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.
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: There’s also a button right below the payment system to designate automatic billing (a common practice amongst online dating sites).
So while this Anastasia Date review gets a general thumbs-up, there are a few things to take note of before jumping in.
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.
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”.
” is what my reader asked me, hesitant to put any more money into online dating sites with foreign singles that didn’t deliver. Still, with almost 200 comments and going strong, plus constant emails asking me about my Anastasia Date review (did you really try the site? From Anastasia Date: “Founded in 1993 by a Russian-American couple, Anastasia Date 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.As well, most written correspondence requires some translation, and Anastasia Date 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.Note that as soon as you click “Sign Up” or “Find My Matches”, you’re legally bound to the fine print listed on Anastasia Date, 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: Here’s the thing: there’s absolutely no way for me to test this site out as a Canadian woman.
Countries like Russia and Ukraine suffer a significant gender imbalance today.