Dating an irish guy
Irish people are unlike any other nation in the world, in attitude, humour and sense of style – particularly Irish men.
If you are embarking on the Irish dating scene with no previous experience of the phenomenon that is the Irish man, there are certain things you need to know.
From the love of GAA to the obsession with tea, here’s 9 things to know before dating an Irish guy:1.
You’ll always be compared to his ma’It’s unavoidable.
His mother is probably one of the major figures in his life.
Like it or not, you’re going to be compared to her and she will probably judge you to the heavens behind your back.2.
He’ll probably have a gang of ‘lads’ Every Irish guy has a group of ‘lads’.
Whether it’s his team mates from the Junior B hurling team or his old friends from school.
He’ll be preoccupied with GAA and farming in the summer If he’s from a sporting background, a farming background or both, you better believe you won’t see him all that much in the summer months.
From getting the bales wrapped before the rain to going on the hunt for tickets for the All Ireland – just go with the flow (and pack a few sandwiches).4.
Spuds will need to be a requirement for most dinners You can try to make fancy dishes from exotic lands, but the old reliable for most Irish men will always be the humble potato.
Mashed, fried, baked or roasted, spuds will never be far off the dinner menu if he cooks for you.5.
Be prepared for plenty of tea-drinking There’s probably nothing he will discuss in more detail than the Barry’s vs Lyons tea debate.
Don’t get him started on drinking ‘weak’ or ‘strong’ tea. Most of his clothes will consist of GAA and soccer jerseys You’ll notice this if you’re ever unlucky enough to have to do a load of his washing with your own.