Whatsapp Have you finally had enough of the single life and are you feeling ready to take yourself off the market? If you're ready for the challenge, we've compiled a list to help the singletons of our fair city to find someone special. Better still, recruit a mate to do it with you and you'll have someone to trade your stories with! Give your number to someone This sounds so basic but we're not talking about someone who has just asked for it.
Even if it doesn't go anywhere, you'll feel smooth AF. Go on a blind date Friends despairing about your judgement when it comes to all things romantic? Let them have a go! Go for a casual pint in Kehoe's after work so you haven't wasted a whole night if it all goes horrible wrong. Be honest No matter how brutal it may seem, honesty is always the best policy when it comes to dating. We're not saying you should turn around and leave if you're not feeling it in the first five minutes but stringing people along doesn't do anyone any favours.
Go on a sober date I know, this is a tough one. But maybe that's just us. Kilmainham Gaol is a random but very rewarding choice. However, you can't expect everything to fall in your lap ahem so quit waiting on the messages to come flowing in and strike up a conversation for yourself.
You're better than that. One way to do this is to change your natural habitat. A lifelong Dicey's convert? Try speed-dating Will it be the most cringy night of your life? Are you going to meet the love of your life? But you'll be laughing about it for years to come. Being single is supposed to be fun, after all. There are a few events on in town over the next few months - check out the deets here.
Stop taking everything so feckin' seriously We all have that one friend who approaches dating with military precision and is planning the wedding by the end of the second date. If you've ever been referred to as having a 'bang of wedding cake off you', it might be time to relax.
Swallow your pride Still thinking about one that got away? Wish you'd forgiven someone for being a bit of a harmless dope? Sometimes it's not the worst idea to give someone a second chance. Never a third one though, fuck that.
Re-evaluate your standards For some, this means lowering your expectations you know who you are. For others, it means stop dating people who are absolute eejits and make you feel like shit.