From the sexual revolution to the digital revolution, dating in Ireland has evolved - for better or for worse…
Ms Maycock told the Sunday Independent: "There are guys in their 50s and 60s coming to us looking for a woman 20 years younger and we have to tell them there is absolutely no circumstances that dream is going to happen, but maybe we could look at someone five or 10 years younger." She added: "Quite a few guys are in competition with their friends.
We are getting worried that we will be left on the shelf if we won't give in to them. He is not ashamed to admit that he is looking for a good time and his approach involves 'liking' anything female within a six-mile radius.
As soon as he clicks with a 'match', he sends her a message with two questions: The first is 'how are you doing? While differing expectations is a time-worn phenomenon, the way we connect with other singles has changed considerably since the days of meeting under the Clery's clock.
They have the career, the trappings and they want an attractive young lady on their arm to finish this off.
A younger woman is proof they are still young and relevant.
Back in June, Emily Heist Moss wrote a piece (“Remember When Courting Happened Face-to-Face?