(Closed) how friendly are people in your area?

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Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m in Houston, and I find that people in Texas are mostly friendly. Sometimes people are a bit standoffish but I find a nice smile directed at them can do wonders to get them to warm to you. 

Post # 78
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2022

@soinlove79:  I’m from North Dakota, but literally live less than a mile from the Minnesota border.. it’s true, we’re incredibly nice here! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I live in the biggest city in ND, and we only have a population of about 210,000.. but I’d definitely say we are one of the most friendly areas in the country! I love it. I grew up in a town of about 500, and people were even more friendly there than where I am now. 

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live an hour away from Sacramento, California (Northern California) and for the most part up this way, I think people are nice. Where I’m from (The Bay Area) I think people down there are rude..at least more rude than people up here! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s crazy how different it is for only being 2 hours apart. Then again I don’t live in a big city so that could be why.

Post # 80
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Marlisle016:  I’m from PEI. If you don’t like talking to strangers don’t ever come visit here. Hahah.

People here will ask you why you’re at the doctors office, and try to figure out who you know in their family.. Stop on the street to have a random conversation. I’ve seen cars stopped going different ways down town just to have a conversation, people just go around them. Fairly common.

My mail lady delivered my e-ring, and after us telling her what it was we had a card from her two days later with a big paragraph about how excited she was for us and to be a part of delivering the ring.

Walking my dog, everyone says hi, most people stop to pet him and strike up a conversation. Car accident? You’ll have 10 people stop to make sure you’re okay and to offer to stay with you/give their statement to the police for you.

Broken down on the side of the road? It will take maybe two cars going past you before someone stops to see if you need any help, offer their phone, ect.

I’ve moved away from PEI once. I never will again, the people here cannot be found anywhere else.  

Post # 81
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Toronto is not a super friendly city in my opinion. Nowhere near the level of an American city like New York, but we try ๐Ÿ˜› I live in farm country and we look out for our own. My neighbours are all nice (and nosey). 

ETA: that probably made no sense. I work in Toronto and live in rural Ontario. That’s why I commented on both. Excuse me, it’s been a long day. 

Post # 82
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@iiiEllie:  where is PEI?

Post # 83
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

nevermind…google says it is Prince Edward Island.  I have never heard of it but Im gonna look at some pics : )

Post # 85
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I’m originally from Indianapolis & believe it or not I find people in Seattle to be way more friendly. 

Post # 86
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@iiiEllie: Yes! It’s all so true haha! Aww..I love your story about the mail lady! So cute!

 

 

Post # 87
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@gelaine22:  Oh my goodness! It is a beautiful, beautiful spot in the summer! We love going there for vacation ๐Ÿ™‚ The hospitality is also second to none! 

Post # 88
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@souza_2005:  People near coastal Carolina are really nice.  Here mid state, still nice but not as nice.  Darling Husband and I went to NYC a few years ago and we knew people there wouldnt be nice but we met one local our first day there and she was amazing! She helped us find our way through the subway system and showed us good places to eat!  We went to a Yankees game that one night and we went to the concession stand to get a pepsi and food and when I said pepsi the lady behind the counter said ‘say it again!’  Apparently I say Pepsi with an accent! lol  She was so excited! haha 

Post # 89
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@iiiEllie:  This is what I miss about the Maritimes! Sigh. Wish I could move back!! Maybe when I’m retired.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I live in rural Iowa and work in rural Minnesota. People are very friendly and helpful around here. You don’t have many neighbors but the ones you do have are caring and will always come together in times of need. It’s not uncommon for people to hold the door, say hello in the grocery store or for neighbors to stop by after church. 

Post # 91
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I grew up in western NY. If your car stalled on the side of the road or you got stuck in a snowbank, within 5 minutes at least one person passing by will have stopped to try and help you.  and then decline any payments you offer for their help.  when you go out to do yard work and a neighbor is outside, youll probably end up chatting with them for a few minutes.  there’s obviously exceptions but it really is the city of good neighbors.

 

Now I live in Northern VA, the suburbs of DC.  most people don’t make eye contact or say hi when you pass by. Esp the older population that you can tell were obviously not born in America. There are lots of them (prob due to IAD right here which has direct flights all over the earth) and they are harsh,  you make a friendly smile of acknowledgment when you pass on the sidewalk and god the look they give back could kill!  the coldest stares ever.  people drive like idiots as well, constantly flooring it and cutting people off only to have to stop at another light in 100 ft.  

 

 

 

Post # 92
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Buzzing bee

@souza_2005:  I’m from Toledo, OH. People there are RUDE! No one holds the door for you, no one waves to you for letting them cut in front of you in traffic, no one says please or thank you, you don’t get smiles from strangers, I could go on and on.

Fiance and I recently moved to a small town in southern Ohio. EVERYONE here is so friendly! They all hold doors, smile, nod, say hello to you even if they have no idea who you are. The town is mainly filled with older folks, so that could be why. 

Also, everyone is really friendly in the town where my cabin is located in northern Michigan. 

It’s amazing to see the difference traveling a couple hundred miles makes. 

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