We are committed to providing a high quality service, offering you, the gayPARSHIP member,
the best possible experience. We guarantee this with the gayPARSHIP Quality Promise.
Bringing people together
PARSHIP initially launched its pioneering service in Germany on Valentine's Day 2001, leading the way in Europe as the first online dating service to offer a scientific compatibility test to match people for a long-term relationship. PARSHIP is now established as the leading European service for single men and women who want to make a serious commitment. 150 PARSHIP employees work to bring people together who are really right for each other. We are proud to say that 38 percent of our Premium Members report that they have found love with PARSHIP's help.
To help ensure that gayPARSHIP's members are genuine people in search of a serious relationship, our customer services team personally checks all member profiles. Any text and photo that a member adds to his or her profile is approved before it goes live on the site.
The unique scientific PARSHIP Principle®, which matches people by compatibility, is based on more than 30 years of research into relationships, conducted by Professor Hugo Schmale of Hamburg University. gayPARSHIP's specialist international team of 16 psychologists constantly refines and updates the matching process. When you take the PARSHIP test, you produce a personality profile which enables the service to recommend potential partners to you. These are people with whom you stand to be genuinely compatible, since you complement each other through a particular balance of similarities and differences. Tens of thousands of happy couples have already been brought together by gayPARSHIP.
gayPARSHIP members are serious about finding a relationship, so they are ready to put some time and thought into answering the PARSHIP test. gayPARSHIP's service puts you very much in control and protects your privacy. For instance, you will be known exclusively by an anonymous codename and you can block contact from specific members if you so choose. If you add photos to your profile, they will only be generally visible in a blurred format. It is up to you whether (and when) you release your photo privately, on a one-to-one basis, to a person of your choice.
Your data is secure on gayPARSHIP and will never be passed on to a third party without your agreement. The payment system is protected by SSL-encryption, so that your payment data is safely transmitted.
Many of gayPARSHIP's members are people with a higher level of education and income. The ratio of women to men and the distribution of ages are well balanced, with most members being between 30 and 55. You can look forward to meeting like-minded people on gayPARSHIP, and the concept and nature of the service attracts people who are seriously looking for a long-term relationship.
Our customer service agents are your contact person, so that your search for a partner is smooth and successful. They are at your service when you need them to assist you and give you advice. You can contact our Customer service via e-mail as well as using the contact form on the website. Your questions will then be answered as quick as possible.
If you opt for a six-month Premium Membership, and if, when it ends, you have not established contact with at least five other members, we will -- on request -- give you six further months of Premium Membership, free of charge. As a member, it is always well worth taking the initiative and getting in touch with your recommended partners -- by means of a contact request, with a fun 'Icebreaker' mini-quiz, or simply by sending a quick smile.
In March 2010, The Daily Telegraph rated PARSHIP as one of the UK's '10 of the best' dating sites, saying: 'Complete an in-depth personality test and get matched mathematically with similar people ... If you trust in psychoanalysis, it's spot on.'
Among gayPARSHIP's media partners are The Independent and the Belfast Telegraph.