How to Be a Gentleman

A true gentleman is respectful to everyone in his orbit, from women he’d like to date to elderly people who need help with their groceries. He takes impeccable care of his appearance, is polite to everyone who deserves it, and is kind to women regardless of whether or not he thinks he has a chance with them.

To be a true gentleman, you need to be self-aware, mature, and courteous. Although it may seem that chivalry is dead, you can make a difference by making the effort to bring more respect and care into the world.

Here are few timeless tips on how to be a gentleman that will enhance your life, both personally and professionally:

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Define Your Personal Style

When I hear “gentleman” I think suit, tie, polished shoes… and stuffy. Seriously, I just fell asleep thinking about it.

Luckily, the definition has evolved and isn’t attached to a certain look anymore – it’s all about attitude and how you carry yourself. Choose a personal style that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Don’t buy clothes you think you should, otherwise you may as well wear a sandwich board that says I have no idea who I am!

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A gentleman knows that anything worth having is worth working hard for

Shortcuts, free rides, those tiny samples of cologne in magazines – these have no place in a gentleman’s world. You only get what you give, and rightly so.

Keep the language clean

Of course, you’re not expected to keep the language clean at all times, but do be mindful of your language and who you’re around. Dropping the f-bomb every other word just isn’t cool and most definitely doesn’t make you look charming whatsoever. Just try to tone it down if you’ve got a bit of a potty mouth.

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A gentleman makes reservations.

Doing something as simple as making a reservation not only shows initiative and planning – and therefore concern for her – it also guarantees you won’t be sitting around drinking watered-down margaritas waiting for a giant pager to go off.

Walk on the Proper Side of Your Date

Back in the days of horses and open sewers, the street side of the sidewalk was the smelly, dirty, and sometimes dangerous side. As such, a man would walk between the street and his lady to protect her from the stench, refuse, and potential to get splashed that lived just beyond the curb.

These days, you could say we still walk on the street-side to protect a lady from puddles and errant bike messengers. No matter what the motivation, it’s a great touch that makes a woman (or anyone, really) feel taken care of.

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