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Anastasiaweb Review

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Site Classification: Romantic Dating Site.Site aimed at Long Term Relationships.Russian / Ukraine Dating, Matchmaking and Long Term Relationships, Pen Pals, Soul Mates and Mail Order Brides.
Basic FREE Membership: Yes
Number of Members: 13,000 Active members
Sexual Categories Covered: Straight Dating / Marriage
What Countries are Covered by The Site?Regions Covered: Females - Former USSR region. Males - All, 249 Countries
What Features Are Available to Members?Features Available:

Anastasiaweb has a lot of features including: E-mail translation and forwarding; Phone Translation; Regular and Advanced Search Modes; Flower Delivery; Apartment Reservation; Tours to Russia and Ukraine; Personal Assistant (6 month's Executive Search Program); Fiancee Visa Kit.

Anastasiaweb is designed for easy e-mail correspondence between men from the USA and Western Europe who are interested in forming a long term relationship with a woman from the former USSR.

The web site has over 10 000 active profiles of women form different areas and each profile has the following bio data:

Age, Height and Weight, Eye and Hair Color, Horoscope Sign, Profession, Education, Language Ability. Also in the profile you will find the description of their Character/Personality, Interests, Type and Age of their potential future partner and, of course, high quality Photos.

From the lady's profile you can send her e-mail and call her. All the e-mail messages are translated by professional interpreters (where necessary) and forwarded within 1-2 days. They are also spot checked for fraudulent activity by either party, this protects you and the ladies themselves.

Anastasiaweb also contains a lot of additional information: clients' testimonials, success stories, the history of the company etc. All this is meant to make your search for your life time partner easy and enjoyable.

Live support and Phone Introduction Services are also available, as well as an executive search service program where you get a personal account manager that will help you find exactly what you are looking for based on your specified criteria.

How User-Friendly is The Website?Web site Interface & Usability:

Anastasiaweb has a fast loading, easy on the eye, red white and blue interface. Site navigation is easy as all the main information sections are located down the left hand side of the screen and don't move, so you will have no problem finding your way around.

You can easily browse ladies profiles in the main search gallery. You get 9 thumbnails per page and this ensures fast loading times even on a 56k modem connection. Search criteria is extensive and you can also search by most popular first if physical attraction is top of your list.

(Editors Note: There is also a most popular ladies gallery where you get 30 results per page without any significant slow down. Probably just as well when you consider there's over 10,000 to look through :-) Ed.)

Clicking on a thumbnail image shows you the persons more detailed profile and larger photos. You can add the profile to your favorites folder for viewing later and there are no restrictions on the basic membership account. In fact the only charge on this site is to send email to a lady and this is through a credit system which you buy only when you want to.

So to clarify, there's no monthly membership fee! Just buy some credits when you decide to contact or respond to someone. If other online dating sites did this, as a consumer, I'd be a lot happier at not having to shell out $30 a month just to get access to advanced features or to contact people who might, maybe be interested in me. Not so with this site.

But this is the best bit guy's, any interested ladies will send you an email first. Your profile is online in a gallery which they can browse, just like you can browse theirs. As long as you include a photo or 2, they will know that you are quite serious about this.

So it should not be necessary for you to go chasing hundreds of profiles before you get a response. Although there's nothing to stop you from contacting a lady first if you see someone you like. And you will see someone you like. TRUST ME, go have a look at their site when you've finished reading this review.

The last thing to mention is that all the ladies photos are of a very high and professional quality. You will have no problem trying to see what someone looks like here. There are no red eye, arms around neck, scribbled out boyfriend face photos to be seen.

In short, a well laid out, fast loading, easily searchable database of potential dates. Everything a dating site should be, without bogging it down with too many bells and whistles.

Main Description of Dating Site.Site
Anastasiaweb is owned by Scanna International and is one of the largest international dating agency's online. Scanna is one of the few international dating companies that has offices in both The Russian Federation and America.

This means that they must operate and abide by American consumer protection laws. This puts them head and shoulders above a totally Russian Federation based company where consumer protection laws don't exist as they do in the western world.

If you've looked into this industry you'll know that there are pretty female scam merchants out there that will try to swindle you out of your money. They exist in every industry, normal online dating and also International dating.

Yes, that's right, there are women out there who will ask for your money (with a sad story) and have absolutely no interest in ever meeting you. But what you have to remember is, the whole point of your correspondence is to develop a special relationship with a foreign woman, not to purchase one.

So how do you know which are the good ones and which are the bad ones? That's where AnastasiaWeb comes in. Anastasiaweb have a detailed and very strict anti-scam policy which protects you against fraud and tries to educate you (The Consumer) about what to look out for.

You have no excuse for not reading their information, which you will do if you are serious about finding a wife overseas. If you're a 'tyre kicker', then this site isn't for you.

But basically if you are corresponding with a lady you have never met and she starts to ask you for money, it should set alarm bells off in your head.

Anastasiaweb have a set procedure for this sort of activity and if you are in any doubt, you should contact them straight away. This goes for all the other International marriage agencies listed on our web site.

