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.Irishmen are more into parties and a see-how-it-goes approach. One thing though, I notice the manners are different. “To be honest, I thought he was Canadian, as he had a very pure Dublin accent. They prefer to spend most of their time with other men.
It’s easy to use and 100% safe, secure and confidential.“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.“I would say a quarter of all our females are now non-Irish,” she says.Kenny also believes that many Irish men have to alter their dating techniques and behaviour in relationships because of the influence of other nationalities.