Maybe it's because the WiFi in the countryside is absolutely shocking, or maybe rural Irish guys and gals are actually bothered to get off their phones and meet real people, because apparently Tinder isn't the dating trend.
Nope, apparently it is in fact Macra na Feirme, an "organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 who are interested in getting involved in sports, travel, drama, debating, or just want to meet new people and have some fun!"
Macra president James Healy spoke on on C103's Today Show, and said that Macra is a vital organisation in rural Ireland, and in particular the love lives of it inhabitants.
“Plenty of people in my own club would be ‘Macra babies’ as we like to title them" he said.
“It’s the unofficial dating agency of rural Ireland. Who needs Tinder when you can join Macra?”
Upcoming events that south-west singletons may be interested in include a local Who's Got Talent comp in Kerry, or a pub table quiz in Sligo.
Put on your glad rags and if you're lucky you'll meet the country man - or lady - of your dreams...