Every year around this time, romance starts floating around. You start to see the sweet, tender, romantic comedies pop up on at least half of the TV channels. All the local store put their spin on the "perfect" romantic gift. And these practices last from now (Christmas) through February 14th (Valentine's Day).

Ladies take the advice from these holiday pop-ups, they try to replicate what these examples portray, and let me tell you, these thing tend to be wrong half the time, at least in East Texas. If you want to know the way to a Deep East Texan's heart, well, I've got some pointers for you.

  • 1

    Cook BBQ

    So, the saying is that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Well, the truth is, that just cooking isn't the win here. It's what is being cooked. And if it's BBQ, you've got a winner right there.

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    Go Outdoors

    We always see the couples playing out in the snow. It's so cute how they play and flirt with little snow angels and things, right? Wrong. Here, if you're will to go out, play in the mud, hike out to the deerstand, go fishing, etc., you'll catch the guys' attention. After all, we usually don't get enough snow for any of the "cute" activities. Yuck.

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    Show Off Your Texas Country Music Knowledge

    This is a personal favorite of mine. Ladies, if you can show that you know something about Texas Country music. And yes, you should be able to mention more than just Cody Johnson and Aaron Watson. Yes, these are two fantastic artists, but if they're the only two you know, you should probably extend your music library. Consider checking out William Clark Green, Koe Wetzel, Cody Jinks, and Josh Ward, just to get started. If you need a more lengthy list, let me know.

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    Spend Time At The Dance Hall

    Another favorite of mine. Ladies, us guys will take you out to the fanciest restaurant, go to the theater, whatever, but every so often, if you're will to go down to the local dance hall for a night of dancing, we're sold. Especially if you can find a night where one of the artists from #3 are performing live.

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    Enjoy Dogs

    This one seems simple enough: enjoy dogs. It doesn't matter if it's a purebred, or a mutt off the side of the road. We East Texans like ladies that like dogs. Be willing to play fetch, or just sit and scratch behind the ears of our best friends.

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    Show Your Texas Pride

    To wrap up the list, this one seems pretty obvious. However, it's probably the most important. Show your pride for Texas. Throw on your lone star state t-shirt, your Texas-proud boots, and let's go! We don't want to hear about how everything was better up north or out west. We just want to hear how fast you got to Texas, and how you don't want to be anywhere else.

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