What's Your Southern Belle Name?

By: Torrance Grey

What's Your Southern Belle Name?
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About This Quiz

The Southern Belle - icon or cliche? If you're taking this quiz, we'll guess you chose icon! While women in other parts of the United States might bristle at the idea that a Southern woman knows something about femininity and charm that they don't, let's face it... just ask men from England or Australia what kind of American woman they daydream about, and it's usually a girl from south of the Mason-Dixon line, with a honeyed drawl and a full mane of gorgeous hair. 

The archetypical Southern belle has a few things going for her that not all women in Illinois or Maine (let's just say) have grasped. For example, traditional Southern women are like French women in terms of their standards for clothing, hair and makeup. You won't catch a Southern belle chopping her hair off because she's tired of styling it, or going to the store in sweats because "it's just a quick errand." There are standards of grooming at play that never ease up, no matter the humidity. 

A few other charms at the belle's disposal? Good Southern manners, which tend to contrast nicely with the manners found in big Northern cities. Not to mention conversational skills, the Southern sense of humor, and of course, the great cooking of the Southern states. 

Are you ready to learn more about your Southern-girl self? Let's go!

Burnt Dinner How are your cooking skills?
Superb (to be immodest)!
Fairly good - I tend to get compliments.
I have a few specialties that I stick to, including a great dessert.
Um, I could improve in that area.

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Group of Friends Dancing How do you feel about dancing?
I adore it.
It's fun sometimes.
I learned as a child and occasionally still dance at weddings.
I'd like to learn an unusual style, like tango.

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More like spiritual, I'd say.
Yes, very
Yes, but even God can't keep me in line!
To me, a faith community is more a place to meet people than anything else.

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Using Tablet in Bed About what time do you usually go to bed?
At least an hour after the kids go down... that's my private time.
I'm in bed pretty early, maybe nine.
A bit later, maybe eleven
Depends on when my date drops me off, or the party ends.

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Drinking Tea and Using Phone What kind of tea appeals to you most?
Sweet tea with lots of ice
Tea with lots of cream and sugar
Tea with a splash of bourbon, if no one's looking when I add it!
I like green tea, actually.

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Reject Kiss Which of these is a relationship deal-breaker?
Poor manners
Laziness
Bad hygiene
Dishonesty

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Mom & Daughter Make Breakfast Which of these would you most likely have for breakfast?
Ham, eggs, toast... the works!
Fruit and yogurt, nothing too heavy
An omelette
Pancakes or a waffle

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Gossip Have you ever been called a gossip?
No. I keep my friends' secrets.
Sadly, yes. Other people's affairs are fascinating to me.
Sometimes I spill secrets, but it's just because I have no filter!
Maybe, but people always want to involve me in their private business. It's not my choice!

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Pottery Couple Which of these would you most like to do on a first date?
Make pottery together
Go river rafting
Go dancing
Have supper, then take a long walk afterward

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Big Family How many children do you have or want?
At least one of my own, but I've got lots of nieces and nephews too
Two to three, preferably with at least one boy and one girl
Three or more
I'll want kids someday, but I'm not ready to think about that.

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Divorce Is divorce ever an option?
Of course. People make mistakes, even in choosing life partners.
No, I'd stick it out no matter what.
I'd hate to get a divorce, just because of the gossip.
It's a last resort. Get some advice from older married couples first.

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Worried Man Have you ever been unfaithful to a lover?
No, never
I tend to date more than one at a time, but it's no secret.
Yes, once or twice
These things do happen in long relationships; I couldn't rule it out in the future.

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Couple Arguing in Bed How would you deal with a lover's unfaithfulness?
A long talk about the situation
I'd take a part-time lover of my own.
Somebody's getting a dead snake in the front seat of their car!
Hey, nobody cheats on me.

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Couple Hosting In-Laws Which family member are you closest to?
Daddy
Mama
My brothers or step-brothers
My sisters or step-sisters

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Share Spaghetti What's a good meal to share on a date?
Anything I made... I'm proud of my cooking.
Steak! If they don't eat red meat, they're not for me.
Anything that won't get stuck in my teeth and make me look ridiculous
A cuisine that's new to both of us

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Making Bed Which of these design styles might you decorate your bedroom in?
Danish modern
A traditional farmhouse style
Shabby chic suits me best
Something that suits my partner as well... it's not just my bedroom.

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Learning Did you enjoy (or are you enjoying) school?
Ugh, no
Yes, learning new things really interests me.
I worked hard when I was in school, but I'm happy to be done.
I was a very average student, but my teachers loved me anyway!

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Stretching Before Run Which of these workouts appeals to you most?
I don't work out; I just try to eat right.
CrossFit or a boot camp
Dancing or Jazzercise
Hiking

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Career Counselor If you didn't have your current job, what might you be?
Writer
Actress
Military servicewoman
Mayor or city council member

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Frustrated Mom, Fighting Kids When the family is fighting, where are you?
I'm in the middle of it, making sure no one starts throwing punches.
I'm usually the peacemaker.
I'm at the edge of the fray, mostly watching.
I slip away and do my own thing.

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Cat & Dog How do you feel about pets?
I'll pass.
I can never get enough!
I like animals, except for the shedding.
I like animals, but it's hard if you want to travel a bit.

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Dachshund in Bed Which of these pets would you most like?
I'll pass.
A good dog is a true gift.
Birds appeal to me, especially if they're colorful.
I'd love a horse of my own.

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Serenading Dog Which of these instruments would you like to play (or maybe already play)?
A saxophone
The guitar
A mandolin
The piano

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Appetizers Which of these appetizers would you choose in a restaurant?
Stuffed jalapenos
Buffalo wings
Crab cakes
Corn muffins with honey

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Weigh Self in Mirror How much do you worry about your weight or appearance?
Oh dear, all the time!
Never, really
Sometimes. It's nice to know you look good.
I'm mostly trying to get those extra pounds off for health reasons.

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Friends Watching Sports Which of these sports do you like to watch?
Baseball
Football
Figure skating
I've never really liked spectator sports.

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Skinny Dipping How do you feel about skinny-dipping?
It's inappropriate.
I love it!
With the right person, it can be very... stimulating.
I'm self-conscious at first, then I love the feeling of the water on my skin.

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Factory Time Card How many hours a week do you prefer to work?
Honestly? Zero
Part-time, 25 or 30 hours, would suit me best.
40-plus. I put my shoulder to the wheel!
My work's mostly domestic, so it's never really done!

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Open Suitcase How do you like to travel?
Air travel is fine. Getting there is what counts.
I load up the car for a road trip!
I enjoy the train.
I'd bicycle, if I could.

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Workers Holding American Flag If you couldn't live in the South, where might you live?
I might try expatriate living, maybe in Europe.
Probably New York or L.A.
The mountain West, like Colorado or Montana
A quiet New England town

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