The 23-year-old Ukrainian is gamely answering questions in our private Internet chat room, which is costing me about a buck a minute. She’s sending me emoticons and even wants to know what I would title a book that was based on my life.(Not really sure, I tell her.)I’m on Anastasia Date.com, the leading provider of “premium international dating” services for singles looking for love abroad.(Her name being the same as the site's is a coincidence.) Premium international dating is a new name for what’s traditionally referred to as the mail-order bride business. 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.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.. 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.Join before May 26 for just , , or per month and you’ll receive your choice of three new books, totes, and other perks like free entry to events.FORTUNE -- Anastasia doesn’t seem particularly concerned that I’m not interested in marrying her.
“I think there’s a lot of pent-up demand,” says Chief Strategy Officer Mark Brooks.Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.I have already sent her the traditional 0.00 visa scam dollars. I to feel your body near to mine, I want, that we to be kissed and to be embraced, I want you, I know, that at us all will be good. My apparent scam story matches several of the ones on you web site. The poor poverty stricken young women who lives in an apartment with her mum, has grandfather and earns US per month in wages. I even dream how I'm with you we go for a walk together, that we sit in restaurant at candles, it is very perfect dream and I want, that it was on the present. I know, that you too so think, I love you and I want to be only with you!!!!I at you want to ask, and what we shall do(make) in the beginning, when I arrive to you, we shall go somewhere and to look something, to travel? The name and place has changed again.time it is Natalia Derevyashkina (sometimes spelt Natalya Deryashkina) who resides in Salekhard, North Russia, works as a cashier in a grocery store and falls in love after about 4 email messages that arrived regularly every 2-3 days.