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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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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Get busy Dating..

3 years ago 0 688

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, Baltazar needs his  Ulysses translated into Hebrew before lunch, then there’s origami, gym, Pilates with Gerry, shopping,  walking the goldfish, 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 Vadakar 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 of email order brides and

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Men and Dating. An inconvenient truth?

3 years ago 0 784

  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

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The rules of Dating… Debunked!

3 years ago 0 758

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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Are Irish men of a certain age lazy, boring and hung up on box ticking when it comes to Dating in the real world?

4 years ago 2 956

  Firstly I need to say this has been written from my experiences with my Matchmaking and Introductions agency, One2One Introductions. Secondly, I’m the original born again poacher turned gamekeeper. Now read on.. I blame Irish Mammies for all this. From the time we were rug rats we’ve been cossetted, put on a pedestal and told that there’s “no one good enough for my son” and so we’ve grown up believing the myth. By the time we’re finished school and college and have entered the big bad world of commerce and earning mullah 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 expect too much from dating because we A…think there’s more of them than us when

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