Rules for dating a southern woman

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I was born and raised in the South (and I’m darn proud of it! This blog post is inspired by a friend of mine who came to me for a bit of advice on how to date a Southern Girl.* I gave him some advice and thought I’d share even more with you, my dear readers, so here goes. Even some of my (non-Southern) girl friends think it’s strange.

Is marriage so privileged a state that all pre-marital and post-marital people can be excluded from the definition of “family”? The nature of what constitutes a family is not God-given but created by culture.

Los Angeles is – as expected – a bit of a challenging dating environment, particularly if you are from a culture two thousand miles away.

I grew up in a Southern city and compared to LA, my hometown feels a full century behind normal American cities, both in the dating realm and beyond.

So, after seven battle-worn years of trying most avenues to meet my perfect man in the City of Angels – including a plethora of dating websites and an “exclusive matchmaker” promising eternal love and bliss – I have thrown in the proverbial towel.

But let’s talk about one of the dates that got me to this point: It was during my 7 year mark that an unlikely matchmaker entered my world.

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