“Often, I find overseas women can be quite upfront if they are out there and single-minded about what they want and how they want to be treated.” Despite the increasingly multicultural nature of Irish society, some male dating techniques remain firmly embedded within the culture.
“Men here still hunt in packs, and often go out in big gangs and stick together,” says Kenny.
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?
For instance, when I was in college in Poland I was dating a Polish man.
He was already planning to get married, and when we were going to have kids and move in together.
“The biggest difference I notice between American men and Irish men is that Irish men don’t seem to ask women out on dates.
But how does the perception of Irish men by overseas women compare to the realities of dating an Irish male?
Mary Kenny, a relationship counsellor who also runs a dating website, says that her service has noticed a large increase in overseas women seeking Irish men for relationships.
Irishmen are more into parties and a see-how-it-goes approach. One thing though, I notice the manners are different. “To be honest, I thought he was Canadian, as he had a very pure Dublin accent. They prefer to spend most of their time with other men.
For me, the standard Australian male is too blokey.