Parship.co.uk is one of Europe’s largest and most successful compatibility-based online dating services. Like eHarmony, this website is geared towards those who are looking for a serious relationship, and it even says so on its homepage.
On Parship.co.uk, it’s your personality that’s the priority, coupled with what you expect in a long-term relationship. This is determined by Parship.co.uk’s compatibility test, which is based on more than 30 years of scientific research. This will generate your personality profile, and measure the aspects of your personality that determine your attitudes and behaviour in a relationship. The test takes about 20 minutes, which is shorter compared to most other online dating site tests. Parship.co.uk’s emphasis on compatibility is reflected in the way that photographs are used on the site: you can’t actually to see another person’s photos except in a blurred format. Photos can only be seen and shared after you’ve already made a connection on a one-to-one basis. This reinforces Parship.co.uk’s stand that compatibility is a lot more than just an attraction to a photograph.
There are quite a few free services that you can use on Parship.co.uk that will let you get a feel for the site before you become a fully paid member. Free services include registration, the compatibility test and your resulting personality profile, your list of recommended partners (produced by the test in conjunction with your search criteria), the ability to release your photo on a one-to-one basis to your recommended partners, send contact requests, and make contact via the Icebreaker, Smile, and Make a Comment features.
The Icebreaker is a fun way to get to know someone as opposed to just winking or becoming a fan of a profile. A quick quiz appears with four short questions, which are answered via a tickbox. You then indicate your choice of ‘forfeit,’ which is small concession you will to honour if it turns out that you and the other member agree on all four answers. The forfeit is nothing too demanding, and the most common one is releasing your photo. Once you’ve seen how your answers compare, it’s up to you what to do next.
If you want to read contact requests, send and read messages with other members, and view photos that have been released to you on a one-to-one basis, you will need to become a Premium Member. A further advantage of Premium Membership is that you can sort the list of your recommended partners by distance and view the complete list of visitors to your profile. Also, Parship.co.uk has a good policy regarding inactive memberships, which is a common complaint for other online dating sites. Parship.co.uk will only recommend partners who have been active on the site within the last 8 weeks. Furthermore, if a member goes 12 months without logging in, his/her profile is deleted.
PROMOTIONS AND SPECIAL OFFERS :
“Contact Guarantee” option – if you haven’t established contact with at least 5 other members at the end of your 6-month Premium Membership, Parship.co.uk will extend your Premium Membership another 6 months free of charge!
◊ Personalized partner recommendations
◊ Send and receive contact requests
◊ Share photos on a one-to-one basis
◊ Personality evaluation – overview
◊ Unlimited communication with your recommended partners
◊ Make contact as often as you like incl. icebreakers, smiles and comments
◊ View photos that have been released to you
◊ Search in your area
◊ View full list of visitors to your profile
◊ Contact guarantee
◊ In-depth personality report
All Premium Membership subscriptions (including special offers) automatically renew on the last day of a current subscription.
– Parship.co.uk Review –
Pros And Cons – Final Recommendations:
THE BOTTOM LINE
This is a dating site for those who are serious and determined about forming a lasting relationship, with a lot of good free services before taking the Premium plunge.
Free VS Paid Membership
|Basic Membership Fees|
Premium Membership Fees
|1 Month: Free||1 Month: £39.90|
|3 Months: Free||3 Months: £89.70|
|6 Months: Free||6 Months: £119.40|
Pros and Cons
|Basic Membership is free||In-depth personality report for Premium members only|
|Free members can send and receive unlimited amount of contact requests to all members||Video and Webcam not available|
|Contact Guarantee option – great offer for those who are looking for a long-term relationship (premium members only)||Chat and IM not available|
|Blurred photo feature – you choose to release it one-to-one (very handy feature)||Only Premium members can exchange photos|
|“Search in your area” option available for Premium members only|
|Automatic renewal of Premium Membership|