We can always distance ourselves from it with the old “I’m only looking for a bit of fun anyway” get-out.Loneliness All joking aside, loneliness is a crippling feeling that affects people of every age all over Ireland. There are people now looking straight ahead going, "Please drop this topic." But you know I know solid couples meet on the internet. Then the men say, "Please stop telling people that." Now I think because the attitude is different. Let's search the universe because that's all it's left. Yeah, it's real people -- yes with feelings and emotions. Our neighbours have noticed the shocking obviousness of taking the shortcut and selecting an online dating site that exactly meets our needs.If I want an affair, I go to a casual dating site; if I want a serious relationship I go to a matchmaking dating site etc.If I were to admit that, then my wonderful single life would be a lie.
Communicating with prospective partners from the comfort of your own couch is very much ‘the done thing’ and the notion of stumbling upon ‘the one’ down the club on a Saturday night is very much seen as the INdirect approach! He wandered off looking for gluten free cupcakes and uh... Turns out he can't make it here." Maybe New York City is the easiest place to make it. This sums up exactly why loneliness has become an epidemic in Ireland.Granted, procrastination is not the only reason why people allow themselves to pass quietly through life all the while nursing a nagging urge to share themselves with a significant other.I can’t have people find out that actually I’m a little in want of a partner.Social media has made us all addicted to advertising the perfect existence to all and sundry.We have seen that it’s inherently Irish to feel a (misplaced) sense of shame if you don’t happen to stumble upon the love of your life by some random act of serendipity.God forbid we should decide we want something and then take the requisite steps to do our best to get it. But all my friends now are on this location based dating apps like tindr. We all have a device that just constantly broadcast our location. If you ask them, "how did you meet." This is what happens. When women get on the internet to find someone, I feel the attitude is "I'm just exploring my options." When a man gets on the internet to find someone, do you know what the attitude is? It's just a hail Mary pass into the ether, "Someone please catch that." I don't know.