A survey done by Parship in 2008 gives some interesting insights into the mind of British women.
With seven million singles in the UK ready to use turn to the Internet to find a relationship, men and women from all sectors of society are joining dating websites – and many of them are finding a long-term partner. In 2008, Parship made a detailed survey of UK singles and its results provide British men with some useful and fascinating insights into British female and what they are looking for in a partner.
British single women stand on their own two feet
Parship’s singles survey found UK women are generally at ease with being single, though they also like the idea of establishing a long-term relationship with the right man, whether or not matters are formalised with a wedding.
What women and men are looking for
The No 1 attribute in a woman’s eyes is honesty – 97% of them are looking for that in a man, while 95% appreciate a man with strong communication skills and 88% are looking for an open attitude, with a sense of humour scoring equally highly.
Over 50% of British men like the idea of dating and attractive women, while 39% of women attach crucial importance to a man’s appearance. Though many British women consider themselves fussy when it comes to choosing a man, it seems they are not obsessed with looks.
Single women in Britain seem to want a man who displays some sensitivity. 58% of women don’t appreciate a man who behaves as if he knows it all, while more than 60% are put off by dominating or ruthless behaviour. Less than a quarter of women are attracted to a man who likes to assume the traditional male role, while less than half were looking for a protective man or a go-getter.
Women who are compatible with you
Parship’s matching process is based on more than 30 years of research into relationships. Studies have proven that long-term success for a couple depends on compatibility of personality, attitudes, aspirations and lifestyle. At the heart of Parship’s service is a unique free compatibility test – which will bring you together with women who offer you the potential for the fulfilling relationship you deserve.