Tim Kilgore Yes, he's a keeper His mama will always come first. She has always been the most important woman in his life and he will compare every woman he meets to her.
In reality, all the things that attracted you to him were instilled by her. Just remember that his dad taught him how to be a man but his mama taught him how to be Southern. You will tie for second—with his dog. Southern gentlemen learn at an early age what it means to have a loyal companion. He will test your patience. The word "stranger" is not part of his vocabulary.
He'll strike up conversations with anyone and everyone, and whenever he has the chance. So count on finding yourself standing beside him wearing a forced grin wishing he would just shut up and get in the car. This behavior may seem odd and annoying to you, but to him it's just good manners. He was brought up to greet people with a friendly nod and kind words. He is probably going to insult you.
He knows how to dress himself. He owns every style of camouflage ever made and the appropriate occasion for each one. His shirts are clean, pressed, and intentionally bought one size too big.
He completes the look with one of his 10 baseball caps, which represent the sum total of his knowledge of accessories. What might look beat up and dirty to you is just getting good and broken in to him. It takes work and dedication to get a cap just right.
No matter how easy technology may make our lives, this guy doesn't like to cut corners. He can handle any situation.
The Southern gentleman, in general, is a simple creature. His troubles are few and far between. However, from time to time, problems come up leaving him to fall back on one simple truth: He learned this from his father, who learned this from his grandfather. So hand him a glass and give him his time with his bourbon.
All Southern gentlemen are raised with the basic skills needed for home repair aka duct tape can fix almost any problem. He will reach for his toolbox—not his phone—at the first sight of a leaky faucet or a sticky drawer. And if all goes well…never plan the wedding during an SEC football game.
His love for college football is real—and runs deep. Although he will never say anything, he will secretly brood over this for years. No other way around it? At least make sure there's a television at the reception.