You know what they say: actions speak louder than words. On a journey of becoming a proper gentleman? Print this saying, frame it, and hang it on the wall! Then dive into our ultimate manly skills digest, which will help you do the right thing in the right place at the right time.
What you're about to read is part 5. Read part 1 if you want to start with the very basics or part 2, part 3 or part 4 if you feel like digesting some more knowledge. You might also be interested in how to tackle a gentleman's time at a restaurant.
Making introductions in the right way: First, state the name of the person being introduced to. This is the "higher-ranking" person. Second, say “I would like to introduce” or “please meet” or “this is,” etc. Third, state the name of the person being introduced. This is the "lower-ranking" person. Finally, offer some details about each, as appropriate.
"Talk to people as if they were able to fire you" is actually one of the simplest and most useful pieces of advice you can get, etiquette-wise :)
It's funny how acceptable manners change over time. For example, not so long ago in England a lady would nod to a man, giving him the signal that he might take off the hat and say "Good morning, madam." Only then would she reply. Imagine doing something so "complicated" nowadays.
A gentleman never criticizes a homemade meal. If nothing else, it's always at least "good."
Be on time. Showing some level of planning and time-management skills is even more appreciated today when it's so easy to just send an iMessage and say "Sorry, just can't make it..."
A gentleman never asks his guests to leave. He indicates that the party is over by offering last drinks and putting the liquor away.
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