Irish dating culture
Kiera says: Feminine hygienic products are readily available. In my case, many of the men were really looking for a hook up or what they called a shift and drift.
However, we were told before coming that tampons are different in Ireland than in the United States because most do not have applicators. That’s not to say there aren’t any Irish guys looking to go out on dates, but its really rare for people my age. My Irish female friends have told me it is commonplace for the guy to text first and that women should not be the first one to initiate contact if you get someone’s number.
Kiera says: If I am at a pub when people learn that I am American, men’s eyes usually light up and they say, “Ohhh America! I have gotten rejected from a bar specifically for being American, however that was only once.
Kiera says: Dublin Bus, the Irish Rail, and the Luas are great ways to get around and are fairly inexpensive.
Kiera says: Women generally wear tights with their skirts and shorts. While some do wear dresses, skirts and shorts with their legs showing, it is more common to see Irish women wearing them with tights.
It rains all year round so it is good to have a rain jacket.
Many Americans are quick, punctual and get things done right away.
Scarves and sweaters (called jumpers in Ireland) are also a necessity.