Irish Men and their Mammies

Irish Men and their Mammies

1 year ago 0 270

This article has been written from my experiences with my Matchmaking and Introductions agency, One2One Introductions.  So please don’t shoot the messenger. Also, I’m the original born again poacher turned gamekeeper. Now read on…. Mammy knows best. I blame Irish Mammies for it all. From the time we were Mommies Little Soldier we’ve been pampered, put on a pedestal and told that there’s “no one good enough for my son” and so we’ve grown up actually believing it. By the time we’re finished school and college and have entered the big bad world of commerce and earning a wage we’ve become so used to our elevated status in the natural pecking order of life that we tend to look at women as being “ONLY women” and “Sure what would THEY know anyway? Aren’t we the greatest thing since sliced bread”? We therefore expect too much from dating because we…………. A…think

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Get busy living or get busy dating.

1 year ago 0 416

Busy..adjective :having a great deal to do: toiling at: labouring away:  wrapped up in: occupied, engaged in.. Everyone is snowed under (and stressed) these days..work work work, home, drama lessons for the cat, doggy obedience school, “oh god I forgot about the kids,  Balthazar needs his Ulysses translated into Hebrew before lunch, then there’s origami, gym, Pilates with Gerry, shopping, walking the goldfish”,  as well as Linkedining, Facebooking, Tindering, Instagraming, Tweeting, thinking, contemplating life.. Whoever invented the 24 hour day certainly wasn’t born on social media that’s for sure Sherlock. .. we’re all busy….  So busy in fact, that the very idea of taking time out to look for a significant other just doesn’t bear twerking about.  And anyway, they’d have to get up earlier than Leo Varadkar to hang out with me. I’m just too busy being busy these days! “I know…I’ll join an online dating site”. The Ikea

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We’re not in Kansas anymore.

1 year ago 0 324

When you’re  ”Single all the way”  there’s no lonelier place than a nite club after midnight on New Year’s Day. You’ve done the 10, 9, and 8 count down and cometh the hour, cometh the hugs and kisses. “Should auld acquaintance be forgot…”  And when Abba’s (1977)“Take a chance on me  ” erupts  you’re all “alone again, naturally”(Gilbert O Sullivan (1971) “You can’t always get what you want” Rolling Stones (1969) Ok…It’s a more mature niteklub! New Year.  New Ewe…no..Just me January! And then there’s those New Year’s revolutions… For selfie singles, the focus, at least in regards to resolutions, may be on how to find that someone special in 2018. Being single just means you haven’t found the right person yet. That’s all! Disney and Playboy… its Disney’s fault that girls want the perfect guy and its Playboy’s fault that guys want the perfect girl! So here you are

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While you were swiping

1 year ago 0 418

The internet, for all its naysayers and prophets of doom, has transformed the way people work and communicate. It has turned entertainment, retail and health industries from boom to bust and back again. But its biggest and most profound effect has been on the single (sic) biggest decision that most people will ever make—choosing that someone special. In those fast walking days of the 1990’s when people actually talked to each other, the idea of meeting a partner online seemed alien, freakish, sad, and not a little pathetic. In today’s brave new world of hunter gathering by swiping right, all those pathetic, alien freaks are considered, sadly, normal. Smartphones have put virtual stadiums full of meeting places in people’s pockets, where singleistas can mingle free from the constraints (and fun) of social intercourse or physical geography and safely roam without fear of failure. It’s the ‘now now next next’ society where

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If you’re serious about meeting someone…read on

2 years ago 0 420

Busy..adjective :having a great deal to do: toiling at: labouring away: wrapped up in: occupied, engaged in.. Everyone is stressed these days..work work work, home, drama lessons for the hamster, doggy obedience school, oh god I forgot about the kids, Baltazar needs his Ulysses translated into Hebrew before lunch, then there’s Origami, Gym, Pilates with mon personnel trainer Gerry, walking the goldfish, Facebooking, Tindering, Instagramming, Tweeting, thinking, contemplating life.. Whoever invented the 24 hour day certainly wasn’t born on social media that’s for sure Sherlock. .. we’re all busy…. So busy in fact, that the very idea of taking time out to look for a significant other just doesn’t bear twerking about. And anyway, they’d have to get up earlier than Leo Vadakar to hang out with me. I’m just too busy being busy these days! Romance? Google get a life ..I know…I’ll join an online dating site! The Ikea of email order brides and men without scruples is just a swipe away (as

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The more things change the more they stay the same

The more things change the more they stay the same..

