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

3 years ago 0 623

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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Get busy Dating..

3 years ago 0 685

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

3 years ago 0 1077

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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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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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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Why are we different to other dating sites?

4 years ago 0 693

We’re different. Because We’re not an internet dating site. We meet you face to face At a time that suits you At a place that’s near you We’re different Because We actually care about getting you introductions based on quality not quantity. Genuine , like for like introductions That match your match, Introductions that you actually may have something in common with. We’re different because We’re friendly, professional, discreet and confidential. We create a personal comprehensive, private profile that includes a PHOTO!! We’re different because We get results, couples meet and they have relationships. We’re small We don’t have hundreds of people on our books (we really wouldn’t be doing a good job if we had) We’re different because you’re different! www.one2one.ie    

From algorithms to zero confidence in 3 dates!

4 years ago 0 724

Online dating and dating apps are designed to give thousands 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 left and right attitude sums up today’s busy, time-strapped singles who want to find anyone, a partner, lover, soulmate in a hurry. However, despite the phenomenal growth  of online dating which is used by almost 40% of singles, it’s actually helping and encouraging the growth of another sector: Matchmakers! Why? My personal view is that because a lot of singles(especially girls) are becoming totally disillusioned by computer algorithms –It’s a real case of “from algorithms to zero confidence in 3 dates.” It also replaces human judgment, with many suffering from dating overload.While there may be plenty of fish in the sea it is a jungle out there! It’s the kid in a sweet

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Why choose ONE2ONE Introductions?

4 years ago 0 858

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 basically  only two types of dating services these days…(and we take it you’ve tried the pub/ club scene, speed dating, slow dancing  and even the dreaded dinner party set up by your best friends scene?) One is internet (or online dating) and the other is offline dating (that’s us Matchmakers and Introduction agencies.) We would never disrespect  internet dating. It  works very well for a huge number of people. You get a huge number of and a wide “variety” of dates… if you need a huge number and wide variety of dates. ..You meet ALL and EVERY type of people…even if you really don’t actually WANT to meet ALL

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