While you were swiping

2 years ago 0 494

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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The more things change the more they stay the same

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

2 years ago 0 569

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 0 662

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 0 644

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 0 578

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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What if this is as good as it gets?

3 years ago 0 595

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 0 621

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 0 604

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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Alternative facts or fake news? What online dating sites don’t want us to know.

3 years ago 0 1079

Its late January 2017…Are you still sifting through the “alternative facts” (or as we in Ireland like to call it, lies) of online dating, hoping to find Mr or Ms Perfect-That Special One? And you know online dating works sometimes! You may even know a friend or two who found their lid fitted the other’s saucepan. But there’s a secret the online dating sites 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 you to know is that the odds of winning are stacked against you. With online dating, the odds are stacked against you… almost as

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Of Playbuoys, sharks and wasted seamen.

4 years ago 0 802

Day One in the “Just haven’t met you yet/ lookin for lurve” house.. This online dating lark is easy, casual and you don’t have to dress for it, sloppy Joes and PJs rule, sans make up..even my hair’s a mess but sure who knows? So..I decided to join Matchmewithplentyoffish.com (I loved their logo “Cast yer net in the sea of love” I joined (only euro35 a month), put my profile up (My hook was “Let’s have a whale of a time”) and Tadah.. “I’ve got 65 messages, 123 winks and 4 marriage proposals (“And I haven’t even put my photo up yet..) “Are all these for me?” It’s the kid in the sweetshop syndrome. I think I’ve fallen in love 3 times tonite already. Wait till I really get into this.. Which photo? Long or short hair? Blonde, Brunette..that one from 2000 looks great-all my mates said so. ”My milkshake

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