I wouldn’t like to be marrying any man who had that.” American Clare Kleinedler (37), recently moved to Ireland and is testing out the dating scene “I briefly dated a couple of Irish guys in San Francisco when I lived there for college, and I am just starting to date here.
“The biggest difference I notice between American men and Irish men is that Irish men don’t seem to ask women out on dates.
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.
For me, the standard Australian male is too blokey.
Despite the changes in Irish men, that mentality is still very prevalent.” Below, three non-Irish females describe their experiences of Irish men in relationships: Fabiola Galeziewska, 24, (pictured above) from Poland, has been in a relationship with an Irish man for the past eight months “There are different approaches with Irish men.
If that relationship doesn’t work out, they’ll likely date someone else from the same circle of friends.
“I am just starting to date here and am generally optimistic about it.
“He should also be open to the idea of a long-distance relationship that will lead to marriage. A casual browse through dating websites, particularly those based in the US, and you will see many similar posts from women looking for an “Irish prince” or a “gorgeous Gael” to come and sweep them off their computers.
Oh, and one other thing, he must be able to play the bagpipes, or at least enjoy its beautiful sound.” Eh, good luck with that . Generally the stereotyping of the Irish male is stuck somewhere in the 1950s, a land where the men are tall, quiet and gentle, and excel in a natural chivalry.