Others are time-poor, juggling demanding careers and/or family commitments with the search for companionship. We are currently carrying out a survey to gain men's perspective on dating in N.Judging by dating websites, Irish men have a good reputation among foreign women.Mary Kenny, a relationship counsellor who also runs a dating website, says that her service has noticed a large increase in overseas women seeking Irish men for relationships.

With this in mind, here are five tools to help you approach the year ahead – and your partner search – with a healthy, happy state of mind.

We understand the challenges some of our members may face as life takes them into a fresh situation, out of comfort zones and often with some reluctance.

But does the fantasy match the reality of dating an Irish man?

We ask three women for their experiences ‘I want to marry an Irishman.” So says one American female who has posted her profile on one of thousands of internet dating sites.

IIBN achieves its objectives in the following ways: • By facilitating networking among members at local and global level • By fostering and nurturing Irish entrepreneurs • By mentoring the next generation of Irish entrepreneurs IIBN is a not-for-profit organisation and is comprised of one centralised organisation, namely IIBN Global, and a number of local Chapters in London, New York and Dublin.

Our mentorship programs are supported and funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs through its Emigrant Support Program.

IIBN is the leading network of Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals.

The objective of IIBN is to facilitate greater communication and connectivity between successful Irish business people all over the world with a view to identifying and exploiting new business opportunities.

He was already planning to get married, and when we were going to have kids and move in together.

It’s like that in Poland after a certain age, everybody settles down. “But apart from that we have similar backgrounds because of the religion and that. I lived here for four years and I feel at home.” Australian Lisa Domican (41), living in Greystones, Co Wicklow, and married to an Irishman, Bill Domican “I met my husband when I was 18 and living in London.

Some Irish men still look like little boys when they grey up.