The Dukes of Hazzard: The Show Will Never Die

Who hasn't had a crush on Daisy Duke, or on one of her cousins? Sexy men, a beautiful and feisty girl, great car with an iconic horn, and a rebel yell all stirred together made one of the campiest shows on television something great.

Yankees do not understand this. The plots were lame, the villainous Boss Hogg like a cardboard cutout, and the basic idea behind the show was one big car chase interspersed with a moonshine still, sexy girls in daisy dukes shorts, and tricked law enforcement officials. It should have been lame as a three-legged mule. Yet it wasn't, not to the redneck.

Start with the name: Dukes. The name calls up several things: the Duke himself, of course, John Wayne, a member of the royalty, the scampy Duke of Bilgewater in Huckleberry Finn. But in the end, you have redneck royalty: a stick-together family filled with life and energy, an unbeatable car (that could run shine or kick butt on Nascar as easy as it outran the law), a patriarch who made moonshine, and a villainous overlord to fight.

It also, if you look at it right, is a retelling of an old story that is much loved in the South: Robin Hood. Think about it: the Dukes of Hazzard used a compound bow, they were always running from and outsmarting the sheriff, and though they didn't have a king to put in place (unless you count Uncle Jesse, who certainly would work), they were always fighting Boss Hogg, who is a perfect analogy for Prince John Lackland.

But then, it's also just a lot of fun to watch. The South was built on moonshine in a lot of ways; it got many families through some hard times. During prohibition, the refusal of many 'shine makers to quit selling liquor may have been the foundation of the South's new rising. The fast cars that ran 'shine became a Southern tradition too, with their mechanics and drivers the Robin Hood heroes of the good ol' boy, eventually morphing into Nascar teams. Watching OUR boys winning against a clear bad guy, and often against carpetbagger clones, was thrilling and pride-inspiring. Where do we have its equivalent in today's television?

Anyway, the show was canceled in 1985, and the movie, though Jessica Simpson looked mighty nice in those Daisy Dukes, did not live up to the show. But the Dukes are not dead.

Although the show was set in fictitional Hazzard County, Georgia, you can look in Hazard, Kentucky, for the living embodiments of Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane, a fleet of 1969 Dodge Chargers, and plenty of Daisy Dukes and their admirers. This tiny mining town is tucked way up in the Appalachians close to the Cumberland Gap, but it's worth driving out for their Black Gold Festival (named for the coal mined in the region) in late September. Citizens of Hazard used to dress like the characters, all the way to the mayor dressing like Boss Hogg in fat suit and everything. They still have a great street rod show, with lots of General Lees, and cast members from the show are known to show up.

Or look on Amazon and eBay. There's a hot economy around buying and selling Dukes memorabilia, from model cars to the hard-to-find reunion movies. If you can't pick up the movies, you can get boxed sets of the first seasons of the Dukes of Hazzard. The show will look great on your big screen, and you'll get a chance to see the General Lee hovering giant-size over your couch if you have one of the really big plasmas.

The Daisy Dukes, on the other hand, will look really nice on your girl as she sits and watches the show with you. Remember, girls: Daisy Dukes never go out of style.
 

 
 
 
Redneck Women...How to Find Them

Is your idea of a romantic evening a tractor pull and a six pack of beer?

You might also be a redneck if you can't find a single woman who isn't prejudiced against guns and God, or who doesn't understand the value of spending five hours in a deer stand in November. Or if you're a redneck woman and your turnons include big rough-skinned hands, scuffed cowboy boots, and a discomfort with a necktie. If you've felt the wind through your hair in the back of a rusted-out '79 Ford pickup, understand why you pick your feet up in a cow pasture, and have been acquainted at least once with the luxuries of a two-seater outhouse - you don't seem to fit into the world as it's becoming today.

Rednecks are everywhere, but how the heck do you find them?

Fortunately, redneck does not mean ignorant, and it never did. Just like everyone else, rednecks today are congregating online. There aren't a lot of places to find single redneck communities online, but like stray cattle, they tend to find the herd and go in the same direction - follow them, and they'll lead you to your river. Or whatever.

Start by looking for online communities that delve into the things beloved by all rednecks: Nascar (especially old style, not the new rules that are getting introduced), hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling. If you live in the right part of the country, you may find an online and offline community dedicated to mudding, that delicate sport that involves driving your four-wheel drive vehicle into the deepest and grossest mudhole you can locate.

