The founders, Elena and David Besuden were introduced by a service and 1992 and married.
Wanting to create a similar experience for others, the catalog company was launched to introduce men to Russian women.
In The Guardian article, Shaun Walker recounts his impression from his visit to the Ukraine with Anastasia International.
Before the trip to meet the women that the men became acquainted with online, the men have paid Anastasia for communication services including email, live chat, video chat and their “” services.
According to Fortune, it experienced 220% growth in website traffic in 2012 and hired a new dating industry consultant as Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Brooks who claims the task of improving Anastasia Date’s reputation.
He also commented that the international online dating industry was on the cusp of respectability.
Those who do have dates may end up spending huge amounts of money but fail to have a closer relationship after the visit.