Etiquette rules on dating
And gentlemen are sitting next to their memsahibs at dinner. Not surprisingly, Maj Gen Cowan has taken a pretty dim view of such poor form. In fact, we believe that it is our duty to apply the same rigour to social standards when eating in civvie street. You are not, however, free to accept and then change your mind at the last minute because you suddenly got a better offer, or there’s something good on the “telly”.
Someone chose you to be one of a set number of people seated at a particular table.
To minimise grief, try arriving within half an hour of the stated time. But if the ladies put on a nice dress, do their hair and daub on make-up, the least a chap can do is make an effort. “Feeling a little bloated afterwards” doesn’t count.
Should I follow the traditional or the modern rules? The idea is to be patient and thoughtful before making a decision. 2 Pay attention to the time stated on the invitation. Before that time, the hostess will be frantically laying the table, cooking and getting herself ready, while the man in her life tells her to calm down and wonders where he put the corkscrew.After 8.30pm, she will be fretting because the food’s burning and everyone’s cancelling at the last minute (see above). 3 Re dress code: gentlemen are no longer expected to wear dinner jackets, more’s the pity.
Always behave in a sincere and genuine matter, and practice good There are no dating etiquette rules set in stone. It has come to our attention that last week, Major General James Cowan, the commanding officer of 3rd (UK) Division, sent his officers a three-page guide to etiquette.