If you're dating an Irish man, you'll very quickly have to make peace with the fact that your weekends are not your own.
We may give out about them but at the end of the day, we know there's nothing better than having a sound Irish lad on your arm.
Their international rivals may have better style and less of an attachment to their mother but who else could make you weak at the knees with a snack box, a cheeky grin and a mumbled 'Ah sure you're alright, like'.
You might get a shuffled waltz the odd time but if you're looking for a jive, best to get the ladies on board.
Even if he doesn't play a sport, most Irish lads will have a selection of jerseys in their wardrobe and wear them regularly.
It could take months, even years, before you connect with Mr./Ms. In other words, keep the big picture in mind, but don’t be surprised or disappointed if things don’t work out right away. If you approach dating with similar passion and effort, you’ll have a much better chance at finding love.