1. We’re welcoming.
Detroit is an exceptionally diverse city, and we’re always waiting with open arms to welcome newcomers from various cultures, backgrounds, and belief systems. When you marry a Detroiter, you know that we’ll always accept you for who you are — even if your experiences differ from our own.
2. We know how to have fun.
There’s no shortage of excitement to be found throughout Detroit, and this has instilled us with a healthy sense of fun and adventure. From sporting events to breweries to cultural events throughout the year, there’s always something new and entertaining to appreciate in the Motor City.
3. We’re loyal.
Hey, if we can continue to support the Detroit Lions despite their years of repeated embarrassment and shame, we can stick with you through the tough times. Detroit residents have experienced plenty of struggles throughout the years, but we never give up on the teams and people that we love most.
4. We handle tough times like champs.
No one claims that Detroit’s history is spotless. As is the case in every city, ours has experienced its fair share of struggles and disappointments. But these difficulties have only made Detroiters stronger. From financial failings to social issues, we’ve learned to remain resilient in any circumstances.
5. We love great art.
When you marry a Detroiter, you’re marrying into a great legacy of art, music, and culture. We’ll take you to marvel at works in the DIA, bring you to experience fantastic concerts at the Fox Theatre, or travel back in time at the Motown Museum. We’re a creative bunch, and this only adds to our charm.
6. We’re active.
Whether we’re strolling along the Detroit Riverfront or appreciating the natural beauty of Belle Isle, we Detroiters love to get outside and appreciate all that our city has to offer. From bicycling along the Dequindre Cut to perusing Milliken State Park, we’re always eager to get out and about.
7. We boast a fascinating history.
From the birth of the auto industry to the bootlegging years of Prohibition, Detroit has played a key role in all sorts of unique events throughout history. When you marry a Detroiter, we’ll teach you about our city’s contribution to the United States and the world… and we’ll even make some history of our own!
8. We’ll feed you well.
If you like to eat (and, let’s be honest: who doesn’t?), you’ll love spending time with someone from Detroit. Here in the Motor City, we’ve got our fair share of great food, and we’ll be eager to share it with our significant other. From coney dogs to Slows BBQ, there’s something here for every hungry diner.
9. We know how to laugh at ourselves.
Sure, we’ll fiercely defend Detroit when it comes under attack from outside sources, but that doesn’t mean we won’t poke fun at ourselves from time to time. Whether we’re lamenting about the abandoned buildings in our midst or simply commiserating about the Lions’ latest loss, we certainly know how to laugh.
10. We never give up.
Regardless of our struggles throughout the years, Detroiters have always banded together when times are tough. With the creation of innovative initiatives and programs to improve our city’s future, we’ve contributed to a better Detroit. We won’t give up on our beloved hometown, and we won’t give up on you!
11. We’ll show you the greatest city in the world.
The best part of marrying a Detroiter is the fact that you’ll soon be an honorary Detroiter. From our cultural melting pot to our fascinating attractions, there’s so much to love about Detroit, and we know you’ll soon be just as enamored as we are. If you’re lucky enough to be loved by a Detroiter, don’t let them go.