Becoming a modern gentleman is just a few steps away.When I broke up with my last girlfriend I received a rather venomous email chastising me for all my personality flaws. One sentence I'll never forget had to do with her opinion about my manners.Honestly, I try very hard on first dates to mind my manners, but I guess the "real me" appears after I've dated a girl for a while.
Dear Miss Manners: I am a male member of a popular dating website.When we were dating, this girlfriend used to think it was cute that I wrapped my whole hand around my fork (kinda like a cave man).But now, in the wake of our breakup, she was holding it against me:"You are an ignorant (learn how to use utensils) bastard."And just the other day, my friend Margaret quipped that I could use some help from Emily Post.When I read the profile of someone I’d like to meet, I write them a personalized letter pointing out some of our common interests, adding a bit of levity where I can, suggesting we meet for coffee and conversation.These letters generally run from five to eight sentences. Even if there is no interest on their part, what is so difficult in responding, “Thank you for your interest. Could you be confusing her with Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who allows no room for context when she issues directives?