“I would say a quarter of all our females are now non-Irish,” she says.Kenny also believes that many Irish men have to alter their dating techniques and behaviour in relationships because of the influence of other nationalities.“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.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.A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.
“Of all my former classmates in Poland, I am probably one of only three people not married, and I am only 24. I didn’t have a single pre-conception about Irishmen.
But how does the perception of Irish men by overseas women compare to the realities of dating an Irish male?
Mary Kenny, a relationship counsellor who also runs a dating website, says that her service has noticed a large increase in overseas women seeking Irish men for relationships.
We ask three women for their experiences ‘I want to marry an Irishman.” So says one American female who has posted her profile on one of thousands of internet dating sites.
Elaborating, she says that her ideal Irishman will be ready to have babies, will be family- oriented and hard-working.
For a monthly fee, dating sites claim they'll do the math for you and spit out your soul mate in return.