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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So You Want To Meet Some Irish Men?

One of the most common things I hear from my fellow female bloggers is that they'd love to date an Irishman.  When I hear this I think to myself "Jesus Christ, are you crazy woman? Don't you know how bloody hard it is to handle one of them?"

In an effort to clarify my point I thought I'd post pictures of my two nephews and tell you why you don't want to date either one of them.


This is me with the youngest of the two.  He's handsome isn't he? The biggest problem with this one is that he knows he's good looking and he knows how to talk sweet to a woman when it pleases him to do it. Now you notice how I said "when it pleases him to do it"  That's right ladies, he knows when to apply the sweetness and when to hold it back and he does that so you'll run after him for more of the sweet.  And when you do this, he knows he's got you hooked and you're doomed.  Why his mothers house is almost always clogged with doomed women and all of them saying "I'm over him, really I am" And I want to just scream at them "Well what are you doing here and why have you been talking about him for the last two hours. It was one date, he's forgotten you, now go on home."


And this is the older of the two. He's cute too isn't he?  Well he has the dreadful power of ignoring a woman until she can't stand it and throws herself at him.  Many an Irishman have this power and once they figure out that they have it, they use it.  It's not like being ignored by men of any other country, it's a mysterious power and near to impossible to resist.  At almost every family gathering this one will bring a girl to the party and spend the whole time ignoring her.  And what does the girl do? Does she get angry and leave like she should. No. The idiot women tag around after him staring up at him as if he's made of gold.  Somehow he's able to walk into a pub, completely ignore all the women and go home with his pick of the litter.

The problem with these two is that their mother spoiled them. And no matter how much we Aunties try to shame them, these boys refuse to change.  Thank God my son is an adopted American because I couldn't stand to raise one of these.  It would be the death of me.

Now I'll be in and out today because as soon as the sun breaches the horizon I'm going out of doors. My lawn is full of crabgrass and I'm pulling the whole damn thing up by hand and replacing it with clover because the damn Japanese Beetles can't live on clover and I hate those beetles.


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  1. Good morning, Anne. - If I had a daughter, I would most certainly warn her. Of course, I doubt it if she would ever believe me. But what could be the reason why those young ladies keep coming back? I mean, I wouldn't want to be ignored. Is it because they think it makes them powerful and.... mysterious?

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    1. The women can't help themselves, they keep coming back for more. An Irish male can piss you off one minute, say something sweet the next minute and you find yourself forgetting why you were mad at him in the first place. Analyzing this dynamic only makes it more confusing.

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    2. it's fire and ice method, he freezes you than burns you, he freezes you than he burns you, he puts ice on your heart, then melts it... and before you know you're addicted....

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    3. That's exactly it Dez and it's a potent drug. It still can work with me, but only when one of our men does it. The Hubby doesn't have the knack for it. Which is actually a good thing for me. My nerves just can't take the other.

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    4. I wonder how he knows and why I'm not surprized. Could it be... (a) Dezz is the fire-n-ice master incarnate or (b) It happened to him?

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  2. Date Scottish guys ................. we have bigger cabers !!!!!!!

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    1. I'm not touching that one with a 10 foot pole (pun intended). The Hubby is 3rd generation Scottish!!

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    2. Hence my point and you expert knowledge !!!!!!!!

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    3. I'm still not talking lest I hurt the Hubby's feelings.

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  3. I used to hang out with guys like these at college and it was a nightmare when, as a dictionary-defined "nice guy", I was left holding the beers at the end of the night.

    The Irish blood running through my veins is clearly too diluted by the Scottish, Welsh and English in there to be of much value in this field. Luckily, I didn't need it – the nice guy done good!

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    1. The nice guys always have it the hardest but that's only because women can be foolish when they are young. These two boys will never be married, no one could put up with them for that long. The nice guys end up making good husbands and are happier in the end.

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    2. Ironically my wife is American – though you'd never know it to speak to her, she's completely lost her accent.

