After several years on my own and not dating, I decided it might be good to have someone to share things with. I tried going out to different venues and events but, as a lot of people find, it's really hard to meet people of similar age and interests.
I was nagged into trying Parship by a friend who saw an article in the Times. I was hugely sceptical about it and thought it would just attract desperate weirdos, but having been let down a few times by men I'd met in a more conventional way I thought I'd give it a try. Having done the psychometric test I decided it might be OK as you have to be fairly committed to complete it. Anyway, I was contacted by a couple of guys and went out with them but they ultimately proved to be not quite what I was looking for and I was thinking of giving up when a new man was added to my list. I checked his profile and his 'about me' section and liked what I read. I would definitely recommend that members complete the 'about me' section as it gives a more personal view of the person. So, I contacted him and he responded very quickly. We soon got chatting via Parship and after a while he suggested meeting despite the distance between our respective towns. I sent him a photo of myself and despite that he still wanted to meet me! We met in my home town in the morning and went for a coffee and he gave me a present which he'd brought back from a recent trip abroad - a good move! What woman doesn't appreciate a present?
We spent all day together, having lunch and sight-seeing. We got on well right from the start and there were no awkward moments or silences. Although he was originally due to leave by the afternoon, we agreed to go on to a local village pub, where we had a lovely evening. He'd indicated by this time that he would like to see me again and I was more than happy with that idea. He came back the next weekend and since then we've spent almost every weekend together. Although it has been a relatively short time since we first met, we both feel like we've known each other for a lot longer as we get on so well. The great thing about contacting people through Parship is that it guarantees a short-cut to the type of person who will hopefully have similar attitudes and interests to you. You don't have to waste time with anyone you have nothing in common with and you immediately have things you can talk about.
I'm very glad that I didn't give up and gave it one more go, although I have now cancelled my membership of course. Our relationship seems to be going from strength to strength and we're both very happy - so thank you Parship!