Today's Mannerly Moment: A True Gentleman ...

Seeking Gentlemen in a world full of males....

There are two special characteristics displayed by a man that truly set him apart as a gentleman—he should have a keen awareness of others, and he should demonstrate a sense of protection toward others who are weaker than he is. 

A few practical examples of this might be:
- Taking only 1 or 2 slices of pizza at a time and waiting until everyone else has had their fill prior to returning for more.
- Slowing his pace to walk beside his mother, sister or any lady and gesturing for her to enter ahead of him.
- Ensuring that everyone feels welcomed to participate in conversations.
- Speaking up in defense if anyone is insulting another person with negative words or actions.

Let's teach our young men to place others before themselves and to develop a strong sense of self-control that displays consideration for others. It's simple, yet it requires a calm, repetitive voice as well as a positive role model.  

Please take a moment to share your experiences of when your husband, son or any man has behaved like a gentleman!

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Oren Spiegler April 21, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Recent experiences have caused me to suggest the following additional tenets of gentlemanly behavior: A gentleman: - flushes the commode when he is finished using it, even at a sporting event; - does not attend a sporting event if he is unwilling to adhere to the provision that there is no smoking permitted anywhere inside the facility; - does not make or receive cell phone calls when sitting within inches of others at a public library; - does not leave his restaurant party and move to an empty table closer to others in order to engage in multiple personal, profane, and threatening cell phone conversations with his significant other.
NE12Ukid April 21, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Gentlemen! Pull up your PANTS!!!
James April 22, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Just have a drink and forget about it
Ed M April 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM
How about Holding the chair for your wife/girlfriend. Letting your wife/girlfriend order 1st at a restaurant. Helping your wife/girlfriend with her coat.
Dawn Swidorsky April 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Treats his wife/girlfriend in the manner in which he expects a young man to treat his daughter.


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