Matchmaking Stories

Thousands of 2CONNECT couples have met through our matchmaking service, our speed dating nights, mix n mingle parties, team quiz nights and our walks and trips away. Thousands of dates have been organised and many have progressed into relationships. Read a select number of the stories below. Our matchmaking helps you 2CONNECT!

For any single people out there considering joining 2connect matchmaking service, I cannot recommend it highly enough. I signed the matchmaking service earlier this year and it was a fantastic decision for me. The matchmaking process was carried out in a professional and time-efficient manner. Hugh''s open, kind and approachable personality made the entire process a delight. My experience has inspired me, positively impacted my confidence and faith in matters of the heart. I have had no hesitation in recommending 2connect and have already done so with family and friends. Mary Ellen Limerick
Wednesday 08 Sep 2021
Loved the event! The guys were interesting, worldy, funny and some super entertaining. Your quiz format is brilliant and a great way to spend a few hours meeting cool people. Jenny, Clontarf
Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
Hi, t was really an enjoyable experience- hostess was really friendly and organised and put everyone at ease. They don''t do events like this in my country! Sarjan
Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
Really enjoyed the event. It was my first time Speed Dating and it has certainly encouraged me to go to further events. Jane, Ballsbridge
Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
Hi guys. Great night, really good host and venue. Will be defo back. Sean, Glanmire
Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
Hi 2CONNECT! What an amazing night! Met 15 great guys at your speed dating night at Howl at the Moon. 3 of them were hot! Here''s hoping! Jenny, Malahide
Monday 03 Apr 2017
Hi Hugh it was great to meet you. After our meeting I felt a bit tired as you rightly delved into great detail into all of the critical areas necessary for matchmaking. I was impressed! Looking forward to the process and some great dates. Jim, Wicklow
Monday 03 Apr 2017
Hugh I was delighted to hear about your matchmaking service. It was recommenced by my friend Barbara who met her now husband 18 months through 2CONNECT matchmaking. I have been on 3 great dates and the last one was the best! Great guy! Early days but having fun. Keep up the good work. Katie, Dublin Feb 2016
Saturday 18 Mar 2017
Hi the Speed Dating at the Lincoln Inn was very well organised and run, even to the point of providing a some finger food during an interval. An enjoyable evening. Would certainly attend another such event. Everyone is there with the same intentions and theres no guessing as to who might be single. This is a very important service and great credit is owed to Hugh for having the initiative to set up and run this service. Kieran, September 2015
Saturday 26 Sep 2015
I attended a speeddating event over the summer 2015 and really was impressed with the professionalism and approachability of the host. It was my very first time so I was a little nervous but as soon as I got to the venue, I was greeted with a warm welcome and explained how the evening would unfold. As it happened, there were more men than women on that particular occasion, so the lads got to sit prettily at the tables and we did the moving around, which, I reckon, contributed to my enjoyment, as it felt more dynamic. I had a very nice evening filled with laughter and conversations with attractive professionals. I was so impressed by the experience that I decided to go to another 2CONNECT.IE event! Many thanks, Tia
Thursday 10 Sep 2015
Had another great speed dating event last night with 2CONNECT.IE at Foleys Bar, and for the first time I went on my own! They are always in such interesting and fun locations and once you get past the nerves walking through the door you always have a great night and meet some lovely people. Thoroughly enjoyed it Ella, May 15
Saturday 23 May 2015
HI 2CONNECT Team! Just to say a big thanks my dating life is now in full swing! Since meeting Jane at a great Quiz Night at the 57 Bar, we''ve been dating ever since. Thanks again. Peter Drogheda Feb 2015
Wednesday 13 May 2015
Hi a quick note to say thank you. I met Tom through your online-dating site, having attended a number of your events over the past 18 months. Tom and I clicked right away and been very happy since. We are now getting married in August and we want you to attend :) Thanks Hugh, I tell all my friends about 2CONNECT Pamela, Wicklow March 2015
Wednesday 13 May 2015
I met my fiancée at a 2CONNECT speeddating event in Galway in July 2013. Late last year we bought a house together and have recently got engaged. Having travelled from Sligo, I am so happy and glad I went to Galway that night to find my perfect partner. Jenny, Sligo 2014
Monday 04 May 2015
I have meet someone at a recent 2CONNECT speed dating far so good so it sure does work. Just keep looking and you will find someone :-) Tom, Clontarf Dec 2014
Saturday 02 May 2015
Hi Hugh I met a few lovely guys at a recent 2CONNECT Wicklow Walk. Hugh, considering the awful weather, your backup plan was a great idea The walk was very enjoyable and the company was excellent. Just to let you know that I have just started dating one of the lads! Will keep you posted. Great event, well done! Jill, Arklow March 2015
Saturday 02 May 2015
Hi Guys n Gals at 2CONNECT Just a quick note to say thank you – I attended your 2CONNECT.IE Quiz night in January and had a brilliant night. My mate John and I met 2 lovely ladies at the event and then had a get together afterwards in the bar. We both have had dates with these ladies and all is going well. Keep up the good work. Paul, Tallaght, Jan 2015
Saturday 02 May 2015
Dear Sir/Madam, I attended a 2CONNECT.IE Speed Dating night in Clancy’s in Cork city center in February. I got matched with 3 fellas and really clicked with one of them! We have been dating ever since! Great night! Thanks, Siobhan Feb 2015 Cork
Saturday 02 May 2015
Hi guys, wow what a brilliant night at Clancys! I never thought that speed dating could be so much fun and the ladies were awesome! I got matches so busy now organising dates! Will keep you posted :)

