A single woman in Ireland has said that she has been overlooked in the Irish dating scene because she doesn’t wear skimpy clothes or sleep with someone she has just met.
Aoife O’Callaghan said that there was too much pressure on Irish girls to look perfect, which leads to many going for nights out ‘half naked’.
The 27-year-old has been single for two and a half years and says that she is interested in being in a relationship rather than having one night stands.
Aoife said: “I think I’m being overlooked because I’m not perfect, girls these days are expected to look so perfect.
“If you get talking to someone and you don’t want to go home with them straight away, that’s it you’re gone.
“I’m pretty old-fashioned. I’d rather – if I do meet someone on a night out – swap numbers and go on a date before going on to the next stage.
“But nowadays, if you don’t go home with someone, they immediately reject you.”
Aoife appeared on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio One. She talked about her dress sense for a night out, compared with some other women.
She said: “When I go out, for example, I would be pretty simple. I do my hair and I do my make-up but I wouldn’t have the likes of fake tan, HD brows, fake eyelashes, fake nails… the works.
“When I go out nowadays and I see girls with next-to-nothing on, they’re size six to eights and I don’t know how because they mustn’t eat but guys just flock towards them immediately.
“And because I’d say I’m healthy looking, more than anything else, I go out with respectable clothing and I’m not a prude… but I don’t have my legs, bum, boobs out on view and a lot of people do. Some girls are wearing nothing but bras and kinda short skirts out and I just find it horrific.
“I’m completely being overlooked because I’m normal.”
Despite Aoife’s troubles, she has vowed not to settle. She said: “I went through a pretty weird break up and it took me a good year to find myself and discover who I was. In that year, I decided that I’m not settling.”
She also said that she would love to be a mother, with or without her dream man. She said: “It doesn’t make any sense for me to keep waiting and if I miss out on my chance to have kids I will be absolutely devastated.”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling