I personally prefer to hang out in the Southside, though. I don’t like to walk alone at night but I would not imagine a woman having any problems.Clothing Kiera says: Women generally wear tights with their skirts and shorts. While some do wear dresses, skirts and shorts with their legs showing, it is more common to see Irish women wearing them with tights.Men you meet at the pub will rarely be Prince Charming, looking for a nice girl to maybe take out to dinner.I know this may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning.Shady Areas for Women Kiera says: There are parts of Dublin women should definitely avoid.O’Connell Street, on the north side of Dublin, can be great during the day but I would not walk there by myself at night.Guys in Ireland tend to be much more forward than American men. However, give them some alcohol and they will do a 180.However, this forwardness I have noticed really only occurs in settings where alcohol is consumed. Many will ask you within several minutes of conversation to go home with them and it can be a little startling.
Types of Men Kiera says: Irish men can be very friendly, polite and respectful. Their eyes light up if you tell them you are from the States. There is only one thing they’re looking for, and it’s not intellectual conversation or merely casual flirting.
Women need to be careful of guys looking for casual sex.
Coming from a Midwestern Catholic college, this was kind of a shock for me.
The Irish, both male and female, are very friendly and will talk to you while in line at the store and and in public places. For the most part though people say “Oh, okay cool,” and they continue the conversation.
Perception of Foreign Women Kiera says: If I am at a pub when people learn that I am American, men’s eyes usually light up and they say, “Ohhh America! I have gotten rejected from a bar specifically for being American, however that was only once.