AnastasiaDate Review

By Lydia Noyes
HighYa Staff
Updated on: Feb 27, 2020

Thanks to niche dating platforms, it may be possible to meet the love of your life online, even if they live across the world from you.

AnastasiaDate is an international dating service that pairs men with women from Eastern Europe, predominately Russia and Ukraine. It’s free to make an account and browse the profiles, but you’ll need to pay for every interaction on the site with credits.

The site was founded by a Russian-American couple in 1993, and it is designed to help you connect with new people, whether it’s for love or friendship.

All your information is kept strictly confidential, and the site claims to use a sophisticated service for detecting and removing scam accounts.

AnastasiaDate claims to connect over 6,000 couples each year. Will you soon be one of them? Learn here whether it’s likely you’ll find love by signing up.

Pros:

Cons:

  • You will get lots of attention

  • Translators are available to make communication easier

  • You must pay separately for every interaction

  • Likely will be more expensive than other dating platforms

  • Challenging to move conversations off the site

  • Many women seem to be leading members on to get them to spend more credits

How Does AnastasiaDate Work?

You will first start the AnastasiaDate signup process by sharing whether you are a man or a woman. However, only men can make accounts on the site. If you attempt to sign up as a woman, you will be redirected to a Dating.com, a different international dating site tailored towards both men and women.

For men, you can fill out your profile by sharing information like your age, height, weight, marital status, hair color, educational background, profession, hobbies and interests, and more. You can also submit up to four photos.

You can also immediately browse the profiles of women on the site and send them messages. As your profile will briefly be highlighted on the top page of the site, you should soon be inundated with messages. Each of these messages is free to read, but you’ll need to spend credits to respond to them.

In many cases, your match may only have basic English skills. AnastasiaDate uses interpreters to translate these messages for both parties so that you can understand each other. The company policy states that these interpreters will never share your messages with anyone else.

It’s forbidden to share your contact information through AnastasiaDate unless you do so through the company’s permitted routes. These include phone calls and by sending flowers or presents where you include your contact information in a personal message.

How Do Credits Work?

If you want to do anything but browse on AnastasiaDate, you’ll need to pay for credits, the site’s online currency. The costs for credits depends on how many you buy. Listed options include the following:

  • 20 credits: $15.99 ($0.80 per credit)
  • 160 credits: $96 ($0.60 per credit)
  • 1,000 credits: $399 ($0.40 per credit)

How many credits it costs to access different features also varies. For instance:

  • Send and receive messages through letters (messages will be translated as necessary): 10 credits per message ($4–$8)

  • Send virtual gifts like a profile sticker or a short video lesson like yoga or meditation: 15 credits per gift ($6–$12)

  • Send real-world gifts like flower bouquets, perfume, gift cards, food baskets, English lessons and more: 49 to 960 credits ($20–$384)

  • Message in real-time through Live Chat: 1 credit per minute ($0.4–$0.8)

  • Online chat while seeing videos of each other through CamShare (no mic included): 6 credits per minute ($2.4–$4.8)

  • Have a live phone call through a translator: 100 credit deposit for 10 minutes, 10 credits per additional minute ($40–$80 plus $4–$8 per minute)

  • Have a live phone call without a translator: 5 credits per minute ($2-$4)

You can also subscribe to a monthly membership for $9.99. This provides you with 10 free three-minute live chat sessions per month and the ability to send unlimited Love Notes (a notification to indicate interest) each month.

You can cancel your membership at any time through your online account.

Is Your Information Safe?

AnastasiaDate claims to protect all site users with a leading Safety and Security System where all members are confirmed to be authentic by the staff.

Though you can provide information like your last name, address and contact information when you sign up, it won’t be shown in your profile and won’t be sold to third-parties.

Here’s more information about the AnastasiaDate privacy policy.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

AnastasiaDate averages 1.5 stars after 20 reviews on HighYa and three stars after 127 reviews on Trustpilot. Here’s a summary of what these reviews say.

