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

2 years ago 0 573

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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A fishy tail of one womans journey into the dark web of Internet Dating sites

3 years ago 0 762

Day 1 in the ‘I just haven’t met you yet’ house…… ‘This online dating lark is the Bees Balearics! It’s soo easy, casual and you don’t have to dress for dinner, sloppy Joes and PJs are de rigueur, 5 o clock shadows sans make up and even my hair’s a mess but sure who knows’? See, I decided to join Ok Cupid Match me with plentyoffish.com (I loved their logo ‘Cast yer net in the sea of love” I joined (only euro35 a month), put my profile up and while I may have fake newsed just a tad regarding my age, weight  and what I do for a living, the rest is all true(ish). My hook is ‘Let’s have a whale of a time’ and already surf’s up..I trawled  20 messages, 123 winks and 4 marriage proposals AND I haven’t even put my photo up yet! It’s the kid in

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If one synchronised swimmer drowns do the other have to follow?

3 years ago 0 622

What we do on or before dates that maybe we really shouldn’t! Let’s face it.. whether you’re a newbie to all this or have even had a date or two in the not too distant past, going on a date can be a total head wrecker! A date SHOULD be fun, enjoyable and perhaps have that ‘let’s do this again feel about it and who knows where it will lead to..but what about the what if’s and maybe’s and if only’s so the following should be taken with a strong coffee and a pinch of salt. To Google or not to Google? Everybody Googles everybody! And while it’s fine to get some little background about him or her before a date sometimes a little knowledge is a VERY dangerous thing. I had a bizarre situation where I arranged a date with …let’s call them Frank(Abernathy for confidential reasons!) and Mary.

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What if this is as good as it gets?

3 years ago 0 591

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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Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.

3 years ago 0 687

In old Irelands dark past when men were men and sheep were nervous a matchmaker made introductions not so much between marriageable men and women, but between their two families or clans. They negotiated the complicated deals that traded land and dowries against beauty and skills…and we’re not just talking cattle here. Nowadays, the process is just a tad different. Life, as we now know has changed somewhat since those ” heady, herdy, spit on your palm, fine girl you are, let’s watch Gaybo on the Late Late(sadly not everything’s changed for the better obviously!)” match-making days of the past. Today we want excitement, commitment, love, passion …and that’s only from a Pizza!! But how do we find someone special in today’s hyper paced “I want it all and I want it now” world of instant gratification. The answer to life as we know it is………  ONE2ONE Introductions! We can help you

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Think outside the box ticking…

4 years ago 0 831

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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Why should you choose One2One Introductions over other Dating agencies?

5 years ago 6 4730

  We admit to being impartial about this, being the proud owners of One2One Introductions, so obviously we want you to choose us!  And after all…….. It is our blog! But because we value  honesty  and because we believe you need to know as much of the truth about what you’re going to get into if you join a dating agency, the following may have some bearing on your filtering of choice. There’s  only two types of dating services these dates…(and we take it you’ve tried the pub/ club scene, speed dating, slow dancing  and even the dreaded dinner party set up scene) One is internet or online dating and the other is offline dating (that’s us Matchmakers and Introduction agencies ) We should/would never criticize  internet dating. It  works very well for lots of people. You get a huge number of dates… if you need a huge number of

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