“I think there’s a lot of pent-up demand,” says Chief Strategy Officer Mark Brooks.
“People are realizing that there’s a bigger world than ” MORE: This kid wants to reinvent virtual reality To achieve the kind of growth Brooks is hoping for, though, the company will have to overcome the deep stigma surrounding the mail-order bride industry.
(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.
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.
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.
That’s a 29% uptick from March of last year — a huge increase compared to the rest of the relatively stagnant online dating industry.
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