You know that saying ‘everything’s finer in Carolina?’ Well, you can apply this to pretty much everything in the Tar Heel state, including the people. Between our southern charm, adventurous spirit, and passionate nature…you’re getting the perfect combination marrying a North Carolinian. Still not convinced? Read these eleven reasons.
1. There's a 99% chance your parents will love us.
Family dinners? Meeting the parents? No worries here! We love family dinners. We'll help your Mom in the kitchen or help your Dad with his car. We've grown up being taught to respect our elders and we have plenty of that Carolina charm to last for days.
2. Think of the food.
When you marry someone southern you're guaranteed a life filled with casseroles, home cooked meals, fried chicken, BBQ, and plenty of leftovers to last you for days. Even if your new 'boo' isn't the chef type, there's no doubt they'll know some amazing BBQ joints and classic diners to take you to (and that their parents can cook as well).
3. We're passionate, loyal, and supportive.
It's not just sports where North Carolinians show their passion and loyalty, but every other aspect of our lives. We were raised to support our teams and beliefs no matter what. You can be sure you're marrying someone who is always passionate, always loyal, and will stick by your side even during a 'bad season' in your life.
4. We're the perfect mix of adventurous and laid back.
One day you and your sweetie will be hiking through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, then pitching a tent beneath the stars. The next, you'll be sitting on the beach with a cold one in hand. We've perfected the 'balance' of adventure and relaxation. We also teach these traits as parents, allowing our children to find their inner adventurer but to also respect simplicity and go with the flow.
5. You'll never run out of great music to listen to and awesome concerts to attend. Or, we might just serenade you ourselves.
North Carolina is very much a musical state and its citizens are no different. Being from a state that has always produced famous musical talent and the most American Idol winners means one thing: we know good music.
6. We're cultured and open-minded.
North Carolina is an extremely arts-centered state. While some parts of the state are more traditional, other parts are extremely progressive. You'll find a mix of both in your average North Carolinian.
7. You'll always have a dance partner.
We're always down to dance...especially to some bluegrass music!
8. We know that sometimes simple is better.
Simple sauces for our BBQ, simple restaurants with great food and no fluff, simple late nights with good friends and simple things that bring worlds of happiness.
9. But we still have a refined palate.
North Carolina is home to dozens of craft breweries, hundreds of wineries, and award-winning restaurants. Sure we can be simple, but we also like a little bit of fancy.
10. We appreciate nature.
We've grown up surrounded by beautiful scenery. You'll never find us turning down a drive on the scenic route or not appreciating the simple beauties that surround us.
11. Everything is beautiful here!
From our people to our scenery, you won't find better.