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Many American men choose to date women who live outside of the United States, and one of the most popular international introductions agencies is Anastasia Date, found at focuses on matching western men with women from Russian and the Ukraine. But remember: just because they are popular does not necessarily mean they are one of the best.

While offers some very high quality photographs and live communication features, they also fall short in areas like transparency and reliability. Anastasia Date is also quite expensive when you really look at how much their features cost individually.

If you are looking to chat and communicate, even interact on video, with some of the most beautiful women in the world, check out Anastasia. Just don't forget that you will be paying a fortune to do it, and unless you plan to travel to the Ukraine or Russia to meet the woman you like, it's really not worth paying so much for.

Transparency 1.5 / 2.5 receives a decent grade when it comes to transparency, but it could definitely improve in a couple of areas.

The contact information is pretty easy to find, but they do not include an actual email address for you to contact them with. Otherwise, they include a physical office address, phone numbers, and a question/comment submission form to use. This is good, but a complete lack of an email address is not a great sign. The site also explains the features of the site in detail, and they allow you to view limited versions of the profiles without having to pay (but you do have to sign up to look at the profiles).

The prices to use are not easy to find, especially for anyone who is not internet savvy. The only place to see the prices for using the site before you sign up is in the F.A.Q. section. You will have to click each service to see each of their individual prices. They seem to make it difficult to simply view all of their pricing options. Because they use a credit system, it can tend to skew your idea of what you are paying, so be careful. Some of the features, like phone communication, do not even utilize the credit system. Finally, the site also fails to post names of anyone connected to The only thing they post on the site is the name of the parent company, Anastasia International, and a few of their affiliate sites (,, and

Reliablity 1.5 / 2.5 seems reliable in some ways and unreliable in others. The site does offer testimonials from men who have used the site and seem very happy with the results. However, they never really show any video testimonials with a man and the woman he met – it is always an individual guy talking about the service. The site clearly posts its privacy policies for its users and potential clients to read through. They also use multiple security systems to allow for secure payments, so you can feel safe that your credit card information will not be stolen.

On the other hand, does not seem reliable when it comes to their online reputation, both at the Better Business Bureau website and online comments in forums and other review sites. On, Anastasia International ('s parent company) has a "D-" grade, mainly because they failed to respond to a filed complaint. We should note that Anastasia International has only received 11 complaints in 3 years, but might have been receiving more at each of the individual affiliate sites. When reading through the online comments about, many of them suggest avoiding this site for reasons involving their prices, customer service, and experience with women who may be involved in scams.

Quality 2 / 2.5
The best part of is the overall quality of the website and its contents. All prices aside, the website is attractive, easy to navigate, and seems to be maintained well. When you sign up for free, even if you don't purchase credits or pay for any services, you will have access to a personalized home page where all of your account information and website features will be accessible. The customer support is solid, with a free live help function allowing you to ask questions to a live person, phone numbers posted on the site, and a question submission form in the FAQ section. also features gift services, romance tours, and other extra features like live chatting and online games.

The main problem with the quality of involves the limitations they place on the women's profiles. Once you sign up for free, you will only have access to two pictures of the women in their profiles. If you want to see any of their "exclusive photos" in a normal size, you will need to pay to send a message to the women or pay to chat live with her. This seems like a simple ploy to get you to pay more.

Cost 0.5 / 2.5
The cost to use is much higher than most online dating sites, and even most international dating sites. Not only does use a credit system designed to alter your perception of how much you're paying, but the general pricing for their services and features are quite high on their own. The one positive aspect of their costs is that they accept multiple payment options, including credit cards, PayPal, and checks through the mail. The membership at is a free sign up, and they do not offer a paid membership option. Instead, they choose to price each of their features individually, so you will need to pay for every thing you do as you do it. They offer bundles of credits to use on the site (even though not all features accept credits); the credit bundle options are:
  • 20 credits for $16
  • 40 credits for $30
  • 80 credits for $56
  • 160 credits for $96
  • 320 credits for $185
  • 500 credits for $250
  • 1000 credits for $400

To put this into perspective, let's look at how many credits the features of will cost you. To send a letter to a lady of your choice, it will cost 10 credits. Then, if you get a reply, it will cost you 10 credits to read it. Every letter you open or send will cost you 10 credits. To use the chat function to chat live with the girl you like, it costs 1 credit per minute.

If you want to try out the video feature to see a woman live on camera and talk to her face-to-face, you cannot use credits; you will have to pay $50 for the first 10 minutes, then $5 for every minute after that. To use their telephone communication service, including translation services if necessary, you will have to pay $4 per minute. The charges on are not technically hidden, but the credit system combined with a regular pay-per-service system most likely causes many guys to spend more than they first realize. is a quality website with high-quality photographs and many features with which you can communicate with women from Russia and the Ukraine. Unfortunately, the price of the website is much higher than most people are willing to spend. Plus, if you meet someone you really care about, you still need to pay thousands of dollars to travel to her home country and meet her in person. Once you join with a free account, you will begin to receive new introduction letters and chat requests from the women on the site, and you will get a lot of them. If you choose to try out, we suggest you find the women you are interested in and begin correspondence with them instead of paying to open introduction letters from women and then paying to reply. If corresponding online with beautiful foreign women is what you are looking for, is the place to go – as long as you are willing to pay for it! Good luck!

Total Score     5.5 / 10