Aidan Power has said that dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble are not for him and he prefers to meet people in a traditional setting.
The Ireland AM presenter said that his friends have had fun on those kind of apps in the past but, for him, chatting online is not the same as a face to face interaction- especially now we can’t meet up after connecting on the internet!
Asked if he had a girlfriend, Aidan laughed: “To answer your question short, no.”
Talking about the world online dating, he told RSVP Live: “That is what I am a fan of, meeting people face to face and not necessarily on dating apps.
“Anyone I know who has done it says it is a bit of craic and people were bored during lockdown.
“Then you have to question where things go because are we allowed to meet up?”
Aidan admitted that it is hard to meet people given the current pandemic restrictions with all social interactions banned.
He said: “Over the years, bars and restaurants are where I have met people that I have dated or had relationships with.
“I don’t know, maybe we need to join societies, take up new hobbies or buy a dog to meet people.
“Going out to a bar on a Friday or Saturday night and meeting people, that is not going to happen for the foreseeable.”
Aidan has been a regular fixture on Ireland AM for the last two years but he is also a familar voice to iRadio listeners in the midlands.
He also fronts their popular breakfast radio show on weekday mornings before appearing on Virgin Media every Saturday and Sunday.
The Dubliner said: “It is amazing how time goes by so fast and it just becomes your way of life.
“You have to organise your life accordingly so you can do your job seven days a week but I have a handle on it at this stage. As with everything, I say ‘It is not forever’ because it just can’t be!”
Ciara Doherty left the Ireland AM team last September for a move into current affairs on The Tonight Show.
He said: “She was amazing and a real central part of the Ireland AM family for a number of years.
“She was a familiar face everyday so she is sorely missed by the viewers, but she is also missed by everyone on the team as well. She is such an intelligent and brilliant presenter and interviewer.”
Aidan said that he has no time for taking up more work with life on Ireland AM and iRadio, as well as his role with MMA’s Bellator.
He said: “I am genuinely happy with my lot at the moment and I have more than enough to keep me going. Outside of Ireland AM and iRadio, I work for an American MMA company called Bellator and I did shows with them all over Europe before the pandemic.
“I would be the TV host alongside a commentary team and a cage announcer. It was a new departure for me and I am really happy.”
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