Living in a wee country like Ireland poses some unique obstacles when it comes to online dating.
Like any smaller place, privacy is potentially a problem, from seeing your ex’s profile pop up in your feed to inadvertently taking your date to the same restaurant where the whole family is celebrating auntie Mary’s 80th birthday.
However, there are some culturally specific challenges that can make looking for love a truly bewildering experience in the Emerald Isle – especially if you’re a lady.
Here are 10 undeniable reasons why Ireland is a uniquely horrifying place search for a relationship online – and the tweets to prove them:
1.You’re likely to get matched with a family member
They say you can’t throw a stone in Ireland without hitting someone you know – but this is too close for comfort.
Surely they should bring in a family filter just for us?
2.The odds of this are even higher during Covid-19
Lockdown just made the friends and family matching dilemma worse.
It’s the Covid-19 crisis no one talked about for fear of admitting they’d accidentally swiped right on their cousin.
3.You might get your heart broken by someone famous
We don’t know which is worse – the rejection or the fact that even music stars struggle to find a normal relationship in Ireland.
Either way, it’s a good excuse for to break out their CD, take a trip down memory lane and slag off their terrible hairdo from back in the day.
4. Not everyone will be your type
The problem with that is – when it comes to Irish men, there is only one type.
Get used to the fact that there will be three people in your relationship – you, him and the GAA jersey.
5.Making conversation can be tricky
Emojis are literally the best thing that ever happened to Irish men.
And the worst thing that ever happened to the women they’re trying to woo.
6. Some guys just won’t spell it out (correctly)
The only thing more painful than reading this message is the quite scary threat of violence at the end. Not a good look.
It’s also proof that Irish men DO pose randomly with the children of friends and family for dating app profiles.
On the plus side, you have it in writing that he will watch ‘chick flicks’.
7.There are so many mixed messages
If you survive the date, he might at least drop you home because…he knows where you live.
8.Some guys will have you running for the nearest Brexit
We’ve got 32 problems but this guy ain’t one. See what we did there? *gets coat*.
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9.Others have problems communicating
While we’ve no doubt that the Irish accent can be a powerful seduction tool, this guy probably won’t get to try it out after that message.
10. You could meet any of THESE blokes
That’s it. We’re cancelling our Tinder account and joining the nuns.