I should have found this forum first. Luckily they only got me for less than $100 in letter writing. As soon as I tried to get my new Russian lady friend to do a phone call and swap contact information she vanished. Up until then she seemed very interested. I have to believe the site is a scam from what little experience I have with them.
My advice would be to stay away. But if you can't then get your girl to IMMEDIATELY go to a phone call and swap contact information to then attempt to decide whether or not you are dealing with a person or a professional letter writer.
I may try another site but I'm not in any hurry. I'm testing the waters to guage my own interest in finding a Russian bride. Probably not quite ready yet so I may wait a while. It seems like things could move very fast if you did meet someone that was actually real and there was chemistry.
Thumbs down don't spend money at Anastasiadate.com. Just my experience.
Why anyone wants to use the dating sites is beyond me. If I had to choose any site to meet a woman it would be Elena's models as their services does not promote letter writing and chat by the minute charges. But I would be using a different way. Use the social networks, Vkontakte or odnoklassniki! I met my fiancee from Vkontakte and many many other women from the site are still very good friends and I still communicate with many of my friends daily.
Instead of Anastasiadate.com i preffer www.Girlsmate.com both sites looks similar but the last one is free (at least for now) it looks a lot of cheap girls have applied to these sites. Well see the future.
I'm from Russia and I'll tell you what is Anastasia.
All my life i lived in capital. Some time I was married, then lived alone.
Last 3 years I live in Latin America. Again I was thinking about the family, but local women are not for me.
Not long ago I receive e-mail with advertisement of Agency Anastasia. Everything is beautiful, exclusive and looks serious.
I go to the site and register myself. Immediately begin to come invitations to meet me.
Young nice faces, interesting summaries. Very impressive. I answer, make acquaintance and begin to communicate. But suddenly everything is cut off.
I do not understand anything, write to support and get explanation - it turns out, that I have only 3 free minutes, then I have to pay.
I go to watch the prices. Maximum package is $400. I don't want to economize on relations and buy the maximum.
Towards the evening the balance is zero. Several hours of communication with the girls eaten all the VIP package.
But the girls, they are so nice and sencere, and it seems that I
am interesting for them. And I go for the new vip package.
One day, second, third. I don't think about money. But there is
one thing that I do not understand. Everything so good? We like
each other, but all of them avoid any communication outside the
site. - Maybe later..., some day..., of course but not now...
And then it happens...
It hardly happen to You. I remind You, that I am russian and
speak with them the same language. To speak one language - this is not only words, often it means to think and feel the same
In short, I happen to talk with one of the girls outside.
The story that I heard killed me. All my brides turned out to be
employees of the agency. They are real(at least most of them),
of couse not so nice like on the fotos, but real. They live in
different cities, live their private life and all they need of You, is commission for each conversation with You. Some of them
take it like additional income, for many of them this is a main
job. And relations are the last thing, that they look for in the Internet.
ddd, could you tellus how old you are? Hor old are those ladies who have beeen talking to you on Anastasiadate. Or just the age difference? Just curious as I also don't trust any chats (only privates, fase to fase in skype or any other messager)
Vkontakte or odnoklassniki have no system to weed out scammers in place whatsoever as they are not dating sites for foreigners. You are playing Russian Roulette on those sites.
Elena's Models and others of the few respectable dating sites for FSU Women-Western men are charging you to help get rid of scammers as well as the introductions to the ladies. They cannot succeed with all scammers but they do get rid of a lot of them.
The site I use helps me investigate suspect ladies. They have removed from their site a number of them I have reported so that people like you do not fall in their traps.
Stay away from VK and Odno.. only use them for investigating the ladies you meet in the dating sites if you can find them there.
Coincidentally, I could not find a couple of ladies I was checking out in VK but they were in Facebook!
vk is not a dating site. It is a friendship site. The scammers there are quite obvious to me. They act like it's a dating site and make obvious lies. You can make it a dating site and look for dates there. I would trust them more than the dating sites.
vk women don't immediately say they are interested in you as in dating sites. Women do not do that in real life. They come to your site and "like" your pictures, posts, and videos to get attention. They don't ask you to visit them. They ask you to visit their city. They don't ask for anything. They just want to be friends. That is where marriage should start, isn't it?
