Dating Irish Men

Dating a man from any nationality other than your own is always going to result in some cultural differences and the same is true of dating Irish men. However it’s important to recognise that stereotypes do not always apply and that no guide can be true of dating all Irish men – it will depend at the end of the day on the Irish man that you meet. That said however there are some truths about dating Irish men that tend to apply which we will look at here.

Some Common Features and Preferences of Irish Men

The first thing you will notice dating Irish men is there speech patterns and accent. Irish men tend to talk incredibly quickly and with a very thick accent. Their voice is charming and attractive to many women, but it can sometimes be a bit difficult to understand – and their family in Ireland if they have any is only going to be a lot harder to understand. You might need from time to time to request them to talk more slowly or more clearly, but over time you’ll find your ears grow accustomed and you no longer notice the language barrier.

Irish men if they are to fit their stereotype, will also enjoy things like Guinness which is a thick ale-like drink, Irish coffee and sports such as Rugby. They tend to have a fondness for the pub like much of the rest of the UK and will enjoy pub food.

Irish Culture

Irish culture is not too different from the rest of the West, though they are likely to be Roman Catholic and this will affect their culture and behaviour in many ways. This might for instance mean no sex before marriage depending on how devout they are (though most modern Irish men will not adhere to this rule) and might mean attending church. Irish men are also more likely to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day which celebrates the Patron St. of Ireland.

Irish Personality

Irish men are known for being highly charming and fun to be around and this is what will attract many women to Irish men initially. They are also known however for being very fiery tempered and can be impressive at arguing their cause with colourful language if necessary. They also often use expletives in everyday language more than most of the West and this can be initially shocking, though it is part of their charm once you get used to it.

Again it is important to stress that while this is true of many Irish men, you should judge people as individuals and not by their national identity and you will find that the experience is just as varied as it is dating men from your own country.

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  1. Most people in this country start out Roman Catholic, but in the 42 years I have lived in Ireland I have yet to meet one man who would hold off on sex before marriage.

    Guinness is a stout not an ale, no self-respecting Irish man would ever drink an Irish coffee, that is reserved for tourists.

    We are a sport loving nation, Gaelic football, hurling, Rugby and even soccer.

    We are very charming, loyal and passionate, which can bring out negative reactions if those close to us are criticized.

    We do not generally express emotion, however we are very loving, and once you can tap into that you will find a man who is second to none. Fail to understand him and it will feel like you have met an emotional vegetable.

    We are not part of the UK, we have our own independent Republic, apart from Northern Ireland which is governed by the U.K. And has 50.5% Irish decent and 49.5% Scottish descendants, loyal to the Queen of England.

    We do swear too much…

    We do not like loud arrogant pretentious people, but love honest, loyal real folk.

    We have a dislike to authority, and are always looking for ways to have harmless fun for a laugh or the criticism…

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