And it may allow women in some pretty horrendous situations control of their future.
But there are also stories of abuse or scamming, from both sides of the transaction.
So it's a complicated business, this mail-order marriage. A New Frontier When Marcia Zug, a law professor at the University of South Carolina, began researching her book, "Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches," she figured she'd expose the seedy side of the industry.
There is very little a man can do to get his money back once he has be scammed,.In the early 1990s when the company first launched, it used catalogs to introduce men to Russian women.The company launched its first website in January 1997 and expanded its business in more cities throughout Russia and Ukraine.Following the growth of Anastasia Date, the company spun off three websites during 2007, each connecting western men with women from different areas of the world: Amo Latina, Asian Beauties, and Africa Beauties.In the Fortune interview, Brooks said that his goal was to improve the reputation of Anastasia Date and the international online dating industry as a whole, saying that the industry is "on the cusp of respectability".