Valentine’s Tradition Stronger in Asia Than the Gloomy West

February 14, 2011

BANGOR, Maine, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the official day of
romance approaches on February 14 the dividing line between blissful lovers
and cynical singles becomes ever wider. Loving couples are finding their
special day complicated by the growing movement against the perceived
materialism and ethos of Valentine’s Day. Although the latest statistics from
the American Greetings Corporation show around 60 per cent of Americans still
mark the passionate event, there’s an increasingly vocal minority of dissent.

Singles Awareness Day was launched to express the concept of
‘Anti-Valentinism’ with some supporters even going so far as to wear
non-romantic colors and hold parties for those not in a relationship. This
negative viewpoint has been fuelled in recent years by statistics such as the
$13.7 billion spent on Valentine’s gifts and cards each year. Focusing on
such news can be seen as reflective of a pervading cynicism felt more
strongly in the Western world.

For those who don’t want their Valentine’s spoiled by party poopers they
should look to the pure spirit celebrated throughout Asian countries such as
China, Thailand and the Philippines. Although China officially celebrates its
version of Valentine’s Day with the Qixi Festival on August 6, romantic
sentiments are sky high with more and more Asians also observing Western
Valentine’s. This fact is backed up by figures from iResearch who recently
predicted the Chinese users of internet dating would soon hit the 140 million

To help share in Asia’s feel good factor, dating portal AsianBeauties has
just launched a special online beauty pageant in time for the Valentine’s
period. Guys can view the Valentine’s themed photos and profiles of 30
thrilling entrants in the special contest at http://www.missasianbeauties.com
. The contest is truly interactive as men can vote for their favorite Asian
beauty and even get in touch with the delightful contestants using services
including Email Correspondence, Phone Translation and advanced features like
Live Chat.

AsianBeauties is a fantastic resource for old-fashioned guys who want to
prove to women that romance is not a dying art. The website is full of
thousands of the most beautiful Ladies from across the Far East, hoping to
cherish a partner who still believes in love at first sight.

About Anastasia

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’s Family of sites includes AnastasiaDate.com,
AmoLatina.com, AsianBeauties.com and AfricaBeauties which together count over
150 million online visitors yearly and over 2.5 million letters exchanged
onsite daily. To learn more about AsianBeauties please visit


SOURCE www.asianbeauties.com

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