Dating someone from Connecticut could be one of the best decisions you ever make! That may be a biased opinion, but I have reasons for thinking it! Check out this list to find out what makes dating someone from Connecticut different from the rest of the pool!
1. They are water hounds, which means they can literally sniff out a good beach.
In fact, Nutmeggers have a knack for finding the best lakes, too. As nature explorers, they don't just rely on Yelp ratings. If you want to find secret water holes in the woods, date someone from Connecticut!
2. With a Nutmegger at your side, you'll easily be able to make a wealth of new friends.
Folks from Connecticut are extremely community minded, so they love meeting people and will likely have a lot of friends. If you go home with them, you'll notice they tend to run into people they know everywhere and their friends will welcome you with open arms.
3. You'll instantly be a part of the family too.
I hope you like family gatherings! Connecticut parents have a reputation for skilled networking, hovering, and checking in. What some people call "helicopter parents" will actually save you a lot of time. When you meet the parents they will already know everything about you!
4. Nutmeggers love animals, so you won't have to hide your love of fluffy puppies.
After growing up with deer, turkey, crabs, jellyfish and everything in between, they will love just about any creature you throw at them. Especially the folks who grew up around farm animals.
5. They appreciate the little things in life.
A small state means dealing with small things. They can appreciate fairs hosted by the local schools, colonial homes, parks with no swings and water views. They will love going to small gatherings and local events with you.
6. It's easy to eat healthy when your partner loves fresh food.
Nutmeggers love their food, so I wouldn't start throwing around the word diet. But they'll be happy to go all natural, organic, or local. They probably had at least one neighbor around the corner selling veggies when they were kids.
7. Their sports rivalries might make you roll your eyes.
If you're a huge sports fanatic, then you will love debating who's who in the sports world with them. Otherwise, hearing them talk about the Red Sox vs the Yankees, the Jets vs Giants, and how the UConn Basketball team is legendary will drive you nuts.
8. Nutmeggers are horrible back seat drivers.
Dealing with windy roads and commuters from New York and Jersey has convinced Connecticut drivers that they know best, So be prepared to hear about how you keep taking the long way and making awkward turns.
9. Prepare for the "Connecticuddles!"
We practically invented the free hug. So I hope you don't mind someone clinging to you all winter long because Nutmeggers love sharing body warmth. Of course if you like being held this won't be a problem.
10. People from Connecticut know a thing or two about debating.
With a plethora of excellent public schools, Nutmeggers can definitely hold their own in a conversation. You will love the intellectual talks and political rants.
11. Nutmeggers are the best travel partners.
Living in a small state has made them used to long drives and train rides. They know how to pack light, dress strategically for bustling cities, and be patient. And they'll always be up for the trip!