There is both a free and a paid Parship membership. The free user profile, however, only offers limited functions. The profiles of the partner proposals are displayed in full, but the exchange of messages is only possible to a limited extent and photos are only displayed blurred. A premium account is required for unlimited communication options and viewing profile pictures.
Premium membership offers unlimited communication
The term of the paid premium user account is between 6, 12 and 24 months. The costs vary depending on the duration of the contract: the longer the contract period, the cheaper the monthly price. The following premium packages are available:
|6 months||$ 74.90 / month|
|12 months||$ 59.90 / month|
|24 Months||$ 39.90 / month|
(As of May 2019)
In contrast to many other partner exchanges, Spaceship publishes the specific costs for membership on its own homepage. The pricing policy is communicated transparently and openly with this provider.
Services of the various packages
The 6-month membership offers unlimited exchange of messages.
The one-year membership includes many more functions. All released photos and the complete visitor list of the profile can be viewed. A regional area search is also available when searching for a partner. A so-called "contact guarantee" promises to get to know at least 7 potential partners. If these online acquaintances do not take place, the membership can be extended for a further 6 months free of charge.
The longest and cheapest monthly membership over 24 months includes all functions and services of the other contract models. However, 10 contacts are guaranteed here.
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Additional bookable functions for basic members
The following functions can be booked for a fee by basic members.
Attention: These functions are free for premium members !
- Profile check: $ 49
- Relationship Personality Analysis: $ 149
The following payment methods are accepted at Spaceship:
- Credit card
- Direct debit
Security & Transparency
Newly registered members are automatically checked and verified by Spaceship. All content that does not meet the Parship guidelines or is dubious will be rejected.
In addition, Spaceship offers its members a free ID check. Whether a user has carried out this check and passed it is displayed in the profile. This keeps the number of possible fake accounts as low as possible.
On its website, Spaceship offers an extra category "Security". Here, members are offered many security tips that are intended to protect against so-called scammers. There is also information about the company's own data protection regulations, the IT security officer at Spaceship and how to deal with fake profiles.
Spaceship was also awarded the TUV SUD America certificate and adheres to the requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Data transfers only take place via secure SSL encryption. In addition, Spaceship promises its members that personal data will not be sold or passed on to third parties.
Honourings and prices
The dating agency is characterized by a high level of reliability and has received numerous awards so far:
- In 2016, Spaceship was named the test winner in the "dating agency" category by Stiftung Warentest.
- In 2014, TUV SUD America-Süd certified the data security, transparency and quality of the partner exchange.
- In 2013, the German Institute for Service Quality recognized the company (DISQ) Spaceship as the best dating agency.
- In 2013 the partner exchange was chosen by the independent test portal "Netzsieger" as the test winner in the area of "dating agencies".
- In 2013, the market research company "GfK WebValue" found that the Parship site had the most visits (unique users) in the area of dating agencies.
- In 2013, the dating agency received the "Brand Prize of German Standards", which is only awarded to exceptional "Brands of the Century".
- In 2011, Spaceship was declared the overall winner by Stiftung Warentest. During the test, 14 dating sites and partner agencies were scrutinized.
- In 2010, the independent test portal "testsieger.de" recognized Spaceship as the best dating agency.
The Parship page is clearly laid out and very intuitive. In this way, the user reaches his goal within a very short time. The design looks young, fresh and modern thanks to the rich red tone.
Registration with Spaceship is free. All you need to register is an email address and a personal password.
The personality test takes about 20 minutes and is very varied. Before you know it, you have worked through a wide variety of topics and questions. Right afterwards there are suitable partner suggestions. The user can then decide whether to continue testing the free account or to take advantage of the paid tariff straight away.
A mobile website is available so that you can search for your dream partner while you are out and about.
The free Parship app is available for Apple and Android devices. Members can conveniently leaf through partner proposals, write messages or make contacts while on the go. The app is convincing thanks to its clear structure, the push notifications and the enlargement of approved photos. This is how digital flirting is really fun.
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Go to the provider
The dating portal is aimed at singles aged 18 and over who are seriously looking for a new partner. The ratio of women to men is very balanced at 51 to 49 percent in contrast to many other providers.
According to their own information, the proportion of academics is 52 percent. The survey for this took place in 2013 among all registered premium members in Germany.
The tone on Spaceship is friendly, relaxed and warm. The community welcomes new users in a courteous and friendly manner. On Spaceship, thanks to the strong community and the helpfulness of other members, you feel right at home and in good hands. This is how flirting is really fun.
The partner exchange promises good chances of success. According to their own statement, 38 of all premium members find a new life partner at Spaceship. This quota is determined on the basis of a survey that members fill out after deregistering and giving notice. The durability of Parship relationships was determined in a survey in 2013 in cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen. The result was very positive: According to this, 9 out of 10 couples who met via the portal were still together.
Personality test & matching
The personality test at Spaceship is unique and was developed by Parship co-founder Dr. Hugo Schmale developed. If you want to learn more about the high-ranking psychologist and his understanding of love, you should have a look at the article "How does love work?" throw.
