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11 thoughts every Irish person has on a first date

The horror.

AH YES, THE first date.

Semi-awkward conversation has never felt this good. But inside, you’re all like:

1. “Have we… met before?”

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Through the course of the evening, you will discover that you have about 12 mutual friends. You think you might have met each other on a night out years back – but to bring it up would be weird.

2. “Actually, we might have shifted a few years back”

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Ireland is small, so this is always a possibility.

3. “Their Facebook profile is definitely different from real life”

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Of course you checked them out online before the date – and that profiler is generous.

4. “My life story is actually really boring when said out loud”

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Suddenly, where you went to secondary school is not the most captivating topic.

5. “I really shouldn’t have told that alcohol-themed anecdote”

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You panicked and your go-to anecdote happened to be about debauchery. Great.

6. “They are definitely judging my clothes right now”

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Why did I wear orange?

7. “In fact, everything I’m doing right now is being judged”

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AM I POURING THE WINE CORRECTLY?

8. “I’m really hungry but completely pigging out just isn’t socially acceptable”

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9. “A few more drinks will make everything better”

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10. “Is a shift a possibility here?”

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It’s nearing the end of the date and you’ve lost your senses. You haven’t a breeze if a shift will happen.

11. “I definitely could have done better”

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The bus journey home is a long post-mortem of things that could have gone better.

Still, potential second date, right?

*checks phone*

More Quiz: How Awkward Are You On A First Date?>

More 11 uniquely Irish flirting techniques>

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David Elkin

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