The rebel County is a vast dating territory with Castletownbere being a further drive from Cork City than Cork City is to Dublin. But City and County present very different dating challenges. Daters in Cork City may technically have a more densely populated pool of other singletons to mingle with however, just as in any other city, the men feel that the women hunt in packs making it impossible to crack the exterior long enough to make an introduction unscathed. While the women sometimes feel the men are all drunken scoundrels looking for a quick fling.
In the County however, the widespread Cork countryside make it (geographically) slim pickings for would-be daters and certainly near impossible for those that don’t want to publicise their search for their true love-nobody wants to be the talk of the town, after all.
Tips for Dating in Cork
There are, however solutions to the problems faced by dating in Cork, but they require some level of compromise and a hefty dose of realism. Travel may (most likely) be necessary if you want the right person rather than the right location. And proactivity will most definitely will be required-if you haven’t met your perfect match in the same pub you frequent every Friday night then you are looking in the wrong place. So, broadening your dating horizons outside the old-fashioned pub and club scene is essential for a start.
Start by setting up a profile on an online dating site so that you are in company with other available singletons. If you want something serious then choose a site such as www.arealkeeper.ie which is a subscription site that is aimed specifically at real people that want real relationships.
Free dating sites, while they can lead to success, you will have to wade through the messers to find the diamonds in the rough. Or if you would like a more personalised service then join a dating agency such as Intro Matchmaking who take all of the hard work out of the dating process by selecting each match and arranging every date for you. It is completely private and confidential, at least everyone you meet will have been ID checked and is available and serious about meeting their someone special.
Get on to your friends and ask them to arrange introductions for you. One of the big problems with the size of County Cork for instance is that a huge number of singletons are in the farming community and other such trades where there is little or no opportunity to even socialise with members of the opposite sex, let alone spark up a relationship.
The same can be said for Cork City in a way as people tend to go out drinking and dancing with members of their own sex which is another barrier to meeting new people. But if you think of all your friends, they must know someone that could be a suitable match and a personal introduction is an invaluable resource for successful and effective daters!