Yet no matter how you feel about being a single parent, it shouldn’t mean that you have to stay on your own.

So what are the options for Irish people looking to find someone to love, date, or even just to distract them from the fact that it’s still winter?

Is everyone going online, or are more traditional forums the best option?

There are a lot of users for them in America and UK but I'm afraid that they are a bit of a waste of money in Ireland. A lot of the regular users are either seriously messed up the in the head(ie. Internet dating gets it's fair share of weirdos too but the pure 'hook up' websites are a new level. I heard an ad on the radio where they said they were desperate to give away money.

I'd go as far to say most users of 'hook up sex sites' use dating sites too.

This is especially true for the preparation process before a date.

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