10 Things every man should know about Irish women
Irish women are enigmatic and captivating, yet often remain a complete mystery to men... or indeed ladies who like Irish ladies!
It's true that us Irish gals like things a certain way. But it's up to the significant other in our lives to know exactly how to deal with us fabulous creatures.
So for potential love interests everywhere, sit down and pay attention, as here's our guide to everything you need to know about Irish women...
As loyal as they come
Irish women pride themselves of being fiercely loyal to those they love. So beware - do not come between a woman and her friends or family or it will end in fisticuffs!
How they like their tea
There is nothing more important to an Irish woman in need of comfort than a perfectly brewed cup of tea and it’s your job, as the man in her life, to know exactly how she takes it. Nothing frustrates an Irish woman more than having to repeat herself on a daily basis, particularly when she will remember your preference after just making you one cup.
The Irish as a race are known to have a laidback attitude towards timekeeping, but it’s the female of the species who truly take this to another level. If your fair lady tells you she will be ready in 20 minutes, accept that you will be waiting for at least an hour, but in saying that, the wait will definitely be worth your while!
You are their heater
Irish women are notorious for being cold, regardless of the season. So be prepared when you jump into bed, as two blocks of ice (which masquerade as her feet) will be wrapped around your legs, which you will of course comply with without complaint.
White sheets are a no no
A phenomenom for the modern Irish woman is layers upon layers of fake tan. If you want to keep yourself stress free and keep your bedroom looking warm and inviting for the lady of your choice, dump the white bed linen as streaky orange sheets are definitely not romance inducing.
Beware of being ‘grand’
In a tête-à-tête with an Irish woman, proceed with caution when she tells you she’s ‘Fine’ or ‘Grand’ (usually through gritted teeth). Nine times out of ten, your lady is anything but and, if you have to ask if she’s okay when she’s clearly not, batten down the hatches and prepare to ride out the storm.
Dare to treat
Irish culture dictates that every person at a table must buy a round of drink and unlike many of their European counterparts, Irish women are no strangers to digging deep in their pockets and forking out for the table. To sweep an Irish woman off her feet, buy her a couple of drinks, even if you might have a fight about payment (she will fight like a dog to buy you a drink back), the gesture will be hugely appreciated as free rounds are a rarity!
For the love of cheese and onion
Whether your lady is a Tayto lover or a King fan, you will not avoid the taste (or smell) of Ireland’s favourite flavour of crisps (cheese and onion) if you bag yourself an Irish lady. Man up and deal with it, or indeed join her on the dark side so you can both enjoy a taste of cheesy heaven.
Barefoot and beautiful
Irish women love their high heels, but the majority of them will be seen at three in the morning barefoot in the street with their shoes slung casually over one shoulder. Wet ground, dirty roads and bits of glass will not deter an Irish woman from taking off her shoes, so don’t even try to give out to her, instead, do the gallant thing and carry her shoes, or better yet, carry her!
And finally...choose your words carefully
Be on your guard when chatting to an Irish woman if you hear the phrase ‘What’s that supposed to mean?’. Your cailín is not happy and will be expecting a speedy explanation, that could possibly land you in an even bigger hole... You have been warned!