Posts tagged "manners"

Dear Prudence Counsels Woman Whose Boyfriend Won’t Stop Licking Her Face

A few weeks ago, I had to have an awkward conversation with O'Boyfriend about appropriate versus inappropriate times to grab my butt, or as the Irish call it, my "bum." "I like it when you grab my butt in bed, cuddling or playful moments that feels like foreplay," I told him. "I don't like it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2012

14 Socially Unacceptable Questions People Are Afraid To Ask

We’ve all been in that situation: you’re having a conversation with someone, ask an innocent question, and the next thing you know, everyone either thinks you’re an idiot or a jerk. Well, not only are you not alone, but Reddit is here to make you feel infinitely better about yourself as a human being. Thank…
By: College Candy / July 14, 2012

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden's website has canceled the event. I guess you'll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer] Please tell me this is a joke. This is a joke, right? The office of a Republican politician in Brooklyn, New York, will be offering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth On A First Date

On Friday night, I had an online date that really fizzled. Everything was going just fine over chips and guac until he majorly stuck his foot in his mouth. He started talking about his ex-girlfriends (always a red flag!) and mentioned that several were depressed. He ended up giving much more than he got back in these…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

How Not To Be An Awful Person At The Nail Salon

All I wanted to do on Sunday was get a mani/pedi so my nails didn't look so chipped and busted. Kicking back with a crinkled copy of Allure while Top 40 radio blares overhead is the closet thing modern women have to bliss. But instead of being a zen experience, my local nail salon was railroaded…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what he said: Isn't feminism a little obsolete? Men and women are equal nowadays. In fact, the balance is tipped in your favor. Of all the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Woman Arrested After Fighting With Flight Attendant Over Painting Nails During Flight

Southwest Airlines passenger Jeanie Daniels is butthurt because she was jailed for 10 hours after arguing with a flight attendant about painting her nails onboard. While flying from California to Texas, Daniels whipped out her nail polish and began giving herself a manicure until a flight attendant came by to tell her other passengers were complaining…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2012

The Soapbox: This Might Sound Crazy, But Let’s Bring Back Good Manners In Dating

Over the summer, I had a first date with an attractive, smart guy who emailed me over an online dating site. C— was Harvard-educated, a lawyer, and a dead ringer for the actor Terrance Howard (i.e. super hot). We had a lovely conversation and was a total gentleman until the end of the date: he…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2011

In Defense Of Carolyn Bourne, Who Sent A Rude Email To Her Future Daughter-in-Law

The Internets are all aflutter this week after a few emails a British woman named Carolyn Bourne sent to her future daughter-in-law Heidi Withers went viral. The crux of the emails? Withers apparently visited Bourne's home with her fiance Freddie and the visit went terribly awry, so Bourne took it upon herself to write Wither…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 1, 2011

10 Examples Of Poor Sex Etiquette

Perfectly good sex can be ruined by really bad manners. There is an unwritten code of sex conduct. Follow it, and your partner will likely be a repeat customer. ‪Break it, and you may screw the likelihood of boning again. After the jump, some examples of bad manners in the bedroom that will get you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2011

How To Handle Awkward Moments Without A Panic Attack

Karma's a bitch, dude. This morning, I was frolicking through Starbucks, smiling to myself about how awesome my life has gotten. On Friday, I'm moving out of my parents' house and into my own apartment. Today I woke up next to my new Gentleman Caller the night after we decided to date each other exclusively.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2011

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a jiffy. But a nifty social experiment done on the New York City subway by Elizabeth Carey Smith of Brooklyn, New York, during her recent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Conservative Women To Honor “Gentlemen” On Campus This March

It's Women's History Month, sisters, but you wouldn't know it based on one women's group's plans. The Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative group, is hosting its annual Gentleman's Showcase on college campuses during the month of March. The Gentleman's Showcase seeks to honor young men who "behave like gentlemen" based…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2011

Girl Talk: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry

My freshman year of college, I went on a date with a guy to a fancy restaurant in Manhattan. It was the kind of place with a white tablecloth, where a busboy scraped the crumbs off the table with a comb once your plates were removed and the maitre'd pulled out women's chairs for them.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2011

My Difficult Relatives And How I Will Deal With Them This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. When you're a kid it's all about the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. When you're an adult, it's all about rude inquisitions from your nosy aunts and your dad getting horrifically, embarassingly wasted. I don't know anything about stuffing a bird or making a perfect cranberry sauce. But I do know a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2010

Arizona Teacher Makes Chivalry A Classroom Rule

Teacher Cord Ivanyi, a Latin instructor at Gilbert Classical Academy, was tired of seeing boys physically push aside girls as they rushed through the classroom door. So at the beginning of this school year, Ivanyi told his students the new classroom rules about chivalry: boys would hold doors for girls; boys would ask…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2010

How To Tactfully Hit On A Cute Guy At Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. Sometimes this family event may have an unexpected guest: a cute, single guy. When such a treat comes your way, seize the moment in a feminine, ladylike fashion. Seating. Right away, you will want to be seated next to this hottie; however, this is a…
By: ShawnTe Pierce / November 26, 2009

A Boy Should Bow Just Slightly

I can't help but love this retro etiquette missive which instructs boys to only shake hands with a girl if she offers her hand and to otherwise BOW. When did this go out of style? [via Planet Mabel]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2009

Are Social Media Sites Like Twitter And Facebook Making Us Rude?

Last week, I had the pleasure of sipping Earl Grey at the Russian Tea Room while listening to Anna Post (Emily's great-great-granddaughter) and anthropologist Genevieve Bell discuss etiquette as it pertains to technology. The event was hosted by Intel, which just completed a study on tech etiquette that show…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 27, 2009

No, I’m Not Pregnant—That’s Just A Muffin Top

One summer during college when I worked at coffee shop, a man with special needs—I think he had Down's Syndrome—used to come up by the cash register and chat with me all the time. We were shooting the breeze one day and I was standing with my pelvis leaning against the counter, sort of slumped…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009