Get busy living or get busy dating.

1 year ago 0 477

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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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 0 567

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 0 763

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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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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The rules of Dating… Debunked!

3 years ago 0 754

Rule 1. There are no rules. For a single girl or guy there’s no lonelier place than a nite club or a party 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. “Should auld acquaintance be forgot…” Just then Queen’s “Find me somebody to love” erupts and you’re all alone, again, naturally! New Year.  Just me January! And then there’s those New Year’s resolutions. For singletons, the focus, at least in regards to resolutions, may be on how to find that someone in 2017. Rule 2. 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 girl! So here you are in the first week of January 2017..Chocolates and Tequila shots are off the

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Let me guess-you met in Blinkers?

4 years ago 0 669

In the 90’s/Noughties it may have been…………….. The pub, niteclub, a match, a dinner party, your brother’s girlfriend’s sister, Copper Faced Jacks, Bad Bobs or Howl at the Moon? In the 70’s/80’s it could have been Blinkers, Club 92, Zhivago’s or Silks..or the rugby club, Perhaps it was the Dandelion market or a fondue party? And for the rest of us let’s try and remember the good ol daze of the Television club, Tara Club or The Teachers club, Mass or the Paddy’s day parade. Before that the Matchmaker ruled. Now…in today’s way too busy virtual techno Facebook, Twitterland of Instagram and Tinder where do you actually and physically meet someone? Swipe right, poke and emoji!! Forget it and  join One2One Introductions for a start… We can help you meet that special person you just might want to share your life with. One2One is NOT an online internet dating service. We are a genuine, personal and friendly Matchmaking and Introduction agency  who actually care for our clients. We meet you face to face, One2One and arrange like for like introductions. You’re

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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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