Surviving the Season: Tips for Irish Singles

christmas-party_peopleThis is a festive and magical time of year… for the most part!  It is also a time of year when Irish singles can feel pressure or disappointment about being single.  Maybe another year has gone by without The One showing up on your free dating site.  Or maybe it’s a particular aunt you see only at Christmas who thinks you really need her opinion on your life.  Even the joy of couples we know and the images of Christmas romance in ads and shop windows can get the most upbeat Dublin singles down.  Whether you are 25 or 55, a lifelong Dub or Polish, dating a few people you met through free dating online casually is great fun, but not everyone understands that at Christmas. Continue reading

How to Pick the Perfect Present for Your New Date from an Irish Dating Site

4609395When you are on dating sites, meeting someone special late in the year can be awkward at Christmas.  Whether you are living and dating in Dublin or travelling a distance to see each other, if your romance started through free online dating recently, you want to show you care without going overboard.  What can singles in Dublin and around Ireland do to find the gift that is meaningful but not so personal it says more than you meant it to? Continue reading

Irish Singles Can Balance Christmas Fun with Family, Friends and Dates

Christmas-coupleThey say a failure to plan is a plan to fail – and that is a good motto for anyone using a dating website.  This is a magical season for dating; Dublin and every town and village is being decorated and there is something very romantic about the twinkling lights, parties and cosy fires that mark this time of year.  But if you are meeting people on free dating sites Ireland’s traditional family Christmas celebrations can be hard to balance with new relationships and opportunities to meet people.  That’s why Irish singles need to be thinking ahead to the big day now. Continue reading

How to Introduce Your Free Online Dating Friend to Your Family

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No matter what age you are or how many times you’ve through it, meeting your boy or girlfriend’s family is stressful.  Whether it is the parents or siblings, you naturally want them to like you and worry about making a good impression.  When you meet people on Irish dating sites, you probably don’t have any previous connection to their family as you might if you met at a local pub or through friends.  In Ireland dating is not always a matter of meeting someone who is entirely new; our layered social networks mean you can often find some mutual friend.  But dating sites change that by expanding your network of people.  Even in a relaxed culture such as Ireland dating and meeting your date’s family can be stressful. If you are planning to introduce your family to someone you met through free online dating, you can do a few things to make it less stressful for your new friend. Continue reading