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View Poll Results: Which city has friendliest people?
San Diego, CA 4 16.00%
Phoenix, AZ 2 8.00%
Austin, TX 3 12.00%
New Orleans, LA 5 20.00%
Nashville, TN 11 44.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-19-2012, 12:49 AM
 
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Which of these cities seems to overall the most friendly people?

As in:

- polite/well-mannered
- most approachable
- make friends/small talk with strangers
- helpful
- more smiles than frowns
- jovial, happy-go-lucky easy, laid back manner
- where are young women most approachable, easy-going, not uptight or suspicious?

If you wish, rank them as well.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:07 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Well I've only been to PHX, SD, and NOLA out of the five and New Orleans was by far the friendliest place overall imo.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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Nashville, Tn.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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Midwest/South/Southwest Generally have friendly people
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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I've never been to Nashville, but I found people in New Orleans to be pretty friendly. Especially if you take a real interest in the local culture, people were very eager to share their favorite places in town or give directions or advice. I sat next to an old guy from New Orleans on a plane last time I flew there, and he wrote down about two pages worth of restaurants to check out for his favorite spots for the best oysters, po' boys, BBQ shrimp, etc... And when I've gone out drinking in New Orleans, I've always met some cool locals who were friendly enough to chat about sports, politics, or just crack some jokes. People take a lot of pride in that city and are willing to share with you both the good and the bad side of New Orleans.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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^yup, that has been my experience every time I've gone to NOLA as well.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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- polite/well-mannered: call it the money, military presence, or surf culture - but a laid back, well mannered person is the standard
- most approachable: you'll have no probably asking for directions or dealing with people at shopping centers; i've seen many a person help another out in the parking lot
- make friends/small talk with strangers: if you're friendly you can expect the same in return!
- helpful: see "most approachable"
- more smiles than frowns: how can anyone not be happy in America's Finest City? Warm weather and stable economy makes everyone happy.
- jovial, happy-go-lucky easy, laid back manner: this defines San Diego
- where are young women most approachable, easy-going, not uptight or suspicious? : Beach or shopping centers. As long as you're not a weird creep you should have no problem meeting people. San Diego is all about character and a - not creepy - smile goes a long way here

Take it from the native of 18 years!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have been to all of those cities. I think the folks in Nashville are the friendliest and ehe people in New Orleans are the happiest with "more smiles than frowns".

Austin was also pretty friendly. The people in SD seemed laid back (I wasn't there very long).

People in Phoenix were by no means rude or unfriendly, but I found them to be more reserved than the other cities in the list.
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