Irish Men and their Mammies

1 year ago 0 369

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 we…………. A…think

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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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If you’re serious about meeting someone…read on

2 years ago 0 508

Busy..adjective :having a great deal to do: toiling at: labouring away: wrapped up in: occupied, engaged in.. Everyone is stressed these days..work work work, home, drama lessons for the hamster, 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 mon personnel trainer Gerry, walking the goldfish, Facebooking, Tindering, Instagramming, 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! Romance? Google get a life ..I know…I’ll join an online dating site! The Ikea of email order brides and men without scruples is just a swipe away (as

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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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What the online dating sites don’t want you to know!

2 years ago 0 662

Its late January 2018…and you’re still sifting through the “alternative facts” (or as we in Ireland like to call it, lies) of online or internet dating, hoping to find Mr or Ms Right and right now, aren’t you? And what’s wrong with online dating? It works …..sometimes. You may even know a friend or three who found their lid fitted the other’s saucepan. But there’s a secret those online dating sites( Plenty of Fish and Match.com and Elite Singles, OK Cupid and Another friend to name but a few)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

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

3 years ago 0 765

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 0 627

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 0 595

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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Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be!

3 years ago 0 622

Why is it so hard to meet someone these days? Finding someone in the Seventies, 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 (now there’s a lost art!) AND without fear of the PC Police over the freshly baked bread cheekily utter “Don’t squeeze me til I’m yours” Gallantry ruled and real men opened doors and ladies actually replied with a Thank you! If it rained (which was a constant) you’d offer to share your umbrella. Bus stops were where the action was and love stories began (or was that Zhivagos?) You could talk without loudspeakers in pubs to other people without googling them! In those fast moving days we enjoyed a mad thing called… reality! You went to discos and niteclubs to meet someone. You asked a girl out by walking

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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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