Here are 24 Rules for Dating Like a Gentleman according to Esquire's food correspondent, John Mariani.
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Most are common sense exhibited through the courtesies and manners we were taught as young lads.
But I discounted one such rule as TOTAL RUBBISH. See if you can spot it!!
A gentleman is never unintentionally rude.
A gentleman always dresses appropriately.
A gentleman never bribes a maître d'.
A gentleman never has more than one cocktail before dinner.
THIS ONE"S "IFFY" IN MY VIEW!
A gentleman never takes more than one minute to decide on his meal.
A gentleman does not remove his shoes under the table or play footsie.
A gentleman does not table-hop.
NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS!
A gentleman does not frequent any restaurant so loud that
he cannot hold a conversation with the person across from him.
A gentleman never drinks beer from a bottle at a restaurant.
A gentleman does not use sugar substitutes.
A gentleman always gets up from his chair when a woman gets
up from hers or approaches the table.
A gentleman does not drink water with a lime or lemon slice in it.
A gentleman never has his cell phone on the table.
A gentleman never discusses the price of a meal or wine.
A gentleman never overtips.
A gentleman always orders after his guests do.
A gentleman never orders salad as a main course.
A gentleman never applauds when the chef comes out.
A gentleman takes his mother out to dinner at least four times a year.
A gentleman lets his father take him out to dinner four times a year.
A gentleman does not sniff the cork but merely glances at it to see
if the vintage is the same as on the bottle label.
A gentleman never says more than three words about the quality of a wine served.
A gentleman should always quietly dispute an error on a check with the manager.
A gentleman never talks about golf with women present.
"WHAT???" That is about the dumbest freakin' thing I have ever heard of?
Men aren't from MARS but this doddle sure is!