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9 shockin' notions these Americans have about Irish men and women
Irish eyes are NOT smiling. Not even a little. Not even at all.

AMERICANS LOVE THE Irish. That’s what we’ve always been led to believe.

However, when it comes to actually dating the Irish, it seems some Americans aren’t so sure they’ve found their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

In fact, they’re willing to argue that when Irish eyes are smiling love ain’t always in the air.

Coleen Harte and Sean Gibbons are pretty sure that the Irish are among the worst people to ‘date’ and make no bones about it over at Irish Central. Would you be right?

Here are just 9 of the shockin’ notions they have about Irish men and women.

1. Irish men are far too vocal about their love for their mammies.

While it’s important to always look out for the woman who gave you life, you shouldn’t openly admit how your existence would be impossible without her by your side.

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2. Irish women have a bit too much fire in their bellies.

Irish women are extremely feisty and while of course this can be endearing, when she starts screaming insults at a driver who just took her spot in the car-park, all you can do is squirm and look away.

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3. Irish men are cheap because they won’t pay for everything and Irish women are terrible because they dream of becoming a kept woman.

Coleen says:

If you ask a lady on a date, you shouldn’t expect her to foot the bill, or even half of the bill. The gesture speaks volumes. Pluck out your Bank of Ireland Mastercard and put it on the table, before she notices.

Meanwhile Sean says our lovely girls are far too obsessed with a lad’s pay packet:

A lot of Irish girls I have met seem to dream about moving to the U.S. and marrying a Wall Street banker.

Ah lads.

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4. Irish lads are scruffy and unkempt.

Once you go the beyond the age of four, it is not enough to simply wash a few times a week. No woman is interested in a man who thinks a baby wipe and some Axe is a substitute for a shower.

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5. Irish women aren’t ladylike.

What a turn off when the blue-eyed, freckled Irish girl asks the barman for a big dirty pint when she looks like she walked off the set of Sex and the City. That little black dress and fake eyelashes should not be matched with a pint of beer. If you choose to relocate to New York, at least try to feign sophistication.

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6. Irish lads are only interested in getting a girl totally plastered.

Getting a woman so drunk she doesn’t know where she is should not be your game plan.

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7. Irish women aren’t worth listening to.

Irish women think nothing of a two-hour trans-Atlantic phone call, but unfortunately it doesn’t end there. Irish women talk, and talk, and talk, and unfortunately many of the women that I’ve met didn’t really have that much to say.

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8. Irish lads can’t cook to save their lives.

An Irishman once asked me around to his place for dinner, he cooked frozen chicken fillets on a George Foreman Grill and gave me soggy French fries from the oven. Oh and how could I forget his garnish of Heinz Ketchup! It doesn’t have to be haute cuisine, but at least try. Perhaps phone your mammy for some ideas.

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9. There’s something wrong with mammy bringing over Penneys’ best.

One girlfriend I had even got her mother to bring out clothes from a store in Ireland, as if there wasn’t a big enough choice here. Insanity.

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We’ve only got one thing to say that, and there’s no better woman to say it.

Jealous indeed mammy, but do they actually have a point?

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