We are two girls of 20, and our problem is that we cannot get a nice lad.
The Swinging Sixties it was not - Ireland was a late starter in that regard.
I have never in my life asked a young man out for a date." Rosemary remembers rugby club hops at Old Belvedere Rugby Club in Dublin during the 1950s and '60s.
If a young man wanted to see her afterwards, he had to come to the front door to meet her parents.
Others argue that Ireland didn't even have a dating culture to begin with.
"It's never really dating in Ireland," says journalist and photographer Barbara Mc Carthy (40).