How the irish view dating updating the adm
They couldn’t believe he would admit to ‘having to go online’ to find a girlfriend but others were totally cool with it. Loads of my friends have met their other halves online now and it’s just not a big deal anymore’.
On the other hand, Jess believes that there’s no stigma to being in a relationship that started online having been in one herself.
Claire recounts the story of how a work colleague who met his wife online 10 years ago got a mixed reaction when he said how they met, ‘some people raised their eyebrows and thought the whole thing was a bit nerdy.
It seems that it differs between people and can also depend on how much exposure you have had to social media and online dating.
It’s also important to note that age can be a factor too. Would you rather tell your granny that you met online or that you met drunk at a party and went to the spare room?
‘I think they must be good because they allow you to access a much wider range of people so you’re probably more likely to find someone you click with’.
She mentioned that 3 people in her friend circle are getting married to people they met online and believe it could be an important tool for those in their late 20s and early 30s.
When I was in college you were either going out with someone or you weren’t.