50 Stereotypical Date Nights Across The 50 States

50 Stereotypical Date Nights Across The 50 States

"Imagine bringing your date home and carving a potato together as if it were a pumpkin!? So goals."

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The majority of the states in the United States are completely boring and irrelevant. Trying to imagine somebody actually living there gives me the creeps, let alone somebody actually trying to do something fun like a date there...

Each state comes with its crazy stereotypes, including what couples likely do for a date in that state. While some of them may seem harsh, they're all surprisingly true.

Alabama

I imagine the ideal date in Alabama being people sitting on their front porches wearing plaid shirts and overalls absolutely devouring some fried chicken and a side of corn on the cob.

Alaska

The only possible date option in this state would be to completely freeze your ass off climbing a mountain or something. Sounds miserable, but it is cuddle weather, I guess.

Arizona

There is absolutely nothing to do in this state besides be miserably hot and sweaty. A cute date idea might be sitting in the middle of the desert and seeing who sweats more and passes out first.

Arkansas

Arkansas has got to be the most boring and irrelevant state of all time. There is literally nothing there besides crazy amounts of fields and prisons. My ideal Arkansas date would be star tipping in a giant field for hours since I literally can't think of one other thing to do.

California

The perfect California date is definitely living out the dream of being a famous YouTuber someday and making your significant other film a painfully awkward Boyfriend Tag video.

Colorado

All there is to do is smoke weed and visit the mountains so that's gotta be what every single person does on a date.

Connecticut

I can't think of anything there is to do in Connecticut itself but it's decently close to a lot of actually relevant places like NYC, Baltimore, D.C., and Boston so maybe just take a roadie there and plan a date in a state that has a decent city.

Delaware

Delaware is the puniest state of all time with barely anything in it. A cute date idea is drag racing each other from one side of the state to the other (and then doing it another 10 times because the state is so small doing it once would only take about 10 minutes).

Florida

Take advantage of the fact that Florida is flooded with million of tourists who are extremely easy targets to pull pranks on. Pranking tourists? Sounds like a viable first option to me.

Georgia

Nothing in Georgia seems of any importance except for peaches. I guess a nice date might be picking peaches for like, three hours straight.

Hawaii 

Hawaii is actually pretty dope if you don't consider the fact that it's swamped with tourists and everything is extremely far away from each other. I imagine every person from Hawaii being extremely fit and seeing who can swim to the next island faster and calling that a date.

Idaho

Imagine bringing your date home and carving a potato together as if it were a pumpkin!? So goals.

Illinois

Unless you live in Chicago, there's pretty much NOTHING to do in Illinois. I guess if you really have to impress your date, take them to Chicago. Or if you live in the Southern part of the state (in which case, I'm very sorry), then make a trip to St. Louis.

Indiana

Indiana doesn't get the credit that it deserves for being the most boring and longest and subtly-redneck state of all time. On the plus side, Indiana does have a million restaurants, so that's gotta be what every person in this horrible state does on their dates.

Iowa

I was literally so stumped on what there possibly is to do in Iowa so I had to Google it. Turns out, there's not much. But there is Adventureland Park and everyone loves waterslides so it must be a date hotspot.

Kansas

Kansas people seem to love storm chasing and I imagine that they love it so much that they want to bring their bae with them on a date to see a gnarly twister.

Kentucky

Everybody in Kentucky literally just dates their cousin so isn't every family reunion a date?

Louisiana

The fact that Louisiana is literally just one giant swamp means there's only one date option: wrestling gators together.

Maine

The only cool part of Maine is the coast so if you aren't fortunate enough to live there, guess you can have a picnic date in the forest because that's basically all Maine is. A forest.

Maryland

A typical Maryland date has got to be going to D.C. Not only are some museums free, but it gives you a valid reason to get out of this horribly boring state.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is literally the dirtiest, nastiest state in the world. A cute date would be going to a suburb and picking up trash since it's literally everywhere and Massachusetts people hate the earth.

Michigan

There is absolutely nothing noteworthy about Michigan besides the fact that it snows... a lot. So that's it, if you want to have a date in Michigan you're going to have to wait until it snows so you can build a snowman and drink hot cocoa after.

Minnesota

All people in Minnesota care about is hockey, so every date must be playing a quick game of pond hockey against each other. Fun... I think?

