Irish Men and their Mammies

1 year ago 0 365

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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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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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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An apology

3 years ago 0 661

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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Think outside the box ticking…

4 years ago 0 832

And so the journey begins. You’re about to dip your toe into the deep waters of “The Dating Game”! With a bit of luck you’ll steer clear of the shark infested seas that are online internet dating sites and join a real Matchmaking and Introduction agency! (Hopefully you’ll pick us at One2One Intros). As you know, we meet face to face and spend time getting to know you, who you are, what your values are and what you’re looking for in a partner, as well as creating your personal and confidential profile. We ask you for a list of principles and qualities you would like to see in your “perfect match.”  It’s always tempting when doing this to dream up a detailed list of all the qualities that Mr or Ms Perfect match should have. After all, you don’t settle for anything but the best and deserve nothing less but

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From algorithms to zero confidence in 3 dates!

4 years ago 0 724

Online dating and dating apps are designed to give thousands 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 left and right attitude sums up today’s busy, time-strapped singles who want to find anyone, a partner, lover, soulmate in a hurry. However, despite the phenomenal growth  of online dating which is used by almost 40% of singles, it’s actually helping and encouraging the growth of another sector: Matchmakers! Why? My personal view is that because a lot of singles(especially girls) are becoming totally disillusioned by computer algorithms –It’s a real case of “from algorithms to zero confidence in 3 dates.” It also replaces human judgment, with many suffering from dating overload.While there may be plenty of fish in the sea it is a jungle out there! It’s the kid in a sweet

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So how are those resolutions going????

4 years ago 0 879

For a single girl or guy there’s no lonelier place than a nite club after midnight on New Year’s Day. You’ve done the 10, 9, and 8 countdown and cometh the hour, cometh the hugs and kisses. Suddenly Queen’s “Find me somebody to love” bellows and you’re all alone, again! “I’m never doing this again! It was the same last year. I’m getting too old for this. Why am I here?” New Year. New Me!  When was the last time you said that?  Last year probably. While many will resort to New Year’s resolutions  involving exercise or  good intentions, for singletons, their focus, at least in regards to resolutions, may be on how to find that someone in 2016. Being single just means you haven’t found the right person yet. That’s all! Remember, its Disney’s fault that girls want the perfect guy and its Playboy’s fault that guys want the perfect

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