The pros and cons of marrying an Irishman
Before you take the plunge or allow your Irish boyfriend to put a ring on it, please review IrishCentral's list of the pros and cons of Marrying an Irishman. It just might save your sanity, or at least it will prepare you for the madness that awaits.
SIX REASONS TO MARRY AN IRISHMAN:
1. Family is extremely important to an Irishman. Family is the core of an Irish man’s masculinity and the more children he has the more masculine he feels.
2. Irishmen don’t sweat the small stuff. An Irishman has surprisingly great coping strategies. Stress isn’t in the vocabulary of an Irishman, chilled and relaxed is the way he embraces life.
3. An Irishman will go out of his way to do nice things for people who are important to you. He will pick your mother up from the airport even though his favorite team is playing on the television, he will sit with your best friend and listen to her woes and he will take your brother to play golf even if he doesn’t like him.
4. An Irishman has a fantastic sense of humor. He makes light of serious situations, which can defuse an argument or simply make you feel better after a hard day's work.
5. An Irishman’s loyalty to his friends is admirable. Aside from his family, an Irishman takes pride in his male friendships and goes out of his way to make certain his friends' needs are met in a generous and heartfelt manner.
6. An Irishman’s heart is as big as the ocean. Although Irishmen might not be the best at expressing their emotions, their actions more often than not speak volumes.
SIX REASONS NOT TO MARRY AN IRISHMAN
1. Mammy will always come first. He may love you but he loves his mother more; you are destined for a life of comparison. “This is how my mother cooks it, this is how my mother does it…. “
2. An Irishman likes to have his wife do most of the household chores including cooking, cleaning and paying the bills. He may help out once in a while but overall it’s the woman who will always run the household with little direction or help from her Irish husband.
3. An Irishman doesn’t like to shop. He thinks it’s okay to wear the same pants and shirt you met him dressed in six years ago to your mother’s retirement party. If you want him to wear new clothes then it will be your responsibility to shop for him. And don’t ask him to come along with you to the mall.
4. An Irishman thinks it’s perfectly okay to pass wind in front of you 30 times a day. Following the flatulence may come, “you liked that one didn’t you?” You are at least guaranteed a hearty pride-filled laugh during these moments.