Mississippi

The Mississippi River actually seems pretty cool considering that Mississippi is the most redneck, irrelevant state of all times. Date idea: go tubing down the Mississippi.

Missouri

It isn't nickname "Misery" for nothing. Even dates seem miserable considering that all there is to do here is look at the lakes and things at the parks that seem to consume this state.

Montana

Nothing seems relevant about this state and no matter how old I get, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Montana is "Hannah Montana." Every date in Montana likely revolves around either bingewatching the entire series or listening to the soundtrack in the car since she made the state relevant in the first place.

Nebraska

Since there's literally nine people total that live in this state, once you actually find someone to date you likely spend a night on the town looking for other humans and playing a real life version of Where's Waldo.

Nevada

Everything about Nevada seems absolutely miserable and hot and sticky. If I was ever on a date in Nevada and it didn't involve swimming or being in water in some way, I don't want it.

New Hampshire

The epitome of a fun date in such a boring state has got be going for a drive late at night and attempting to not crash into the moose that seem to be everywhere here.

New Jersey

I can't believe that the show "Jersey Shore" invented people caring about New Jersey. The only way to do a date in New Jersey at all would have to be being absolute white trash at the Jersey Shore.

New Mexico

New Mexico seems completely dumb besides for the fact that it's close to Mexico and Mexican food is really really good. My ideal date in New Mexico would be eating hella tacos together. How yummy and regionally appropriate.

New York

There are two cool places in New York: Niagara Falls and New York City. Assuming you don't already live in these two places, you'll definitely have to drive all the way there for a decent and effortless date where all you have to do is simply be there and walk around to have endless date opportunities.

North Carolina

North Carolina is actually a pretty cool state, especially if you're into camping. All other dates are cancelled, camping it is.

North Dakota

Everything in North Dakota seems very historical and presidential... hopefully everyone in this state is into history (which, I feel like you have to to live there), because I imagine everyone goes on dates that involve visiting the historical sites in the state.

Ohio

Everyone in Ohio is literally weird and awkward so imagining these people dating seems really really disturbing. If I was going on a date in Ohio I'd probably want to go to Cedar Point, so hopefully these awkward people can figure out that that's the move.

Oklahoma

If you ask anyone I'm pretty sure that there is one thing we can all agree on: Oklahoma is a whole lot of nothing. That's kinda what a date in Oklahoma probably is, literally doing nothing other than rocking on front porch rocking chairs.

Oregon

I've seen a million pictures of couples in Oregon jumping off waterfalls so I'm pretty sure that's all everybody does.

Pennsylvania

A perfect date in the mind of a Pennsylvanian has to be eating a Philly Cheesesteak and watching reruns of the Pittsburgh Penguins making it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Rhode Island

All of Rhode Island seems very Colonial-wannabe. A perfect date would be living out that fantasy and dressing as Colonial men and women to view the historical Colonial towns.

South Carolina

You have to be really into ghosts to live in South Caroling considering that literally the entire state is haunted from all of the plantations. I can just envision all of the people who must do ouija boards and call it a date.

South Dakota

Probably just go look at the giant president rock I guess??

Tennessee

All Tennessee people care about are dates to the rodeo and Keith Urban concert. Sorry, I don't make the rules.

Texas

I don't know what anybody would actually do on a date in Texas, but I'm assuming every girl would spend a solid 4 hours preparing her hair before the date even begins.

Utah

High School Musical was filmed in Salt Lake City and that's pretty much all that Utah has going for itself. Pretending to be Troy and Gabriella at the real East High School seems pretty cute though.

Vermont

There is literally nothing in Vermont, including restaurants. There's not much to do in Vermont besides eat, so a whole date night could be driving around this boring state trying to find even ONE restaurant.

Virginia

Hiking the mountains actually seems like a pretty fun date, especially considering that that's all Virginia really has to offer.

Washington

I feel like every person in Washington takes their significant other with them to go take cute pictures at the mountains and then spends the night there stargazing. Cute, but is there even anything else to do in this state?

West Virginia

Might as well just pack it up and travel to the more relevant Virginia as a date...

Wisconsin

I'll bet beer and cheese tasting is a hot weekend date place.

Wyoming

Literally the least populous state in the country so I'm just going to assume that the people here don't even go on any dates.

