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View Poll Results: Regional friendliness
Northeast 20 19.23%
Southeast 31 29.81%
Midwest 41 39.42%
West Coast 12 11.54%
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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This is a stupid question ( ha ha ha ha ), so i am going to give a stupid answer. Each zone and area has it's pros and cons. This is entirely opinion. So imagine if we tilted the nation on it's side a bit.

I am going to say Gigalopolis ( North East /G-people /Ugly women ( opinion, opinion, opinion )/ The blue states. ) The Mid-west and the South are the ( red States/ Americana/ The person who sticks out in an large crowd/ Bread Basket /The real Americans ), and everything west could easy, be forgotten ( Hollywould, Silicon Valley, Prostitution, Gambling, non-heterosexuals, big open spaces with no housing at all, Area 51, The end of the universe ).

Yeah that happend to me while in the east, the people who knew me, would often ask to drop me. It makes me depress I never became their real friends. I think I made one or two. Yeah people in relations to the west, also seem a lot friendly, makes me depress again. I have nothing against Texas or Mississippi at all, they are okay.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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LMAO, Baltimore is NOT the Southeast! Alabama, Florida, GEORGIA ok
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According to the US Census Maryland is considered in the South Atlantic region, and is classified as part of the overall south.

http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/.../us_regdiv.pdf
GODDAM how many times do we have to has this out, call the census bureau if you have a problem with Maryland being considered South Atlantic. GEEZUS..
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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This is a stupid question ( ha ha ha ha ), so i am going to give a stupid answer. Each zone and area has it's pros and cons. This is entirely opinion. So imagine if we tilted the nation on it's side a bit.

I am going to say Gigalopolis ( North East /G-people /Ugly women ( opinion, opinion, opinion )/ The blue states. ) The Mid-west and the South are the ( red States/ Americana/ The person who sticks out in an large crowd/ Bread Basket /The real Americans ), and everything west could easy, be forgotten ( Hollywould, Silicon Valley, Prostitution, Gambling, non-heterosexuals, big open spaces with no housing at all, Area 51, The end of the universe ).

Yeah that happend to me while in the east, the people who knew me, would often ask to drop me. It makes me depress I never became their real friends. I think I made one or two. Yeah people in relations to the west, also seem a lot friendly, makes me depress again. I have nothing against Texas or Mississippi at all, they are okay.
So confused.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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My friends who have visited me here in the northeast are always shocked and how friendlier people are than they expected.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Friendliest to strangers: The Deep South. Southern hospitality is second to none, but it's hard for outsiders to break into that culture.

Most likely to help someone in need: The Northeast. When I was living in Syracuse, I can't tell you how many people would pull over to offer me a ride whenever I was carrying groceries home in the snow. Northeasterners may have a cold exterior, but their heart is in the right place and they'll be there for you when you need them the most.

Easiest to make new acquaintances: The Midwest (WI, MN, ND, SD in particular). Just buy a pitcher of beer and you're good. People are friendly, open, and always happy to meet new people. Though, many Midwesterns already have well established circles of loyal friends, and it's often hard to truly be part of those circles unless you've known the people since kindergarten.

Easiest to make new friends: The West Coast. With it's laid-back vibe and high number of transplants there's no better place to actually form new friendships than the West. Though the car-centered culture leads to some rather unfriendly behavior on the road.
It's interesting you should say that because all I ever hear when people move to the PNW is how difficult it is to make friends because of the "Seattle Freeze" and "Portland's Aloofness" due to the fact that people are so cliquish and don't like to let newcomers in. You see this often on the Portland and Seattle forums. I moved to Portland from the friendly Midwest in the 70's and it took a few years to break the ice and find true and lasting friendships.

But you did just say the West Coast so maybe California is more friendly although my sister moved to LA many years ago and it her took quite awhile to make close friends even though she is outgoing and friendly.

But I guess it's not the same for everyone. I am going by the many transplants here I know, you probably know others who have had different experiences.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:49 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Midwest, by far.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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I think it really depends on the city, DC is not friendly all, I grew up in Florida and found people in Florida to be MUCH friendlier than DC.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Hawaii is the friendliest. Not even a competition really.
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Texarkana, TX
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Nothing like good old Southern hospitality! Won't find friendlier people anywhere else! Especially states such as Georgia and South Carolina! Florida doesn't count as southern "culturally" because of the many people moving from up north.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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It's interesting you should say that because all I ever hear when people move to the PNW is how difficult it is to make friends because of the "Seattle Freeze" and "Portland's Aloofness" due to the fact that people are so cliquish and don't like to let newcomers in. You see this often on the Portland and Seattle forums. I moved to Portland from the friendly Midwest in the 70's and it took a few years to break the ice and find true and lasting friendships.

But you did just say the West Coast so maybe California is more friendly although my sister moved to LA many years ago and it her took quite awhile to make close friends even though she is outgoing and friendly.

But I guess it's not the same for everyone. I am going by the many transplants here I know, you probably know others who have had different experiences.
I was thinking more California, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. I guess that's not very coastal, but Western. I found the folks in Billings, MT to be rather friendly when I was there.
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