AnastasiaDate is one of the world’s largest international dating sites. It provides services from countries in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia and Russia, as well as Greece, Asia and Latin America. The company has been operating for about 20 years and connects men from the United States, Western Europe and other countries with attractive lady members.
The Beginnings In 1993, Elena and David Bsuden, a Russian woman and American man, created AnastasiaDate to help others meet their spouses abroad, according to Wikipedia. They both met and married a year earlier after having using an introduction service. The site was named after the Grand Duchess Anastasia from the early 20th century because many young Russia women revered her as a role model.
Early Years Elena and David used catalogs to introduce members between 1993 and late 1996, featuring ladies predominantly from Ukraine and Russia. But it wasn’t until the Internet started burgeoning in the mid-nineties that the couple saw the opportunity to promote the business online. They developed their first website in 1997 and watched their membership start growing. By 2003, they were servicing Asia, and by 2007, they owned four separate websites. Later that year, they spun-off AmoLatina, Asian Beauties and Africa Beauties. And in 2011, the Bsuden’s sold the business to independent investor Social Discovery Ventures. Today, in 2016, AnastasiaDate (http://www.asiandate.com/) has four million users and 100 million visitors — with more than 6,000 success stories, according to the company.
Reasons for Growth Over the years, the Internet has enabled AnastasiaDate to become one of the world’s largest dating venues. And as technology advanced, the company started increasing the number of services available. Today, men can view their ladies online, write them, chat and even speak with their favorite ladies through videoconferencing. The company even arranges long-distant dates between men and women as well as tours for them to meet in person. Men can also purchase gifts for the women. All of these services have helped AnastasiaDate grow their revenue exponentially.
About the Services AnastasiaDate charges a monthly membership which enables members to use their services. The membership is as low as $2.99. Users must then purchase credits to use the company’s various services. As of this writing, it costs $15.99 for 20 credits and $395 for 1,000 credits, which can be used toward one or multiple services.