The Modern Gentleman Pt. 2 – The Dinner

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Almost every date involves taking a woman out to eat. It is not only fun, but offers a perfect opportunity to show your date your manners and character. Below are a few of the dos and donts of dinner dates. If you do the dos, youre guaranteed to impress your date and score a second one with her. If you do the donts, she wont be returning your calls.


Open the door for your date and pull out her chair for her.

Place your napkin on your lap.

Break off a chunk of bread to butter it instead of buttering one huge slice.

Come prepared with interesting conversation topics to discuss.

Say thank you to the waiter each time he or she brings you an item.

Pre-bus the table to make the waiters job easier. (This shows you respect those in the service industry.)

Pay for the whole bill, and make it obvious you are going to do so to avoid an awkward conversation.

Leave a generous tip. A tip speaks volumes about your character.


Wear a ball cap during the dinner. You shouldnt be wearing one at all, but if you are, take it off when you enter the restaurant.

Chew with your mouth open.

Make the waiters job difficult with anal orders and requests.

Obviously check out other women.

Author: Brett and Kate McKay

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