We would love to hear from you if you feel that your path to love was unusual or unexpected in any way. We're also interested in hearing from couples who had a very high compatibility rating and can't believe how well-matched you turned out to be.
Parship is sometimes approached by magazines, newspapers and TV programmes looking for interesting relationship stories and we would offer a romantic dinner to our couples who share their story with the media.
Please share as much information as possible using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had used several dating sites without much success. There are a few dubious sites, and unfortunately most of the men on these sites thought I was looking for sex and nothing else. This was in spite of putting in my profile that I had recently been widowed and was thinking about getting back into the real world after a bit of a difficult time. I was looking for someone to form a relationship with, someone of like mind, and someone with whom eventually I might spend the rest of my life. more
"Firstly I would like to encourage readers to bear with me. I remember reading other people's stories when I first went on the Parship website and being dubious as to whether they were real and wondering what percentage of people really manage to meet future partners online." more
Heather was one of the first people I contacted after I'd joined Parship in late 2005. I noticed in her profile that she had worked in the same industry as me, so seeing that we had that in common, I took the plunge and said hello. It turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done. more
If Parship’s compatibility matching provides the foundation for success in finding a real relationship, it is also up to you as a member to help yourself along the path to finding someone special.
For instance, it’s worth being flexible when setting your search criteria. How much does it really matter if someone is a couple of years older or a couple of inches shorter than your consider ideal? And have you considered dating somebody who doesn’t live in your area? With Parship, you can even get in touch with people in other European countries - though a long-distance relationship isn’t for everyone. And if someone tells you they are separated rather than divorced, that doesn’t stop them from being single and genuine.
While it’s good to know what job someone does - and Parship is known as the professional dating service - don’t make any assumptions on the basis of what someone does for a living. Parship’s matching centres on the compatibility of two people’s personalities, not their professional interests.
Another route to success is to take the initiative when it comes to making contact with your recommended partners. It takes a lot less courage than approaching someone in a bar or striking up a conversation at the supermarket! You can send a contact request - a private email over Parship’s internal messaging system - or you can try an Icebreaker - a fun way to show interest. You answer four quick questions about life and then you send the same four questions as a quiz to the recommended partner of your choice. Then the two of you see how your answers compare. You can also simply send a ‘Smile’ to another member, or you can ‘Comment’ about something you like on their profile. Everything has to start somewhere - including a long-term relationship - so be ready to make the first move in whichever way you choose. It could change your life.