|Our Parship UK Review
Parship is a popular UK dating website along the same lines as sites like Match Affinity and EHarmony. In a similar way to these sites you need to complete a personality questionnaire in order to see your matches. After completing your questionnaire and a short profile you’ll get instant access to your personal matches along with a “compatibility score” for each of your potential partners.
You can register with Parship for free, complete the personality questionnaire and you’ll instantly see a list of your matches. The questionnaire took me around 25 minutes to complete and included a wide range of questions ranging from my interests and hobbies, to whether I was a morning person or an evening person. I also had to make spontaneous choices between sets of two images and read various scenarios and state what I would do in that situation.I have to admit, some of the questions were slightly bizarre, especially being shown black and white pictures and being asked to choose my preferred name for that particular “dream scene”
After that I had to complete a short questionnaire and then complete a profile, then I had instant access to my matches. I was initially shown 369 matches, but this became 7 matches when I selected my local area rather than the whole of the UK – a little disappointing!
If you are thinking of signing up with Parship, read my quick Parship Review below to find out whether or not it is right for you.
Parship Facts and Features at a Glance
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 10 Million members in Europe (not sure how many in Parship UK)
MEMBERSHIP COST: Free registration is available with limited features. Premium membership is £39.90 per month for 1 month, £29.90 per month for 3 months or £19.90 per month for 6 months.
FREE FEATURES: A list of your matches based on your personality questionnaire is provided to you as a free member and you can also use most of the search facilities and view profiles. You’ll need to upgrade to a premium Parship member if you want to see photos of other members. You can also contact other members and your first message to another member is free.
PROFILE FEATURES: The profile is pretty basic as most of the matching is done through your completed questionnaire. The profile includes your photos (up to 9), basic info such as location, age, body type, education, a description of yourself, sport and leisure info and answers to various questions such as “a perfect day for me is…”. A lot of this is pre-filled from the questionnaire so it shouldn’t take too long to complete and when you look at someone elses profile in Parship you’ll see a compatibility score and a summary of how compatible you are in different areas. If you are not keen on showing your photo you can make it have a blurred appearance and then only show it to people who request to see it.
Here’s a screenshot of the compatibility chart for one of my matches.
SEARCH FEATURES: You can search based on age, height, region, children, smokes/doesn’t smoke and interests. Upgraded (premium) members can also search on income and education.
FUN FEATURES: You have the ability to “smile” at someone or send them an “ice breaker”. A “smile” is similar to a “poke” on Facebook and an “ice breaker” is a little multiple choice questionnaire, which is quite a fun way to contact someone.
GAY DATING – if you are a guy looking for another guy, or a lady looking for another lady, then you can register with Parship in the normal way and just specify this on the initial signup page.
Verdict of Parship:
3 and a half out of 5 Heart Rating
Parship has a nice, easy to use site and the personality test isn’t overly complex. I liked the ability to see a summary of how compatible you were with each potential partner + the details of which areas you are most compatible. Unfortunately for methere were only 7 compatible matches listed in my home town so for this reason I am rating it 3.5 stars out of 5. This may be different for different areas of the UK or different types of personality, so it is still worth registering with Parship for free and taking a look at your matches. You can then decide whether or not you want to be a premium member based on the number of matches that are returned.
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