Interviews carried out by The Irish Times about foreign women's attraction towards Irish men prove they're hot stuff and in demand!
The Times asked three women for their experience and here they are.
Fabiola Galeziewska, 24, from Poland, has been dating an Irish man for the past eight months
“There are different approaches with Irish men. For instance, when I was in college in Poland I was dating a Polish man. He was already planning to get married, and when we were going to have kids and move in together. It’s like that in Poland after a certain age, everybody settles down.
Galeziewska said she is in the minority: “Of all my former classmates in Poland, I am probably one of only three people not married, and I am only 24. Irishmen are more into parties and a see-how-it-goes approach. They are more fun."
However Irish men's manners are different to Polish men: "Polish guys always open the door first. That’s not the same with some Irish guys. I think men here drink slightly more.
“But apart from that we have similar backgrounds because of the religion and that. Irish guys are very friendly. I lived here for four years and I feel at home.”
Lisa Domican, a 41-year-old from Australia and now living in Co Wicklow, and married to an Irishman, Bill Domican
“I met my husband when I was 18 and living in London. I didn’t have a single pre-conception about Irishmen.
“To be honest, I thought he was Canadian, as he had a very pure Dublin accent. Australian men have a real bloke culture. They prefer to spend most of their time with other men. For me, the standard Australian male is too blokey.
Domican said men in Australia are "more conscious" about their appearance.
“You only have to look at the mixed-rules series every year to see the difference between the Australian males and the Irish.
“Here, some of the GAA lads look like they’ve been hit with a hurley a few times too many. Some Irish men still look like little boys when they grey up.
“My experience is that Irish lads are more gentlemanly than many other cultures. Perhaps it’s the education, or else it’s the fact that the Irish mammy is a very strong part of society here. That can sometimes be a bad thing, though.
Clare Kleinedler, 37, from the U.S. has just recently moved to Ireland and is currently sussing out the dating scene.
“I briefly dated a couple of Irish guys in San Francisco when I lived there for college, and I am just starting to date here.
“The biggest difference I notice between American men and Irish men is that Irish men don’t seem to ask women out on dates. There seems to be a general lack of dating culture here in Ireland. Even my Irish female friends admit that it’s rare for an Irish guy to actually go up to a woman and ask her out on a proper date.
“It seems a guy gets really drunk, stumbles into you and hopes for the best – that has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion! Of course not all Irish men are the same.
“It’s impossible to sum up an entire nationality of men. But from what I’ve observed, Irish men seem to feel the need to prove their manliness in front of their mates, and that type of macho behavior is telling of insecurity.
“Most of my friends are from small towns, and they don’t have many choices when it comes to dating.
“They meet someone in school, date that person for 15 years and then have kids and/or get married to them. If that relationship doesn’t work out, they’ll likely date someone else from the same circle of friends.
“I am just starting to date here and am generally optimistic about it.
“Although I’ve kissed a few frogs, I have no doubt in my mind that there are a lot of great Irish guys out there.”