Parship’s members are genuine single people ... They have chosen Parship as a relationship site because they want to find love … They tend to be professional people with high expectations of life and of a prospective partner (and of a professional dating service)… but that’s where the generalities end. They are of many different ages and backgrounds … They come from all over the UK (or even from elsewhere in Europe) … Some are looking for marriage, others a steady relationship … The advice in this section covers the many different issues that people face as they look for love.
Not a day goes by without a piece of research telling us that our dating and relationship lives are all down to basic biology. The latest, hailing from Canada, has found that women’s sex drive declines significantly throughout long term relationships / serious dating, while men’s stays the same throughout. more
Romantic weekends away are among the finest things in this world, but you don’t need to suffer through airport queues or 5:00AM flights to do something special with your special someone. There are plenty of incredibly romantic beauty spots dotted throughout the UK, so why not make the most of them? Here are our top favourite romantic getaways in Britain: more
Everyone has their idea of the ideal man or woman, and each of us attaches particular importance to certain aspects of a potential partner. But what happens when you come across someone who treats dating like a visit to the supermarket? more
Susan Sarandon, Joan Collins and Gwyneth Paltrow all have a younger man as their partner. They insist how happy there are - and have been doing so for years - but the older woman/younger man combination has always been viewed askance. Why should that be? more
I met someone in my early 20s, just after I left university. He was my first serious boyfriend and I felt could talk to him about anything and we did lots of things together and I thought we had a good relationship. more
As single people go in search of a new relationship, they face issues that are as diverse as they are.
Men can face different issues from women, especially when it comes to the established protocols of dating ... Someone who’s been married before will take a different approach from someone looking for their first serious relationship ... Is it a matter of aiming to find a girlfriend or a boyfriend, or is marriage in mind? …
Some single people have children - whether living with them, their ex-partner, or maybe grown up and living independently. Long-distance relationships can be a viable option for some people, while others need to have their ‘other half’ close by - and there is also the matter of choosing the right moment to move in together (if that’s what you want).
Factors like religion can also play a role in how things develop: for instance, while Parship does not ask members to specify their religion, it is a relationship site which often appeals to people looking for Christian dating, perhaps because it adheres to high standards.