Raising a young man in today's society can be tough, but there are a few things that never go out of style when it comes to being a gentlemen. Made Man is given men some solid advice for fathers (I think it works coming from single mothers as well) to give to there growing sons. Here are their top 3... read more here.
SOURCE: MADE MAN
- Make Eye Contact
As trivial as it will sound the first time you hear it or say it or even just read it somewhere, there might be no knowledge more valuable than the importance of eye contact. It’s not always the easiest thing to do. But the darting eyes, the ones planted to the floor or up at the ceiling, just lead to too many unfavorable conclusions. Meantime, a steady gaze suggests you’re just that: steady. Focused, confident and unwavering. Even if you’re really not.
- Give a Firm Handshake
While you’re delivering that fierce eye contact, double down with a solid handshake. We’re not talking crushed knuckles, and we’re definitely not talking holding on too long. This ain’t a grudge match, it’s a handshake. But guys are judged by them often. The flimsy or sweaty or “just the fingertips” one is nothing compared to the warm, sturdy one.
- Hold the Door
I know it might sound crazy these days. But we’re not just talking about women here. We’re talking about holding the door for anyone and everyone. Definitely any seniors, male or female, and those pushing a stroller—again, male or female—and yes, women too. Chivalry is only truly dead when the chivalrous among us allow it to be.