PARSHIP works on the principle of matching people who potentially share a deep level of compatibility, so one of the first screening methods that members apply is to look at the compatibility score (CS) for each of their recommended partners. This is expressed as a percentage. The scores for your different recommended partners will probably cover a wide range, but you can be sure that everyone on your list has test results and a profile which suggest that the two of you should get along well.
The search criteria you set are also an important part of the screening process. It is worth allowing a little bit of flexibility on issues such as age and height … How much does it really matter if someone is a couple of years older or a couple of centimetres shorter than the ideal you have in your head? Wouldn’t it be a shame to miss out on someone who is compatible with you in every other respect? Location is more of an issue for some people than others – some couples even thrive on a long-distance relationship. As for the presence of children, that’s an important question, but there is a big difference between young children and children who are in their late teens or beyond.
If someone has completed the ‘About me’ page on their profile, you will be able to find out more about them and determine whether you would like to make contact. If there is nothing on the ‘About me’ page, you can always contact them to try and find out more!
Of course, a vital stage of the screening is the communication between you and your recommended partners. It’s worth remembering that not everyone expresses themselves very well in writing -- you might be able to make a truer assessment if and when you reach the stage of talking on the phone. Ultimately, it’s only when you meet someone face to face that you can really gauge the personal chemistry … The first date is part of the screening process too.