Common Compliments:

  • Lots of beautiful women who are eager to talk
  • Profile information easy to navigate

Common Complaints:

  • Too expensive for anything but browsing
  • You need to pay for every message
  • Some users got scammed by women they had chatted with for months when they tried to visit them
  • Many women hired interpreters to answer their chats to catfish users
  • Many women are married or have kids
  • Many photos are faked or photoshopped
  • Difficult to move conversations off the site
  • Women seem to be compensated if they keep the conversation going on the site
  • Women drag out the chat response time to make users pay more money

Popular Alternatives to AnastasiaDate

If you’re looking to take your search for love beyond national boundaries, there are plenty of online dating sites designed to tailor towards every niche.

We choose to look closer at AnastasiaDate’s companion site for both genders, Dating.com, and other dating services that focus on Eastern European women.

AnastasiaDate Dating.com RussianBrides Russian Cupid
Price Structure All interactions cost credits, expect to spend $4–$8 to send and receive each message All interactions cost credits, expect to spend $4–$8 to send and receive each message All interactions cost credits, expect to spend $4–$8 to send and receive each message Unlimited communication available by paying a monthly subscription
Membership Available? Yes, for $9.99 per month Yes, for $9.99 per month Yes, for $9.99 per month Yes, $13.33–$39.99 per month
Membership Features Unlimited initial contact, ten free three-minute conversations Your account is showcased to other members, a one-time package of 20 credits, 10 free chats, unlimited introduction messages Discount on all credit packages, free 3-minute conversations with 10 users, send 3 free messages to ten users, send intro emails for free, use of Let’s Mingle every 24 hours Unlimited messages through live chat and email, no ads
Main Features Women can message you for free; translators facilitate conversations when necessary Available for men and women across the globe The primary focus of the site is helping men find mail-order brides from Russia Photos are less polished, women specify what they are looking for in a partner, less likely to reach out immediately with flirty messages
Average Rating (Trustpilot) 3.0 (128 reviews) 3.5 (283 reviews) 2.5 (13 reviews) 4 (51 reviews)

Diving into the details, we first want to note that the same brand manages AnastasiaDate, Dating.com, and RussianBrides. Each site has a very similar feel and pricing system. You’ll need to pay for each interaction, and the women are incentivized to keep all communication on the platform.

As soon as you make an account on any of these three, you will immediately be inundated with sexy pickup lines from members trying to get you to chat. While you can respond to these chats for free, any contact after your initial message requires paying for credits.

Russian Cupid, in contrast, is set up more like a traditional dating website. Once you pay a monthly subscription fee, you can chat with an unlimited number of members. This site includes the most “normal” looking women, many of whom have selfies in their profiles instead of professional modeling shots.

In our view, RussianCupid seems to make the most sense for people who are interested in creating a real connection with someone across the globe. The pricing structure is transparent, the women have more specific information in their profiles, and you won’t be bombarded with flirtatious messages within seconds of signing up.

If, however, you’re looking for some long-distance flirtation and aren’t concerned about cost, AnastasiaDate and its sister sites will likely lead to more instant gratification.

The Bottom Line: Is AnastasiaDate Worth It?

Once you sign up for AnastasiaDate, set up your profile, and watch the flirtatious messages come in from gorgeous women, you might start thinking that this site is too good to be true. In many cases, you would be correct.

AnastasiaDate is designed to suck you in from the first second so that you spend money. Customer reviews make it very clear that many of the women on this site treat it like their job, with the goal of getting you to spend money on conversations, gifts, and live cams.

Many users shared that they struggled to get real contact information from their matches and that even when they flew to Russia or Ukraine to visit them, their time with them was limited, and they were forced to pay for a translator to accompany them. In several cases, users found that their matches were leading double lives and married with families.

There’s a chance you could find love on AnastasiaDate, but the odds are good it will cost you a lot of money and heartbreak to get there. Other sites, like RussianCupid, seem more focused on creating genuine connections, so your time might be better spent there.


