One of the main reasons for joining an online dating service is to gain access to a large number of new people. On the Internet, you can make contact with potential partners who otherwise would never have come into your orbit. Just as in the ‘real world’, though, you are going to have to make choices: who is genuinely of potential interest to you? PARSHIP offers a scientific matching process which narrows down the field to people who are likely to be really right for you. This increases your chances of success from the word go, but you are still likely to be faced with a choice of dozens of recommended partners. Realistically, a screening process is required, and the articles in this section help you narrow down your choice to the people who meet your expectations and are really right for you.
It’s an age old question – how many partners should a woman have had? Much has been said about the double standard attached to a woman’s choice of partners versus that of a man, and many women talk down their number of partners (or consciously limit it) in order to not come across as “easy”. more
I won’t go too much into the subject of the double standards when it comes to dating, but we all know that many women are still afraid of making the first move when it comes to dating, for fear of being branded as sluts and, let’s face it, because no one’s ever taught us how to do it properly. A recent article in the Herald discusses what happens when women hold back from pursuing men they are interested in. more
The absolute basics of what we Irish men are looking for in a girl can be summed up in a single sentence: we want a woman who’ll respect us, care for us and make us look good, all while having a good laugh. more
When things get serious in love, Irish men are twice more likely to think about uttering the words “Will you marry me” than their European cousins, according to a new international report out today. This is part and parcel of their comparatively traditional attitude to relationships: they want commitment and marriage over lust and passion; they value intelligence over looks, and they really know how to show a girl a good time, spending 106 Euros a time entertaining their love interest. more
If your aim is to find a girlfriend, you need to make sure you are using an online dating service that genuinely meets your expectations and requirements. More than 400,000 single people in Ireland are prepared to look for love on the Internet, so there are a lot of potential girlfriends out there on the Web! more
The right person for you
The aim of PARSHIP's matching process is to bring together people who are compatible on a deep level. Perhaps your first and most important step as you screen potential partners is to check the compatibility score (CS), expressed as a percentage on each partner profile. In all likelihood, you will see a wide range of different scores as you scroll through your list of recommended partners, but every one of your PARSHIP matches has a profile which suggests genuine compatibility with you.
On PARSHIP, as on other dating services, you set search criteria, and these are another key element of the screening process. You should be ready to show some flexibility when it comes to criteria such as height and age … Is it really worth missing out on someone whose personality and values are deeply compatible with yours, just because they are a little shorter or a little older than the ideal partner you have in your head? When it comes to location, distance is more of a challenge for some people than it is for others … Could you deal with a long-distance relationship? Whether a potential partner has children is obviously a major consideration – but it is worth checking whether those children are still of school age or are already making independent lives.
The ‘About me’ page will obviously help you find out more about each of your recommended partners. If their ‘About me’ page is empty, though, don’t just navigate away … Why not contact the person with some interesting questions?
How you communicate with your recommended partners is, of course, an essential indicator of how well matched you are. It is a vital stage of screening, but remember that the way someone writes is not necessarily 100% representative of the way they are. Before you decide to meet up with one of your recommended partners, you will probably want to talk on the phone. In the end, it will be on the first date – another very important stage of the screening process – that you really assess whether someone could the right person for you.