While you were swiping

2 years ago 0 493

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 0 644

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 0 577

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

3 years ago 0 626

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 0 594

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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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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The rules of Dating… Debunked!

3 years ago 0 757

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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Dating should be fun!

4 years ago 0 890

  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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Be careful..It’s a Jungle out there!

4 years ago 0 950

  Looking for love in all the wrong places Singletons are signing up to Irish online dating sites in the hope of finding love, but instead of finding Ms or Mr Right, they are increasingly being targeted by con artists,fraudsters and rip off merchants! Who knew? From the initial…“Now HE looks nice-let’s chat”( online of course because you’re so careful of not giving too much information about yourself away-this is quite ironic as you have already put your best photo online for the world and sometimes his wife to see and written an in depth personal profile about yourself, mentioning where you come from, your age and little details about your family) Remember that old adage-“if the enemy’s in range then so are you” But soon the buzz of the male order toy shop empowers you and  you’re lost in the moment and all a flutter.. To….”Really, do you think

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Winter is here…in real life!

4 years ago 0 776

  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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