A lot of Active Duty, National Guard and Reservist soldiers are rednecks. Army and Marine units can provide the most concentrated groups of rednecks. You'll also find a large population of rednecks in the firefighting and police forces. Groups that appeal to gun lovers and Civil War re-enactments are great places to find rednecks.

It's pretty easy to find redneck guys, but redneck women are tougher. For one thing, while it's okay for women to infiltrate the guy cultures to a certain point, most redneck women stay in the more feminine side of things, and it's not so okay for guys to invade these. Check out this limited list of online specialities that appeal to redneck women.

Cooking from scratch websites are often a fantastic places to find redneck women. Look at the fringe benefits: you get biscuit recipes, and you're likely to find a woman who likes to cook. Downside: the frilly apron.

Another hot spot: homeschooling sites. You find women with baggage, true, but you also find women who are fiercely interested in raising kids right, to the point that they will sacrifice a large part of their own lives to do it. And these are women who don't get out a lot, which means you're likely to have several to choose from with no real competition.

Other really good places to find redneck women: sites where they are seeking out redneck men. Dating sites abound on the internet. The big mega sites that appeal to a huge general audience may yield some results, but digging a little deeper and investigating more niche sites that cater to tattoos, bikers, confederacy, country and cowgirls are probably going to get you more possibilities.

Don't limit yourself to only online searching, either. Keep in mind that you should find lots of single redneck women at county fairs, NASCAR events, rodeos, and, of course, the local honky tonk. Several states also have huge Redneck Games events that draw thousands of real redneck women.

While it may be a little difficult to locate the perfect redneck woman, once you do, you can count on having someone with you who is loyal and true and wants to share in the same things as you.

 
 
 
Tattoo Styles Revealed

Whether you already have some of them, have always wanted them, or you believe that they look great on other people, you'll soon find out that there are plenty of reasons to love tattoos! Evidence of tattooing goes back literally thousands of years. If you like these permanent markings, you certainly won't be surprised at the variety that are available. You'll find that there are many different styles of tattooing out there, so take a look at a few popular ones.

Old School These are the tattoos that used to be found on sailors. They are bright and often have a nautical theme, including things like anchors, ships, or swallows. This old-fashioned, brightly colored style often includes pictures of women, birds and autos. A great deal of people have old school tattoos done to remember a relative or a lover who sailed the seas.

New School New school tattoos are as bright as old school tattoos, but you'll find that they have a significantly more modern slant. New school tattoos often feature extremely bright, neon colors, and depict things in lurid detail. You might find that the style used is often very cartoony, and the subject matter that it depicts can be quite dark. These tattoos are growing a great deal in popularity and can be seen quite often.

Graywork When you are looking for a tattoo that can give you a great deal of realistic detail, whether it is the face of a person, or even something as delicate as a feather, you'll find that you should take a look at graywork, which is a style of tattooing that is done entirely in delicate grays. This makes it easier for your tattooist to put in a large deal of shading and detail, and the results can be simply stunning when it comes to the amount of detail that is retained from the original.

Tribal Bold, black, abstract designs are indicative of the tribal style of tattoos, and you'll find that these tattoos are heavily inspired by the tattooing of such groups as the Maori of New Zealand. These types of tattoos suit a large range of skin tones and they are quite striking.

Irezumi Irezumi is the word for tattooing in Japan, and once you have seen the bold colorful designs of Japanese tattoos, you'll be able to recognize it anywhere! The art style used is very similar to the art that appears on Japanese woodblock prints, and the designs are meant to flow with your body. These designs can be very large, taking up whole limbs, and in some cases, the entire body.

Celtic For many people, one of the most attractive art styles in the world to them is the twisting geometric lines of ancient Celtic artwork, so it is no surprise that so many people choose to incorporate it onto their bodies. Celtic knotwork is a lovely addition to any tattoo collection, and many people choose to create bands of Celtic knotwork around their biceps, making for a striking and quite beautiful effect.

No matter what kind of tattoo you prefer, you are certain to find a design that conveys the message you want by taking a little time to investigate the different styles. If there is a tattoo parlor in your town, stop in and check out the designs and talk with the tattooist. I'm sure you will find lots to delight your eyes.

