Many single people in the UK still see a long-term relationship in terms of marriage – it is a matter of finding a husband or finding a wife. On the other hand, many people are perfectly comfortable with the idea of finding a partner. These days, it is widely accepted that a serious long-term commitment is quite possible without a marriage licence.
“Can I introduce you to my partner?” is a phrase that we now hear regularly at social events. It has now become widely accepted that two people can make a serious, long-term commitment to each other without having to sign a marriage contract. Many couples start a family without being married – thousands of children have a mum and dad who are partner and partner rather than husband and wife.
Seeking a long-term serious partner
It all comes down the choices of the two people in the relationship and whether they wish to formalise their relationship. PARSHIP’s Europe-wide Singles Survey in 2008 found that single people in the UK and Ireland were more attached to the idea of marriage than single people in other countries of Western Europe. Indeed, there is even a question about attitudes to marriage in the PARSHIP compatibility test! The essence of the matter is that PARSHIP is a dating service for people who are looking for a long-term relationship. Whether you are looking for a husband or a wife or a partner is up to you. Whatever your preference, you can be reassured by the knowledge that almost 40% of PARSHIP’s Premium Members report that they have found a relationship with the help of the service.