10 Things You Need To Know About Dating Someone From ConnecticutJust started dating a Nutmegger? Get ready for a good, old-fashioned Connecticuddle.
1. Nutmeggers Are Masters Of The Snuggling Arts Known As "Connecticuddling"
Source: Flickr user suetuplingHere’s every day in Autumn with your significant other: Cuddling under a flannel blanket after a long day of apple picking, hot apple cider drinking, and leaf peeping. Connecticuters call it “The Connecticuddle.” Seriously, you’re in for the coziest, cuddliest autumn of your life when you date a someone from The Nutmeg State.
2. A Nutmegger Will Probably Invite You To Someone’s Beach or Lake House Within Several Weeks Of Dating
Source: Flickr user laura dyeWe’re not saying that you date a Connecticuter for their/their friends’/their family’s beach or lake house. We’re just saying…it’s a perk…
3. A Nutmegger Will Give You The Most Intellectually Stimulating Relationship Of Your Life
Source: Facebook user Yale UniversityConnecticut has some of the best public schools in the country and several top-rated universities, such a Yale University, Connecticut College, and University of Connecticut. So, if you’re dating a Nutmegger, you’re bound to have a profoundly intellectual relationship.
4. It’s Very Easy To Know If You're Compatible With A Nutmegger With One Simple Question: Yankees or Redsox?
Source: Giphy.comWhen you come to your girlfriend’s house in Connecticut for the first time, the first question her dad will ever ask you is, “Yankees or Red Sox?” Trust me, your answer means everything. The chance of the success of your relationship directly correlates to whether or not you share a team.
5. Not To Brag But A Nutmegger Is Always The Best Dressed Person In The Room
Source: Facebook user DBenitezPHOTOConnecticuters are all about dressing up—they love their preppy-casual flair and are always stealing (and perfecting if you ask us) New York fashion trends, so get ready for some seriously well-dressed dinner dates.
6. Folks In Connecticut Will Take You On Epic Holi-Dates
Source: Flickr user dino.husejnovicAround any number of holidays (particularly Christmas and Valentines Day) the Metro North Train that takes Connecticut commuters back and forth to NYC turns into the “train of love.” Cute Connecticut couples who want to get the perfect picture kissing with the tree at Rockefeller Center in the background and fall all over each other while ice skating—all aboard!
7. There’s No One More Passionate Than a Huskies Fan
Source: Facebook user UConnWhen dating a Nutmegger, you’ll never have to root for a losing NCAA Basketball Team. Ever again.
8. With A Nutmegger You’re Already Part Of The Family…Before You’ve Even Met Them
Source: Flickr user andrewmaloneLet’s be honest, Connecticut parents are helicopter parents: they know all of their kids business, all of the time. But before you go seeing this as a bad thing, this just means they already know how awesome you are—they’re already putting down a place setting for you at their Thanksgiving table and have already put you on a team for family board games.
9. Nutmeggers Don’t Argue—They Debate
Source: wikimedia user Foto BocchConnecticuters are born and raised with some interesting politics, which have gotten them the noteworthy nickname, “liberalservatives” (socially liberal, fiscally conservative…) And much like the whole “Yankees/Red Sox” debacle, the glue that often holds a Connecticut relationship together is like-minded, liberalservative politics.
10. A Nutmegger Is A Friend For Life
Source:Facebook user UConnConnecticuters are fierce friends. And the state is so small that Connecticuters are all about community, family, and love. Most Connecticuters will tell you the love of their life is also their best friend, and this is just part of the Connecticut culture. It’s a state filled with high school sweethearts, or UConn romances that turn into marriages (I should know: I met my husband outside of Hilltop Apartments at UConn… Feature Image Source: Aimee Custis Photography