 
 
 
Rednecks... Not a Joke

Rednecks are primarily thought of as white, working class people living in the southern part of the U.S. Nowadays, rednecks can be found all over the country. There is even some interest in the redneck lifestyle in countries overseas. The term redneck most likely got started as a way of referring to the sun-burned red necks of people who worked in the fields all day. In some places in the country, they are called hillbillies, hicks, bumpkins, or trailer trash. Hillbilly white trash is another term that is often used. Rednecks are traditionally oriented people, who work hard, support their families and try to get by the best way they can. They are always willing to help their community by volunteering as church Sunday school teachers, youth counselors, firemen and anything else needed by their community.

The recent popularity of major acts like Jeff Foxworthy, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Gretchen Wilson have created a new interest in the red neck lifestyle and it seems to be continuing to grow. A search of the term "redneck" on Google returns over 17 million results.

More and more people are finding that they relate to a more simple way of life. Many start with searching websites looking for jokes and funny pictures only to find there is more to be found there than just a laugh. As a member of my website, Redneck and Single, which gives single rednecks a place to meet, said, "When I saw this site, I thought it was a joke. But, after looking around, there are some real hotties here. So, I guess I'll become a redneck too." I'm sure she will be welcomed to the redneck community. This is further proof that you don't have to be born a hillbilly redneck to become one.

Although the culture probably originated in the south, you don't have to be from the south to be a redneck or even hillbilly white trash. It really is a state of mind. Rednecks have their own point of view and are mostly laid back and stress free. There is a great love of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and camping. Of course, NASCAR garners a lot of interest. It has been called the Redneck's national sport. They own trucks for more reasons than for playing in the mud, although that will always be a big attraction.

Rednecks have a big affinity for home and family and will go to extra measures to protect them. Many homes have at least one gun. Although they may not have much, they will be thankful for what they do have. They work hard for their money, many in lower paying jobs. But they have fun doing it, as well. They know how to treat their mates and are typically attracted to partners who do the same.

The term redneck denotes someone with good common sense, and a talent for building and fixing stuff. Many tend to accumulate a lot of junk, much of it stored on the front lawn. Often, there will be an old automobile parked under a big tree, with a red neck "shade tree mechanic" trying to get it to run. A lot of that junk will be put to good use to build new things that, although not very pretty, do manage to get the job done.

Rednecks have a love of God, their country and state, and are strong supporters of the armed forces. Most believe there is more to life than money, and tend to care more about relationships and family. Many are single parents. In romantic pursuits, rednecks require that their mate be down to earth, always faithful and not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The redneck stereotype is one of an uneducated, simple minded person who delights in consuming huge quantities of cheap American beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon, lives in a trailer park and dates within their family. This has, of course, made them the brunt of many jokes.

What once was a negative term to describe farmers, construction workers and others who worked all day in the sun causing the backs of their necks to get sunburned, (red neck), has now become a description of a culture that believes in the simpler things, quality values, and a true appreciation of life, family and friends. True, the jokes are still around, but behind the laughter are a lot of decent hard working folks who, like the rest of us, are just trying to make a living and find happiness as they go through life.
 

 
 
 
Would You Date a Redneck Man?

Believe it or not, there are women out there who don't know the pleasures of having doors opened for them, doing the Boot-Scooting Boogie, or spending a night under the stars on the old deer stand (off-season) with a strong, warm man. This list of reasons to date a redneck man is just for them.

1.Girls grow up in love with horses...most of them, anyway. A redneck man is likely to know how to ride one, get enthusiastic about riding one with you, and may actually have a couple on his farm that match his cowboy hat and boot.

2.You are safe with a redneck man. No one in his right mind is going to mess with a guy who may have a gun hidden in his boot.

3.A redneck man was raised right by his mama. He will open doors for you, pull out your chair, treat you with respect, and would never consider going dutch!

4.Have you ever really looked at a cowboy?

5.You don't have to dress up. If you wear your tight blue jeans and a nice T-shirt, he'll be suitably impressed, and you should look just right for going out to Nascar, the honky-tonk, or to experience the thrills of mudding.

6.Rednecks are able to have more money than one would think because they don't spend it on bigger houses or trailers, designer clothes or pricey gadgets. They like things to be uncomplicated and simple. That does not mean a redneck does not believe in luxury; he just doesn't believe he has to impress the world.

7.Rednecks are typically brought up with conservative values. This makes them a bad choice for a hippie chick, but a perfect choice if you're looking for a nice guy to raise a family with.

8.More rednecks are heroes than non-rednecks. The average white-collar businessman probably wouldn't walk into a burning building. A redneck will. You'd be surprised how many firemen, cops, and soldiers are rednecks to the bone.

