Proper dating etiquette for men
How do we bring back a practice that most folks believe to be dead and transform etiquette lessons of the past into practical, acceptable behaviors for the present day?How do we define what etiquette should mean for the modern gentleman? This strange but common fashion practice originated in the turn of the 20th century with British monarch King Edward VII.Even if you’re just going to the grocery store, you never know who you might run into.In earlier eras, men wore hats, headgear, and armor to protect themselves from enemies and from natural elements.In a culture of instant gratification, habitual laziness (when compared to previous generations), and increased gender equality (don’t get us wrong, this is an amazing thing!but one that may have made men believe that manners are no longer needed if a woman can take care of herself), the importance of etiquette has fallen by the wayside in the 21st century.Further, if you have someone with you or are introducing two acquaintances, make sure that you know: Washing and maintaining a neat appearance was once considered a privilege of the upper class.
We wouldn’t want to even imagine what would happen if you were late in the time of kings and queens (Off with his head! If you receive an invitation to something or make plans with someone, honor the time that was agreed upon.
Sadly, many men today associate manners with negative opinions–stiff, too old-fashioned, contrived, awkward, the list goes on.
You may have tried in vain to hold a door open for a woman only to be met with a blunt “I can do it myself, thanks.” It’s hard these days to bridge the fine line between genuine politeness and coming across as an ostentatious freak.
Society simply doesn’t teach etiquette like it used to.
How is any man supposed to know what to do when our only references are TV shows and outdated advice from our grandfathers?