Kenny also believes that many Irish men have to alter their dating techniques and behaviour in relationships because of the influence of other nationalities.“Often, I find overseas women can be quite upfront if they are out there and single-minded about what they want and how they want to be treated.” Despite the increasingly multicultural nature of Irish society, some male dating techniques remain firmly embedded within the culture.“Men here still hunt in packs, and often go out in big gangs and stick together,” says Kenny.“It’s often only when they get very drunk towards the end of the night that they have confidence to approach women.Some Irish men still look like little boys when they grey up.“My experience is that Irish lads are more gentlemanly than many other cultures.
There seems to be a general lack of dating culture here in Ireland.
But does the fantasy match the reality of dating an Irish man?
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.
For me, the standard Australian male is too blokey.
“In Australia, men are more conscious about their hair and clothing.