Asian Beauties is a popular Asian brides dating site. The site is aimed squarely at the international dating mail order brides scene. The site is operated by Anastasia, who are major players in the Russian mail order brides business.
So is Asian Beauties a good Asian dating site to use, and which services are worth using on this site?
Asian Beauties is aimed at the mail order brides market. Consequently most of the beautiful ladies on the site are from the developing countries of Asia such as Thailand, China and the Philippines. There are also smaller numbers of ladies from countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam and even Kazakhstan.
While aimed at the mail order bride market, it must be said that there are some high quality ladies on the site. You’ll find professional ladies on the site with degrees, good jobs, home businesses and other successful lives.
What makes Asian Beauties different from other Asian dating sites is that the ladies on the site are represented by local marriage agencies. These agencies add the ladies to the site. Consequently you’ll find that the ladies have professionally produced profile photos and their profiles are better written than some of the crazy things you see on Date In Asia or ChineseLoveLinks. Many of the ladies also have a movie gallery available.
Asian Beauties – Chat and Email Ladies
Asian Beauties is a letter writing site. It’s free to join, but you have to pay to send a letter to a lady whose profile is listed on this site. The good thing about this type of site is that it includes a translation service. This allows you to communicate with ladies who don’t speak much English. I’ve personally used a similar service on the Chnlove Chinese dating site. It allowed me to email Chinese ladies who didn’t speak a word of English. While this saved me the pain of learning Mandarin Chinese, these types of site have a problem. The main problem is cost!
LETTER WRITING SITES ARE EXPENSIVE!
By all means use a site like Asian Beauties, but just be aware of the cost factor. On Chnlove I burned through $400 in a matter of weeks.
Beyond this though, the letter writing business model is open to abuse. How do you know the lady you’re writing to is real? What if she’s already in a relationship? Why do you have to pay for a translator if the lady speaks English?
By the way, if you want a Filipina bride then never use a translator site because it’s easy to find a good English speaker, and paying for a translator is a waste of money.
Asian Beauties – Date A Lady
For a fee you can arrange to meet a specific lady in person. This usually involves visiting her in her home town in China, Thailand or the Philippines. Most meetings are arranged to take place at the offices of the marriage agency representing the lady. The fee will normally include the services of a translator. In this respect it’s more like an introductions service.
Some Asian ladies are nervous about meeting a Western man, so they can feel more comfortable with the Date A Lady service allowing them to meet you in familiar and safe surroundings.
On the downside, the Date A Lady service is quite expensive and if your lady speaks a little English then you could probably get by without using the services of a translator.
If you arrange to meet a lady and she feels nervous, then suggest you first meet in a public place such as a coffee shop. You can also suggest she bring a chaperone along – I had this with one lady which was OK, except that I liked her chaperone more than I liked the lady I had arranged to meet!
Asian Beauties – Gifts Service
AsianBeauties has a flowers and gifts service that you can use to send these items to your chosen lady or ladies. Personally I wouldn’t bother with these additional services, because:
- It’s usually far cheaper to use a local delivery service.
- Asian ladies who don’t have much money won’t really appreciate you wasting your hard earned money on flowers or stuffed animals.
- Sending a lady gifts is just too far down the slippery slope of sending her money, and before you know it you’ll be running off to the local Western Union office to mail her your life savings.
- Believe me when I say that you should NOT send an Asian lady anything before marriage.
Asian Beauties – Romance Tours
Asian Beauties is part of the Anastasia Web business that also runs romance tours in addition to their online dating websites. A romance tour is a sort of escorted vacation where the tour guides show you the sights, and help you meet ladies on the trip. On a typical romance tour you’ll attend a couple of social events where you’ll meet loads of Asian single ladies. Translators will be on hand to help you talk to ladies who don’t speak much English, and they’ll help you with cultural issues that may arise.
Romance tours can be a good way of meeting Asian women. They’re particularly good if you’re not comfortable traveling on your own, especially to a country such as China.
As far as the Asian Beauties tours go, they normally only run tours to China. Chinese ladies are exceptionally beautiful, so the tour goes to the right country. The tours normally go to the Chinese city of Chongqing. Again this is a good choice as the ladies of Szechuan Province are considered the most beautiful in all of China. The cloudy skies and humidity do wonders for ladies’ skin.
On the downside, romance tours are expensive! They cost a huge premium compared to just booking a flight and hotel combo on Expedia and arranging to meet ladies yourself. There’s also no guarantee that you’ll meet somebody you like on the romance tour (although you can often pre-arrange to meet ladies you specifically like the look of on the dating site).
Incidentally, A Foreign Affair (AFA/LoveMe) also run Asian romance tours. They also arrange tours of China.Â Unlike Anastasia they also run romance tours of the Philippines, and they look a lot of fun!
Alternatives to Asian Beauties
One major mistake new guys make when they’re looking for an Asian wife or girlfriend is to assume it’s difficult to find Asian ladies to meet. It’s not! Go to China, Thailand and the Philippines and you’ll find no shortage of women to meet.
If you’re confident with women then you won’t even need to bother with online dating. Just go to Asia and chat to ladies on the street. Even if you don’t get lucky with a girl you’re chatting to, it’s highly likely that she’ll know other ladies who like the idea of finding a Western husband. Word of mouth and personal introductions are usually the best way of finding a trustworthy Asian wife.
My personal favorite way of meeting Asian ladies is to use the Cupid Media sites. AsianDating.com is the site to use if you’re not sure what country you want an Asian wife from. If you have a better idea of where your dream lady is from then head to ChineseLoveLinks, ThaiLoveLinks or Filipina Heart (also known as Filipino Cupid). These sites are free to join. Login and have a look at the ladies. If you like what you see then take out a Gold or Platinum subscription. On all of these sites you’ll be swamped with attention. Sure there are scam ladies on these sites, but keep your wits about you and avoid sending anyone money and you’ll be OK.
What’s great about these sites is that the membership operates on a flat rate fee basis, and you can chat to as many women as you like. If you want to meet them in person then you’ll have to arrange your own trip, but that’s not the hardest thing to do. One tip I have is to choose your destination in Asia and only chat to ladies in this city. If I was choosing a Thai bride I would only visit Bangkok. For the Philippines Cebu looks about the best place to visit. In China I would head to one of the coastal cities that are awash with single professional ladies. Try Guangzhou or Shenzhen (easy to travel to from Hong Kong), or one of the cities around the Shanghai region.
If you’ve got more time on your hands then you could also try Date In Asia. This Asian dating website is completely free! On the downside you get what you pay for. There are some fantastic ladies on this site, but finding them is going to take a lot of time due to a basic search facility and the usual problems of a free dating site being full of sex workers and members who aren’t really serious about a long term relationship.
So Asian Beauties has plenty of nice Asian ladies on the site, but it’s pretty expensive for what it is.