What are Irish Women like - Dating Girls from Ireland


Popular notions about the Irish are usually about a hard-drinking, jovial guy who can sing and dance at the drop of a hat. Fortunately or otherwise, stereotypes about Irish women are less frequent, although expectations can differ from reality in this case too. So if you are keen on meeting Irish women, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Find out where Ireland is

The easiest way to get an Irish woman cheesed off is to ask her which part of the world Ireland is located! Before you begin to chat her up, find out a bit about her country, its history and culture so that you can come off as geographically aware.

Treat her like a lady

Irish women love it when men court them in a traditional way. So take care to open the door for your Irish girl and never turn up for a date without flowers. Also it would be a good idea to pay for the date, especially if it is your first one. For Irish girls, there is nothing worse than a stingy man who glares at you after he finishes his pint, waiting for you to get the next round in. Fortunately, American guys enjoy a better reputation than local lads as far as financing dates is concerned. So look after your manners, loosen your purse-strings and you are ready to make a good impression on an Irish woman.

Compliment without getting too personal

While Irish women like to be wooed in the traditional manner, don’t go overboard with the terms of endearment. Try to make them feel special without over use of cloying terms such as ‘honey’, ‘sweetie’ and ‘baby’. You are just getting to know each other and at this point chances are you don’t even know each other’s last names. What Irish women are really looking for is subtlety. Remember they are not very good at taking compliments so go easy on the charm. If you tell an Irish girl she is beautiful, sexy etc they may be more embarrassed than pleased. Instead offer mild flattery such as “Your eyes are very pretty” or “You have a lovely smile”. They are quite touchy about their pale skin and freckles, especially when we are constantly surrounded by American bronzed models in popular media. So refrain from pointing out the fact that though it’s the height of summer, you wouldn’t know it by their pale complexions.

Engage her in a discussion

One characteristic that Irish women have in common with their male counterparts is a love of a good discussion. Irish girls are quite loquacious and you will find them eagerly talking about sports, the weather, the Twilight movie series, their former boyfriends and a whole lot of other things. So avoid taking your Irish girl out to the movies or the opera on the first date where it may be difficult to engage in a lively chat. Rather bring the lady somewhere you can have some good banter. Dinner, drinks maybe even a walk in the park would be a better idea. Be imaginative and use your extended knowledge of your home country to your advantage here. However keep away from topics related to religion and politics. If you have an idea about the history of Ireland, you would know that it has lived through a lot of turmoil and bloodshed, resonances of which are felt even today. So if you don’t want to fire up your date at this early stage, avoid discussing controversial things like the IRA, Bono and Riverdance. Above all, remember that listening actively is an intrinsic part of a good conversation. So even if you have read up all about Ireland and Irish culture and are raring to show your newly-acquired knowledge, give your girl enough opportunity to speak as well and listen actively when she does.

Watch how much you drink and spend

Irish guys are known to be rather hard drinkers. But before you settle down for a drinking marathon in a mistaken attempt to compete with the local guys, remember that you will be gaining no points from your Irish girl. Women here like a man who goes easy on the alcohol and does not drink to show off – indeed chances are that she can and will drink you under the table. So take it one drink at a time and ensure that you know your limits. Nothing is more pathetic to an Irish woman as a man who cannot hold his drink and gets all sloshed in a public place. Also when taking your girl out, remember that in Ireland a light beer is considered to be a woman’s drink so don’t end up ordering a Bud Light for her at the pub.

The same rule applies for your spending habits too. The Irish have traditionally been simple people and still look askance at ostentatious living and excessive spending, especially when the latter is to show the locals down. So while you should treat your Irish girl to a nice date, there is no need to go overboard by flashing your credit card all around. Indulge her with good food and wine but avoid buying a drink for everyone at the bar.

Respect her values

The Republic of Ireland is traditionally Catholic and undivided Ireland too had a Catholic majority. So chances are that in Ireland you will meet women who have been brought up according to a Catholic way of life. Thus their values and beliefs could differ substantially from yours. Indeed those who are practicing Catholics, may not be open to intimacy before marriage and have certain notions about marriage and family. So while interacting with Irish women, make sure that you respect a woman’s values even if they differ significantly from yours. On the upside, Irish women are relatively more loyal and make devoted wives because of their traditional upbringing.