Category Archives: Love and Relationships

The Latvians take over! (Part 1)

As I’ve said before, I’m taking a little break over the Christmas holidays. Rejoice/Bemoan as you will. In my absence, I’m running a few guest posts from Latvians – none of whom are called Jānis, oddly enough. The first post … Continue reading

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From your sofa, no one can hear you scream

I’m sure many women join an online dating site hoping that behind every cute nickname, every sweet message, Mr Right will be waiting. But because a) I live in Latvia which means that b) the vast majority of men are … Continue reading

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Jānis, Jānis! Wherefore art thou Jānis?

Today I did something that Mammy O’Grady would definitely not approve of. (Among other things) I joined a Latvian dating website. And no, before you jump on the mammy bandwagon, I haven’t completely lost my mind. You see, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Search me…

Last weekend, this blog (about a country most people have never heard of) reached 50,000 views. I promised myself that when this happened, I would dedicate a post to the WWIA who helped me get to this point. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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An O’Goddess in the kitchen

The Latvian men in my life see me as many different things – unintentionally hilarious Irish person, friend, drinking buddy, teacher, last-minute proofreader, shoulder to cry on when their mad Latvian girlfriend does something mad, Plan B girlfriend… However, the one … Continue reading

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I fell for a Latvian

As my last post about Latvian men provoked a rather heated response, I thought I’d stir the pot a little more and write a sister poem about Latvian women. (Sometimes, I just don’t know when to quit…) Disclaimer: This poem is … Continue reading

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I’m married to a Latvian

That got your attention, right? Of course I’m not really married to a Latvian but I get an awful lot of search terms on my blog about ‘Latvian men’, and more specifically ‘naked Latvian men’, so I thought I’d write … Continue reading

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Feeling romantic?

Nope, me neither but unfortunately, that doesn’t stop other people. First up is an Irish guy living in Texas, who in a slightly hare-brained move, has decided to marry a Russian Latvian woman. They’ll be tying the knot in Riga … Continue reading

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Crazy in Love

A lot of people will tell you that Latvian women are the most beautiful women in the world. And to be fair, they’re probably not too far wrong. Sure, a smile every now and then wouldn’t go astray, but there … Continue reading

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