How to Love a New Mexican
Loving a New Mexican is never the same, but always worth it. We have a quality about us that you won’t find elsewhere—from the diverse nature of our culture to our one-of-a-kind food—being unique is part of our genetic make-up. While each of us is a rare flower, there are some things that we can all agree on in a relationship. If you’re going to be with us, you have to get with our state. Here are a few tips on how to love a New Mexican.
Be environmentally friendly
New Mexico is an eco-friendly and more sustainable state than most, so it comes as no surprise that most residents care about living sustainably. Earthships and sustainable living communities are dotting towns across the state, and frankly, there’s no tolerating those that don’t care about their planet. If you’re going to be with a New Mexican, you’ve got to be willing to change some wasteful habits.
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Be open to new experiences
There’s nothing that turns off a New Mexican more than a partner who isn’t open to new experiences. We thrive off of trying new foods (70% of them being new ways to eat Hatch chile), exploring new outdoor locations, and venturing to local events. If you’re going to love a New Mexican, expect spontaneous adventures and trips to beautiful locations in and around their city and state. It’s what being a New Mexican is all about.
Don’t knock Hatch Chile
Don’t. Just don’t. You won’t get very far and you won’t have very many supporters if you’re in New Mexico. We love Hatch chile! It is part of what makes the Land of Enchantment so unique, and if you don’t like something that’s so important to us, well, we’re going to have to call it off. There’s no compromises on this front.
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Whether you’re male or female, one of the qualities a New Mexican looks for in a person is whether they’re willing to work and are able to support themselves. Not only is it a turn off if you can’t support yourself, but it won’t get you anywhere. New Mexicans look for partners who are going to put in the effort (and work) during hard times.
Forget being on time
Maybe it’s the easy pace of life or the culture that makes us forget what time it is, but either way, you can bet most of the time we won’t be very punctual. While it’s not something to get upset over, it can be annoying to those who don’t understand it. Embrace it, and just enjoy the life you have with your New Mexican partner.
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