9.Rednecks have a great sense of humor. It comes from years of laughing at themselves, and their brother Jimmy who went fishing with dynamite.

10.Redneck men are good at knowing how to appreciate a lady the way she should be. If you look classy, you'll be treated that way. If you decide to look sexy, watch out! A redneck man is surprisingly good at picking up on your personal vibe at any given time. He also understands that no means no, probably because his mama knocked it into his head.

The real question: why do you want to date a redneck? If you're a redneck woman, the answer is obvious. If you're not, here's my bet: you've been exposed to rednecks who seem to have the ideals of a romantic hero. You're curious - are they really like that?

Yep, they are. And they're waiting for that perfect romantic heroine who's not afraid to get her hands dirty, the tough but feminine lady. You might just be her.

 
 
 
Deer Season Entertaining - Easy Venison Recipes

If you live anywhere near a hunter or hunting area, then chances are you are going to get some deer meat. There are some great, easy recipes besides the old, tried and true-deer chili, deer stew, deer roast with vegetables, deer stroganoff, grilled venison tenderloins or chicken fried deer steaks with gravy and mashed potatoes.

Deer Jerky

You aren't a true deer connoisseur unless you have tried to make your own deer jerky. You don't have to have a dehydrator; you can use your oven, set on 200-250, with a hot pad stuck in the oven door to let the moist air out. It can take anywhere from 5-10 hours, depending on how chewy you want it. You can use the meat from the ribs, the flank steaks and the scrap meat that doesn't end up ground in hamburger or sausage for this. Keep in mind that the meat you start with, ends up about a half or two thirds less after drying. Marinate ¼ inch strips and pieces overnight, in some liquid smoke, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, a little seasoning salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Next day, spread meat on wire rack, foil underneath and put in oven until done, 5-10 hours.

An easy appetizer is Venison Cherry Spread

1 pkg. of softened cream cheese, ¼ to ½ cup of dried or fresh crushed cherries or pie filing and leftover cooked venison, roast or ground, (and a few red pepper flakes if desired for heat) and spread on crackers.

Venison Roll-ups are another easy appetizer

Simply slice steaks with the grain to make thin breakfast steaks. Roll around two or three asparagus or green onions, or one of each and secure with a moistened toothpick and throw on the grill until the meat turns brown.

Venison Roast Pizza is an easy leftover meal

Get a cooked, prepared pizza dough, or use a loaf of flatbread or French bread, split. Mix 1 pkg. of softened cream cheese with a tablespoon each of: horseradish sauce, ranch dressing, Italian dressing and spread on pizza dough or bread. Top with leftover venison roast or cooked ground venison, onions, pepper, olives or mushrooms, as desired, top with Italian blend or mozzarella cheese, bake at 350 until golden brown and cheese melts.

Crescent roll Venison Lasagna pie

Take 2 rolls of crescents and open on a pizza pan or (large round baking pan), spread with tips outward, like a sun shape. Mix together: ½ pound of venison, ½ pound sausage, tomato sauce, onions, peppers and green and black olives, and one pack of dry ranch dressing, prepared as instructions. Once mixed, place in the center of the "Sun", top with shredded cheese, fold all the points towards the middle, and bake at 375 until golden and inside is bubbly.

Venison Cottage Cheese Pie

Mix 1 pound of ground venison, mushrooms and onions together and put in a 9" frozen pie shell. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs and add 1 cup of cottage cheese and pour over the top of the meat mixture. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until set, or top mixture turns golden brown.

Whether you're an avid hunter or just someone who enjoys the offerings of a hunter you are sure to impress somebody with these easy venison recipes.

 
 
 
Do Trailer Parks Really Cause Tornadoes?

I'm sure you have heard this one on the news before: another trailer park hit by a tornado. All the residents are shown standing around in disbelief that all their trailers are demolished, while neighbor's houses outside the trailer park appear untouched. Maybe it is the atmospheric pressure from all the metal exteriors that drew the tornado to strike the trailer park and not the houses.

And what about Oklahoma? Why is it that some of these people have gone through three tornadoes and had three trailers flattened in them, and they seem at a loss as to why. Could it be that it's one of those common sense issues-Don't buy a trailer and put it smack dab in the middle of tornado alley. Duh......

There are individuals who believe that trailer parks attract tornado activity. There are even surveys done online trying to show a trailer purchase density to tornado density ratio. They come out showing Florida, with the most tornadoes, is number three on the list of trailer purchases. Indiana, which is third on tornado activity is first in trailer purchases.

