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That is what the likes of, Tinder and Plenty of Fish are banking on anyway.
Love and dating has been made so convenient because we are too lazy and busy to get up, get out and actually talk to a human being. Gone are the days when you would go to the local disco or dance, eye up a nice fella and wait for the slow set to come on in the hope that he Speed dating dublin reviews on apidexin ask you to dance.
You can often spend hours, if not days of chit chat without anything materialising into a date. is quick and easy. Chatting to 15 guys for 4 minutes each. No flirty messages, ringing your mates to see what you should write back, should you ask him out or wait.
It is Ireland, after all. Although you may want to stay anonymous and not have anyone know that you are hitting the speed-dating scene, it is a possibility that you will know someone, as did I.
But fear not, the best way to look at it is the everyone is in the same boat and there for the same reason. Just chalk it down to Ireland being as small as a gold fish bowl, have a laugh about it and move on. There is no point going in there with a load of inflated stories about yourself, because at the end of the day, things might work out and then you are going to have to explain that actually, you are not a stewardess, or an astronaut or a supermodel, but that you actually have a normal nine to five, and be damn proud of it too.
But, think about it.
Speed dating dublin reviews on apidexin Talking to 15 or so guys for 4 or 5 minutes each. By the time I got to the last few guys I had to stop myself from sighing in their faces. Not because they were any less interesting than the rest, but because I was exhausted.
Chit-chatting from all things from your job, to where you are from, where you have travelled to, is this your first time here etc, it all takes its toll.
By the end of it, I had had the same conversation so many times I could hardly remember who I told what to who!
Irish single girls hunt in packs and what is great about speed-dating is that it gets you out of the herd and out on your own. It is you and a boy, face to face, talking. But as some of the men admitted to me that night, it can be difficult to talk to women on a night out, for the very reason that we rarely let one break through the line of our friends and when we do, if we like them, great, we let them chat away and maybe buy us a drink.
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