What's Your Southern Belle Name?

Torrance Grey

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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!

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Are you religious?

About what time do you usually go to bed?

What kind of tea appeals to you most?

Which of these is a relationship deal-breaker?

Which of these would you most likely have for breakfast?

Have you ever been called a gossip?

Which of these would you most like to do on a first date?

How many children do you have or want?

Is divorce ever an option?

Have you ever been unfaithful to a lover?

How would you deal with a lover's unfaithfulness?

Which family member are you closest to?

What's a good meal to share on a date?

Which of these design styles might you decorate your bedroom in?

Did you enjoy (or are you enjoying) school?

Which of these workouts appeals to you most?

If you didn't have your current job, what might you be?

When the family is fighting, where are you?

How do you feel about pets?

Which of these pets would you most like?

Which of these instruments would you like to play (or maybe already play)?

Which of these appetizers would you choose in a restaurant?

How much do you worry about your weight or appearance?

Which of these sports do you like to watch?

How do you feel about skinny-dipping?

How many hours a week do you prefer to work?

How do you like to travel?

If you couldn't live in the South, where might you live?

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