U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-09-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
14,698 posts, read 8,510,393 times
Reputation: 29413

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by stan4 View Post
When I moved to Texas about 26 years ago, the debate was whether the state motto would be The Lone Star State or The Friendly State. So...

Either way, the manners and the friendliness was a huge departure from the four years I had spent in Southern California. Culture shock.
I'm with you on TX. We're some nice people. Now, the driving thing is a different matter. The road signs saying "Drive Friendly" are often vandalized
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-09-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
2,277 posts, read 3,083,587 times
Reputation: 7018
I moved back to KS from Alaska. I completely forgot how open and friendly everyone was.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
16,133 posts, read 12,876,178 times
Reputation: 31540
Usually people in small towns are the friendlisestsest. Doesn't matter in which state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
9,710 posts, read 18,894,934 times
Reputation: 8596
I used to think Hawaii was pretty friendly, then we visited Seattle. That's a big city, right? Folks should be sort of stand off aloof, right? Gadzooks and little fishes, they were the most friendly and polite people on the planet. Amazingly friendly. Almost aggressively friendly.

Except for ordering coffee. As soon as we went into a coffee shop order line, then things changed. There's a whole terminology they just expect everyone to know and it can be very difficult to just get a plain cup of coffee. And of course, this is before you have the coffee so how can you be expected to think? The secret words are "A large drip, please", that saves having to answer what country you want the beans from, how they should be ground, what water, and gosh only knows how many other questions they can come up with.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 01:04 PM
 
13,175 posts, read 20,819,538 times
Reputation: 35503
The OP may just be the first person I've heard describe the people of FL as friendly. I wonder what part of FL, because I can assure you, after 3 years in southeast FL, we were happy to leave. I think NJ natives are friendly, even more so than where we are now, GA. But I've managed to make friends pretty much everywhere we end up, so attitude helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
7,118 posts, read 8,167,139 times
Reputation: 18774
I lived all of my pre-retirement life in Rhode Island; now we live in Maine. While some folks think New Englanders are self-absorbed and not friendly, I disagree. Sure, in the bigger cities (Boston, Worcester, Providence etc) where they are 'metro' and sophisticated, that can be the case. But in the smaller towns and rural areas, it's very different. They may take a little longer to warm up to you, but once they do, you will not find a more loyal friend anywhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
8,043 posts, read 23,760,147 times
Reputation: 9334
One of the primary things that people who come to visit Idaho say about their visit is that they were amazed how friendly people are. Whatever part of the state, whether it is downtown Boise, or the smallest of towns, people in general are extremely friendly here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Barrington
45,950 posts, read 34,111,086 times
Reputation: 15353
The friendliness, or lack thereof, of other people depends on you.

Friendly people rarely have a problem meeting other friendly people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
1,375 posts, read 1,221,293 times
Reputation: 4105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nor'Eastah View Post
I lived all of my pre-retirement life in Rhode Island; now we live in Maine. While some folks think New Englanders are self-absorbed and not friendly, I disagree. Sure, in the bigger cities (Boston, Worcester, Providence etc) where they are 'metro' and sophisticated, that can be the case. But in the smaller towns and rural areas, it's very different. They may take a little longer to warm up to you, but once they do, you will not find a more loyal friend anywhere.

I like New England people. They do open up, and have good senses of humor.My second favorite are Midwesterners. Very good hearted and kind. Unpretentious.

Generally, I am suspicious of people who are knee jerk friendly, too chatty, inquisitive or forceful. I like a more restrained hospitality. I'm Nordic. It takes me a while to warm up, and my BS meter is always running.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: GA
2,754 posts, read 9,601,684 times
Reputation: 1126
Finding the Atlanta area more friendly than northern NJ.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top