Reply promptly, and be sure to bring the party when you arrive. Arrogant: Simon Cowell when his contestant gets through to the final and he can barely contain his self-satisfied grin. Confidence: James Bond at his best, strong and admirable minus any of the questionable s sleaziness.
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1. A gentleman opens doors for a lady.
See also, chopping onions. Liars are bad eggs full stop. The only time they are acceptable are when a they involve Father Christmas or b a woman has had a questionable visit to a hair salon. Say it looks wonderful, and move on. No doublespeak, no having to read between the lines — while never being rude or insensitive, a gentleman finds a tactful way to be open about his thoughts and feelings.
This time-honoured gentlemanly gesture has become problematic in the modern world. A gentleman chats up people in line at the DMV or post office to make them smile. A gentleman knows how to mix a perfect martini. On matters of style, a gentleman knows which rules to follow and which ones to bend or break.
A gentleman never shows up at a party empty handed. A gentleman always looks for ways to improve himself. A gentleman cries at the end of Field of Dreams when Ray and his dad have a catch. A gentleman is vigilant about keeping his environment tidy… along with his body hair. A gentleman makes a mean chili. A gentleman knows how to order a bottle of wine. A gentleman can be assertive without being a dick. Kyle Ingham is the Founder and Editor of The Distilled Man, an online channel that helps everyday guys become well-rounded gentlemen.
Kyle is a husband, new father, blogger, podcaster, and a recovering advertising executive. For the past 7 years, he's been helping men learn the essential skills and knowledge they need to become better, more confident men. Kyle enjoys Bourbon, burritos and the occasional pirate joke. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and son. A gentleman enjoys sleeping out under the stars. A gentleman skinnydips in cold lakes. These seem like matters of personal preference around which two equally refined gentlemen might reasonably differ.
Douglas-Yes, of course they are a matter of personal preference. The point is that a gentleman is made up of many positive qualities, big and small. And sure, not everyone is going to agree on what those things are. Maybe you could suggest some alternatives that appeal to you?
Feel free to add to the list. No problem. Absolutely yes. Always try to be gracious and eat the steak anyway.
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It is still animal flesh, and animal flesh is great to eat. Reading your comment, I had a couple that were similar, but for different areas. Nick- Ha, yes! A gentleman knows when to talk and when to keep quiet. A gentleman has a face decorated with smile to friends and strangers.
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A gentleman knows when NOT to make a joke. A gentleman never sits down at a table until all of the ladies have sat down. A gentleman knows to cover his cough and sneeze with his elbow or shoulder and turns his head doing so. A gentleman always tries to look good for his lady when leaving the house. A gentleman knows that being vulnerable with those he loves is strength in action, not a sign of weakness. A gentleman has hands soft enough to cradle a newborn or fluff the carnation in his lapel but has hands tough enough to sock a another man who may unapologetically disrespect a lady in his presence.
A gentleman knows how tightly to bind the restraints on his lovers wrists, and how tightly to keep his lips in speaking of the act. A gentleman knows that his every word, step, and deed are being recorded by a generation a few years younger so his behaviors become intention. Thanks Fred!
Really good point about how a man has to be accountable knowing his behavior is going to be remembered by a younger generation…. Great list Kyle. My personal favorite is A gentleman knows the difference between rare and medium rare. Brilliant, I especially liked: A gentleman treats waiters and bartenders with respect. A gentleman gives back to his community. A gentleman can have a spirited discussion without it turning into an argument. Nobody likes to be wrong, but it takes a man to admit to his mistakes and do the right thing going forward. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world.
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