Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.

Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.

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By the time I met Pete, I already knew we had a lot in common - 83% to be precise!

” Relationship Psychotherapist Paula Hall calls our test the best in the industry. Secondly, we carry out more profile checks than any other dating site in the UK.

Lucy, an IBM Programme Manager who met Pete through Parship two years ago, says: “I loved the compatibility test where I then stood a chance of meeting someone who I really was compatible with.

Because of this, I believe there is true honesty on the site by those who take the time to complete their profiles in detail and the compatibility test.

Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.

That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.

Parship works hard to make sure you don’t have to worry about security and privacy when looking for a partner online: 128bit SSL encryption. Parship has plenty of dating tips to help you make the most of your online dating experience.

It is a relationship site based on a unique compatibility test which assesses the way each member is likely to behave in a relationship and assesses personality, aspirations, interests and lifestyle.

One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.

If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.

Just visit the Parship Magazine for general dating advice and even submit your own questions if you like.