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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

 

New study finds that MA residents are the second least likely in the US to use profanity. Photo: Flickr/CDaisy M

A study released by the Marchex, a mobile technology advertising company, has found that people in Massachusetts are the 2nd least likely to curse in the country.

The study, which looked at the frequency in which curse words were used in all 50 states, placed Massachusetts in the “Goody Two Shoes” category for its disinclination to swear.

Most and Least Likely to Curse

Massachusetts residents were bested only by Washingtonians, which the study deemed the least likely to curse. Arizona, Texas, and Virginia rounded out the top five.

As for the states that swear the most frequently, Ohio was found to be the most foul-mouthed, according to the study. Ranking behind Ohio in the “Sailors” category were: Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Illinois.

Most and Least Courteous

Although Massachusetts residents may have an easy time not cursing, they have a hard time saying “please” and “thank you,” according to Marchex. In fact, Massachusetts ranked as the 2nd least courteous state on the list—bested only by Wisconsin. Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio rounded out the top five least courteous states.

As for the most courteous states, the notion of Southern hospitality reigned supreme. The Top 5 “Most Courteous” states were, in order, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana, and Georgia.

The Data

The Institute, Marchex’s data and research team, examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more.

About Marchex

Based in Seattle, Marchex is a mobile advertising technology company that provides a group of products and services for businesses that depend on consumer phone calls to drive sales.

Its research arm, known as the Institute, is a team of data scientists and senior analysts that deliver customized reports and insights for clients of Marchex’s Call Marketplace and Call Analytics products. These findings are used to inform business decisions and boost ad campaign returns. The Institute’s insights and analyses have been featured in USA Today and Forbes.
 

 

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J. Christian Rae

Age: 31

Occupation: Hairstylist

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"Make sure your time here is memorable."

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

The important quality that I constantly look for is a partner that connects with me. Then comes the building blocks to a great relationship. Communication, Honesty, Integrity, Ambition, Compassion, and most importantly an ability to enjoy romance.

List 3 words to describe you.

Kind, driven, childish.

What is your 5 year plan?

Today I am focused on merging my company Salon 647 with Arcuri Moda of 108 June St. My long term goal is to continue developing my talent of an accomplished Hairstylist and to implement new skills and growth into the relationships I have developed with my clientele.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Central MA has some of the best locations to meet new and interesting people. I am partial to BABA Sushi on Park Ave. I always feel like I am enjoying a NYC atmosphere when I am there. I also really enjoy Ritual on Main St. The staff is always very attentive and very attractive. Attractive people seem to attract other attractive people, which helps when you are looking to meet someone new.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I have a motto it doesn't matter where u are what matters is who you are with. With that being said I am surrounded by some of the most amazing people here in Worcester, so to answer your question, yes, Worcester has some of the best quality of people I have ever met.

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David Simmons

Age: 38

Occupation: Fitness Councilor

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine De Sait-Exupery. Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life." -Omar Khayyam

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I am looking for someone with whom I feel the magic.  I don't know exactly how to describe that, I guess you just know.  Someone who is comfortable in her own skin, and has confidence in who she is.  I like someone who is driven, and has goals, has a positive mentality, and has a sense of humor. A like/love of sports is nice too! 

List 3 words to describe you.

Honest, loyal, and trustworthy. 

What is your 5 year plan?

I would like to find someone to share the journey with.  My "work" plan is to focus on my business, and begin working with a few charities.  I want to help as many people as I can.  There is a lot to be done.  I would like to one day open my own shelter, or at least be very involved with one, and help people get back on their feet and realize that they do have something to give.  The chance to help someone get their life back together is an amazing thing.  There is a lot of traveling to be done, and vacations to take, but it's about who is coming with me. 

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

You can meet people anywhere if you are open to it.  I prefer a restaurant bar to socialize at, as opposed to a club, where you can't really talk and get to know someone.  There are great places like the Chophouse and the Sole, the Boynton is always a favorite, Hirosaki Prime, Mezcal, and Smokestack. Places that I love to eat, and have a great lounge/bar atmosphere.  

Does Worcester have a good dating scene? 

There are a lot of places in the area to go to meet people, and to go on dates, so I would have to say yes! It's all about the company you are with! 

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Christopher Lapriore

Age: 30

Occupation: Corrections Officer

Favorite inspirational quote:

"I've always believed if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results." -Michael Jordan

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

In a significant other I'm looking for someone that has goals, is independent, beautiful and has a big heart. Someone that I can be myself around and appreciates me for me.

