But if you compare their attitudes on their worst days to the attitude of a New Yorker on their best day, you’ll never question the Minnesota Nice label again.
That doesn’t mean that they don’t get mad at anything.
“People will look at you like you’re an exotic fruit.” Though Howie has high praise for Minnesotans’ collective character traits, he doesn’t discount the influence of superficial factors, and isn’t above getting a little smarmy to show it.
Brian Howie leads “The Great Love Debate.” He says: “My favorite thing about the show is that it points out how what men and women are seeking is really close to the same thing — they just go about pursuing it in different ways.” “You Minnesota people are attractive,” he said.
You might know some of the more popular things that Minneapolis has given the world. A little wine and a lot of the artist formerly and presently known as Prince (another product of Minneapolis) and you would have to be made of stone to not get in the mood.
They really have over 11,000 lakes and more shoreline than California, Hawaii and Florida combined. Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile. And you’re the best thing that he’s ever seen.” Let’s get real.
She echoes Howie’s opinion that our media devices might be the biggest stumbling block to developing relationships that go deeper than booty texts.
“We don’t have the social graces we once did, or know how to engage with each other like we used to, always answering our phones in the middle of a conversation on a first date,” she said.
At the very least, he said, it’s a chance for some real face time instead of hiding behind profiles, Tinder and Facebook. “Instead of swiping left or right on a screen, go to a Starbucks or Caribou and turn your head left or right.
A coffee shop is a way better dating site than anything you’ll find online.” When we all want Twin Cities dating coach Kimberly Koehler, who has been dispensing relationship advice for 15 years, was a panelist at both previous local shows and will return next week.