Read 20 AnastasiaDate Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 1.5
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Bottom Line: 15% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Eye candy

    • By R D.,
    • Milwaukee, WI,
    • Nov 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    As a registered user of AnastasiaDate who has NEVER taken advantage of their services and never will, I've concluded that unless you view AnastasiaDate and similar sites as mere eye candy stores, you are in for a world of hurt. Other than wasted time, it doesn't cost you anything to look. But when you start taking advantage of what they allegedly/supposedly have to offer, it could potentially cost you everything.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Fraud group, scammers

    • By Jimmy W.,
    • Vancouver, Canada,
    • Aug 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have joined AnastasiaDate dating site over 3 years, and I just came back from Ukraine two days ago, I was chatting a lady called Irina for over 6 months, and I decided to meet this lady. Before I went to Ukraine, we had discussed so many things, and this lady was agreeing on everything with me. She supposed to show up at the airport to pick me up, but when I arrived, she asked me to go to the hotel on my own. After I have settled down at the hotel, she sent me a message saying that she wanted to meet me but would bring an interpreter (her agent), but we had discussed and agreed about not hiring an interpreter, but everything was changed. If I did not agree to let the interpreter come, then the interpreter was not allowing the lady to come to meet me. The interpreter controls her. Finally we meet on the third day, the interpreter took us to a very expensive restaurant for lunch. After lunch, I went back to the hotel, the agent sent me an email saying that the lady wanted to meet me again for dinner. I said to the agent that I could pay her US$30 per hour for translation for two hours if they left the lady and me alone, but the agent did not agree, because she was afraid we exchanged contact information. Also, she could not get the commission from the restaurant, so we did not meet the second time.

    Finally, I figured out what happened, the agent owns several ladies, and she chatted for those ladies in the day time, because she could get money from AnastasiaDate. So sometimes you were confused about why the lady did not know what you were saying. By the way, the agent knows every single word in the conversation between you and the lady.

    I do not expect a dating site like this, create the opportunity to make money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • This site will flush your heart, money, and time down the toilet!

    • By Cathal B.,
    • Ireland,
    • Jul 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been on this site for a while chatting up hot Ukrainian girls/Russian girls. It's pretty obvious that every guy's dream is to see the likes of hot Russian girls and Ukrainian girls coming up to you and chatting you up saying that they are so interested in you and they want you to meet them in their city or your city also but that's not the case...

    Hate to say this, but those women who are on those sites are only there for the money and most of them have boyfriends or even husbands and kids, they don't have no intention on visiting you or anything. They also lie that they aren't on social media but yet again search their VK (Russian version of Facebook) they've photos of them living the high life and all.

    My advice, don't be the fool at the end of the day with no money and a broken heart.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Scam with fake profile pictures!

    • By Youssef D.,
    • Czech Republic,
    • Jun 4, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    They use pictures for models from online accounts and add them as people for dating, none of them are real.

    If you look closely to most of them, they have the same background photo shoot. They are using my wife's pictures as a single woman looking for a partner.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Gorgeous and real women

    • By Fhercho S.,
    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
    • Mar 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    If you are looking for a Russian woman (or eastern European) AnastasiaDate, Ukrainian Ladies, or Dream Singles are not your option. This is my experience with these sites.

    AnastasiaDate: Imagine walking to a bar full of models and every single one of them wants you to talk to them and they find you attractive. Of course, it's every man's dream, dream, dream, and dream, as long as you keep buying drinks for them. Kinda like a strip club, the dancer would be sitting with you as long as she has a drink on her hand - no drink, no love period. This site was my first experience, after a few days and hundreds of letters received I noticed they were scripts (or introduction letters), so I changed my strategy, I put down my real name in my description and waited until I had a letter from a girl calling me by my name as I requested on my profile. Sadly this didn't happen. So I closed my profile.

    Ukrainian Ladies: After my first experience, I repeated the same strategy - hide my info on my description and waited for a letter from a girl calling me by name. After a few days, surprise, I got a few letter that seemed they actually took a minute to read my profile and write me a few lines. So I bought my first bundle of credits, I quickly realized that I had to be smarter or I would end up with a huge balance on my credit card, so I had to pick just one girl. So I exchanged letters with her for a few weeks until I had the option to request for her personal contact info. I got her email only, so I emailed her and never got a response. I went back to the website and I emailed her there. Of course, within hours she replied. I asked her why she didn't answer my email, and her answer was, "I have no internet at home, I have to use the agency computer and I can only use this website." SHOCKING. I got a reduced price per letter so it wasn't expensive, but come on, who want to email a girl you like only, you don't really get to know someone by letter (taking aside I was uncomfortable exchanging letters through a website that read whatever you write).

    So I loved one and found another girl, same story. When it came to having her info I only got her email, one that she only replied once, explaining that her English was bad, even though on her profile she said she had an intermediate level and she could read and write.