The thing this doesn't take into consideration is that trailer affordability leads to more trailers in a certain area, and if it happens to be in a tornado prone area, then of course, more are going to get flattened, and this includes Oklahoma or Kansas.

In Florida, the housing market for a stick built, regular home has been so high priced that most middle income people look at mobile or manufactured housing as an affordable alternative for housing. The price of mobile or manufactured housing is often much less in comparison to regular houses in some areas, such as Florida. On the other hand, there are parts of the country where a mobile home or prefab manufactured home runs about the same as a comparable conventional house, such as in Missouri.

In the Bay area, many people turn to mobile homes or manufactured housing because of the outrageous housing prices, it is a very affordable way to live in a high priced market where conventional housing is out of reach. The same holds true for Florida. The fact is that mobile homes or manufactured housing may be the only way for some individuals to purchase a home, whether it is in a tornado prone or earthquake prone area or not.

There is no evidence that tornadoes are attracted to trailer parks, but because of their construction and the fact that many are not anchored to the ground on a normal foundation like a basement, makes them susceptible to more damage than surrounding neighborhoods of conventional, stick-built housing. The other thing is that mobile home sales are often the highest in the more poverty stricken states. These are also the states that tend to have more natural disasters, whether they are in the south, or in an earthquake or tornado zone.

The fact is that mobile homes or manufactured housing can be an affordable way of putting a roof over your head, and while it should not be considered as an investment, as many depreciate versus appreciate, it is what part of the country you decide to put it in that determines whether your chances are higher of tornado damage.

 
 
 
Improving your Relationship

Tips in fostering closer relationships can be found everywhere, in every magazine as well as in men and women websites. The availability of such information has only magnified the impact of the results of the statistics on current conditions of relationships in this increasingly modernized world.

With the ever increasing number of divorce and annulment cases in the countries around the globe, the discussions on how to improve one's relationship has become a necessity. Here are some of the juicy bits on how a typical couple can work out issues and problems that a normal couple encounters.

Having and Keeping Faith

Some couples put God or religion at the core of their relationship. In believing that a much greater force has brought them together to become life partners, having and keeping faith gives them a common ground that makes an excellent foundation for a relationship. This way, the couple surpasses rough patches together, having faith in God and to the love of one another. Faith, in whatever form, provides the couple a great motivation in achieving personal as well as professional goals.

Support System

In a relationship, each person must be treated as an individual with individual goals and dreams that will make the person fulfilled in other aspects of life. One of the secrets in being successful in the relationship department of life is by giving and gaining support to and from your partner.

Learning to Communicate

Often, couple's quarrels start with miscommunications. Even in other forms of relationships, a problematic means of communication will always be the core of a problem. It is true that giving and gaining support can foster better relationships. However, to actually give and be given with support, you need to effectively communicate your intentions first to your partner. When one fails to do that, he will find a hard time getting all the support he needs. Remember that as a couple, you are a team of two people that understand each other. Not only that, effective communication also prevents arguments.

Learn to Make Compromises

Treat your partner as an individual with different thoughts, needs and ideals as yours. Sometimes, these thoughts and ideals may clash. This often leads to arguments and fights. When the argument becomes heated, the couple should stop, reflect on everything that was said and done. The thoughts and decisions of one's partner must be respected, so yours will be respected to. The funny thing is that all the trouble can be avoided if the couple communicates well with one another. Fully understanding your partner enables you to become more willing to bend for the good of the other.

Set Priorities

This is particularly important among married couples. Often, we become hesitant or reluctant to cut our family ties. Inevitably, even though we are already married, our siblings, parents and friends expect the same kind of relationship that has bonded you with them. But once you have committed yourself to your partner, the relationship should be the top priority, which means he and the family that you two have created over your family is your top priority. This is supposed to make all decision making, particularly those involving money and time, a lot easier.
 

 
 
 
Fly Fishing - 5 Ways to Find the Best Spot

Every town has one: the old man who knows every secret of the rivers and streams in the area, who never goes home with an empty catch box, who is sought out by fishing-lovers from all around.

Part of what makes him so great: he's learned to read the water, identifying the places fish cluster and knowing where, on the river, he's most likely to find those places. Here are five tried-and-true methods for finding the best places in the river to drop a line, even if you've never been there before. Be ready to cut some line, though, because a few of them will get you snagged before you locate the sweet spot filled with tonight's dinner.

