1. You’ll Finally Have Someone Who Loves The Browns As Much As You Do

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Source: Flickr User Keli Schimelpfenig
You might be a little hesitant at first to let your sweetie know that you’re a crazy Cleveland Browns fan, seeing as how Cleveland tends to overshadows Akron in a lot of ways. But chances are they love them as much you do, so you’ll always have someone to go with you to all the games. They probably even have a solid group of Cleveland fan friends to join you.

2. Akronites Will Ruin You For All Other Burgers

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Source: National Hamburger Festival Facebook
Akronites have been going to the National Hamburger Festival for the last nine years, so they definitely know hamburgers. The festival is a truly awesome time time with at least 25 restaurants serving more than 50 burger styles. Not to mention the contests, live music, and plenty of beer and wine.

3. They Might Just Turn You On To A Three-Way

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Source: Skyline Chili via Facebook
Akronites won’t be shy about saying they’d like a three-way—or even a four-way or five-way. But before you get nervous, don’t worry: They’re just talking about chili. Skyline Chili is a Cincinnati signature dish of hot spaghetti covered in a delicious, secret chili recipe and piled sky high with cheddar cheese. A four-way adds onions or beans and a five-way has both. Sounding like a pretty good idea now, right?

4. Akronites Take A Romantic Stroll To The Next Level

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Source: F.A. Sieberling Nature Realm Facebook
From biking and hiking to romantic picnics in the park, your Akronite knows the metropark system like the back of their hand. You’ll spend a good part of your time together at the Nature Realm, taking in the beautiful scenery and enjoying the springtime blooms and autumn leaves in the Cascade Valley. There’s nothing more romantic.

5. These Folks Like To Take Things Fast

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Source: Source: International Soap Box Derby via Facebook
You’ll be happy to know they like to take things fast—on the racetrack that is. And if the first time you experience a soap box race is with your Akronite, are you in for a treat. Akron is home to the All-American Soap Box Derby, which also hosts the annual International Soap Box Derby. You’ll be surprised at how fun those little cars can be, and how much you'll bond with your Akronite over the races.

6. You’ll Learn Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Beer

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Source: Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Facebook
You thought all Akronites only drank cheap, domestic beer? Hell, no. Not your Akronite. They’ve been around long enough to watch the craft brew scene pop up and know the best places to blow your taste buds with local brews. They’ll take you to the Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Trailhead Brewery and a slew of restaurants and bars that carry only the best brews. You’ll be blown away by their beer-cabulary.

7. Your Day Trips Together Will Be Spectacular

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Source: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Facebook
Your Akronite’s favorite spots are going to be yours, hands down. Lake Erie is just a quick drive away and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is truly gorgeous. Take a drive into the hills of the Allegheny Mountain Range, explore the miles of trails, sandstone ledges and more than 70 waterfalls. They'll know plenty of local wineries, too. Stop by Sarah’s Vineyard Winery to pick up some wine for your trip to Brandywine Falls.

8. Akronites Are All Fit And Fine

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Source: Akron Marathon via Facebook
Sure, your Akron sweetie might like to chow down on Skyline coneys, Swenson’s hamburgers and pizza from Luigi’s. But that’s okay, because they also like staying fit and trim. Akron has a fair amount of gyms, crossfit and fitness centers for your sweetie to stay buff. They also run 5ks, half-marathons and races from the Rubber City Race Series. So keep your running shoes handy.

9. They Might Just Make History

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People in Akron are up to big things, and have been for a long time. It isn’t called ‘The City Of Invention’ for nothing. Forbes listed Akron on its list of “Opportunity Cities for 2014.” Akron Pay attention to their great ideas. They may change the world.

10. Akronites Will Give You The Most Spectacular Bouquets Ever

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Source: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
You’ve probably been given flowers before, but the Great Garden is a whole other ball game. The 70 acres of stunning gardens at Stan Hywet’s are spectacular, and not only will your sweetie know which gorgeous garden to take you to, but they also know when the flowers are for sale. These aren’t the cut and soon-to-die variety, but the potted kind that live forever. While you’re there, maybe you can try out geocaching and find some other hidden treasures.

11. Not To Mention The Best Thanksgiving Of Your Life

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Your Akron lover will definitely take you home to the family for holidays. One of the best holidays is going to be Thanksgiving, because they know how to do it up right with a ton of delicious dishes and just as many family members. Akron was ranked the #1 best city for Thanksgiving by Sperling’s BestPlaces. After a Thanksgiving with your Akron sweetie, you’ll know why.

12. Akronites Will Turn You Into A Rubber Ducks Fan For Life

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Source: Akron Rubber Ducks via Facebook
You probably never thought you’d root for a team called the Rubber Ducks, did you?But once you see your Akronite getting so pumped about this Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, you’ll find yourself smitten with them, too. You might even buy a rubber duck for your bathtub.

13. They Know Exactly Where To Take You When It’s Cold Outside

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Source: Lok 3 Akron, Ohio Facebook
Spoiler alert: It's Lock 3. Not only will you enjoy the holiday lights, Reindeer sledding hill, the winter’s farmer's market and all the fun shopping, but the most romantic event is ice skating in Ohio’s largest outdoor rink of the season. It’s okay if you’ve never been ice skating before, your Akronite's been there plenty of times and they’ll help you along. Just hold on tight. Did we miss anything? Tell us the best thing about dating someone from Akron in the comments below!