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    3. The Hubby still has his and he can't do a decent Irish accent. The only time he sounds Irish is when he yells "Who do you think you are? The fecking Queen of Ireland!!" at me.

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  4. The accent helps as well, I don't know why I have the woman I do but she seems to like a bit of Irish!

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    1. She's obviously a saint to be putting up with the likes of you and you know it. She and the Hubby could get together and share war stories or write a book "How I Survived Falling In Love With An Irish Person" It would sell millions and we'd both end up rich!

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    2. That would be nice, seemingly I got a great voice for phone chat lines as well!

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    3. But you don't bloody well talk enough. You've been driving me up a wall with your silences for an age. I talk and you dot, dot, dot me. Your my favorite stubborn, bullheaded Irishman.

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    1. The looks help these boys out quite a bit and that combined with their self-confidence makes them deadly to the female. And it doesn't matter what they do they always have a date, even though all the women know exactly how they are. It beggars the imagination. But they are good boys too, both hardworking and they treat their mother with respect.

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  6. Wow, this is the biggest cock-block I've ever seen. :p

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    1. LMAO – didn't spot that but now you mention it, made me laugh

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    2. LMAO cock block oh that was good.

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    3. I asked my daughter what a cock-block is. The Aunties have told women worse than this about these boys to warn them off and it doesn't stop the women. These two are unstoppable.

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    4. Yeah it seems to me the more adults who worn girls about boys the more successful the boys are! So its not really cock-blocking as much as its a weird way of helping the boys. Any publicity is good publicity!

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    5. It does make it worse. Jesus this one girl just won't give up on the youngest one. I keep telling her she's too good for him and to not let him get the best of her. She doesn't have the knack for yelling and throwing things which is the type of woman these boys need.

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  7. They are quite good looking. With foreign people I can kind of understand. The Irish accent is like music to my ears and I would do anything it told me to. Some people from America and other places say they'd like to date a Brit for the accent, but I've never really met one.

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    1. American women love you Englishmen. It's the accent that seduces them. A Brit can got into an American bar and be surrounding by women in just minutes.

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    2. Canadians are accent whores. Any European accent around here and you will never go home alone.

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    3. Yeah I fall for the female brit accent easy enough, hence Kate..haha

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    4. Their accents are not as nice as Irish accents. We sound better.

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    5. I personally love Scottish and Aussie accents, but Irish is a close third;)

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    6. haha I'll nod and agree..haha

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  8. Good pics ... you look like a proud mom.
    :-)

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    1. Cleary a troll on a stroll..LMAO

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    2. I'm their Aunty. But I'll say thank you as their mom is younger than me!

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  9. Your title could lure anyone and your nephews totally bait-tylicious. I think it's all worth the roller coaster ride of emotions if any girl has guts to handle the thrill. Annie, you should have a post about Irishmen and described the challenge and then in next post should have added the picture, look me a married woman, for a moment there became selective dyslexic and ignored all the words like spoilt, doomed, and all. And agree with English accent. My zenglish colleagues never get earfull from me and their accent saves them every single time.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head. It is a roller coaster ride and that's part of the attraction. It makes you scream in terror, but you keep getting right back on. And really I should shut up because I'm no easier to deal with than the pair of them.

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  10. So??? How do I get in contact with them? I can handle them Irish man...after nearly 7 years here. You just have to insult them a lot, and then give em beer...works every time!

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    1. It was hard for the Hubby to handle me insulting him when we met. He didn't understand that was me flirting with him. I couldn't understand why it wasn't working with him and he actually thought I wasn't interested. It took him a year to figure it out.

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  11. This was really funny. And the comments are hilarious too (A cock-block is an adult version of Legos, by the way).
    "His mom's house is clogged with doomed women." Great visual.
    You can warn women all you want, but they're good looking. And good looks cast an irresistible spell that drowns out logic. Just ask Steve Buscemi and his trail of broken hearts.

