So, you’re thinking of asking someone out from Alabama? I don’t blame you! There is something quite charming about us, isn’t there? Before the big date, here are 12 important things you need to know about us Alabamians:
1. Chivalry still exists.
Yes, ladies! In Alabama, there are many TRUE Southern gentlemen who will bring you flowers and candy when they pick you up for a date. They'll also never hesitate opening a door for you. Their mommas obviously raised them right!
2. Alabama girls are tough.
To all you men out there, dating an Alabama girl is an experience like no other. She's tough and was taught to stand up for herself. If you tell her she can't do something, she'll prove you wrong. Also, her daddy probably taught her how to operate a shotgun while growing up, so watch yourself.
3. Parents are a big deal.
In Alabama, meeting the parents of the person you're dating is a VERY BIG DEAL! It's important to learn about the person you're dating and it's also important for their parents to learn about you.
4. Comfort foods are the BEST!
Alabamians love to cook and take care of those who are special to them. If you're feeling ill, don't be surprised if the person you're dating cooks you some delicious comfort food and delivers it to your front door.
5. Always give respect.
The majority of Alabamians are respectful. However, to get our respect, you must first show us respect. It's important to be respectful in a relationship, but don't expect to get it from your partner unless you're also giving it. Respect is something that's deserved.
6. It's time to pick a side.
College football is VERY IMPORTANT in Alabama! If you plan to date someone from Alabama, you must pick a side. Will you be screaming "Roll Tide!" or "War Eagle!"
7. We love our family.
Family is very important to us Alabamians. Yes, they may be a little crazy at times, but we still love them. If you date an Alabamian, you'll also be a huge part of their family.
8. Discussion of religion is a MUST!
Church is a huge part of many Alabamians' lives, so religion should definitely be discussed early in the relationship.
9. We love our pets.
The majority of Alabamians own pets. We love our pets and consider them a huge part of our family. If you're interested in dating us, don't expect us to get rid of our pets. If you even think about asking us to do so, you know where the door is.
10. Dependability is important.
Dependability is VERY IMPORTANT in a relationship. After all, if you can't depend on your partner, who can you depend on?
11. Where oh where to eat?
There are many different types of restaurants located throughout Alabama. Because of this, it's sometimes difficult to choose the perfect place to take a date. Don't make choosing a restaurant more stressful than it should be. The meal isn't as important as the quality time spent with your date.
12. We love our hometown.
If you date someone from Alabama, expect them to bring you back to their hometown. They'll want to show you the house they grew up in, the high school they graduated from, and all of their favorite hangout spots. They're proud of where they came from.
So, as you can see, it’s AWESOME to date an Alabamian! We’re definitely the WHOLE PACKAGE! Keep in mind, if you mistreat us, we’re GONE! We don’t put up with any FOOLISHNESS!