They Bring In The Bacon, Eh: 13 Reasons Why You Should Date A Canadian

By Gigi Engle

There is no man quite like the Canadian man. He’s strong, he’s sturdy and he’s almost American, just without all the American attitude.

Canadians are a special breed of person. They are incredibly polite. A Canadian guy is just not the kind of man who could ever break your heart.

On top of that, some of the dreamiest of dreamboats in Hollywood are Canadian. Not to mention that Canadian heartthrobs are also some of the notably nicest of all of the silver screen’s leading men.

My two favorite Ryans are Canadian. Ryan Gosling is Canadian. Ryan Reynolds is Canadian. What’s not to love?

There are plenty of reasons to marry a Canadian other than dual citizenship and a house filled with TWO kinds of bacon!

Here 13 completely legitimate, completely honest reasons why you should date a Canadian man.

1. He will always apologize.

I have a bunch of Canadian cousins and when I asked my cousin what makes a Canadian guy such a good boyfriend he told me, “A Canadian man will always apologize to you.”

A Canadian guy is never too much of a macho man to apologize when he has messed up. There is nothing quite as genuine and positively heartwarming like the kindness that radiates from a Canadian.

They are truly the most polite, selfless people out there. A Canadian man is the kind you bring home to mother.

2. He loves the outdoors.

Canada is positively teeming with gorgeous lakes, streams and thick forests. A Canadian is naturally attuned to the outdoors.

When you’ve grown up surrounded by the beauty of nature, how could you not love it? Bonus points if he knows how to chop wood.

3. He will always have Smarties on hand.

Smarties are basically M&Ms only far more delicious. They are a candy-coated chocolate treat that is originally from the UK but extremely popular in Canada.

If you’re dating a Canadian, you’re sure to become a serious Smartie fan in the near future.

4. He’s not uptight.

Canadians are known for their go-with-the-flow, laidback attitudes. What is there to get up in arms about when healthcare is free, fresh air is plentiful and there’s beautiful hiking around every corner?

Canadians are a friendly, generally happy group of people. They don’t have much to get up in arms about so they rarely do.

5. He rocks flannel like no other.

Lumbersexual anyone? No one can pull off a flannel quite like a strapping Canadian man.

There is something inherently woodsy about a Canadian guy, and therefore wearing flannel is a given rather than a fashion choice.

His authenticity shines out among a sea of hipster wannabes.

6. He will only add to your list of holidays.

Canada Day, Boxing Day and Canadian Thanksgiving! Dating a Canadian means never giving up your favorite holidays, just adding new, exciting events to the calendar.

7. He has the cutest accent.

Could there be anything on Earth more endearing than a guy who says “about” like “aboot”?

No, there just couldn’t be anything more adorable than that. No matter what is said, if it’s said in a Canadian accent, it automatically becomes 10X cuter.

8. He knows how to treat a woman like a lady.

In Canada, chivalry isn’t dead the same way it is in America. Men still hold doors, they still pull out chairs and they still come around to open the car door for a lady.

Whether or not you like this sort of behavior, it is alive and well in Canada. Canadian men know that women deserve respect, and that they shouldn't be treated like objects.

9. He’ll only make you sit through one sport’s season.

He’ll only make you watch hockey and thank goodness for that. In America there is always some sport or another in season, making your weekends a doldrums of hot wings and boy’s nights.

With a Canadian boyfriend, you’ll only have to endure six months of die-hard sports obsession.

10. He looks HOT with a beard.

Again, lumbersexuality is a real thing and no one makes it work quite like a Canadian. A full beard is what makes these men so incredibly good looking. Plus, a beard indicates that a guy will be a good father because of his clearly high testosterone levels. Just think of it, your kids could have dual citizenship too!

11. He can handle his liquor.

Canadian liquor has twice the alcohol content of American liquor!

12. He’s soft-spoken but sturdy.

He is the kind of guy who can save a family from a burning building but still take time to stand back and quietly observe.

The Canadian guy is the perfect man to make your husband because he is everything that is right about a man. He’s a little quiet, but very dependable.

13. He comes from the same place that Degrassi was set.

Perhaps the most important thing of all: Canada is the home of your favorite TV angst drama, Degrassi.

If a country can produce a show that amazing, it sure sounds like it can produce some awesome people. Which means that Jimmy (aka: Drake) is also Canadian. *Drops mic*

Dating a Canadian man has never been easier thanks to T-Mobile’s new Mobile Without Borders. You can have unlimited talk and text to and from Canada (and Mexico!), plus none of those pesky “roaming” charges... Now you’ll never hesitate to date internationally again.