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7 distinctly Irish chat-up lines guaranteed to work every time*

Feb 15th 2015, 9:30 AM 18,871 6

SO YOU DIDN’T get the shift on Valentine’s Day? Too bad.

Look, don’t get too upset about it. Try these excellent and thoroughly appropriate lines on your next night out, and watch as potential sweethearts literally fall at your feet.


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A little macabre, yes, but this shows you’re down for the long game.


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The only time this shouldn’t work is if the flirtee is lactose intolerant. Otherwise, you’re golden.


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A simple question that clears up a lot of things about how your relationship may progress. Use it well.


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Simple, charming, to the point. Best served with a jovial wink.


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The trick here is that you’re trying to sound like you wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole, but you actually would. Playing hard to get, Irish style.


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The quintessential Irish chat-up line isn’t even a line. It’s the belief that through sheer force of will, the person you fancy will realise you want to talk to them, without you having to say a word.


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If all else fails, employ the services of a third party to act as a go-between.

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Valerie Loftus


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