Parship UK is suited to people looking for a long-term relationship and who would like to leave the searching to someone else. The Parship system recommends matches to its members based on their compatibility score.
Parship originates in Germany and is one of the most popular matchmaking sites in that country. They also have a site dedicated to Brits called uk.parship.com (Parship UK). Parship UK offers the same basic system as the other European websites.
Formula Based Matching
Parship uses their own formula-based approach to matchmaking. This means taking a fairly long compatibility test - much like eHarmony's. This might seem a little clinical but the experts tell us that this is the best way to find people who're truly compatible with you.
The test helps to determine each member's personality type. Once complete, profiles of suggested matches will be sent to you as they turn up. You have the option to look closer at your matches, or ignore them.
As with eHarmomy you can further refine the search scope to some extent to give definite preferences to things such as height, age range and smoking habits. If you have some dating "show stoppers", I suggest you complete this section on your profile carefully.
Will there be a Spark?
As a prospective member you should keep in mind that like eHarmony, the underlying philosophy of Parship is to suggest matches based on who statistically would make a good "romantic couple".
If you prefer to take the "driving seat", or you have a dislike of lengthy personality questionnaires I suggest going somewhere like Match.com.
As with eHarmony, the relevance of your suggested matches will depend on how accurately you complete your personality questionnaire. In order to get the most out of this approach, you need to allow sufficient time to complete this section carefully, and to upload at least one good quality recent photograph.
On the plus side, with this approach it is then possible to sit back and wait for suitable matches to come along.
Everything Requires Payment
Access for non-paying members is severely restricted. The matchmaking system can be used (minus some advanced options) and it's possible to send ice-breakers. However emails can't be sent or opened until you upgrade to premium. Photos are also blurred-out to non paying members.
Parship offers a great tutorial, a lengthy description of what they offer, many success stories and a free Parship test to begin. However, they don't allow you to browse before you sign up. So, if you create a free profile, you can search around and see if they have what you want before you decide on becoming a premier member.
Creating a basic profile will take a few minutes as they have several questions they want answered as well as the compatibility test. By and large Parship is very easy to navigate and to get started on. They are very open with their mission and determined to help singles in Europe find their mate.