What's the difference between an Irish son and a bulldog? Going out with a Northern Irish man will probably lead to some weird, intensely Oedipal conversations as he compares your baking, dress sense, haircut, shoes, kissing technique and general demeanour to his mother's.
A recent survey from high street department store Debenhams revealed that experts can tell where in the UK a woman is from by examining how she has shaped and plucked her eyebrows.Londoners favour a more natural look, while Northern Irish and Irish women go for the 'tadpole' style - thick and round at the inner corners, with a thin arch and a tall brow. Although this highly thorough and scientific piece of research failed to shed any light on whether male eyebrow choices help indicate where they're from, there's no doubt that different bits of the UK are associated with different dating behaviours. Edinburgh is often voted the top city in the UK for sexy accents, leading to all manner of unfair stereotyping about kilts, haggis, whisky, stinginess and so on.Frankly, I can only imagine that the people of Wales make for excellent dates, given their impressive record as playboys.Tom Jones, Ryan Giggs and Dylan Thomas have all done pretty well with the ladies, as does rugby player Gavin Henson.But what would you expect on a first date with a Welsh person? Sadly, England is probably the least romantic of all the UK entities.