AnastasiaDate Review – Real or Just a Scam?

AnastasiaDate Review
AnastasiaDate Review
  • Cost
  • Features
  • Layout
  • Search
  • User Base
3.6
Comments Rating 0 (0 reviews)

“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.

Sign Up Process

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.

Look and Feel

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.

Search

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.

Connecting with Other Members

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.

Pricing

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.

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (aka The Fine Print)

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.

AnastasiaDate Screenshots

AnastasiaDate Review

The Bottom Line On This AnastasiaDate Review

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.

Ready to try AnastasiaDate? Then sign up here, or scroll down below to share your own AnastasiaDate review and experiences.

125 Comments

  1. PaulG July 2, 2017
  2. Libor June 22, 2017
  3. Yousseph June 12, 2017
  4. Bob November 21, 2016
  5. Klaus November 6, 2016
  6. Greg October 14, 2016
    • Lena October 18, 2016
  7. Jeff October 6, 2016
  8. Joe October 6, 2016
  9. Greg September 8, 2016
  10. tplant August 24, 2016
  11. Chris July 27, 2016
  12. Clinton Katjita July 25, 2016
  13. Hammer July 8, 2016
  14. Mr Nicholas F Humphries July 1, 2016
  15. A.W. May 17, 2016
    • Yuriy Tymoshenko July 8, 2016
  16. will April 24, 2016
    • Nicholas Humphries July 1, 2016
  17. waris April 21, 2016
  18. Juno Smith April 10, 2016
  19. Liam April 8, 2016
    • Liam April 8, 2016
  20. Ellie March 31, 2016
    • Chris August 17, 2016
  21. AnastasiaDate March 15, 2016
  22. Anastasia date March 14, 2016
  23. mary February 28, 2016
  24. Justin January 20, 2016
  25. Jeff January 14, 2016
  26. Andrew November 30, 2015
  27. phillip Harling November 10, 2015
    • Anonymous December 5, 2015
    • Frank King September 18, 2016
  28. C.J. October 15, 2015
  29. Hiram June 30, 2015
    • Jake August 12, 2015
  30. CoolRay May 1, 2015
  31. CoolRay May 1, 2015
  32. tom snoke March 25, 2015
    • phill.harling November 18, 2015
  33. Jeb Bossie March 14, 2015
    • terry May 7, 2016
  34. Mike Henkel March 7, 2015
  35. Jack February 6, 2015
    • Pattrick Grimes March 2, 2015
      • Andrej August 30, 2015
  36. F. MHB February 3, 2015
  37. Jackson L January 31, 2015
  38. Gary Martin January 23, 2015
  39. Shean Maloney January 19, 2015
  40. simon January 18, 2015
    • DATING COACH USSR April 7, 2015
  41. oliver January 2, 2015
    • Jeff December 6, 2016
  42. geoff December 27, 2014
    • William September 28, 2015
  43. Anastasia date Victim December 25, 2014
  44. Andrew December 22, 2014
    • george May 26, 2015
  45. Benny Hyndamn December 6, 2014
    • Nick July 1, 2016
  46. ORLANDO November 25, 2014
  47. Robin Amos November 21, 2014
  48. Richard Alton November 20, 2014
    • Bruce Rose February 10, 2015
  49. Dean Martson November 18, 2014
  50. Russell Howard November 18, 2014
  51. Graig Furgeson November 17, 2014
  52. Eric Sato November 16, 2014
    • Ellie March 31, 2016
  53. Thomas Hoff November 14, 2014
    • Tim August 26, 2015
  54. Danny Barrett November 12, 2014
  55. gmd November 10, 2014
  56. JoinHorizon November 9, 2014
  57. Georg Miles November 4, 2014
    • Jon Kelly April 21, 2015
      • Tony May 17, 2016
  58. Lance Biden November 3, 2014
  59. Dennis October 22, 2014
  60. Bradley September 10, 2014
    • Danny Pharrel September 14, 2014
    • Rohan hillbill June 18, 2016
  61. Robin Terry September 10, 2014
  62. Ronald Bennett July 10, 2014
  63. Henry Benson July 9, 2014
  64. Kevin Houdson July 6, 2014
  65. James Dotty July 3, 2014
    • JMB September 30, 2015
    • Jean BON October 4, 2015
    • Chris August 17, 2016
  66. young May 20, 2014
  67. Cengiz May 3, 2014
  68. mark March 29, 2014
  69. Fernando February 9, 2014
    • Russ Staebler February 16, 2014
      • billy bonzo March 24, 2014
      • Frederick September 23, 2016
    • John July 1, 2014
    • Paul November 11, 2014
    • Kurt July 19, 2015
      • Jose August 24, 2015
      • Raul December 20, 2015
  70. Tony Curtis September 10, 2013
    • Markus December 25, 2014
      • Darrell Maynard April 10, 2015
        • Jeffry Christian March 8, 2016
      • Chad February 8, 2016
        • Nick September 28, 2016
    • mohammed July 5, 2016
    • Fred July 10, 2016
      • RD707A July 31, 2016
    • Randall September 15, 2016

Leave a Reply

Sending