Nathan Adams, a 45-year-old aircraft mechanic who hates dating, turned to out of frustration with women in Utah. After a romance via letters and Skype, he and Elena Adamchiyk, a native of Ukraine, are planning to marry before her 90-day fiancée visa runs out. Adams feels like he hit the jackpot.

A friend suggested taking a chance at online dating sites; five of his friends at Hill Air Force Base are married to women from other countries, and he liked the idea. So he bought a home computer.

At first, he tried a website that connects Western men with Asian women, but was scammed by someone he believed was a model.

When he began hearing good things about Ukrainian women — that they are both beautiful and traditional — he tried

AnastasiaDate is the largest international online-dating company, though much smaller than general interest dating websites such as, Plenty of Fish, eHarmony and Zoosk. It makes money by charging men in Western countries to exchange and translate electronic letters and to arrange live text and video chats with women in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and other former Soviet republics. It has sister sites specializing in Latin American, Asian and African women.

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