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“He should also be open to the idea of a long-distance relationship that will lead to marriage. A casual browse through dating websites, particularly those based in the US, and you will see many similar posts from women looking for an “Irish prince” or a “gorgeous Gael” to come and sweep them off their computers.
Oh, and one other thing, he must be able to play the bagpipes, or at least enjoy its beautiful sound.” Eh, good luck with that . Generally the stereotyping of the Irish male is stuck somewhere in the 1950s, a land where the men are tall, quiet and gentle, and excel in a natural chivalry.
“Here, some of the GAA lads look like they’ve been hit with a hurley a few times too many.
Some Irish men still look like little boys when they grey up.
He was already planning to get married, and when we were going to have kids and move in together.
But how does the perception of Irish men by overseas women compare to the realities of dating an Irish male?
Mary Kenny, a relationship counsellor who also runs a dating website, says that her service has noticed a large increase in overseas women seeking Irish men for relationships.
“My experience is that Irish lads are more gentlemanly than many other cultures.
Perhaps it’s the education, or else it’s the fact that the Irish mammy is a very strong part of society here. “You see almost helpless men who have been raised by their mammy until they are 40 or 50.
We ask three women for their experiences ‘I want to marry an Irishman.” So says one American female who has posted her profile on one of thousands of internet dating sites.