Sunday 18 February 2018

Spend an evening surfing with Ireland's young professionals and log on to love

Stigma, what stigma? Online dating is becoming the norm for young singles, says Alison O'Riordan

Young professionals are casting aside the taboos and raising the temperatures with a surge in on-line dating to find their soul mate. Popping out on your lunchbreak to grab a sandwich with someone who you met online the night previous is becoming the norm.

With less time on their hands due to work commitments, and less disposable income to spend on clubbing and bar-hopping, Irish singletons are turning to their laptops to find a new partner, with Irish online dating sites reporting a big increase in traffic over the past year.

When a successful, popular and handsome young man admitted out loud in a pub the other night -- in front of a handful of red-blooded, high- testosterone rugby males -- to meeting a girl on an online dating site, I believed he would have been branded terminally undatable.

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