A politician named Hidayat Nurwahid was introduced through a mutual friend to a divorcee, Diana Abbas Thalid, with the hope that the two would make a good match.
Looking at the customs from various cultures and different eras can provide fascinating insight into what brings two people together to make a family.
“I would say a quarter of all our females are now non-Irish,” she says.
Kenny also believes that many Irish men have to alter their dating techniques and behaviour in relationships because of the influence of other nationalities.
Women are more likely to want to “go Dutch”, with 68% saying they do the latter and only one in ten women offering to pay for the whole thing.
It’s a good thing we have the issue of paying out of the way – that at least gives us one less thing to worry about on an actual date. Dating in other countries is wildly different to dating in Ireland.