What % Southern Gentleman Are You?

LIFESTYLE

By: Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

As an experiment, try Googling, "What is a Southern gentleman?" A quick glance through the results will show you that no two people define the concept of a "Southern gentleman" the same way. Some people think that a Southern gentleman is merely a guy who always opens doors for others. Other people say that a Southern gentleman is an attractive, well-dressed fellow with perfect manners. Still, others think of a Southern gentleman as a man who partakes in all aspects of Southern culture, appreciating the South's history and cuisine as well as its flora and fauna, traditional sporting activities and architecture.

For this quiz, we've come up with questions related to all these definitions of Southern manhood, so we can figure out whether you're the reincarnation of Rhett Butler or the second coming of Joe Dirt. To qualify as a true Southern gentleman, you're going to have to tell us how you treat your mom, whether you go Dutch on dates and what kind of dog you have. Please be honest! Our quiz supercomputer has been expertly calibrated to detect your exact percentage of Southern gentlemanliness, so if you exaggerate about how often you send thank-you notes, we'll know. 😉

If you've always thought that you're so Southern, you make Ashley Wilkes look like Ashlee Simpson, this is your chance to shine. So put some Lynyrd Skynyrd on the stereo and come play this quiz!

What's your favorite kind of pie?

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Do you ALWAYS open the door for women, the elderly and people with disabilities?

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You're having dinner at a friend's house. He's a VERY BAD cook. What do you do?

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How often do you send your mom flowers?

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Who's your favorite Southern musician?

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Be honest: can you ride a horse?

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What color shoes go with a blue suit?

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How much are you going to tip your server?

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What's your favorite kind of tree?

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You're sitting down to dinner at your mom's house. Your little brother still has his baseball cap on. What do you do?

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In your opinion, how late is too late?

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You take your date to see a football game. Suddenly, it starts raining. What do you do?

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When a lady enters the room, do you stand up?

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You see an old lady crossing the street. She's laden with grocery bags. What do you do?

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If you were serious about someone, how would you treat their parents?

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When's the last time you wore a suit?

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In your opinion, when is it polite to offer advice?

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You and your date are walking down the street. Which side do you walk on?

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Can you tell the difference between Greek Revival and Victorian architecture?

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When is it appropriate to call a woman "ma'am"?

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Your girlfriend's car breaks down. Do you know how to fix it?

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You've had a long, hard day at your construction job and are riding home on the bus. A pregnant lady gets on and sighs because there are no free seats. Do you give her yours?

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Have you ever ghosted someone?

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Are you comfortable chatting up strangers?

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If you had to, would you know how to gut and clean a fish?

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Have you ever asked a woman how old she is?

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When should one send a thank-you note?

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You're taking your grandma out for dessert. What do you do before you sit down?

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What kind of dog would you like to own?

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When is it OK to go Dutch on a date?

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