2 years ago 0 502

Even if it is 2018, there’s actually matchmaking and introduction agencies out there in the real world that attempt to find you potential matches without using the internet, or rely on algorithms or randomly pick names from a database obtained by a Cambridge Analytika… Quell surprise! Matchmaking and Introduction services now make it easier to find that someone special! How is this possible? Simples……. By meeting them the ol’ fashioned way-face to face. These agencies give you a personal service. It’s perfect for today’s busy singles who are having a difficult time meeting someone in real life.  They offer an unparalleled personal service and furthermore, potential singles are all screened, interviewed and verified by a real person.. And not a laptop, iPad, Iphone, Plentifull fish, or a swipey lefty thingy in sight!! This is where and why One2One Introductions score well.  Dave Merren, the energetic, personable and very experienced owner has a fresh and friendly approach

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What the online dating sites don’t want you to know!

2 years ago 0 589

Its late January 2018…and you’re still sifting through the “alternative facts” (or as we in Ireland like to call it, lies) of online or internet dating, hoping to find Mr or Ms Right and right now, aren’t you? And what’s wrong with online dating? It works …..sometimes. You may even know a friend or three who found their lid fitted the other’s saucepan. But there’s a secret those online dating sites( Plenty of Fish and Match.com and Elite Singles, OK Cupid and Another friend to name but a few)don’t want you to know. You see, the online dating sites work much like the lottery. They pull in thousands of people with the hope of winning money. Along the way, they let a few people win. Those winners invariably tell all their friends, and those friends go play the lottery thinking and hoping they’ll win too. What the lottery doesn’t want

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Chasing cars

2 years ago 0 587

LMFM’s Betty Clarke recently interviewed a man who’s mission in life is to turn singles into couples. ….’I just haven’t met you yet’…. “Matchmaking, for all its old fashioned and traditional values happens to be the new pub culture” says David Merren, owner of One2One Introductions. “It’s last year’s little black number and it’s this years fidget spinner. “Already we see people being much more open and brave about declaring that they met through a dating service, so gone are the days when a couple who had met through us would tell everyone they met in a Pub!” “This is 2017…not 1917… the days of dowries and selling off your first born for a heifer and a couple of acres are happily consigned to history- These days it’s a Porsche and a Leinster season ticket”! “Our clients (and by the way we don’t have many clients because if we did

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Really ugly fat bloke looking to meet super model with a sense of humour

2 years ago 0 508

Online dating and dating apps are designed to give zillions of singles the chance to find dates on their own terms. It’s instant gratification for the “I want it and I want it now “generation. The swipe attitude sums up today’s busy, Iphone attached at the lip generation singles who want to find someone, anyone, a partner, a lover, a soul mate so long as it’s this instant! However, despite the phenomenon of online dating which is used by almost 60% of singles, it’s actually, quite bizarrely, helping and encouraging the growth of one sector: Matchmakers! Why? My own view(well, I am a Matchmaker) is that because a lot of singletons are becoming totally disillusioned by computer algorithms –It’s a real case of “from Algorhythms to zero confidence in 3 dates” for some and it replaces human judgment, with many suffering from dating overload. It’s the kid in a sweetshop

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An apology

2 years ago 0 596

An apology to folk who may think One2One Introductions is just another Internet Dating site. Sorry But We’re Different. Because We’re poles apart from Internet Dating. We’re not an internet dating site! We meet you face to face At a time that suits you At a place that’s near you We’re different Because We actually care about getting you introductions based on quality not quantity. We introduce you to genuine, like for like introductions that match your match. Introductions that you actually may have something in common with…who knew? We’re different because We’re friendly, professional, discreet and TOTALLY confidential. We create a personal comprehensive, private profile that includes a PHOTO!! We’re different because We get results, couples meet and they have relationships. We’re small. We don’t have hundreds of people on our books (we really wouldn’t be doing a good job if we had!) We’re different because you’re different! What’s

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