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20th Mar 2013

10 Reasons Why We Love Irish Men

Irish men - they wreck our heads most of the time, but despite all that they have some good qualities too. Here are 10 reasons why we love them...

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Irish men are a species unto themselves. You can’t deny that they have some eh…unique characteristics. Ahem.

But despite their sometimes weird behaviour, we can’t help but love them. Here at Her.ie Headquarters, we’re all mad about our own home-grown talent – well all of us bar one member of the team who scoffed into her coffee when asked the question: “What do you love about Irish fellas?” (We’ll choose to ignore her hilarious reaction!).

So ladies, without further ado, here are 10 reasons why we get a little bit weak at the knees when it comes to the humble Irish man…

10. They have an interesting sense of humour: We love a man with a good sense of humour and when it comes to Irish fellas, sure they have it cracked, don’t they? On a night out they know exactly how to have you roaring with laughter.

We’re not sure if it’s the sarcasm or the way they affectionately jeer everyone they come into contact with, all we know is that Irish lads have a sense of humour unlike anywhere else in the world. Keep the jokes coming boys!

9. They’re always up for some divilment: Irish men are always happy to engage in some kind of bold/rebellious behaviour for the sole purpose of getting up to some divilment.

Their reckless dedication to “having the craic” is something we find oddly sexy. Admit it ladies, it’s strangely hot – we know we’re not the only ones who like this!

8. They have an insane level of respect for their Mammy: The bond an Irish man has with his Mammy is one that can never be broken. C’mon, it is sort of sweet when they go out of their way to ring their Mammies and have a chat with them.

An Irish chap who has a normal, healthy relationship with his Mammy will also know that women deserve only the utmost amount of respect. You bet your backside that woman raised him right!

7. They’re chivalrous in their own way: Okay, so he may not offer you his coat when you’re freezing and he may not hold doors open for you, but he WILL buy you a bag of chips on the way home after a night out.

6. They possess the ability to always light a daycent fire: When we set and light a fire, it generally tends to fizzle out after a few pathetic spurts of flame. When an Irish man lights a fire, it stays lit. Fact.

5. They always give insanely complicated directions to tourists: Watching an Irish man give directions to some confused tourists is one of the best things ever: “Ah yeah, sure you just go up there, turn around six times, go right, go right, go left right? Then take another left, go up that road, wave at Jim and you’re grand like!”

4. They’re awful dancers: When it comes to a night out, nothing is more hilarious than witnessing an Irish man tear up the dance floor. He thinks he seriously looks the bid-nizz rocking his one-arm dance move. We’re laughing so hard we’re crying, but kind of digging his confidence at the same time. Eh…as long as he doesn’t dance near us…

3. They are capable of great emotion: He may not cry when his first child is born, but if his county loses their latest hurling match he will weep uncontrollably for the next two weeks. He will also take various sick days from work because he can’t handle the disappointment.

2. They’re the most easy-going men the world: Their signature catchphrase is: “Ah sure, it’ll be grand like” and nothing fazes them. It’s kind of awesome.

1. They know how to make an epic cup of tea: We don’t even need to explain how attractive this skill is.