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"They want to inspire a little bit of envy in their friends, so their mates can say 'God, he's done well for himself, I want what he has'." One 65-year-old farmer with a lot of land contacted the agency and thought he would be able to snap up a woman much younger than him because a neighbour in his 50s married a woman who is in her 30s.

"He thought that was the norm, but we had to tell him that was the exception rather than the rule," said Ms Maycock.

Ms Maycock added: "We have magnificent-looking women in their 50s and we say their age to guys and straight away they say 'no'.

"It's about trying to get everyone to meet in the middle.

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In Paula’s case, it got her three and she doesn’t think it was money well spent.

Then she heard an ad for an agency that involves meeting clients personally, matching them up, and charging €550 for the privilege.

The firm then has to have a "realist" talk with the men over the phone before signing them up to their books, to save disappointment further down the line.

Ms Maycock told the Sunday Independent: "There are guys in their 50s and 60s coming to us looking for a woman 20 years younger and we have to tell them there is absolutely no circumstances that dream is going to happen, but maybe we could look at someone five or 10 years younger." She added: "Quite a few guys are in competition with their friends.

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