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But Anastasia Date shared its sales and growth statistics exclusively with . It now has four million users, who cumulatively spend some 360 million hours on the site per year. According to market research firm Experian Marketing Services, the top 10 premium international dating sites drew 12.2 million visits in March.
In fact, despite the absence of a profile or photo linked to my account, I still racked up 176 messages in a little over a month with letters full of phrases like “I dream to find a man who is tender and caring,” from 18-year-old Alisa or “I’d like to confess that your photo caught my eye,” from 21-year-old Irina. Jeanne Smoot, the director of public policy for the Tahirih Justice Center, says that having spent large amounts on the courtship can leave men with a sense of expectation.And thanks to people like me willing to pay to talk with beautiful young women like Anastasia — who was paid to respond — the trade is doing pretty well.Revenue numbers for the mail-order bride industry are hard to come by. Its user growth is even more impressive: The site’s traffic grew 220% in 2012. The advent of globalization and the ubiquity of online dating has set the stage for new-age mail-order bride companies to gain unprecedented popularity.In March, Anastasia Date was the 29th most popular online dating service period, in a category of 1,400 sites.And the company believes there’s room for expansion.Recently, it ran ads on CNBC, Discovery, Golf, the History Channel, and CNN.
Says Brooks, “We are very, very sensitive to reputation now.” The company is also trying to clean up its act.
Brooks sees international dating today as being on the cusp of respectability — in much the same way online dating was in its early stages, before people accepted it as just another way to meet someone.
Eventually, he foresees American women using the site and predicts that the economic disparities will fade away, but that may be a long way off.
“If you consider where we’re going as a global society there’s no question that this is the direction we’re heading,” Brooks says. This is a good thing.” MORE: 17 of Apple’s favorite apps Today’s premium international dating industry looks radically different from the mail-order bride trade did 10 years ago. Each minute of simple, instant messaging-style chatting costs one credit.
Special, premium smilies — like a vibrating, multi-color “LOL” — cost extra. With a free trial cam-share chat on Asian — Anastasia date also runs Amo and African — I was able to quickly set up a feed with a young woman in a spaghetti string white tank top.
The practice conjures images of women desperate to marry out of failing economies; and of unappealing American men looking for a traditional (read: submissive) mate to keep the house clean.