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    1. The oldest one met his match not too long ago. She's a fiery one and yells at him and that only makes him want her more. Currently the chase is still on. We love this girl and hope one day she lets him catch her.

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  12. Lol the qualities are all over the world as far as I know. Still, way to go, men.

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    1. It doesn't have the same effect. Men of other countries can treat me like this and I'm impervious to it.

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  13. I think I'm missing something here, I definitely don't see the attraction.

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    1. Kris you shouldn't get it as your a straight man who's not a pig-headed Irish. Now your girlfriend would understand it!

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    2. Just don't let her near one of them, they're deadly.

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  14. As an Irishman, I don't much see the problem with these two. Sounds just about right.

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    1. I know. People from other countries don't understand how we work do they? What they see as troublesome behavior is just normal for us. They go to therapy and we just have a good shag and are happy till the next go 'round.

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  15. I've noticed the same about English women. They love a good southern accent.

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    1. I've heard English women say that they love you guys and it's for the accent. There's a music to it that appeals to the ear.

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  16. do all Irish people have angel eyes like you and your clan, Annzie?
    The blond nephew could very well be a Celtic God the way he looks. Possibly the most handsome young man I've seen in recent times.
    He he you take your auntie role of shaming your nephews seriously, soldier :)

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    1. They do and you should see my cousin Sean. Oooh he's a handsome one with dark hair and blue eyes. And he was a fireman to boot and tall as well. The ladies fought over him. He's married with children now and made a fine husband and good father.

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  17. I hope that every single woman out there will pay heed to your warning. I agree with you about the dangers of dating an Irish man. I married one. I should know.

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    1. They won't listen because as you know our men are impossible to resist. I failed to mention the mood swings though. Moody as hell they are.

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  18. well i will need to keep this in mind should i ever be looking to date an irishman...lol...some rather useful power there though...smiles.

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    1. You've got the gift of verse Brian and the ability to be sweet to your wife. But you're consistently sweet so you can't be Irish.

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  19. As hard as I try, I still find it so hard to resist our men. I suppose it's karma, though, because I'm just as bad.... The one and only time I actually dated an Irish boy, we spent about 90% of the relationship ignoring each other.
    -___-

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    1. I dated this one boy who was a looker and he'd cheat on me. After he did it, he'd come over, cry and confess it. I'd end up stroking his forehead and feeling sorry for him. This is why I married an American.

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  20. Sounds like they got quite the setup though, can't say I'd knock it, especially with the super power. But still never going to find any meaningful relationship doing that. But then if you don't want one, I guess either way works, get what you want and out the door. I know so cold, but the crazy women fall for it, their own fault.

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    1. As if they'd be interested in meaningful relationships at their age. The thought beggars the imagination. I have hopes for the oldest one though. He's really a good boy at heart and I think he'll grow out of it and settle down.

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    2. Many go through that too I suppose. And yeah most times guys grow out of it. I like what Besercules said about showing such women, as that is true, then other guys know not to bother with ones like that. The guys who don't grow out of it and who are still doing such tactics as they get up there in age, annoy me too.

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    3. If they don't settle down, they'll find themselves lonely old men and we keep telling them that they won't always be handsome. But they don't listen, they think they'll be forever young men.

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    4. hahaha oh I had such a view once, but it slowly wears off with age.

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  21. I can't lie Anne, both of the guys are handsome fellows, there's no doubt about it. Their tactics are great too, it's annoying because personally when I use these tactics I always start well but end up messing it up somehow in the end. That's how things go with us impatient ones from the North haha.

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    1. It's all in the confidence Matthew. These boys never falter in that area and this stuff is natural to them. It's an instinct of some kind.

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  22. Glad to hear you try and teach them the error in their ways! But then again I'm always glad there are guys like that out there! Any girl who goes for guys like them gets egnored by me! (It allows me to find the better woman out there!)

