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Surprise proposal: Italian tourist couple Michael and Fererica


Galway city.

Eamonn writes:

Michael Torregrossa chose his moment to propose to Fererica Lombino in front of the famous Neactains Pub in the city’s Latin Quarter. After eating Connemara Oysters from The Galway Oyster House, Mr. Terregrossa slipped away and then on the pretex of asking Ms. Lombino to listen to a street musician dropped to his knee and produced a Claddagh Ring and proposed.
Ms. Lombino accepted to the loud applause of thrilled onlookers

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Dublin city centre

This morning.

According to a Hastings Hotels romance survey of 16,000 people….

…Bernice Burnside writes:

Almost a third of single women in Ireland say lockdown has made them realise how much they enjoy their own company and do not need a partner.

But as level five restrictions continue to keep singletons apart, only 15% of men feel the same way.

24% of single men are using online dating more, twice the number of single women (12%) logging on for love….

With the Republic and Northern Ireland both bound by tough Covid restrictions until at least March 5, the loss of our social lives has made 32% of unattached women realise they are happily single and don’t need to meet someone, over double that of men (15%).



‘Final Cut: Ladies And Gentlemen’ – an experimental feature-length film by Hungarian director György Pálfi that was shown at Cannes in 2012.

Using clips from 450 movies that span almost the entire history of cinema, it’s a montage, smoothly transitioning from scene to scene, perfectly echoing the  tropes of romantic movies.

It might just be the best, oddest thing you watch today.


An alarming but illuminating video essay from The School Of Life. To wit:

Some of the reason why we choose such unsuitable partners in love is that we aren’t trying to find someone who ideally suits us, we’re looking out for someone who feels familiar. We recreate in adulthood patterns of attachment that we know from childhood – and thereby often perpetuate cycles of suffering and dissatisfaction.

Previously: When To Lose It (And When Not To)