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15 Things You Should Know About Dating a Texas Woman

The girls from Texas are just a little bit better, according to Pat Green, and if you put any stock in country music, then it must be true, because even George Strait admits all his exes live there. Texas girls are a breed apart. Women raised in the Lone Star State are brought up to be polite to everyone, good hostesses and are salt-of-the-earth wholesome.

On the other hand, Texas is classically a rugged place, so Texas girls are also taught not to take any lip from anyone and to stand on their own two feet without expecting to be rescued. As fierce and temperamental as a Texas Summer, a Texas girl is both strong and soft, fun and self-sufficient. Obviously everyone is different, but if she exhibits a number of these behaviors, it’s a pretty good sign you’re dating a Texas woman.

15. She’s more fervent about football than some guys you know.

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Image via The University Co-Op

This isn’t necessarily true of all Texas women, but if you meet a woman who is fanatical about football, the chances are good she’s from Texas.

14. She expects chivalry.

A Texas girl will expect you to open the door for her and pull out chairs. That’s how you treat a lady.

13. She will manage to look good no matter what she’s doing.

She could be hunting, digging up a garden, or changing a tire, but she’s going to be put together while she’s doing it. Texas girls take care of their looks, but they aren’t prissy or unwilling to work.

12. She’s capable.

Texas girls are raised to be competitive and to defy stereotypes. They know how to use tools and do yard work, and believe it or not, they’re actually fun to have around on fishing trips.

11. She has an actual appetite.

In a state famous for its queso, kolaches and barbecue, you can’t expect her to pretend she’s never hungry. Texas girls don’t play like that.

10. Don’t assume she wants wine. Texas girls love beer, too.

Oh Texas girls love wine, but don’t do the ordering for her at the bar. You don’t know what kind of mood she’s in, in fact, she might not even know herself.

9. She can spot a phony.

Texas girls can smell bulls*t a mile away.

8. She can’t stand the cold and loves the heat.

A Texas girl removed from her natural habitat may find herself freezing at 60 degrees, but put her in the sun and she’ll bask for hours without breaking a sweat.

7. She doesn’t need tons of makeup to look incredible.

Texas girls are raised on the principle that less is more when it comes to makeup, so while she may get dolled up from time to time, she doesn’t need to slather it on to look hot.

6. She is likely to lose her mind on occasion.

Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen

Texas girls are brought up believing that women should be ladylike, but also that she should always stick up for herself, so if she’s pushed into a corner, she’s gonna push back.

5. She can make cowboy boots look like haute couture.

Because in Texas, they are.

4. She’s no weakling when it comes to drinking.

Texas girls don’t need fruity drinks. They will shoot straight tequila with you when they’re in the mood for it.

3. She thinks you’re weird if you don’t like spicy food.

Yeah. Because she can handle (and, in fact, prefers) salsa hot enough to peel your eyelids off. So if you can’t, that’s just sad.

2. The way to her heart is through dancing.

Texas girls don’t think dancing is only supposed to be done by girls. It’s a courtship ritual, and if you can do it well, that’s attractive to a Texas girl.

1. It doesn’t matter where she lives, she’ll always be a Texas girl.

You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.

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