    Hope you have fun in your garden, and if those Japanese beetles are to much of a problem you can always bug bomb them like a mini Hiroshima! (or is that a little too distasteful?)

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    1. As I'm pulling up the turf, I'm finding their filthy grubs and killing them. This area is bad for these things and no pesticide will kill them. I use garlic water on the leaves of my plants to repel them and that works, but I want them out of my yard for good.

      And no, you can say that. I'm laughing with you!

      When are you going to post again?

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    2. No pesticides will kill them? Owch! Thats the worse kind of bug to have in a garden! I hope the garlic water works!

      I usually post Tues and Thurs.

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  23. I guess looking at it from a non-Irish perspective it's the accent that does it. Although we Scots and Irish share a common ancestry, there is definitely something about the Irish lilt that has that implied "Come here me darling" undertone that'll sweep you off your feet and then you're lost.

    Sorry about the beetles by the way!

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    1. Those beetles are horrible. They come in hordes in June and eat their way through my roses and my Japanese ornamental maple. And the grubs attack the roots, so I'm going after their food source-the crab grass.

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  24. Good luck on your weeding! I have a portion of Irish blood in my veins, so I can partially relate to their methods. Since I'm not 100% irish, I tend to give in after about five minutes of ignoring(which is not long enough to seal the deal).

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    1. It takes weeks of ignoring with intermittent periods of paying attention for this to work.

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  25. So inspirational! Do they give classes? Ahahaha

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    1. No it's a natural inborn trait. If only they could I'd be rich for charging men to learn this shite.

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  26. I have a female friend that once practically cleared out an Irish pub. One of the guys asked her what she (an American) was doing there. She said, "I want Irish babies."

    Some of them almost left skidmarks.

    So I sent her a link to this post... she said, "Who said I wanted the men? I just want the Irish babies."

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    1. "I want Irish babies" was definitely the wrong thing to say." This is so funny I can't stop laughing. The men would run like hell at the sound of the word babies.

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    2. Haha! What a way to scare those men.

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  27. Oh, you're nephews ARE attractive!!! One day they'll find a girl that doesn't give them the time of day. They'll wonder why and then get hooked. No worries ;)

    P.S. You AND your nephews have the most gorgeous blue eyes!!!!!

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  28. Lol he sounds like a great guy to be around what a wonderful family you have!

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  29. They're good looking. I admitted it! Maybe it's the parent who raised this children. ;D

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  30. Yes they are a couple of good looking fellows and when a good looking guy knows it and has charm to boot then the girls had better watch out..........lol

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  31. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Oh my goodness your nephews are handsome!! I love good banter with my men, it's a challenge. And the accent, whew, love that too. Those pictures came out beautiful, Anne!

    I hope you had fun playing in your garden.

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  33. Lol i'd love to have you nephews problem lol

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  34. Ann what about finding me an Irishmen about 39 years old dark hair and blue green eyes and slightly over weight but strong to handle me a meer Australian woman

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  35. Found this post while i was researching what makes these irishmen so irresistible... i met a man about 6-7 months ago online (i know online blah blah) but he fascinated me. a singer/songwriter with the best darn accent ever. but he was hot and cold constantly, still i could tear myself away from talking to the man. he did the whole ignore thing, i caught on fast to it, and then reversed it, all hell broke loose, if i ignored him in the same manner i was this terrible person, but when he did it there was always an excuse, yet STILL i find him pulling me in. hes just lucky i dont live in Ireland!!!

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  36. Found this post while i was researching what makes these irishmen so irresistible... i met a man about 6-7 months ago online (i know online blah blah) but he fascinated me. a singer/songwriter with the best darn accent ever. but he was hot and cold constantly, still i could tear myself away from talking to the man. he did the whole ignore thing, i caught on fast to it, and then reversed it, all hell broke loose, if i ignored him in the same manner i was this terrible person, but when he did it there was always an excuse, yet STILL i find him pulling me in. hes just lucky i dont live in Ireland!!!

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