Must-Read: Acting like a Gentleman
Think hard about the last social event you went to, and think about the people that attended. Sure, the first people that are going to pop in your head are the assholes, the drunk guy who made a fool of himself or the girl who got a bit tipsy and was acting like a bitch. This is common. It’s always the negative that make the most reaction. But then think about who was doing the opposite and who was actually acting like they belonged there. Which person was acting like a gentleman during the proceedings? Making a positive impression is not something that should be left to chance.
Which is why today we’re going to take you over to this article at Men’s Health all about three small upgrades you should make to your etiquette and what it will mean. For example, here is what you should do if you encounter one of the most common scenarios around:
At a Dinner Party
Divvying up the check can be a major source of stress and confusion at any dinner, so here’s a rule of thumb: You plan, you pay. “Many have strayed away from this gesture,” says Whitemore. “But the general rule of thumb is: If you make the plans, then you should handle the bill.” So how can you avoid awkwardness if your guests try to chip in? Settle the check away from your guests, so it never even comes to the table.
Head on over to the link above to read about the other two situations that you’ll need to know if you want to be a gentleman in every situation. Trust us, it will make a difference wherever you are. We cannot stress enough how may positives will come from acting like a gent.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.