Online Dating Plows Fertile Ground in China

By Anastasia International, PRNE
Monday, January 24, 2011

An Emperor's Treasure to Choose From

CHONGQING, China, January 26, 2011 - On a foggy Friday this past December, in the dining hall of the Empark
Grand Hotel in Chongqing, China, now the world's biggest city, Tony "Full"
, a handsome 47 year old former police detective and widowed father of
two grown sons, is surrounded by 12 eligible and eager Chinese ladies.

Tony is one of a select group of 12 men who have traveled from the U.S.
and Canada to find a long term relationship by taking part in a romance tour
and today's international speed dating party. The 11 day excursion was
organized by online Asian romance specialist, and will in
its first two days introduce the handful of expectant bachelors to over 200
available and enthusiastic ladies from the region.

The women range in age from 18 to 45 and occupy positions as students and
professors, doctors, small business owners and government bureaucrats. Some
are young and beautiful with flawless, glowing skin, perfect teeth and top
notch educations and jobs, while others seem more plain. Some women have
flown from as far away as Beijing and Shanghai to be here today, and all are
anxious to find a caring, responsible husband from abroad. Indeed,
'responsible' is the buzzword that keeps ringing from most of the 200 women's
lips when asked to describe their perfect mate.

The men hail from small provinces in Canada and megalopolises like New
and L.A. where they are doctors, business owners, software developers
and car dealers. They all have a story, like Peter from New Jersey who lost
his wife and daughter a year ago in a car accident, and Bradley, a middle
manager at a Milwaukee insurance agency and state lottery winner. They've all
had their minds bent at what they've experienced here, half way around the
world and 1,000 miles down the romance rabbit hole.

These modern romantics are members of an exclusive group of men who since
1993 have traveled the world, guests of Romance Tour companies like
AsianBeauties parent Anastasia International. The online dating industry
itself has recently experienced unprecedented growth and a positive
transformation evidenced by the tone of several articles by major journals
such as Time, Bloomberg/Newsweek, The Economist and others.

As the men switch tables at the sound of a gong and move on to the next
setting of hopeful ladies, their gaze wanders back to certain women they've
just met and felt connections with. They all to a certain extent feel a
combination of emotions that comes with being in a foreign country. But
specific to this group is amazement at the abundance and beauty of the women
in China…the unusual and unique social experience of having their dreams
laid at their feet. One participant quips 'this is like candy-land', while
another described being entertained at a table of over a dozen adoring women
like being a 'rock star' or a 'celebrity athlete'.

All agree that not since the all powerful Emperors of ancient China have
men had such stunning choice.


Founded in 1993, Anastasia is the industry's leading
International Introduction and Romance Tour Company bringing Western men
together with women from Russia & CIS, Asia, Latin America and Africa for
dating and marriage. Anastasia sites count over 150 million online visitors
yearly and over 2.5 million letters exchanged onsite daily. Anastasia has
been featured on numerous media outlets including: 48 Hours, The Daily Show,
The Howard Stern Show, and Jennie Jones, and has been the subject of news
features on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, the BBC. Anastasia has also appeared in
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