9 things you should know before dating someone from Doncaster

if you walk down this street, you must never, ever wear a coat.

if you walk down this street, you must never, ever wear a coat.

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You’ve met a lovely new lass or lad in Doncaster and are excited about the prospect of saying goodbye to your days on Tinder.

There are, however, a few things you should know before dating a Donny type...

This shop will be your morning after the night before saviour.

This shop will be your morning after the night before saviour.

1. Don't plan on wearing a coat. Ever. Again

You’re not likely to ever see your other half in a coat. Doncaster folk don’t feel the cold so that means t-shirts in January and bare legs in December. Coats are for southerners!

2. Do not suggest going to Rotherham or Barnsley

Never suggest a trip to our near neighbours to your new crush. We may have a few friends who are from such places, but travelling outside Doncaster for fun? No chance.

This place is strictly off-limits. Now and forever. Avoid.

This place is strictly off-limits. Now and forever. Avoid.

3. Greggs is considered haute cuisine

Is your darling nursing a raging hangover? Then the only cure is for something freshly baked from Greggs. Whatever time of day it is. Every Donny hangover has been cured by lava-temperature meat and pastry.

4. Going posh means a trip to Bawtry

If you are looking to impress your new crush, mingling with the nouveau riche of Bawtry will work wonders. Trendy wine bars, flash restaurants and prettyness. What's not to like?

The more of these you can have, the better.

The more of these you can have, the better.

5. You must have a tattoo

If you haven't got one, you'd best get inked up quick if you want to blend into the Doncaster set. And when you've got one, flaunt it at every given opportunity.

6. It doesn't matter what sex you are, you'll be called 'love' or 'duck' regardless

There's no greater term of endearment in Doncaster. Expect not only your new love to call you it, but also taxi drivers, bus drivers and kebab shop owners at 3am on Saturday mornings.

This is the absolute height of Doncaster sophistication.

This is the absolute height of Doncaster sophistication.

7. A trip to Doncaster Racecourse doesn't necessarily mean you're off to see the racing

If things are going well with your new flame and they suggest taking a trip along Doncaster Racecourse's Straight Mile, be warned. The term "and they're off" never seemed so appropriate.

8. We are fiercely proud of Doncaster

Doncastrians might slag it off at every chance, but never ever dream of saying anything negative about Doncaster. We love it here – the people are the best, the pubs are wicked and there’s nowhere else we’d rather be so don’t ever try to suggest that anywhere else is better.

9. Don’t make plans on weekends

Don’t think about making any weekend plans, Saturday is match day and that means watching Doncaster Rovers. There’s only one place your Donny boy (or girl) is going to want to be and that’s the Keepmoat. And then Sundays are for watching more football, this time in the pub.

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