List 3 words to describe you.

Three words to describe myself- tall, dark, and handsome. Just kidding! Strong, driven, and caring.

What is your 5 year plan?

To keep improving myself everyday. Don't wait for any handouts, go out and make things happen. To make the most out of opportunities at work and outside of work. Maybe someday I will start a family.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I meet people everywhere. The last couple of years I have met a lot of friends through crossfit. It's really a positive community with like-minded people.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I would say Worcester has a good dating scene. There are a lot of things to do and places to go in the city. Worcester is very diverse so there should be something for everyone.

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Dave McGrath

Age: 39

Occupation: Manager- American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

"Do or do not. There is no try." -Yoda

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

She should be smart, sarcastic, sexy, and sporty. She should value gaining understanding and experience over material things, and be going after her dreams. I like people who can laugh at themselves as well as make fun of me. Above all, she should inspire me to be the best person I can be.

List three words to describe you:

Positive, creative, and fearless.

What is your 5 year plan?

My career goals for the next five years include expanding Skating for Hope to help the other Hope Lodge locations (Boston, Burlington, VT), continuing to volunteer with 15-40, publishing my 7th book, and becoming a paid public speaker. Personally, I plan to continue doing things that make me happy with the great family and friends I’m blessed to have in my life and hope to share it with that someone special.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I don’t go anywhere specific to meet people, but I meet them at sporting events, concerts, and through American Cancer Society and 15-40 events.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I don’t know much about Worcester’s dating scene…is there one?

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Jonathan Rodriguez

Age: 33

Occupation: Owner- J. Parker Group

Favorite inspirational quote:

"If you can't be with the one you love, then love the one you're with!" -Stephen Stills

What qualities are you look for in a significant other?

I am looking for someone ambitious and impulsive. I need someone that can keep up with me, but be grounded in something she's passionate about.

List 3 Words to describe you .

Confident, intelligent and driven.

What is your 5 year plan?

I plan on buying a house near Boston this year, buying a home somewhere warm soon after, and expanding my company nationally.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

My best friend owns Ritual downtown so if I am in Central Mass that's where I usually go. I love Chop House 111 too.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I think there are great people in Worcester, but the scene itself needs improvement. A great time to see Worcester's best in one place is at the Boys and Girls Club Boxing Event in the summer. There is always a great turn out.

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Michael Shivick

Age: 32

Occupation: Attorney

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Relax; the world will spin beside itself and suck you in, with threats and hopes beyond compare." -Phish

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

I like a woman who is nice, first and foremost. Intelligence is also a big plus, as is dependability. In sum, there's not any one "type" of woman or "checklist" of qualities...it depends on the person.

List 3 words to describe you.

Outgoing, inquisitive, and persistent.

What is your 5 year plan?

The plan is to keep working on my practice for the foreseeable future.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

I never try to "go out and meet people" per se. I find things I like to do and let the chips fall where they may.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

I can't accurately answer that question. In my opinion, I think the social scene in Worcester is what you make of it. There's usually something to do.

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Khrystian King

Age: 42

Occupation: Clinical Social Worker

Favorite inspirational quotes:

"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." -Maya Angelou

"Character is Purified By Adversity." -Unknown

What qualities are you look for in a significant other?

The most important qualities of a significant other would have to be reliability, flexibility, resiliency, self-reliance, and having a strong sense of self.

List 3 Words to describe you.

Passionate, loyal, and forgiving.

What is your 5 year plan?

In five years I plan to earn another graduate degree, continue to be the best father I can be, a better partner, and to continue my work to make Worcester a better place to live and raise a family.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

Worcester is a great place to meet people. I enjoy the local restaurants and local eateries. There's always something to do. My favorite spot is The Banner on Green Street.

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Glade Dennis

Age: 33

Occupation: Clinical Application Analyst

Favorite inspirational quote:

"Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1." -Unknown

What qualities are you looking for in a significant other?

The qualities that I am looking for in a significant other are confidence, intelligence, spontaneity, and someone who is non-materialistic.

List 3 words to describe you.

Hardworking, passionate and caring.

What is your 5 year plan?

In 5 years I see myself in a more managerial role with work and hopefully married with kids.

Where do you go in Central MA to meet people?

To be honest, Barnes and Noble and lounge/restaurants.

Does Worcester have a good dating scene?

No, not really. The dating scene in Worcester is very weak.

 
 

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