Macra man stands by ‘better than Tinder app' comments

April 25th, 2017 11:50 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

James Healy says he met his girlfriend in Macra

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THE newly-elected President of Macra na Feirme, James Healy, has said he didn’t think he was saying anything ‘ground-breaking’ when he said that there is no need to use Tinder, when people can join Macra.

The 32-year-old Donoughmore native, who incidentally met his girlfriend Marie through Macra, made the news this week when he said Macra na Feirme is the unofficial dating agency of rural Ireland, likening it to a more successful version of dating app Tinder. ‘The feedback so far about what I said has been very positive and with Macra na Feirme, you are out there physically meeting people with similar interests and backgrounds,’ James told The Southern Star.

‘It’s taking away the awkwardness of meeting people and you can make friends and take it from there. We have plenty of members in my own club who we call ‘Macra babies’ as their parents would have initially met through the organisation.’

James takes up his role as Macra president on May 6th at their AGM.  ‘I would encourage young people from rural backgrounds to get out there and join up,’ added James.

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