Tom, 02/15 Bishopstown. Cork
Tuesday 28 Apr 2015
One Month on and Still going Strong.

I just want to say thank you to for helping Me aka Princess Jen meet my Shrek aka Matt. I joined in January of this year in the hope of finding Mr. Right and went on several events which were all very enjoyable but didn’t meet my match at any of the events, then one evening when I least expected it I logged on to the site for the craic and there was a message from Matt, so I responded and then there was a phone call, we both knew after talking on the phone that things were ment to be. We met up the that week end when my Shrek greeted me with a lovely smile and red roses and treated me like a princess, he had won my heart and it was so all so instant and felt so right from the very start. The saying is true “What and Who’s ment for You Won’t Pass You by”. Myself and Michael are so happy and both hope it continues. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hugh and his team for helping me find this piece of the Jig Saw in my life and hope others find there missing piece in the future.


Jen Jackson
Nov 2014.
Tuesday 06 Nov 2012
Hey Hugh,

Hope things are well with you. Been a while, around 2010-11 I was a member and went to a few of the events.

Well, I wanted to let you know that Bríd, who I initally met at the St Patrick''s day 2011 event you organised, and we are at the advanced stage of planning our wedding for this August coming.

What can I say more than that! We often wonder where we would be now if either or neither of us had gone to that Parliament street event.

So don''t want to gush on, but obviously very happy together, and if it weren''t for yourself etc etc ....

Cheers and thanks

Brian & Angela
June 2014
Monday 02 Jul 2012
Hello Hugh,

Its Siobhan here from Monaghan, I spoke with you on Thursday night last in Kilkenny.
I would like to say the biggest thank you for organising the Colm Hayes & Singles Party.

It was a great nite and we will definatly be looking forward to the next one. Please let us know for any upcoming dates. What a great way to meet new people.You take care and thanks so much again.

Sarah & Ines
Monday 14 Nov 2011
Hi Hugh/2CONNECT Staff. Just a quick email to say thanks for a very enjoyable evening at the Mix N Mingle Party. Cafe en Seine is a great venue, I have been there lots of times for drinks with friends. Good crowd, got chatting to lots of people - a few of us went downstairs afterwards to finish off the night. That was a great idea as we were all having a laugh and decided to finish off the night with brilliant music and of course throwing a few shapes on the dance floor! It is very central but also it really helps if you can stay on in the same venue later to finish off the night. Thanks again and hope the next one is in the same venue! Regards Teresa
Tuesday 19 Jul 2011
Hi Hugh, Just want to say thanks for a great speed dating night last night at the Turks Head, really well organised. I had a great time. Met some really nice people too. All the best, Sinead
Friday 30 Jul 2010
Hi 2CONNECT.IE staff !! I''ve been meaning to send a thank you email re last Friday, it''s just I''ve been really busy since. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the first friday night social event. I thought it was really well organised. Everyone mingled very well - to be honest, I went home exhausted from all the talking - and concentrating !!!! I actually met someone on the night (not at the speed-dating, but at the event) so I''ve actally been on a date since Friday - and another one is planned! So we''ll see what happens.... ! Thanks again. Anne 12/08/09
Monday 31 Aug 2009
Hi Hugh and Kate

Thank you so much for the first friday event last night in the Harcourt I had the best time brilliantly organised,,,if there was a small fault it was perhaps that the venue was too small but that was only because such a good crowd turned up,,roll on the next event,