I have been approached several times by women in VK. They 'Like' anything to get you interested. In the end most of them are promoting bogus dating agencies or are scammers. In the dating site I use, most of these people get removed from the site. Some of them do not even last from the time that I get an email notification from the site, telling me that the lady is interested in me, until the time that I go to the site to view the girl's profile.
Marriage should start where there are two people interested in marrying and, in our cases, marrying a foreigner. The great majority of people of any country are NOT interested in marrying a foreigner. I have many Russian and Ukrainian female friends in Facebook. They are very friendly to me but they have not shown the slightest interest in romance, getting involved with a foreigner or someone older than them.
If you want to find an FSU lady who wants marriage, a foreigner, to live in another country, an older guy, leaving her friends and family behind, risking problems of adaptability in another country, risking exposing their child (if they have it) to a strange foreign man and his environment and risking ending up involved with a scammer/cheater/violent man, etc. your best bet is to go the the specific places where these women are looking: the respectable dating sites for FSU women/Western men.
"In the end most of them are promoting bogus dating agencies or are scammers."
I don't believe you can't spot this scammer right away. Why would any woman promote a dating site when it is just between you and her? Bite on that one and you deserve to get scammed. You must like it when a woman you hardly know says sweet things to you. This is unnatural and is the characteristic of a dating site. Go there and meet her and you will see. You will need to start from the beginning. She will make you think you are way ahead, but in reality, she has told those sweet things to others.
hi....i just met a girl from kiev who yestarday did an interview to work with Anastasiadate, very interesting to hear from her......here a summary.....anastasiadate have many pretty girls who borrow theyr pics (most of them dont speak any english) , then the owner of agency get some smart girls, generally able to talk good english or french....then these girls are behind the pc chatting with men (men pay for each minute) at the end they write on a paper all info about the chat they had to remember the topics....when a man ask for video chat the pretty girl behind the pc move the hands but not chatting, the smart girl doing for her and the same for the phone call, men talks with smart not pretty....so its like 1 smart girl have to care about some pretty girls.....most of them are married or with babyes not there to find a man......i would say thats the worster thing i heard about dating site....the police should close these websites.......! Im into the dating online since 20 years as user, all the same shit.....may be now founded a good one, a travel dating site....it has 1-2 mounths of life so still not full of people but girls are checked 1 by 1 with a pic with the sign with name of site...and that pic its visible to all....thats very important couse other site tell that some girls are verified but then you see pics of jennifer lopez or pamela anderson.....name its travelhostdate.com, there are many italian so i guess its italian but have to say very good graphics and features..... i suggest you to try it.....in 5-6 mounths im sure it will get super popular.....!
For me Elenas models was terrible. A few, older women that were no better than I could do in the states. Fiance. Com is where I met my wife. I'm on the way to work now, just left her at home, 5am, and she's getting up to stay her morningly exercise. She is truly the most wonderful woman I've ever known.
Every legitimate agency/site has good and bad ladies. They are just drawing from the general population. It's not because fiance.com is a good site or a bad site. It's just that they happened to get a good lady. Tom Shea you lucked in.
Elena's models is listed as the top agency in a couple of review sites I visited. But it does not work for everybody. The ladies are demanding and many are doctors, lawyers, etc. I prefer another agency because do not mind considering ladies with jobs as sales girls and the like.
There is no way these ladies will be interested in some coarse and uneducated hillbilly who lives in a hut and plays with his rifles.
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Hahahaha you talking about me wifeseeker? An advanced chemist degree that runs an oil refinery technical department 14 shifts per month? Too funny. But the level of insight is clear here. Elenas models had a couple may chicks write me, then after 2 letters they demanded I come meet them. No thanks. There is the same lack of profit here as there is there and many of these women are just as educated.