Tired of pubs and clubs people are finding new ways to date in the hope of finding true love.
There are many people in Dublin looking to fall in love and longing to meet somebody special. However doing so in a pub or club setting is often unappealing. Fortunately for them, the nature of dating is adapting.
Ken Smith runs the computer dating agency 'Datadate'. Clients fill in a questionnaire about themselves and answer questions about the kind of person they would like to meet. The answers are fed into computer and the results provide six compatible dates over a 12 month period.
Journalist with 'In Dublin' magazine Kathryn Holmquist grew up in the United States of America where the dating scene is very different to that in Ireland. In the USA there are many more ways to meet people, from singles bars to museums, supermarkets and even while out jogging.
Like most magazines ‘In Dublin’ publishes personal ads.
It’s a bulletin board for meeting other people where you advertise yourself and hope that Prince Charming or Miss Wonderful is out there and will find your ad very appealing.
Patti Tighe and Darragh Sterritt who met at the gay disco ‘Flikkers’ in the Hirschfeld Centre in Temple Bar, now live together. However Frances Wynne says it is difficult to meet gay women in Dublin.
You don't know where you’re going, you don’t know where to go you know, and then when you do go there it looks like it’s all couples until you get to know somebody.
Many people still enjoy meeting people through social events such as attending dances at the National Ballroom on Parnell Square.
Myrtle Lambkin is one of the people behind the Irish Singles Club held in the Sachs Hotel in Donnybrook. It is a social gathering where single people come to meet but may find romance.
We've had lots of relationships and marriages galore, we’ve lost count.
The report ends with a stand-up comedy routine by Niall MacAnna.
This is the first programme in the ‘TV Gaga’ series aimed at ages 18 to 30's. Liam Mackey and Flo McSweeney are the studio presenters with a live audience. The programme is a mixture of studio discussion, live music and film reports and inserts.
This episode of 'TV Gaga' was broadcast on 24 May 1985.