There's an old-school dating event taking place in Dublin this month with "Gaeltacht and Father Ted vibes"
Tiocfaidh ár ngrá!
Hello. My name is Rory, and I am a single man. (Crowd: Hi Rory.)
I have survived Christmas and New Year's Eve as a single man, surrounded by happy couples going shopping for each other and kissing at midnight.
I have February 14th to look forward to, too.
It is tough out there for a single person who might be actively seeking a partner, which is why original sounding events like The Sheeben Social sound like a fantastic, old-school approach to the dating scene.
No real reliance on technology, just the practically antiquated idea of a group of people meeting to see if any sparks fly.
Here is how the organisers of the event describe it:
"Sick of your ma hassling ya about settling down? But don’t want to face into another Saturday night swiping your life away? Come on down to the Shebeen Social for a céilí, craic and maybe even a few new cairde.
"We can’t guarantee the shift, but we can guarantee a laugh, food, drinks and games in the cosy, rustic Fumbally Stables. Think old school Gaeltacht vibes, mixed with a dash of Father Ted, served with a twinkle in the eye and a dance in the step."
Sounds pretty good to us!
The event will take place from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday 19 January at the Fumbally Stables in Dublin 8, with drinks supplied by Jameson Irish Whiskey.
After that, the party will continue as they head into town, and the event is open to the single, and to the wingpeople of the single.
Tickets are €15 and can be purchased here.