When a person makes a profile on an online dating site, would you be able to tell what state they live in based on the words he or she chose?
That’s a question the web site Mashable.com asked, and the answer is yes.
Mashable basically had match.com sift through online dating profiles throughout the United States to see if a keyword pops up in a particular state.
There were some surprises: Maryland’s was “gospel” and Tennessee’s was “porch.”
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Indiana’s was “NASCAR.” Go figure.
Others were to be expected: “Snowboarding” in Colorado and “hikes” in Washington.
But the biggest no-brainer, eye-roller: Kentucky’s was “basketball.”
Yep, the Bluegrass state loves hoops.
If you’re interested in Missouri and Kansas words, click here.
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