While you were swiping

2 years ago 0 490

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 0 502

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 0 566

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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Chasing cars

2 years ago 0 642

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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What if this is as good as it gets?

3 years ago 0 590

In today’s social media driven mad world of Online Dating sites , ONE2ONE INTRODUCTIONS stand out from the crowd. Why? Because we’re NOT an online dating site! Now read on…. Dating is supposed to be fun – meeting new people, going to exciting places, that spark, that frisson of where things just might lead to…However, reality bites bitterly. After the initial first bloom of hope and expectation  you believe these apps resemble a sweet shop-Wow..’are all these for me’…sadly reality bites. This isn’t exactly ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ and soon you’re believing  you’re working in a sweat shop; traumatic, time consuming and getting nothing out of it! Online dating sites and apps  are full of an never ending algorithm of babbled dialogue with mono syllabic replies fed by the genuine, the lonesome, the cheating and the gullible who trawl through a sea of profiles (coz there’s plenty of fish out there)

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Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be!

3 years ago 0 618

Why is it so hard to meet someone these days? Finding someone in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties just wasn’t a problem. You could meet someone in the supermarket because it was a relaxed place to bump into and maybe flirt (now there’s a lost art!) AND without fear of the PC Police over the freshly baked bread cheekily utter “Don’t squeeze me til I’m yours” Gallantry ruled and real men opened doors and ladies actually replied with a Thank you! If it rained (which was a constant) you’d offer to share your umbrella. Bus stops were where the action was and love stories began (or was that Zhivagos?) You could talk without loudspeakers in pubs to other people without googling them! In those fast moving days we enjoyed a mad thing called… reality! You went to discos and niteclubs to meet someone. You asked a girl out by walking

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Why should you choose One2One Introductions over other Dating agencies?

3 years ago 0 600

Let’s make no bones about this, being the proud owners of One2One Introductions, we want you to choose us as the last place you’d think of if you are single, separated, divorced or widowed and looking to meet that someone special! That’s correct. The last place! You’re tried the rest, now go with the best! So if you’ve done this type of thing before or you’re contemplating a return to the dating game after a while or just fed up with being on your lonesome, why not check us out? And before you do that make sure you know the differences between us, other dating services and especially, online or internet dating! It’s kinda important to know what you’re dealing with. There’s really only two types of dating services these days. Let’s take it you’ve thrown your hat at  the pub/ club and even the dreaded dinner party or best friend’s set

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Why are we different to other dating sites?

4 years ago 0 693

We’re different. Because 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. Genuine , like for like introductions That match your match, Introductions that you actually may have something in common with. We’re different because We’re friendly, professional, discreet and 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! www.one2one.ie    

Dating should be fun!

4 years ago 0 889

  In today’s social media driven world of Online Dating sites we at ONE2ONE INTRODUCTIONS stand out from the crowd. Why? Because we’re not an online dating site! Dating should be fun – meeting new people, going to exciting places, that frisson of where things just might lead to…but sometimes just getting to the point…of an actual date…can be traumatic, treacherous and time consuming! Online dating sites are full of an never ending algorithm of babbled dialogue with mono syllabic replies fed by the genuine, the lonesome, the cheating and the gullible who trawl  through a sea of  profiles (coz there’s plenty of fish out there) searching for their sole mates by baiting them with mind blowing and earth shattering conversational nuggets like “what’s your favourite colour?” and after composing a humorous, yet personal ditty of 300 words why the magenta is your palette to life, you get a one

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Winter is here…in real life!

4 years ago 0 770

  The big mystery used to be (before online dating exploded into our singledom kingdom) …. Why is it so hard to find someone? Finding someone in the Eighties and Nineties just wasn’t a problem. You could meet someone in the supermarket because it was a relaxed place to bump into and maybe flirt over the frozen yogurt “My sister loves the taste of that one and she sometimes uses it as a face mask!” “Really I thought Bio was yer only man  but hey what do I know, I shave twice a day!” You could walk out of your apartment and run into someone on the street…not literally but there was always someone you could practice your gallantry on when it rained, which was quite often. And who knows where that would take you. ”Bus stop Bus stop ..Love grows.. under my umbrella..”The Hollies circa 1960 splash. But now

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