If you're dating an Irish man, you'll very quickly have to make peace with the fact that your weekends are not your own.
Forget spontaneous romantic breaks in Paris, any summer getaways will have to be carefully planned to make sure they don't clash with the U-21 final, heading to the bog or Paudie's 21st.
Here are our top ten signs that tell you're dating an Irish man.
In other countries, meeting the siblings might be a major milestone but an Irish lad is ready to take things seriously when he introduces you to his real family... When you think about it, he probably spends more time with them anyway...
Here's our quick translation guide: "herself" - "the love of my life" "she's sound" - "I don't know what I'd do without her" "I better stay home or the missus will kill me" - "I can't wait to snuggle up on the couch with her but I'd never admit it" Consuming large quantities of alcohol changes this completely, of course.
Some girls worry about a wandering eye but an Irish girl has much stiffer competition for her man's affections than some randomer in a pub.
Irish men are not attracted to that girl at the end of a night out that is falling all over the place and cursing at the Jennifer Maguire from The Republic of Telly is a great example.
She has a good attitude when it comes to dealing with guys and she sees through the bullshit.
Kind, caring and compassionate, all the makings of an Irish Mammy.
You would be surprised at how many men would go for the curvy girl with confidence than the shallow skinny girl.
This doesn't mean they have to be happy go lucky and upbeat all the time, more that they have a real passion for something. Irish men love girls with a real enthusiasm for and I mean a lot.
We need someone to tell us not to wear those clothes or stop acting like an asshole.
We don't like it when you go over the you, then you're onto a winner.