Ireland has more thank its fair share of handsome hunks such as Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Piers Brosnan…we could on but it’s starting to make the rest of us feel inadequate.
But never mind, while most of us don’t measure up to those Hollywood stars, it seems we’re not too shabby either. At least, not according to the dating website Rose Brides.
It’s mostly for men seeking women but it also caters for women seeking men…especially Irish men, who it rates very highly, as this glowing tribute shows: “Family and friends are always a vital part of an Irishman’s life. They have a great love of conversation and a genuine interest in other people; independence, education, and a good sense of humour are all hallmarks of the Irish man’s character.
“The overall friendliness and hospitable nature of them makes them desirable partners.”
You can almost sense men all over Ireland starting to swell with pride, but there’s more to come. It seems we only have to start speaking to win hearts and minds: “And their accent is to die for! Listening to the melodic tones of an Irishman’s speech is often quite enough to make any woman feel weak in her knees.
“They place importance on life success and generally value intelligence over looks. What woman would not desire such a partner?”
What woman indeed! Especially as we’re real go-getters with a tough self-reliant streak. “Irish men are highly individualistic, and they tend to assume personal responsibility for their own lot in life and are able to achieve great things on their own without having to depend on others.
“Marriage is treated as a lifelong commitment and is a sacred vow; strong ties with family members are common amongst the Irish people.”
So, there you have it ladies. All you women who are married to Irishmen may want to assess whether they match the description and whether they need to buck up their ideas so as not to let the side down.
And women still looking for a husband, you better grab your Irishman fast while stocks last. Now the word is out how good Irishmen really, there’s sure to be a huge demand.
So that’s how Irish men measure up as potential husbands, but what about Irish women as wives?