1. Missourians Won’t Judge You For Being A Messy Eater

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In a state that’s home to the best barbecue in the nation, Missourians grew up knowing that the messiest meals are usually the best. If you’re dating a Missourian, they won’t laugh at your expense if you end up covered in sauce, they’ll probably just be the first ones to help you out with the cleaning process.

2. You Can Take A Missourian Anywhere

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A ton of Missourians live in small towns, but with several big cities nearby they’ll also be accustomed to the city slicker lifestyle as well. If you’re dating a Missourian, they’ll be able to adapt to whatever environment you throw at them. These rough, tough, easy goers will be happy anywhere, as long as they’re with you.

3. With A Missourian Sweetheart, You’ll Always Have A Safety Buddy On Your Float Trips

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While floating is one of the most relaxing sports around, no float trip is complete without a safety spotter. Worst case scenario, you can drink their beer when you run out.

4. Missourians Are Always Up For A Little PDA

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You don’t have to look far in Missouri to find passion. Whether someone is cheering on the Cards, the Royals, the Chiefs, or any of the local college teams, Missourians are some of the most die-hard fans around. They’ll have no problem bringing this same intensity into a relationship, and are sure to show you the love.

5. If You Like Smart, You’ll Love A Missourian

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With several awesome universities in state like Mizzou, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology, among many others, it’s a sure bet that the Missourian you’re dating is quite the smart cookie. They’ll be well versed in an entire range of topics and up-to-date on events happening around the world. If you’re dating a Missourian, you’ll never get bored during a conversation and they’ll probably even be able to teach you a few things.

6. A Missourian Will Always Cuddle Up With You By The Fire

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There’s no better way to spend a Friday night than by a roaring bonfire next to someone you love with an ice cold Budweiser in hand. A Missourian tradition, it’s hard not to get a little frisky during bonfire season.

7. Your Missouri Sweetheart Won’t Let It Rain On Your Love Parade

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Missouri is home to some crazy Midwest weather. One day it might be 80 degrees and the next day might bring hours of sleet. If you’re dating a Missourian, they’ll be prepared for whatever weather springs up. They’ve always got your back.

8. A Missourian Will Weather Every Storm Right Alongside You

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When it comes to tornados, Missourians are professionals at staying safe. They’ll always make sure that their loved ones are ready to weather out the storm before heading to the driveway to watch the show, often times beer in hand.

9. Folks From Missouri Will Always Make Sure There Is Food On The Table

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Missouri is a state full of hunters. If worst comes to worst, a Missourian will have no problem finding food for the family. If they’re not camo-wearing, gun slingers themselves, they’ll probably have a family member that’s able to share some grub.

10. A Missouri Partner Will Always Treat You With The Upmost Respect

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It’s no secret that Missouri is one of the nicest places around. Missourians are raised with great manners and great family values. They’ll also show love and compassion towards their significant others and they’re sure to be a huge hit with the family.

11. You’ll Never Get Lost While Mushroom Hunting Again

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A time-tested form of entertainment is Missouri is hunting for morel mushrooms. Missourians are great at exploring, finding a huge harvest, and getting home safely. If you’re with a Missourian, there’s no need for a map.

12. Missourians Are Always Thinking Towards The Future

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Not only are Missourians very family-oriented, it’s also a great place to plan for the future. With a low cost of living and tons of free entertainment, couples in Missouri are able to save money for the later years of their life together.

13. But Really, Any Couple Could Find A Place Of Their Own In Missouri

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Missouri has something for everyone. From huge cities to tiny towns, from art galleries to hiking expeditions, any couple would be happy calling Missouri home. In one of the friendliest, most passionate, and unique states around, it’s hard not to fall in love. Did we miss anything? Tell us the best thing about dating someone from Missouri in the comments below!