    Time for the next one. I had to be smarter this time. I would only talk to a girl with a profile that said she could speak English, Spanish or Portuguese (I speak these three languages), so I found another girl. After a couple of letters I scheduled a video call to make sure she was able to have a conversation, she did great, beautiful girl and great conversation skills. We exchanged letters on the website (like five or six), one video call, so I asked her if it was ok for me to request for her contact info, and she agreed. I emailed her as soon as I got it and in her email she replied, "I prefer to use the website, I feel more comfortable." Shocking.

    So I realized these girls just want me to spend money on the website. Don't even try to talk to customer service; they washed their hand by saying it's not their responsibility if the ladies didn't want to talk outside the website. How was this possible? They literally were telling me I was the man of their dreams. Immediately after, I requested to cancel my account and to get reimbursed for the money invade left something that was denied.

    Dream Singles: I was just creating my profile, and I already had like 10 letters, and by the time I finished I had 100, and when it came back to check two days later I had like 400. Needless to say, I did not put any information whatsoever on my profile, so I didn't even start.

    Lucky to me, I met a Russian lady in Canada. I told her about my online experience, and she laughed. She said Russian women are indeed interested in men from abroad, but they are not desperate, and access to internet it's not as hard as the girls on the website. When we broke up, I went to Kiev. I tried to meet girls old school, it's hard, good luck finding one that speaks English, and the average girl is really hot, but doesn't mean she will say yes.

    I ended up meeting a few girls, but nothing happened. I married a girl from Ukraine, but I met her in Canada. So my advice for you would be, if you want to try online dating, avoid these websites. Find one that has a subscription fee and lets you open as many letters as you want at no extra cost, exchange email or contact info at no extra cost. And trust me, on these websites you won't find as many model type girls, but they are pretty, and of course, you will have hundreds of letters a day. Save your hard-earned dollars and be smart. I hope I help someone from getting ripped off.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Complete scam

    • By C M.,
    • Belgium,
    • Jan 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I had been inscribed in AnastasiaDate for quite some time and thought that I would be lucky enough to find a woman to love and create a family with her. Unfortunately, the site's a complete scam.

    Apart from thousands of dollars I spent on communicating with women (if it was really women I communicated with), I had sent my real email address together with flowers to several women. Of course, paid services.

    Several asked for money. They pretended to be sick, have computer problems...

    Some of them did not even write.

    Some of them wrote one or two letters and never again.

    There are even hookers on the site. Two from Kiev told me that I could do them for free the first time, but that I'd have to pay after.

    On some video conversation, I was sure that it was a prerecorded video since the same movements of the lady started the same way over and over again.

    In the end, I wasted a lot of money for nothing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • It's a legal scam

    • By Glenn R.,
    • Chicago, IL,
    • Jan 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've met a number of women from the site and had to do an exhaustive amount of research online (and in person) to get some clear answers on the dynamic of using this site.

    The big problem:

    The company employs "agencies" who are tasked solely with getting good looking women to agree to post their profiles on the site. In return for generating active profiles that get men chatting, there is a compensation system paid to the agency, and most often to the women as well. I will repeat, there is a real and active compensation system for the female members of this site to maintain a dialog with other members. Many, if not all, have access to the compensation model...so yes, these women get monetary incentive to talk to you. No joke, I've met half a dozen women that supplement their income through this site.

    2. There are real women there. Lots of them, most of them are real, BUT this site sets their expectations high, AND there is no confusion for them regarding what you're paying. They are coached to think that this arrangement is completely proper and that the man should have to pay out the ears to get face time with her.

    3. Moreover, some of the "agencies" mentioned above (and likely the AnastasiaDate organization itself) maintain a standing body people who maintain chats in place of the people actually depicted in the profile. I have actually seen the interface for it; it's real. I know women who literally make their living on this site, and business is GOOD.

    4. If you plan to actually meet a woman, there is no method of doing so without spending at least $500. with AnastasiaDate. The funny thing is, they try to say it's for our protection and they cite IMBRA to get technical, but the reality is that their entire user experience is geared to make you pay as much as possible for as long as possible without actually doing anything to promote the relationship.

