Irish dating customs
"In that way I think Tinder is a mixed blessing - at least it acknowledges the fact that healthy young (and not so young) men and women want to have sex, to have a connection and that there is nothing shameful in either." Anne Marie later wrote It's Not Me ... A Girl's Guide to Dating in Ireland, in which she recommended the emerging field of online dating, which has since become the rule rather than the exception.
I have never in my life asked a young man out for a date." Rosemary remembers rugby club hops at Old Belvedere Rugby Club in Dublin during the 1950s and '60s.Dublin-born opera singer Dr Veronica Dunne, who is in her 80s, harks back to an age of innocence.She remembers the hops in her local tennis club in the 1940s.Dear Mary, We are two girls of 20, and our problem is that we cannot get a nice lad.We have been with lots of boys but all they want is a good time and if you do not give in to them they won't ask you for another date. (Worried girls) So reads a letter that was sent to agony aunt Mary Dillon of New Spotlight Magazine in 1968 (and saved for posterity by the good folks at brandnewretro.ie).