New Parship members take a personality test as soon as they register. Questions about your own character, relationship behavior and everyday life can be answered here. The results of this analysis are made available free of charge on the user profile. The following areas are evaluated:
- Stomach, heart, head?
- Dealing with Conflicts
- Relationship type
- Detail view
The area "stomach, heart, head?" describes the character traits of the single. Values such as the mind, feeling and instinct of the user are illustrated in a diagram. This shows which of the three properties predominates.
In the section “Dealing with Conflicts” the four characteristics “generosity”, “tendency to withdraw”, “willingness to settle” and “assertiveness” of the single are put in relation to each other. The diagram shows which feature predominates in the searcher.
In the “Relationship Type” category, the following points are analyzed and compared with one another: inner needs (hunger, thirst or sexual desire), self-control and closeness to the partner.
The summarized results can be viewed in the last section, the detailed view.
After the personality test, suitable partners are generated using a partnership matching process and presented as partner suggestions. Thanks to the clear display of the matching points, the user can see directly how well you fit in with your counterpart and what the chances of a happy relationship are.
If you want to make finding a partner even easier, you can use the filter settings. Here the partner proposals can be narrowed down further. With the search setting “This is how my partner should be”, singles can specify the following characteristics of the desired partner:
- Smoking habits
- Children present / not present
Furthermore, the regional search can be used to narrow down the partner selection. The following countries and federal states are available:
George M Fortune, Bavaria, Arkansas, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt
Germany, Austria, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, France, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland
By the way, the paid premium membership enables the use of additional filters - these include preferred sports, musical tastes and holiday preferences.
Profiles & Photos
The photos are only blurred in the free profile. In order to be able to see the profile picture, a premium account is required - and the photo approval of the single shown.
The profiles of the individual partner proposals are fully visible even with the free membership. In addition to the profile picture, the job and age of the matching partner are listed. These include the three most important character traits as well as the following features:
- place of residence
- Smoking habits
- relationship status
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The first contact can take place in several ways: Either you send a smile or ask other singles so-called fun questions that can be answered by the other person and sent back. You can also write and send personal messages in the traditional way. However, a premium account is required for writing messages without limit. As a basic member, you can reply to received messages, but you cannot actively write to a partner proposal.
With Spaceship, the profile photos are initially always displayed blurred. Only after approval by the user depicted can another Only see the photo. This not only protects the anonymity of the user. In addition, the focus is more on the similarities and the level of matching points - and not necessarily on the appearance. This ensures that first and foremost singles meet who also have a good character.
The customer service is clearly structured. If you have any questions or concerns, there is a FAQ section on the “Help & Contact” page. The ten most common questions are answered in detail here. At the end of each answer you will be asked whether it was helpful for the user. If not, additional frequently asked questions are displayed. If the user cannot find the question in this question-and-answer area either, he can alternatively send an e-mail, letter or phone to customer service.
Furthermore, there are certain help topics to choose from - for example about the profile, partner suggestions, security or technology. The quality of the customer service is satisfactory for the user.
In the magazine “or” there is a lot of interesting information about relationships, love and lifestyle. There are also lots of tips on flirting and dating here. Not only singles can find inspiration here and find numerous tips for finding a partner. Couples will also find what they are looking for here by getting tips, ideas and advice for a happy and functioning relationship.
Spaceship offers numerous events throughout Germany, which are divided into the categories North, East, South and West. Here you will not only find cooking courses, city tours and after-work parties, but also wine tastings, escape games, bike tours, hikes or game evenings under the motto "Socialmatch". The range of specific single events is immense. It is worth taking a look at the large selection.
Conclusion: Serious and user-oriented with a great fun factor
Spaceship is very serious and, as a large partner exchange in Germany, offers a high number of registered members.
The free personality test that every user has to carry out at the beginning and the subsequent matching process only bring partners together who really fit together. Due to the large number of partner suggestions, the user has an enormous selection. The sorting function also makes it possible to find the right partner for you even faster.
The online magazine “or” gives many helpful tips for singles and couples. If you don't just want to flirt digitally and get to know people, you can go to one of the numerous Parship events.
The friendly, relaxed tone on Spaceship and the warm community make getting started a lot easier. This is how flirting is really fun.
Communication with the free Parship account is severely restricted. Sending personal messages is only possible to a limited extent. If the user opts for a premium membership, he also has to commit himself to a longer period, because there is no short minimum term of just one or three months.
The dating agency Spaceship can be recommended to interested singles without restriction.
The Stiftung Warentest named Spaceship 2016 the test winner in the "Dating Agency" category. The dating agency was particularly convincing with the advice, the many suitable partner suggestions and the data protection regulations and terms and conditions.
The many other awards from various test portals and the TUV SUD America certification speak for themselves. Spaceship offers its members many additional security services and is currently one of the most reputable dating agencies in Germany.
If you are really looking for a serious relationship and are looking for a partner for life, you have come to the right place at Spaceship. Registration is worthwhile.
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