Traditional dating etiquette

How to Take off a Hat: When taking off your hat, hold it so only the outside of the hat shows, not the inside and lining.

Hold it in your right hand across your chest and heart, or place it on your seat while standing tall and respectfully.

That said, unless they are small and tight around the head, they too should be removed when at a dining table or in a theatre, sporting event, or other places where they may hamper someone’s view or be disruptive to others.

Large hats are generally for the outdoors, not indoors. Have you ever been the subject of or a witness to someone being disrespectful or rude by wearing their hat inappropriately? Enter your comments and questions below for me to reply.

However, historically a gentleman will always remove his hat when a lady enters or is in the same elevator. When in an apartment building, even though somewhat public, gentlemen will take off their hats while in the company of ladies… [SIDE BAR: A foreign visitor kept seeing Americans wearing their baseball caps indoors, and at times backwards. There is great symbolism and deep meaning behind wearing a yarmulke.

Instead you could buy her a nice set of knives (perfect for cutting steak or vegetables!

I think, at the end of the day, a smaller, more meaningful gift, is way more important to someone than a big showy gift that doesn’t have much meaning for the person receiving it. A find a lot of people feel pressured into getting everyone gifts (i.e.: all members of a sports team, co-workers in a large office, etc.).

So the goal of this post is to share tips for gifting thoughtfully and to get us in the right frame of mind to celebrate the people we love in the best way possible (by remembering to celebrate who THEY are what THEY love). That can lead to gift buying (and money spending) that doesn’t necessarily need to happen. If you’ve received a gift from someone, a thank you note is a given.

Whether or not you love the gift or the giver, a thank you should always be sent for a thoughtful gift.

[If you are the unfortunate recipient of some sort of rogue rude gift or gag gift, I don’t think a thank you applies.

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