Modern dating etiquette

Your knees and your ankles should be pressed together at all times. Here's something new I learned: A "gentleman" would never let you think that you are late to a date.If, hypothetically, you showed up 20 minutes after you were supposed to, a gentleman should say, "No, I made the reservation too early." I like this piece of etiquette.However, if your date shows up fashionably late, you are technically not supposed to make a big deal about it—"for the sake of the date," says Meier. According to Meier, 45% of the lovelorn Google their potential mate before a date.The truth is that displaying good manners is a necessity in any area of life.

Chivalry is about the same good manners and etiquette we’re discussing here.

Don't play with your phone, but rather, maintain eye contact—a novel idea—and lean in if you're enjoying the conversation.

If you like someone, you'll naturally look into their left eye.

I've always been intrigued by manners—an ex-boyfriend's dad said I had "1950s values" after I wrote him a thank-you note, which... As many 20somethings will attest, dating can be a very demoralizing experience, so a class boasting the *right* way to do it had my curiosity piqued.

Founded and directed by Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette bills itself as a contemporary finishing program "based on Western etiquette," though the courses are intended to "reflect today's global society." The two-hour charity function and you're trying to meet people, make sure you stand with your chin parallel to the floor, your shoulders back, and with good posture.