1. Old logs and debris. Your fish love to hide in places with lots of debris - so eddy pools where brush and branches are swept by the current are fantastic. This is one of the places you need to be ready to cut line, though; there's a good chance, when casting in this area, that you'll be snagging on wood instead of getting a bite. It's better to be in close to these spots than on the other side of the bank for this reason. And because these areas tend to be relatively noisy underwater, being close to your fish here is not likely to spook them.

2. "Buggy" areas are the very best places to find your fish. When you're fly-fishing, after all, you're trying to convince the fish that the lure you're casting out is a fly - so it stands to reason that your fish are going to cluster beneath real flies. It's hard to see swarms of bugs out on the water, especially at high-sun hours, so pick up a good pair of polarized sunglasses to cut the glare. As an added advantage, those polarized sunglasses will also cut the glare from the water's surface, enabling you to spot other submerged features and even the moving shapes of your prey. For large bodies of water that allow for a long cast, polarized binoculars (or even regular binoculars) can be helpful in spotting those areas.

3. Calm pools near fast water with lots of bubbles are ideal. This means eddy pools (again) near waterfalls, near rapids, or in fast-moving waters after a good flood. Remember, your fish need three things to do well: a hiding place, a good source of flies for food, and lots of oxygen. These calm pools tend to be well-aerated due to the nearby rapids, while also providing plenty of places to hide in calm areas.

4. Areas rich in willows and other semi-aqueous vegetation (especially during high-water times). These are prime spots for aqueous bugs like mosquitoes to lay their eggs, providing your fish with an underwater source of food as well as lots of flies above the water. These are also snag-prone areas, unfortunately, so go in close when you're fishing here. Spring floods and other high-water times are even better times, as you tend to get a spike in the bug population as well as more new places for your fish to explore.

5. Boat docks, tree roots, and submerged water features with hiding places, like near big rocks and boulders, are great. Always watching for that snagging problem, fish these up close or from a distance.

The best areas are those that provide fish shelter, calm water, oxygen, and plenty of bugs, but you also don't want too many bugs. Hit your most promising spots early in the day, when the sun is low (for less glare) and the fish are hungriest, and the bugs are just starting to swarm.
 

 
 
 
Why Date a Redneck Man

Believe it or not, there are women out there who don't know the pleasures of having doors opened for them, doing the Boot-Scooting Boogie, or spending a night under the stars on the old deer stand (off-season) with a strong, warm man. This list of reasons to date a redneck man is just for them.

1. Girls grow up in love with horses, most of them. A redneck man is likely to know how to ride one, get enthusiastic about riding one with you, and may actually have a couple on his farm that match his cowboy hat and boot.

2. You are safe with a redneck man. No one in his right mind is going to mess with a guy who may have a gun hidden in his boot.

3. A redneck man was brought up right by his mama. He will open your door, pull out your chair, treat you like a lady, and don't even think about going dutch!

4. Have you ever really looked at a cowboy?

5. You don't have to dress up. If you wear your tight blue jeans and a nice T-shirt, he'll be suitably impressed, and you should look just right for going out to Nascar, the honky-tonk, or to experience the thrills of mudding.

6. Rednecks generally have a lot more money than you'd think because they don't spend it on too-big houses, snazzy clothes, or expensive gadgets. They keep things down to earth and simple. That does not mean a redneck does not believe in luxury; he just doesn't believe he has to impress the world.

7. Rednecks are typically brought up with conservative values. This makes them a bad choice for a hippie chick, but a perfect choice if you're looking for a nice guy to raise a family with.

8. More rednecks are heroes than non-rednecks. Your typical white-collar guy will not walk into a burning building. A redneck will. You'd be surprised how many firemen, cops, and soldiers are rednecks to the bone.

9. Rednecks have a great sense of humor. It comes from years of laughing at themselves, and their brother, Jimmy, who went fishing with dynamite.

10. Rednecks know how to appreciate a lady the way she wants to be appreciated. If you look classy, you'll be treated that way. If you decide to look sexy, watch out! A redneck man is surprisingly good at picking up on your personal vibe at any given time. He also understands that no means no, probably because his mama knocked it into his head.

The real question: why do you want to date a redneck? If you're a redneck woman, the answer is obvious. If you're not, here's my bet: the rednecks you've seen or been exposed to seem to have the ideals of the romantic hero. You're curious - are they really like that?

Yep, they are. And they're waiting for that perfect romantic heroine, the tough but feminine lady. You might just be her.