Irish dating customs
So beware - do not come between a woman and her friends or family or it will end in fisticuffs!
How they like their tea There is nothing more important to an Irish woman in need of comfort than a perfectly brewed cup of tea and it’s your job, as the man in her life, to know exactly how she takes it.
The more righteous would have us believe that the Irish kept those lubbard appetites concerning love and passion in due subordination. Despite prognostications about the Vanishing Irish and about the excess of bachelors, the country is still there and in it, people are busily engaged in the drama of love." In the Ireland of my parents' youth, matters of the heart were far more strictly controlled than they are now.
Given that this writer has experienced first-hand the romantic reserve of the Irish, a postulate is offered: Could it be that in the old days, we were blessed with so much passion in our poetry because we were emotionally stifled - by church and family?
In 1999, Maighread Medbh did an extensive examination on the topic of the Irish in Love for Local Ireland: "In the nineteenth century things got a lot more personal, though still quite chaste on the official level.
Wet ground, dirty roads and bits of glass will not deter an Irish woman from taking off her shoes, so don’t even try to give out to her, instead, do the gallant thing and carry her shoes, or better yet, carry her!
And finally...choose your words carefully Be on your guard when chatting to an Irish woman if you hear the phrase ‘What’s that supposed to mean? Your cailín is not happy and will be expecting a speedy explanation, that could possibly land you in an even bigger hole...
In my memory, my parents weren't very demonstrative when it came to expressing their affection for each other.