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View Poll Results: What is the most reserved/unfriendly part of the US?
The Northeast 79 51.30%
The South 28 18.18%
The Midwest 12 7.79%
The Northwest 29 18.83%
The Southwest 6 3.90%
Voters: 154. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 07-21-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Default Most unfriendly/reserved part of the US?

What part of the US has the 'coldest', most reserved people? Keep in mind I'm not trying to start a bashing thread, how reserved or slow to trust strangers a society is doesn't reflect on the actual morality of that society. For example, Scandinavians are well known for being standoffish to people they don't know, but at the same time they are possibly the most humanitarian and ethical society on the face of the Earth.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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ieir think that southern New England, central Connecticut has to be the most coldest, reserved., i.e. not friendly part of the country.

It is kind of like all these people in that area do the "keeping up with the Jones" type of mentality.

In other words they do all they can to make their properties looking as perfect as possible, are all driving late model expensive cars,
yet will hardly <b>ever</b> talk to you in your own neighborhood, even if you have lived there for years!

It seems to be a very callous and insensitive area from what I see. If you are a newcomer to Connecticut, and ask a simple question on the CT forum it's quite possible you may be insulted & deemed a "troll".

Do not know why that area is like that. Do not know much about western CT.....only been to New Haven and Waterbury area & those folks seem ok. Down at the shore, like New London area, people seem rather laid back & sweet down that way.
Maybe the reason Hartford County is not too friendly is because of the companies that exist there...it is known to be the Insurance Capitol of the world.

Ever see the movie by Michael Moore- Sicko?
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Unread 07-21-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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The Pacific NW. Not really unfriendly just keep to themselves more

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Unread 07-21-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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what area are you referring to mas23, Washington? think oregon ppl are friendly.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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what area are you referring to mas23, Washington? think oregon ppl are friendly.
yes.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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The northeast.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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The Pacific NW. Not really unfriendly just keep to themselves more
Im surprised over how many times Ive read about the 'Seattle Freeze' on C-D. Even my DH, a Seattle native, has never heard of this. BTW, I find him, his family and friends there to be anything but stand-offish.

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Unread 07-22-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Im surprised over how many times Ive read about the 'Seattle Freeze' on C-D. Even my DH, a Seattle native, has never bestseller of this. BTW, I find him, his family and friends there to be anything but stand-offish.
There are indeed many friendly folks in Seattle and I made some life long friends while living there for 5 years. Though the Seattle freeze does exist as its easy terminology to characterize the ones that are standoffish and reserved. I guess it all depends on one's approch, attitude, and how thick their skin is. People in the Northeast can also be either rude or as sweet as a peach, it's hit or miss. I guess that's anywhere though. I find New Mexico to be a friendlier state than WA or Mass, of course there are many exceptions as well.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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There are indeed many friendly folks in Seattle and I made some life long friends while living there for 5 years. Though the Seattle freeze does exist as its easy terminology to characterize the ones that are standoffish and reserved. I guess it all depends on one's approch, attitude, and how thick their skin is. People in the Northeast can also be either rude or as sweet as a peach, it's hit or miss. I guess that's anywhere though. I find New Mexico to be a friendlier state than WA or Mass, of course there are many exceptions as well.
BTW, excuse the nonsensical bestseller comment. I corrected it. Stupid spellcheck.
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Unread 07-22-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Two answers because of the two part question.

I found New Englanders to be 'not friendly', but not as in 'mean', just as in stoic--not really caring where you came from or volunteer petty conversation. They were not 'mean', but they weren't going to drop a cake off at your house when you move in.

I would say after my stay in South Florida, the SE, would be certifiably "mean". Other people were just something that got in your way on the way, and you let them know utilizing any number of tactics-- A sneer, negative comment, horn or speed up when they are trying to cross the street.
A Bad, bad place

So, NE for reserved,
SE for mean.
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