After they meet online, then the next step is to take it offline, and we offer Tours and a Date Me program that is designed to make sure that meetings go as planned.
    We don’t pay any of the ladies to chat, typically if a girl is chatting to you, and you think that nothing is ever going to happen in the relationship – either she is too young, or she doesn’t speak enough English or you consider that she is too naïve to really get involved in a relationship, then you should really move on to a different girl. There are over 20,000 ladies on Anastasia so you shouldn’t be railroaded into chatting exclusively with one lady.

    We hope that this answers some of the questions raised, please feel free to contact us at Anastasiadate.com customer service for any further information.
    Best Wishes
    AnastasiaDate.com

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