We’ve Seen Ireland’s Dating Worries – & They Really Say A Lot

It's rough out there

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The world of modern dating – it’s a messy one.

There’s landmines, there’s heartbreak, there’s intentions that aren’t met. There’s confusion, there’s frustration, there’s promises that aren’t kept.

Or maybe that’s just me.

Either way, there’s plenty of people out there at the moment looking to make a solid connection and struggling to do so.

It’s not all negative, and it’s not all bad, but with every passing day it seems as if the single pool is getting ever smaller, despite the sheer number of people out there looking to date.

In fact, as a nation, we’re so determined to go on some good dates that we’re spending a lot of time Googling just how to have the perfect one. The search engine recently released their top ‘should’ searches related to dating over the past year.

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And yes, they show that we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to romancing proficiently. This is them:

1. should you kiss on a first date

2. what date should you kiss

3. who should pay on the first date

4. who should text first after a date

5. how long should you know someone before dating

6. how soon should meet after meeting on a dating app

7. how many dates before exclusive

8. what should you wear on a first date

9. should you date multiple guys at once

10. first date should i hug

The answer to all of these questions, honestly, should be ‘suss the vibe and do whatever you feel is right!’

There really are no hard and fast rules when it comes to dating, and the goalposts are always (always) changing. And honestly, if you’re going to be agonising over who should text first after a date, go on, just send the message.

What’s the worst that could happen?