Monday 10 Aug 2009
Thanks for a great night the Old Boro Swords. Will definitely do it again, was so much fun. Was very well organised and people were lovely! Jennifer 07/0/2009
Friday 07 Aug 2009
Hi Hugh
Great to meet you on sat . Had A great day on the Wicklow Hills . Good bunch of people from all walks of life there. I just attach some photos that came really good that I taught you might like for the webb site . Hope you like them.
Thanks again for a chill out day with good company.
Kind regards
Thursday 30 Jul 2009
Hi Getout staff,
Well done on another well organised nite in Kobra last Saturday July 4,from the welcome to the great food,thanks gents and ladies

Thursday 09 Jul 2009
Thanks Hugh, had a really enjoyable time on the July 4th bbq. There was a great mix of guys there and the event was so well organised. Thanks again and to the team.

July 8 2009

Wednesday 08 Jul 2009
Hello Hugh & Tara, Just to say that last Saturday night July 4th BBQ Party was very well done, so congratulations on organisining a great night, it was my first introduction to "2CONNECT.IE" so I was pleasantly surprised. I was at other singles nights before but your''s was by far the best.!! Look forward to attending more great nights. Regards, Liam.
Tuesday 07 Jul 2009
Hi Hugh.

I would like to thank you for the wonderful event your 4th of July BBQ was for me. I went on the night out of curiousity, and hoping to have a good night out, and it was, the ladies were stunning, and a great mix. It was a nice touch the BBQ, and came just in time! I met some lovely ladies, and while I dont know if anything will happen, I know they are going to be great friends.

Your venture continues to go from strength to strength, and did you notice the crowd?

Well done to all concerned.

Thank you,

Monday 06 Jul 2009
Hi Hugh, met a lady at the November Masquerade Ball. Thank you & good luck! You can remove me from your mailing list now :)

Friday 10 Apr 2009
Hi there! Great Quiz Night!

Just a quick email to let you know, myself and Wendy had a great time at your Quiz event on
Friday night at Howl at the Moon!

Everybody was so friendly and we had a right laugh!
Anyway, the hospitality was fabulous! We reckon we will definitely go to another event like it in the future.

Best wishes to Hugh, you made us feel very welcome on Friday night.

Thanks again!

