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Mulcahy: Holly Carpenter, modern day dating guru


Model, Holly Carpenter

Model, Holly Carpenter

Nadia Forde

Nadia Forde


Model, Holly Carpenter

Model Holly Carpenter is becoming something of a modern day dating guru; her method of deciphering snap chat subtext has landed her gigs on 'The Late Late Show', 'Playboy' and, most recently, 'MTV News'.

Carpenter is full of advice for men who may be new to the dating game, warning them against being too forward and sending, what she has elegantly described as "the surprise d**k pic".

"I don't know any girls who appreciate getting a close-up snap of a guy's privates out of nowhere," Holly informs readers. Wise words indeed.


The National Library of Ireland's 'My Favourite Book' wall encourages visitors to leave notes citing their favourite books and the reasons why they are so attached to them.

It's an eclectic mix of responses; with 'Harry Potter', 'Horrid Henry', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Ulysses' and 'Gulliver's Travels' all popping up.

While most entries are straightforward enough, others seem a tad subversive. "A Chinese takeaway menu," one visitor writes. "I love Chinese food - yum!"

Another cites the Good Book, but perhaps not for all the right reasons.

It reads: "The Bible - for showing me it's easier to be told what to believe than think for yourself."


The fine line between fact and fiction is easily blurred when working on a scripted reality show.

Take Nadia Forde. In one of the most recent instalments of her TV3 show 'Chasing the Dream' - a programme that can sometimes make Paris Hilton's TV show 'The Simple Life' seem intellectually challenging - Forde refers to her 2014 song BPM as a "hit single".

In case Nadia has forgotten, her single only reached Number 90 in the Irish charts. I think that means it didn't sell very many copies.


Irish Independent