SOURCE: Anastasia International

Anastasia International

February 14, 2011 03:01 ET

World Record for Most Kisses Received in One Minute Broken by Anastasia International for Valentine's Day

Online Dating Portal Anastasia International Recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 118 Kisses Received in One Minute

ODESSA, UKRAINE--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ has recognized Anastasia International ( -- the premier international dating community for connecting single men and women from Russia and the CIS -- as the new Valentine's Day record holder for Most Kisses Received in One Minute. Over the weekend preceding Valentine's Day, more than 100 women from Odessa, Ukraine participated in the charity event -- with proceeds benefiting the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, which cares for orphans, homeless, the disabled and other dependents -- to successfully break the world record for most kisses received by a single individual in 60 seconds. The official achievement was recognized by GUINESS WORLD RECORDS judge Lisa Gills on February 12, 2011. 

Previously held by Deborah Gist from Washington, D.C. the record of 118 kisses has surpassed her prior achievement of 112 kisses in one minute for the title set back in 2009. Anastasia's Valentine weekend record came with the help of more than 100 of Anastasia International's beautiful Ukrainian women members. Full video of the event can be obtained at

Held as a special inaugural event on Anastasia's Valentine's Romance Tour, the record-breaking endeavor has brought a new global recognition to Anastasia's renowned international dating excursions. Anastasia offers romance tour packages across the globe to some of the world's most exotic destinations for meeting beautiful single women for love, romance and long-term commitment. While a record might not be broken every time, Anastasia's dating vacations have been known to help pair single men with some of the loveliest and most exquisite women the world has to offer.

With proceeds going to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, Anastasia's record-breaking endeavor will help fund truly worthy charitable causes. The Ukrainian Red Cross funds over 40 programs in the Ukraine, serving 105,000 elderly and infirmed patients, nearly 23,000 disabled veterans, and more than 8,000 disabled children. The Ukrainian Red Cross Society is a member of the International Red Cross, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. 

"We are honored to hold this distinguished new record as a mark of our prestige in the international dating community," said Larry Cervantes, spokesperson for Anastasia International. "With the Ukrainian Red Cross Society receiving our donations, we are pleased to have not only a new global title but also to provide much needed support to one of Odessa's largest non-profit organizations." 

Founded in 1993, Anastasia is the industry's leading International Introduction and Romance Tour Company bringing single men together with available women from Russia & CIS, Asia, Latin America and Africa for dating and marriage. Anastasia's Family of sites includes,, and AfricaBeauties which together count over 150 million online visitors yearly and over 2.5 million letters exchanged onsite daily. Anastasia has been featured in a range of quality newspapers, magazines, blogs, online publications and TV shows and documentaries seen across the world. Learn more about Anastasia at