She always buys her round in the pub and thanks the bus driver. She resents the assumption that every Irish person knows each other, but yes, she has probably been on the piss with Colin Farrell's brother's neighbour.10. If she's a teacher or a nurse, she's definitely gotten the shift in Copper's.12. No, she does not think it's hilarious when you do a leprechaun accent or say 'Top of the morning'. She has an awesome sense of humour, but potato jokes are just. That pasty Irish skin needs all the help it can get.27.

The guy who came up with the “short message system” must’ve been scratching his head when, 15 years down the line, conversations like, “You’re going to It struck me, as it sometimes does when I’m watching American films or television shows, that there are also huge differences between American dating habits and those of the eternally mortified people of Ireland.

In a GMP article I was reading recently, the author mentioned the supermarket as a common place to run into a potential someone.

Perhaps two hands reach for the same frozen turkey, and voila! I find this notion refreshing and almost amusing in its simplicity.

you speak the same language, but have you ever watched the Angelus after putting your togs in the hot press while eating a sliced pan? Feck is not as bad as a certain other four-letter F-word. If she calls you a ride, take it as a massive compliment.6.

She has some of the best slang ever, even if you have no idea what it means. Even if she's not into sport, put her in front of an Ireland rugby or football match and she turns into a super fan.15. Sunday afternoons in the summer will be spent watching GAA with her.17.

Deadly craic, that's gas, cop on to yourself, get the shift, yer man's a ride, yer one's a wagon, bang off that...7. If she invites you to a family wedding, prepare to meet all 47 of her first cousins. She may cry when she's hungover and can't get her hands on chicken fillet rolls/Superquinn sausages/Supermacs/Tayto/Club Orange.18.You don't really know her until you understand that notions are the worst possible thing to have.8. If you get her drunk enough, she'll teach you Irish dancing (Michael Flatley eat your heart out).19. You just need to get used to the smell of fake tan.Back in June, Emily Heist Moss wrote a piece (“Remember When Courting Happened Face-to-Face?”) about taking our advances online, rather than making, well, actual physical advances.Suddenly, Nokia and the rest of the gang have changed our entire culture.Parental advice, once the go-to handbook in matters of the heart, can now seem somewhat outdated.