written by Cosmin
How to date an Irish girl, for dummies
First of all, it should be mentioned that you don’t have to go to Ireland in order to find a girl that puts a four-leaf clover in her hair every morning. As opposed to Hungarian and Romanian girls, the Irish are spread all around the world, most of them living outside the tiny island in the Atlantic.
You’re in New York; or Paris; or Barcelona for that matter. How do you see that a girl is from Ireland? Well… if she’s blonde, blue-eyed, with fancy, but not posh clothes on her, and can drink the liver out of everybody else without falling on her head (like English girls do, for e.g.), then she’s probably Irish.
The first Irish girl that I’ve ever met had the “blondest” hair and the biggest smile I’ve ever seen, but she also had a “cheeky” (they love to use that word all the time) way of interacting with the people around her. She was beautiful, but in a different way than what I was used to before. That Celtic origin of the Irish really has a word to say regarding their looks.
You’ll usually meet them in bars or clubs, especially in the summer, in places like Spain, Italy, Greece or the French Côte d’Azur. The beach is not their thing – they get easily sunburnt, so they won’t hang out a lot on the sand. Summer is not only vacation time for them, but also when they’re the most approachable and willing to find partners. Especially, partners that aren’t Irish.
So… say you’re in Corfu: go out in the evening, get yourself a pint at the bar and just wait. Sometime after 11 o’clock, a pack of blonde girls will come rolling in. If they’re so drunk that they can’t even talk, then they’re English and you want nothing to do with them. If not, then they’re Irish.
Don’t expect them to all be models or volleyball players. Take a slick look around and target the two best-looking girls. Make sure they notice that you’re looking, but not too much. Take your time and plan your move carefully. Then just go up to them and tell them that you thought one of girls was your high-school/uni/work buddy from Cork or something. Then just say: “Oh! sorry..”, ask them “you’re from Ireland, aren’t you?” and from there on you can handle it.. Throw in a bit of Sloancha! (that’s “Cheers!” in Irish) and you’re done for the night.
Some things that you should probably know before you start: it’s common in Ireland that the boy pays for the drink, so you should probably have enough cash with you for 10 or something beers and some whiskeys; even if you don’t like her or she’s just too annoying to stand (might happen!), treat her with respect and part ways nicely – the Irish usually have large families and you never know how close a brother that can throw you in a trash bin is; don’t think you’re an awesome drinker – she’s probably gonna’ put you to sleep if you start a drinking contest; don’t get offended on jokes or slick remarks on their side (the Irish, in general, are a very frank and outspoken people, but very friendly) and, finally, be careful with the pack – if they see you aiming for one of their friends, the other members of the group will try to test you; so don’t start accepting drinks from everybody or answering all questions – they’re probably just tricks. Enough said: go and get yourself a Celtic girl!