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I turn my back on the world of dating for no more than five minutes, and a new term surfaces to describe the questionable behaviour of singles.

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Done ostensibly to keep the other party interested, breadcrumbers keep the embers alight with random flirtatious texts, and the odd Facebook like, before receding back into obscurity for another while. My God, have I ever put my time in with the breadcrumbers. The gist was always depressingly the same: Girl goes on date with boy, and had a great time. Girl is officially now In A Thing with boy.

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A Thing only curable with heartbreak, litres of ice cream and other break-up behaviours like bawling at an episode of Fair City. People, this is the worst and rudest kind of crap you can expect another person to put up with. Fine, I get it, you want to keep your options open.

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Ultimately, it will make them a worse partner in the long run, because the poor schmuck that comes after you is going to have to bore his sorry way through more layers of hostility, issues and self-protection. This, ultimately, is the big problem that people have with dating. The whole seeing-multiple-people-until-someone-brings-up-exclusivity is something we appear to be fine with. But for the Irish race, this is too newfangled a concept for us to be truly good at it yet.

The Americans, for their part, are much more upfront about things. Some treat it like job-seeking, sending their CVs and attending interviews at multiple companies until they find the job with the exact right kind of canteen coffee and benefits.

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Why bother with the pretence? Why risk creating more collateral damage than is strictly necessary?

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