International speed dating dublin
You don’t usually go to a restaurant and just ask for ‘dinner, please’ and who knows where you’d end up if you went to a travel agent and just specified that you wanted to go ‘abroad’.And we all have dealbreakers in relationships - some would never pair up with a smoker; others would only opt for someone sporty or into off-beat travelling.But doesn’t it kind of objectify people with red hair?Not at all, laughs Jonathan, who has Irish (Dublin) roots himself: “It’s more like shining a spotlight on where you want to look.” He explains: “We have personal rules on how far we would travel for a job for example.Well, there are dating sites especially for all theres preferences and many more. Redhead and it’s billed as a “niche dating site for flame-haired singletons and those who are looking to find a redhead lover”.Site founder, Jonathan Bird, said it’s actually doing really well — and is proving especially popular here and in the US.
Indeed, some of these can be pretty specific — maybe you can only see yourself getting serious about someone who can crack a joke in Klingon; or perhaps it’s gotta be a farmer who’ll do it for you; or maybe you yearn for someone with red hair.
With Valentine's Day approaching we have been looking at clips from clips from RTÉ archives on the theme of love and romance.
Today, we take a look at a speed dating service for foreign professionals living in Dublin. Men and women are given three minutes to suss out potential partners at match-making events held at Doyle's pub in Dublin.
“The Irish community in America have really taken to this site and Ireland isn’t far behind,” he said.
It’s free to join the site and to send an ‘icebreaker’ message; and then there’s a paid-for more specific aspect to it as well which costs €34.95 per month.
And that applies to looking for love as well — some people don’t want to go to an international site and be presented with singles from everywhere.