Anastasiaweb is the only agency that personally checks each woman's background and details that apply to their site. They do not rely on other agencies to do this. Anyone that is found to be up to no good is named and shamed in a black listed section of the site and also banned from the site.

Anastasiaweb go into great detail on their web site as to how they put you, the consumer first and repeating it here would be a waste of my review space. However, one of their founders David Besuden (Who used Scanna International to find his own wife, we might add!) had this to say about why AnastasiaWeb has shot past its competitors:

"We are a family run business that is committed to providing great value and service to our clients all over the world. Anastasia is a proud member of the American Society of Travel Agents and the Central & Eastern Europe Travel Board, and our Romance Tours have long been recognized as the benchmark by which other tour companies are measured. Our reputation for honesty and integrity has been the key to our success, which is why half of our clients come to us by word of mouth alone."

He also went on to say:

"Anastasiaweb is the only Romance tour company to be founded, owned and operated by a Russian/American couple; giving us a degree of insight and expertise that cannot be matched by our competitors."

So, dear reader, it's clear to see that honesty is always the best policy. This is especially true when dealing with the International Relationship market. Any company that has shady dealings in this industry soon gets a bad reputation and loses customers. We are happy to say Anastasiaweb isn't one of them :-)

These Features Get A Thumbs Up :-)Pro's

What we liked about the site:

Anastasiaweb has proven honesty and integrity. Can all other companies say the same?

They've been in business since 1980 (Scanna International) so they seem to know what they're doing ;-)

They have offices in the USA meaning you are protected by consumer protection laws, can a totally Russian Federation based company claim the same? No.

They have a 'client first' attitude. Something that every business should have, but few seldom do. Most will take your months membership fee and then say 'good luck!'. Not this one.

Fast loading site even on a 56k dial-up connection. Easy to navigate.

The mail system in the former USSR is infamous for losing mail. Anastasiaweb makes sure the ladies you are interested in actually receive you message.

Free membership


Large membership/profile database and the physical, educational and mental level of the ladies are of a very high standard.

Database is constantly flushed, meaning there's very little chance of you emailing a lady that hasn't logged in for months or is no longer available.

All messages are translated to and from English by professional interpreters, free of charge!

They can handle everything from your communications, visiting and even visa packages if you hit it off and eventually decide to get married.

These Features Get A Thumbs Down :-(Con's

What we didn't like about the site:

As regards cons for Anastasiaweb, there aren't any of a note worthy mention. If you say there aren't many ways to communicate with the ladies online, then you're missing the point.

This is not your normal online 'instant messaging and web cams' dating site. Some people in the Russian Federation don't have computers and rely on agencies to forward their hand written letters. So having an online dating site with a large Russian membership base wouldn't be practical.

Besides, how many of you would be able to speak Russian via a web cam or write Russian via an instant messenger? Hands Up? Anyone? No, I didn't think so. That's why translators translate your emails to each other (for free I might add).

Well, Overall What Did We Think of The Site?Overall Verdict:

Anastasiaweb is an international dating web site for those who are serious about finding a partner. This company is dedicated to helping you find your 'only one', as they put it, and this is very evident in their attitude towards their 'client first' policy.

Whilst the web site doesn't have the largest amount of features for an online dating web site, it doesn't have to. It isn't going head to head with the likes of Match or Friendfinder because it's aimed at a different kind of Market.

A market where both partners are fed up with the dating scene and bars. A market where people who want a wife or husband find one without going through lots of disastrous dates and one night stands. And a market where Anastasiaweb are sitting pretty at the top of their game.

If you are serious about finding a beautiful wife from the former USSR region, you could do far worse than to check out Anastasiaweb.

About the author

Jonathan Striem is a publisher for QDS

Hear what satidfied customers have to say!AnastasiaWeb Customer Testimonials I found women of all ages and beauty. Each had their own unique way. I had no trouble finding dates; in fact I had more trouble with my schedule. I did not expect all the women to be interested in me as this would not be realistic. Yet all the women I spoke with were polite and courteous. I had a great time.
John was a friendly and courteous host. He let us know what to do during each phase of the trip. He walked us through the airport and gave clear instructions. While in Odessa, he would even wait with the men in the lobby at times, to assure that their date would be there. He made the trip even that much more enjoyable.
I want to express my deepest thanks to John, Margarita, Irina and Karina. I was truly impressed by the work that they each performed and was saddened on our departure. Thank you for the Trip of a lifetime.

Elwyn Robinson, CA

Dear Anastasiaweb.com, I've wanted to write to you and just thank you for this wonderful web site you offer. Did you know that about a year ago I met on your site a wonderful girl from Kazakhstan? We wrote for 6 months then I went there to visit. It was the best thing I’ve done in the last 15 years! I had a great time, and it was such a learning experience for me. It literally changed my life, and man- this is great! You've really played a big and positive role in my life, I am... grateful.

- Jack

Hello Anastasia, I will like to cancel my membership with your service. I have met a Russian girl through your service and we now communicate on our own. We will see what happens with our future. One way or the other, I will email back with a good reference. And if it really works out well, I will let you know where the honeymoon will be :-) My name is Dale Carter. Thanks for all your help. Sincerely,

Dale Carter, Denmark

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