Coleen Harte and Sean Gibbons are pretty sure that the Irish are among the worst people to ‘date’ and make no bones about it over at Irish women are extremely feisty and while of course this can be endearing, when she starts screaming insults at a driver who just took her spot in the car-park, all you can do is squirm and look away.If you ask a lady on a date, you shouldn’t expect her to foot the bill, or even half of the bill. Pluck out your Bank of Ireland Mastercard and put it on the table, before she notices. But what he doesn’t know is that this particular tea towel is a mockery of a tea towel, or any towel for that matter. “Noooo – not one,” I said, before grabbing another tea towel from the hot press and running off to the kitchen. The blue striped tea towel was clean, and fresh from the press.It’s a good thing we have the issue of paying out of the way – that at least gives us one less thing to worry about on an actual date. Dating in other countries is wildly different to dating in Ireland.Whilst Americans are happy to approach a stranger and ask them out for coffee, Irish people would rather gnaw their own arm off than do the same thing. Contrary to popular belief, they do not all have red hair, fiery tempers, consume gallons of ale, and believe in leprechauns. The Irish are known to be forthright and outspoken. Take a trip to your lover’s homeland and be treated to one of the most beautiful places on earth.Yet Irish men and women do have distinctive traits and qualities to be admired. Many Irish have a lively sense of humor and are fun to be around. You probably won’t have to wonder what’s going on in your relationship.
Women are more likely to want to “go Dutch”, with 68% saying they do the latter and only one in ten women offering to pay for the whole thing.Irish women talk, and talk, and talk, and unfortunately many of the women that I’ve met didn’t really have that much to say.An Irishman once asked me around to his place for dinner, he cooked frozen chicken fillets on a George Foreman Grill and gave me soggy French fries from the oven.Judging by dating websites, Irish men have a good reputation among foreign women.But does the fantasy match the reality of dating an Irish man?