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Discrete and comprehensive
I am a mature male member of PARSHIP.
I like the layout of the site.
I like the personality test that you must undertake before your profile is posted. I found it fun and, more importantly, thorough (you can read a detailed report on you personality – if that interests you. The site will then provide you recommended partners based on this test. You can perform searches based on criteria which you can set. As part of setting up your profile page, there is list of about fifteen or more standard questions which you can answer. Your responses to these questions are posted on your page and they can be funny or straight and it is a good way to start a chat. You get 100% completion by answering at least 10 of these questions.
I also like the relative anonymity that the site provides. For example, only a blurred version of your photograph(s)is shown on your profile page to prospective partners. You can release (“un-blurr”) the photos to them at whatever stage you are comfortable to do so. Your name is not given on the profile page and only the general area where live. So, you are not identifiable by your name, photo or address.
Some people do not answer those questions mentioned above (they are very simple for example “a person I would like to meet” or “an interesting idea for a date”) and, although you may have a high “compatibility rating” (based on the personality test) there is little to judge them by. PARSHIP should insist on a minimum of 80% completion before allowing the person to post their profile. It’s very easy
Conclusion: The thoroughness appeals to me. I have used it for six months and have just renewed my membership for another six. The people I have met have generally been interesting and with potential to develop relationships. I had joined other dating sites but I felt too “exposed” – your photo is public and your town is listed – unless you want to lie about them.. PARSHIP is more discrete which I like.
Found my match
I like the design of the site, went on a few dates before actually finding the one! It is pricey and you have to watch out for the automatic renewal but overall I would say give it a go.
trying hard to be different
I have tried a few websites over the last few years, and I feel this website is trying to match up like minded people.
I am trying to find a life long partner, and even though on this occassion I was unsuccessful, I did meet a man who ticked all my boxes !
Personnally their were not many men in my area, but if you do find one then I think there is every chance of a good match.
They come accoss as professional,and if you prefer quality over quanity then you may be lucky.
I may well try again in the future.
Worked for Me
Maybe I was just very lucky but I met someone with my first contact, both I and my new partner were serious about looking for someone special and we are both now very happy together. The downside of Parship was that when I joined there was an offer for 6 months membership, and it was impossible to join for the 3 month cheaper option, also you cannot see faces clearly nor access any replies until you have parted with cash, so you are really not sure what you are getting until you hand over the cash, but then maybe that means you do not get so many time-wasters on this site. I cancelled my membership without any problems, though my new partner forgot about the auto-renewal and lost £100 which Parship will not give back even though he contacted them the day after the money was taken, so make sure you cancel before renewal. If I were single again I would give Parship another try.
Great personality profile, lacks subscribers
Parship markets itself as a serious relationship website. On signing up you go through a lengthy questionnaire which is the best one I’ve done so far (slightly better than eharmony, far better than be2). Took around 15 minutes. Once you get past that then the matching process can begin, at which point you can alter your profile, answer questions about yourself and add photos. Within a few days I was already in touch with a few women so I decided to take a special offer and subscribe for three months. At this time of writing I have arranged a date with one of the women I’m in touch with. I would say that normally this site is quite expensive to subscribe to and there are a distinct lack of active or even subscribing members which is a pity as this site has great potential. This I’m afraid marks it down, would be four starts otherwise. Needs a higher profile to attract more members.