Southern Girls are complex. Is she a Southern Belle or a proud Redneck Girl? Or a little of both? It doesn’t matter if she’s wearing white gloves or a camouflage vest, here are six things to know about winning female hearts south of the Mason-Dixon line, courtesy of Ryan Tanner, the hero of Something to Prove.
1) Be nice to her family. This is just common sense, y’all. Southern families can be big and complex — we claim our third cousins twice removed and can explain what that means — and there’s bound to be at least one really odd duck in the bunch. Just roll with it.
2) Use your manners — even the ones you think are outdated. While your Southern Girl probably won’t be offended if you don’t stand up when she enters a room, rest assured she will notice if you do. Her grandmother has told her for years how that’s the mark of a gentlemen, and it’s rooted deep in her psyche. Removing your hat, opening her car door, helping her with her coat — they’re very small things that won’t break a relationship, but it will impress upon her that you are a quality man.