Dating someone from Saskatchewan or thinking about it? Here are 12 things you might need to know 😉
1. We will “borrow” your bunnyhug to keep warm.
It’s about layers with girls from Saskatchewan. On those cool summer nights or frigid winter days, we want something big, warm and cozy to wear. So we’re going to steal your Ten Tree bunnyhug and never give it back. Yes, we will still wear it after the relationship has ended, and no we won’t think about you anymore when we do.
2. We consider cruising down grid roads chasing the sunset a legitimate date.
Like many kids from Saskatchewan, we’ve likely moved into the city to pursue university and a job. That’s why it’s so important to take us Sask. girls out for a cruise in the countryside. Catch the sunset, watch the stars, and then cozy up in a blanket when those flickering northern lights come out to dance the night away. I promise this is the best date you’ll ever have, minus the mosquitoes.
3. Toques are appropriate clothing to wear any time of year.
Yes, I do mean beanies for those not from Saskatchewan or Canada. Toques are not just practical for keeping our ears warm in the minus 40 degree Celsius winters, they are also quite stylish. Better yet are toques that claim how proud we are of our province, so go buy us one as a gift. We’ll love it. #prairieproud #hardpressed
4. We bleed green.
No, not literally, but when it comes to watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders play football in Mosaic Stadium in the Queen City, we are fully committed. Next to our collection of former boyfriends’ bunnyhugs in our closet is our Rider gear, both pink and green.
5. We love beer as much as you do.
With Great Western Brewing located in the heart of Saskatoon and no shortage of craft breweries to choose from, we’re no stranger to pounding a beer or, let’s be honest, a 12 pack. Don’t bother offering us a fruity cooler or wine because we’re just as happy swigging our home-grown barley sandwiches bought from the LB as much as you are.
6. We can drive your truck and tractor and can spin circles around you on a dirt bike.
Many of us prairie girls grew up in the country, which means we know our way around a motorized vehicle. Take us for a rip out on snowmobiles or dirt bikes, or take us out in the boat. Not only can we drive it ourselves, but we’ll probably leave you in the dust.
7. We will get defensive if you call our province flat.
It’s not flat. Get off the Yellowhead and Trans-Canada highways. Saskatchewan has one of the highest points in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains and lots to explore in terms of geography and topography so do some research. Whoa – did I just get defensive writing about it?
8. We love to dance: Ukrainian, polka, and two-step.
Not only can we break it down in a club like any girl around the world, but we also have some impressive dance moves you might not expect. We know how to do the seven-step, the butterfly, and when it comes to the kolomeyka, we’ll be right in there performing our best Ukrainian dance tricks to show off.
9. We consider hunting and harvesting real seasons.
It’s not always wintertime in Saskatchewan. We also consider hunting and harvesting as real seasons (okay, road construction counts as a season too). Don’t mind us while we log some time pushing bush or dialing into John Gormley Live on 650 CKOM while in the combine.
10. Feed us real food.
Salads aren’t always for us even though we might order them on occasion. We’re happiest stuffing our faces with perogies and deer sausage. Don’t forget the scoop of ice cream with a slice of homemade Saskatoon pie for dessert. Bonus points if you made it yourself.
11, A five hour road trip for a date is reasonable.
Saskatchewan is big with many great places to eat and visit around the province. It’s no problem to drive two hours just to get ice cream from the Twisted Sisters, or make a spontaneous stop in any small town to feast at their fowl suppers. We don’t mind time spent in the car, it helps us get to know you better.
12. We clean up well.
Although we like to get outside the city and enjoy adventure, we also like to get dolled up and go out on the town. A stroll along the Meewasin Trail or Wascana Lake is the perfect end to a date night out tasting Saskatchewan in our cities’ rich culinary scenes.
Who knows, you might just find yourself moving here to date a girl from Saskatchewan.