1. Nobody—Nobody—Cuddles Better Than A Mainer

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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It’s no surprise that the winter months can get pretty cold the farther north in the state you go. So you can bet Maineiacs have had a lot of practice snuggling up to the people close to them for warmth. So, you’ll never be lacking a cuddle-buddy on those particularly cold or rainy days.

2. A Mainer Will Always Help You Apply Your Bug Spray In The Most Sensuous Way Possible

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Maine winters are cold, but the summer months bring a whole new type of challenge, swarms of mosquitos the size of your fist. The first time one of these bad boys whizzes by, there’s a good chance you’ll think a bird just dive-bombed you. Every Mainer knows the importance of staying covered in potentially life-saving bug spray and will gladly oblige to help a lover out when they can get their spray to those (ahem) hard to reach places.

3. They’ll Toast To Your Future Together With Oh-So-Tasty Coffee Brandy

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Coffee brandy is the most popular adult beverage selection in the state. In fact Allen’s is so popular that despite being technically made in Massachusetts, it’s often referred to as “the champagne of Maine.” So, you can bet that your most important and romantic moments will be toasted to with this local fave—and when it tastes this good, no one is complaining.

4. Mainers Definitely Won’t Give You Crabs

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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They just really aren’t their thing. Clams and lobsters on the other hand will leave you waddling away from a dinner, satisfied and hungry for second date. A Mainer can prepare these two dishes better than anyone else in the world.

5. All Your Weekend Getaways Together Will Be Ridiculously Quaint

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Maine is home to countless quaint destination hotels that are known for taking people away from life’s distractions. Every couple that’s been in the area long enough has their favorite romantic getaway spot on lock.

6. After A Late Night Date They Will Feed You The Canadian Manna That Is Poutine

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Being Canada’s next-door neighbor comes with perks, in this case the perk is covered in melty cheese curds and dripping with gravy. Mmmm! Nothing says, we’re in a good comfortable place in our relationship than a late night binge of poutine with the Mainer you love.

7. In The Morning You’ll Wake Up To Warm, Delicious Ployes In Bed

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Kinda like a pancake, kinda like a crepe, a ploye is truly the best of both worlds. Light, airy, and begging to be topped with local syrup and blueberries, nothing beats waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh ploys filling your nostrils.

8. Mainers Are Never Short On Moxie

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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And not just all that moxie that Mainers have on the inside. While every Maineiac is likely to be a courageous and determined individual, they also quite literally have Moxie. It’s a one-of-a-kind soft drink native to the East Coast. Which just so happened to be created by a Mainer (#humblebrag).

9. A Mainer Will Never Leave You Stranded—Rain, Shine, Or Blizzard

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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During the winter months, there are periods of time when huge chunks of road are essentially shut down and even the burliest of 4-wheel drive vehicles will struggle getting anywhere. For times like these, every Mainer relies on their trusty snowmobile to get them where they need to be, whether it’s a trip into town or pick up their partner for a date. Bonus, snowmobiles in turn the Maine countryside into a giant playground at the first sign of a snow day.

10. Mainers Will Actually Want to Go Blueberry Picking With You

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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Nothing can beat the bonding experience of taking to the fields yourself and filling a basket with hand selected fruits for your next meal. With Maine producing 25 percent of all low bush blueberries in the continent, there are plenty of local options for this date. For a truly fruity experience, head to Columbia Falls where you can gaze upon the world’s largest blueberry while you pick.

11. Mainers Are Always Up For A Romantic Stroll On The Beach

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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There’s nothing cliché about taking your lover for a long walk down Maine’s several hundred miles of coastline. With unbeatable sunrises, these uncrowded beaches make for the perfect summer destination, sure to put anyone in the right mood.

12. When Your Relationship Suddenly Goes Down Hill That’s A Good Thing

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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What most of the nation considers a luxury, Maineiacs consider simple part of life. So, if you’re dating a Mainer you’ll always have a ski buddy to downhill with. Plus, nothing beats cuddling up in the lodge by a roaring fire after a long day of fresh powder.

13. Everyone Looks Hot In Boat Shoes

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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There’s a reason boat shoes are considered by many to be the perfect shoe for any occasion, even those sure to stay on dry land… boat shoes are sexy. And what better state to rock some boat shoes in than Maine, where they actually get put to use quite often. During the summertime, everyone will have access to a sailboat in some way or another, whether it’s their’s or it’s a friend of friend of a friend’s. Taking a boat out for a peaceful night at sea is a romantic date most Americans can only dream about.

14. Mainers Are Fit And Foxy

14 Reasons You Should Date Someone From Maine
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One of the major perks of being in Maine is the great outdoors. Around every bend in the road is a new opportunity to go exploring and a new chance to see a beautiful view. As a direct result, Mainers love to stay active, meaning they’ve got some of the fittest bodies around. Let’s be honest, everyone would be a little happier if they were dating someone from Maine. One of the most beautiful and friendly states in the country, with some of the best food options around, Maine really is a dater’s paradise. Feature Image Source: Flickr user devinlynnx Did we miss anything? Tell us the best thing about dating someone from Maine in the comments below!