Quiz Night

Wednesday 28 Jan 2009
Hi I’ve been at some of your events recently and had to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed them!  All the events were very cool in their own way:  I had a great night every time, chatted to loads of people, I was delighted by how many beautiful women were there. Please do it again soon! As you know I have referred some of my mates already and they’ve only had good things to say. It’s great to see that there are so many beautiful single women in Dublin! Keep up the good work!
PT, Clontarf.
Thursday 20 Nov 2008
I have had a few days catching my breath after last Friday. I know what it is like to organise these type of events and I had one of the most enjoyable evenings of my dating life. I met someone who I did not expect to meet in the sense of clicking with another peson, which of course totally added to my night. The whole night was fun, well organised and I want to thank you and all your team for your hard work. You have a knack of getting a nice mix of women and men together and you deserve to do very well with the calm, fun and kind approach you have with people. I am one very satified customer and I am spreading the word about you. Thank you again.
Wednesday 19 Nov 2008
Thank you Rob, Tara and Hugh and rest of team for a wonderful night last friday at the Ballsbridge Court. What fun everyone had - well I did anyway. So well organised with so many different ice breaker games which really made people mingle...... loved them all. Well done, well organised, great mix of people, delicious food, music brilliant - would def hire/use this dj,.....what more can be said - great company and loved the goodie bags. and keep up the hard work.
Wednesday 19 Nov 2008
Congrats on the event. It was much better than I expected (I''m a pessimist!). The lock & key idea was a great way to break the ice. Food was good. Ladies looked great! The drinks were actually very reasonably priced. Excellent location! Being able to mingle out in the lobby was very handy especially when the music was too loud! I''m at the upper age limit! I look forward to your next big event! Regards,
Wednesday 19 Nov 2008
I would like to thank you and your staff for a great Party. From the moment I walked in until the early hours of the morning. I had a great night. It was lovely to see all style there, It was so well organized and it was great also to see that the men had made some effort as well. I got talking to some lovely people. I did have fun. I would def go again to an event like this again. Most of us head off to Cafe-en-Seine for more fun.Thanks again.
Wednesday 19 Nov 2008
Hi Guys
Just a quick note to say thanks of the event last Friday in Howl at the Moon. Three of us went together and were pleasantly surprised with the experience! It was great fun! One of us even has a date organised already! Thanks again, Kind regards -
Tuesday 30 Sep 2008
Thanks for organising such a great Dinner Dating event at Mc Gowans on Saturday. My buddy and I really enjoyed it and feel that for people of our age it is the way to meet new people.
Monday 28 Apr 2008
Just want to say thanks for a great day out last Saturday at the Adventure day in Baltinglass, I think the idea is great and it was a super way to meet new people and a great days fun. Looking forward to getting to more of the events and thanks again. 
Sunday 27 Apr 2008
I attended a speed dating night recently in Scotts Bar, Oliver Plunkett St Cork. I thoroughly enjoyed the night. From the way it was professionally set up to the quality of people that attended the whole experience was really positive. There was a really nice atmosphere about the night and I met some really nice and genuine people. As a result I and have made some lasting friendships. I would have no hesitation in recommending such nights to my friends. Well done and keep up the good work.
Tuesday 22 Apr 2008
After being single for 1½ years and not meeting ANY single guys I’d like to date, I thought I’d give dinner dating a try. I had very low expectations of actually meeting someone special as I had tried a couple of well meant blind dates and had a couple of disastrous experiences. However, on the night I had a really good time. I enjoyed talking to most of the guys even though not all of them were my ‘type’. It was a fun and relaxed atmosphere and I found the face-to-face chat was the best way for me to assess whether I wanted to get to know the guys better. And as it happened I did meet someone pretty cool. We went on our first date 2 weeks after the speed dating night and are now planning some fun adventures together – I couldn’t have found a better way of meeting so many new people.
Karen, May 2013 Dublin
Friday 14 Mar 2008
Hi just wanted to share the wonderful experience I had going speed dating with you at Howl at the Moon. Went for the first time with a friend. Wasn''t sure what was going to happen but before long was put at my ease not just the by host but by the really lovely people who I "dated" . Thanks so much will be back and I''m spreading the word !
Brian, June 2014
Thursday 06 Mar 2008
I had a great time at your speed dating event at the Lincoln Inn. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Once I arrived the hosts put me at my ease, and when I saw the people arriving I was amazed to see how many good looking guys there were, so I was really excited and couldn’t wait to get dating. It was definitely an experience I''m glad I had and since then I have been on a few off to a good start.
Linda, 31
Monday 18 Feb 2008
Hi guys, just want to let you know that the event was very well organised and you did very well getting people of a similar age together.
Monday 18 Feb 2008
Both myself and my best friend Sandra were very nervous about the this singles event. I was very impressed with the staff and how they made everyone comfortable and relaxed....mind you the second glass of wine played its part too......but thanks you was a great experience. Niamh
Thursday 14 Feb 2008
Hi there I feel I owe your organisation a big thumbs up. I met my girlfriend at an event in the Kobar Bar. I knew instantly that we had a connection and next day my hunch was right as Paula chose me for a second date. It wasn''t long before we both felt very comfortable and now we are planning a trip to India for 3 weeks together. Good on you guys...I promise to spread the good word about you.
Thursday 14 Feb 2008
Hi there! I was dragged along by a buddy to your recent Lock & Key Party. Absolutely brilliant fun. The ladies were outgoing, interesting and very chatty. I must admit I was nervous at first but the host made us all feel comfortable and then our hunting instincts kicked in. I have had 2 great dates over the past week. Will keep you up to speed on how things progress. Keep up the good work!
Peter Blackrock
Tuesday 12 Feb 2008
Hi, For two years, we attended to the same gym, got coffee from the same shop, and bought sandwiches at the same O''Briens, but we never actually met until a Speed Dating event in late January. What started out as an 4-minute chat turned into a date for drinks, which turned into many dinners, which turned into a summer filled with doing activities together, which turned into an autumn holiday in the sun. Recently we got engaged! We just wanted to thank you for bringing us together – the very best, luckiest, most wonderful thing that has ever happened to either of us. Your 2CONNECT events attract great people and we both constantly refer people to you. Thanks again. Tom & Anne
Monday 04 Feb 2008
Hi Guys, I have attened a number of 2CONNECT.IE singles events in Dublin but you guys are head and shoulders above your competition. You managed I think around 50 people with skill and enthusiasm. Everyone I chatted with was having a blast and all were pleasantly suprised at the ease of chat and the niceness of all of the participants. Great job...keep up the good work. James Blackrock, 33
Monday 04 Feb 2008
I`d just like to take the opportunity to firstly say that I had a great night at your Speed Dating event at Café en Seine . The sceptic that I am, my expectations were small, but after having met a load of lovely woman, and having chatted to many friendly & interesting people, I am a 2CONNECT.IE convert, you will see me again. Cheers,
Saturday 03 Nov 2007