We know how important discretion is, which is why we don’t show just anyone your picture. “What I really liked about Parship is the anonymity of not having my photograph for just anyone to view..." - Irish Independent, March 2011.
"Parship isn’t a flirting website aimed at casual flings.
"Our site has helped facilitate hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of arrangements that have helped students graduate debt-free.
This was closely followed by Dublin City University, who saw 71 of it's students sign up to the site, creating a total of 568.
However, it is University College Dublin who has the highest number of sugar babies overall, with a grand total of 601 sugar baby students attending UCD. , attributed the high costs involved in attending college for the high numbers.
I think this is because in Ireland interracial relationships aren’t as common as other places.’ She says that the reason many men approach her is because sex with a black woman is seen as something new – unlike men in places like London or New York.
You make us feel like an object that you will eventually get bored of and toss out after having derived maximum pleasure from us. Because when you sexualise us you are merely reminding us that you don’t actually see us. ‘This isn’t just black women though – it’s Asian women too.
You see a carnel desire and someone with whom you want to explore your insatiable black girl fetish. Because when you sexualise us we can’t help but wonder how much longer you’ll stick around after you get tired of the pigment of our skin. Because when you sexualise us you are damaging our spirit. You are instilling an insecurity in us about something that we should be proud of. Because when you sexualise us you’re telling us that we will never amount to anything more than a checklist, a conquest, a tool. It’s a very high number.’ She says that she’s had women contacting her off the back of her post, saying that they’ve experienced the same thing.
‘I’ve had it from a number of people – maybe seven or eight out of 10 men will comment on the fact I’m black.
Many of our members are predominantly affluent, educated men and women between 28 and 55 years old. You’ll be matched with likeminded, high quality Irish singles.
When using the dating site, members can only communicate through Parship’s anonymous contact and messaging system. "Specifically for people who are looking for a long-term relationship..." - Irish Times, February 2012.
Having just completed a two-part series exclusively for RTÉ Player, UPFRONT: Domestic Abuse, RTÉ's Della Kilroy went behind the statistics, examining the harsh reality for young domestic abuse survivors across Ireland.