    All the positive interactions I have had with the site required literally half a dozen arguments with their customer service over lost mail, lost presents, delays, deliberately delayed emails (one email with contact details was delayed for over six weeks even though both parties authorized it in writing). This list of craziness goes on.

    More importantly, the site is a known segue for some pretty serious scams in person. I've spoken with men that have been robbed by teams, scammed by the date, or have and to pay triple the normal price for translation services, etc.

    The bottom line is, this organization is not interested in putting people together, it is only interested in making money, and it is so successful that it has its own sub-industries geared to make even more money from those who manage to meet the ladies.

    I don't regret meeting the women in the least, but man...it is NOT worth the money spent. There are MUCH better online experiences than any of the AnastasiaDate sites. Do your research.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Good site

    • By Ludvig N.,
    • Warsaw, Poland,
    • Jan 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Definitely would recommend this site. There are many options for finding what are you looking for. Girls there are some of the most beautiful women I have seen on any dating site. I don't think it's a scam. My good friend told me about it after he tried a few others dating sites. I just registered and didn't have any problems with that. I hope things will turn out ok for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Scam site!

    • By Mike J.,
    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Dec 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    If you use this scam site you'll discover the only way to get a lady's contact info is through $100 calls or $1000 gifts, and like others attest, it's worthless; they'll try to scam you back to the site to talk, or much worse.

    No matter how desperate you are, never ever waste a cent on this pathetic scam site.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Yes, this is largely a huge scam

    • By Gene E.,
    • Charlotte, NC,
    • Oct 12, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Believing in hope against hope that if somehow stuck it out, I would eventually meet someone who wasn't a complete scammer, and sorry to report, I never did. I will just give an example of the most recent (and my very last) experience.

    Natalyia wrote seemingly an initial first letter that did not seem like the standard form letter that you get from some of the ladies, sometimes up to 40 times or more. I responded and we seemingly had a very real exchange of letters and chats over the course of several weeks. Then, in the last letter, just after she promised what she would do to me when we finally met in person, out of the blue, she mentioned that we should definitely take it slow. That raised a red flag, because not only can you not get much slower than sending letters and email chatting from over 5000 miles away, but this was frequently the "block" I would get when I would throw out actually calling them to discuss future plans.

    She also though enclosed a photo of a strategically placed tattoo she had on her lower back. Also on the picture was a Russian last name. I googled it and it was that of a very active photographer who specializes in erotic photography (she told me she was a personal trainer). Clicking on his site, I soon found Nataliya and a number of pictures that were on the Anastasia site, and also some link to their version of Facebook, called VK. So I went on her site, found her last name, and looked at many of her 500 selfies, but several of which also featured her muscle-bound boyfriend who looked like he had an IQ under 80 with his backward camouflage ball cap on.

    Just to give her the slightest benefit of the doubt, since maybe he was an ex-boyfriend, I created a separate Anastasia account using a gift card (which I would highly suggest to check the fidelity and loyalty of the woman at the other end who has pledged her undying whatever to you). I went in as "John" and simply wrote her, "I like your pics and bio. Do you currently have anybody here on the site or in real life who you have feelings for, because if I'm going to try to win your heart, I want to know that you are completely available?" Her response, as expected was of course, that she was completely free and looking, and then went into some detail about how she wanted to handcuff me and "lick every cell of my body." I didn't even get that kind of response in my real profile from her.

    So, clearly, even though this seemed to be just about the most serious one I've encountered on Anastasia after being on and off for over 5 years, she was just as full of crap and would clearly say anything to anybody to keep that 12 cents a minute coming in, or whatever they pay them for letters. Apparently, it's almost a cottage industry in some depressed Ukrainian towns.

    Do not do like I do and waste a cent on this site. There are others that are reputable and you pay for their actual contact once, not on and on and on just to maintain contact with your imaginary Slavic girlfriend.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Biggest scam ever!

    • By Shasta M.,
    • New York,
    • Aug 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This site is horrible! The ladies on this site are ALL paid to chat with lonely men. The longer you stay online, the more money they make, pure and simple. Two women I was chatting with admitted that to me! I am an idiot. I tried it many times and got scammed each and every time! I lost a TON of money. Customer service consists of lying scammers too. They will just say that you being scammed is your fault, etc. You have been warned!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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