The owners of the site are Elena and David. The two met through an independent agency and married in 1992. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was thought of as a role model for young Russian women. Starting out, Anastasia Date introduced men to women using categories. It did not launch its first website (anastasiadate.com) until late 1997. The business quickly spread out through Russian and the Ukraine. Then in 2003, it experienced phenomenal growth throughout the world.
In 2007, after great success, Anastasia Date created three additional websites. AmoLatina, AsianBeauties, and AfricaBeauties were all used to help connect men and women from all over the world. With the huge success of the website came recognition. The site was featured in a 2010 Canadian Documentary called Love Translation. Owned by Anastasia International, the company sold Anastasia Date to a private investor in 2011. From that time on, all of the four websites that they created were operated independently. In 2012, Fortune reported that the company had earned an estimated $110 million. In 2012, the websites traffic even grew by over 220%.
Mark Brooks, a prominent online dating industry consultant as described by Fortune’s Anne VanderMey, was hired at Anastasia Date in 2013 as its Chief Strategy Officer. Brooks has two goals when he joined as CSO to Anastasia Date; to improve international online dating as a whole and to improve Anastasia Date’s reputation. It was his belief that the industry was close to being respectable.
To date, Anastasia Date is one of the largest international dating sites on the Internet. It currently has over 8,000 woman profiles that can be easily searched through or browsed. If a user’s profile is viewed by someone or are matched with someone, they get notifications sent to them letting them know. Anastasia Date offers cam chat, instant messaging, and video chat. There is even a service that is offered called Date a Lady in which they will assist with setting up meetings between users. Anastasia Date even launched its first app in 2013 which is available on Apple’s iTunes or through Google Play.Follow AD on Twitter.