A successful and fulfilling relationship is dependent on the compatibility between two people - their personalities, their aspirations and their lifestyle - and the way they complement each other. But, if it is to prove durable, a relationship also needs to be nurtured and, on occasion, both partners need to work at it, probably gaining a deeper understanding of each other in the process. These reports and articles tell you more about how to get the best out of a relationship.
Do you remember the first person you ever loved? I remember the first time the guy put his arm around me. We were sat outside on a bench and it felt so wonderful, I didn’t move for an hour, even though I really needed to go to the loo. It turns out his arm had gone numb from where I rested my head on it, but he didn’t move either, because he wanted to cherish the moment. more
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If your aim is to find a partner for marriage, then the right kind of online dating site – Parship, for example -- really can help you on your way to happiness. While some dating sites still focus on chat and fun, others, like Parship, cater for people who are seriously looking for a long-term partner. more
A real relationship
The compatibility of two people is at the heart of Parship’s matching process and it is at the heart of a successful, long-term relationship that proves fulfilling for both members of a couple.
The essence of compatibility is the way two people complement each other: how their personalities dovetail - how they are similar to each other and how they compensate for each other; how their aspirations match - what they want out of a partner and out of life; their choices of lifestyle - a hectic life in the city, a quieter life in the country, family life with children or a constant focus on each other … and so on.
Parship’s compatibility matching genuinely can help single men and women find their way to a real relationship: nearly 40% of Parship’s Premium Members report that they have found someone special through the service. The matching process is based on more than 30 years of academic research into relationships. Its centrepiece, the Parship compatibility test, gauges some 30 different aspects of each member’s personality; each of these traits is key to his or her behaviour in a relationship. The matching is then fine-tuned on the basis of the information each member supplies on his or her lifestyle and interests, and also on the search criteria set by each member.
Many people who have found a happy relationship through Parship say that, the first time they met their new partner, it almost felt as if they had known each other for a long time. That feeling of mutual comfort is a superb foundation for a real relationship - a relationship which proves durable