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Saturday 21 October 2017

Love tips from bunny
 Louise? No thank you

Louise Kavanagh. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Louise Kavanagh. Photo: Brian McEvoy

I WAS delighted to hear of the good fortune that has befallen former Irish model turned London Playboy bunny, Louise Kavanagh. Louise has just become engaged to a Scottish footballer, Chris Iwelumo, just a year after complaining that she had lost all hope in Irish men, whom she described as being "cheaters" and "economical with the truth".

Chris, who is 35 and has two kids from his first marriage, has been a perfect gentleman throughout their relationship, even asking her to be his girlfriend on their first date. And in sharing her joy about her engagement, Louise has seen fit to give us the benefit of her relationship wisdom.

"An Irish man would never do that," revealed Louise, "they'll do anything to avoid any line of commitment."

Louise, of course, made news early last year when she revealed that she hadn't had a proper relationship in five years, and had just joined the dating/hook-up site Tinder to kick-start her love life. "It takes the hassle out of dating," she explained.

Having now settled down, Louise is, in hindsight, less than complimentary about Irish men in general, offering rather direct advice to any woman in the same position as herself. "Get out of Ireland," she intones, "there are not enough men."

Louise revealed: "All my friends who are in happy, successful relationships aren't with Irish men. I've dated a good bit in Ireland. The pool is too small to fish from, I'm afraid."

All of which prompts the following observation. There are plenty of people who are qualified to lecture us on commitment. A couple, however, comprised of a man who has been through one marriage by 35, and a woman who looks for love on Tinder, are probably not amongst them...

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