Shotzie, I was an only child who was REALLY spoiled so you might be onto something. However, it's a big world out there and the diversity of personality is truly beyond comprehension! Yes, I AM perhaps boorish, but is that so rare (I mean somebody must be watching all of those Nature, and Master Piece Theatre's they put on PBS, right?). No I don't live in Texas, but wouldn't mind moving there if Hawaii or Alaska is out of the question.
By the way Shotzie, I don't dance, drink wine (okay I have one of those five gallon card board boxes of wine in the fridge, because I thought it would be healthy, but it's been there for over a year). My wife doesn't take baths, and both her and my feet are ugly (flat with bunions, I think perhaps from running cross country for many years with flat feet). We do have a few candles on the entertainment center that we light when the electricity goes out during thunder-storms. Having been to Houston and Dallas, I thought the people there were really friendly. I was really impressed with the diversity of REAL barbecue that's available. In addition, it seems that nurses earn higher than average pay (perhaps due to the extra demand placed on health care providers by the high amount of immigration from Mexico). Yes, I really DO like Texas, and could see us moving there at least for CRNA school (they have TWO schools in Houston I think).
Here's another reason why I'm not eager to have "carnal knowledge". I DON'T want anymore kids! Like Dr. Laura says "if you don't want them, don't have them". Well, we've already had ONE unplanned pregnancy. Of course we use condoms, but they are not perfect. We don't believe in the pill (because it keeps a fertilized egg from attaching). Also, I not willing (nor can I afford) to have a vascectomy, and don't want my wife exposed to the risk (and again we can't afford) of having her tubes tied. She is not usually "regular" (and hasn't been for most of her life) so the rhythm method is not reliable. Thus, it makes more sense for us not to engage in those activities right now anyway.
By the way most of the married people that I know (a small sample indeed) especially those with kids, exchange few or no gifts on holidays, birthdays ect. Perhaps, it's a reflection of our economic status (currently rather low) or our geographic position (traditional midwest).