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A few credit card details later and I get a congratulations email telling me that I am ‘live’. I have almost planned my outfits and picked my diary dates. Desperate in Delvin*, 62 sends me a virtual wink and then, another. Kinky in Kinnegad, 72, sends me a message saying that he thinks I’m sexy.
So before I declare myself fit for pasture, I did it. He’s much better looking than me and it would show what an animal lover I am. I opt for honesty and remind myself, several times that there is nothing wrong with online dating. My likes, dislikes, inspirations, the ‘tell us about you’ and ‘what you are looking for’. My brothers have already said, half joking, but deadly serious, that, given my success rate, that they will screen any future suitors.
They mean well, but I feel like an ageing horse, getting my teeth checked, to see if there is any life left in the old nag.
Are Irish people more interested in an American style dating culture?
I decided to ask around and figure out exactly what tickles the fancy of Irish singletons and whether or not online dating has changed the way we interact with each other.