Etiquette Lessons: How Self-Respecting Women Behave In Public With Men

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April 10, 2019 17:00 By Fabiosa

The picture above tells you a situation of a common etiquette issue. According to the rules, the person to whom a stranger was presented to should hold out a hand. In this case, it’s the woman. However, this rule doesn’t apply to gender – it’s all about the person to whom a stranger is presented.

Etiquette Lessons: How Self-Respecting Women Behave In Public With Men

Etiquette is a necessary social set of rules that deals with many uncomfortable situations. When you understand the local etiquette, you receive respect from the people around, and, knowing these rules at work will get you an excellent possibility for promotion. But what does etiquette “think” about the interaction of a man and a woman in society?

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Etiquette in the car

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The rules of etiquette apply even to the car. For example, did you know that it is strictly forbidden to sit in the back seat with a man if you don’t know each other well enough?

Who pays in the restaurant?

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If you invited a person to a place, it means you will pay. If a woman calls a business partner for a meeting to an expensive establishment, she will pay. But if the wording sounded like, “Let's go to a restaurant,” it is assumed that everyone will pay for themselves. At the same time, a man can offer to pay for a woman – this is absolutely normal and doesn’t contradict the etiquette.

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How to behave with your friends’ friends?

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If you walk with a good friend of yours and meet a person you don’t know that your friend knows, you should greet this person, even if you feel completely indifferent.

In the theater or cinema

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According to the rules of etiquette, to avoid any awkwardness, you must move to your place only with your face to the seats. Men must go first. If you are sitting in pairs in a cinema or a theater, men must keep the women’s place. If you are a couple and go to a romantic film with your boyfriend, you shouldn’t tilt your heads to each other. It will be sad for viewers to watch your heads instead of the movie.

These simple rules will help you avoid some gross mistakes in public. Everyone will be comfortable and satisfied!

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