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An Open Letter To The Girl In A Toxic Relationship Who Doesn't See The Signs To Let Go

"it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing" -R.H Sin

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Dear you,

I hope you're doing well. I once thought I was too. I once thought that if he would just change, for me, everything would work. However, my sweet girl, you should not have to change people, you should not have to push people to be better, for you. You cannot help anyone, that does not want to help themselves.

In the movies, we learn to love a bad boy that needs changing. However, it isn't always your job to be boys saving grace. However, his shaming and emotional abuse is not just something you should put up with so that you can love him. That is not loving.

Love is not a constant competition of who could belittle the other one first. Love is not asking for a hug and being told no. Love does not make you feel stupid for bringing up things that hurt your feelings.

Love does not grow angry because you talk to your mom about your feelings. Love does not body shame. Love does not constantly change the passcode to their phone.

Love does not laugh when you find out they're unfaithful. Love does not tell you that you are not smart enough to accomplish anything. Love does not force their hand up your thigh when the words "no" slip out of your mouth.

Love is the warmth of a hand on your cheek when you get anxious. Love is getting your backpack out the car for you. Love is turning around when you need them. Love compromises.

Love is encouraging. Love is proud. Love is forgiving. Love sees you for who you are. Love knows you are worthy.

God is your Father and you are His daughter, so do not believe for one second that this abuse is the love you think you deserve.

Love will not always be easy. Love will be challenging and a constant prayer to not anger so quickly.

However, do not mix up challenging with the abuse. If you are losing the good pieces of yourself, then it isn't love. I know that you put a lot of time and effort into this relationship, but it is no good, you are holding on to someone whose heart is not in the right place to love you.

I connected with a poem from R. H. Sin, once I left my toxic relationship which reads, "it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing."

Darling girl, you are so loved by so many people, do not let this relationship hold you back or make you feel less worthy than you are. I have always been the girl with her nose stuck up in the air smelling for smoke, to follow the trail to a burning house to find a boy that needed saving, but it is more than likely a boy that lit the fire in the first place and needs changing.

So, do not be me, be better. Be the girl that lights her own world on fire, for her work, for her family, for God. You are you and you are amazing, so do not fear being without him.

You will feel as if you have come up for air after drowning in an ocean that you had no idea you were swimming in.

The emotional abuse that this boy has put you through and maybe even physical abuse will leave you building walls around your heart. It will make other relationships hard, but you are so so strong.

You will meet someone that makes you so happy and feel so easy to love, you will never understand how you stuck around with the one that hurt you for so long.

You deserve to grow from this, and I promise you will.

Let go.

xoxo,

The girl who learned from a toxic relationship

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Being Far Away From My Boyfriend Actually Strengthened Our Relationship Instead Of Forcing It Apart

While we were apart, we became closer.

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Before I really start this article, I just want to say that my relationship isn't truly a long distance relationship. We are both college students at the same university eight months out of the year, but the other four months we live quite a distance apart. Even during those four months, we are only about 150 miles from each other as the bird flies, but really about three hours from each other.

Being in a relationship where I'm not able to see my boyfriend every day or even every week has been a real challenge. But it's been a good challenge. It hasn't been a challenge because I've felt unfaithful or fallen out of love with him in any way. It's challenging because I miss him. We both work jobs and our schedules aren't the same and oftentimes we aren't able to talk to each other unless it's early in the morning or late at night. There are times when all I want to do is talk to him and tell him about how my day went and get a big bear hug from him. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do this.

I firmly believe that being apart from each other for days, weeks, or even months have brought us closer than we could've ever imagined. We knew that this would be difficult, and we knew that there would be bad days, but we decided to power through it. It has made each time that we are able to see each other so much more special and meaningful.

Seeing each other has become more of spending time with each other than just laying around on the couch playing around on our phones. It's become really getting to know each other better and catching up on all the things we had missed. It's become a time for us to simply be in each other's presence and enjoy being able to talk face to face without a phone in the middle of us. We go on more adventurous dates, we take more pictures, and I think we would both easily say that we fall more and more in love with each other after each opportunity we have to spend time together.

Spending time together is no longer a daily activity, but it has become a right to be earned through hard work and several paychecks as travel can become expensive. We no longer take opportunities to see each other for granted, and it has made us grow closer because we aren't able to spend time together often. We look forward to the days when we won't have to worry about being apart but know that this is only a stepping stone in our relationship.

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