England dating etiquette
4 Ladies may allow their bare arms, shoulders and/or a modest portion of décolletage to be visible. Almost no woman older than 20, or with a dress-size more than six can sit with her flabby tummy exposed without putting others off their food. 10 Sending or reading any form of email, text, tweet, Facebook message, status update or comment left at the end of an online newspaper feature.Ditto communicating via Whats App, Snapchat or Skype.Of course children should not be banned from eating in adult company, either in the home or restaurants. The consumption of cocaine at the table is a sure sign that someone is, both literally and in rhyming slang, a merchant banker.But there is nothing worse than having one’s meal ruined by crying, shrieking, running, fighting, falling over, crying again, puking nippers whose parents can’t be bothered to raise them properly. 17 Guests should respect one another’s right to free speech.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.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.Since rising house prices are (a) the only thing keeping most middle-aged homeowners from the bread line, and (b) preventing those same homeowners’ children from finding anywhere to live, the topic is unavoidable.
Being stoned or wasted only gets a laugh from your yobbo mates at your expense Act like a lady or gentleman. It must come from the heart Be that way during your first date right until your last and see what a difference it will make to you, your date's and your life Do not expect your prospect to be available for a date at short notice Ask a few days in advance of the proposed date Set a meeting time and if possible an ending time If the person cannot or will not be available for a date at the second request – they are not interested Don’t push the issue.
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.
Apparently, men in the mess are eating sandwiches with their hands.
14 Children, it used to be said, should be seen but not heard. But civilised human beings do not binge-drink at the dinner table. Nor do they, at any time, pass out having drunk too much.
Nothing has happened to alter the soundness of this advice. 16 Mealtimes should not be accompanied by intoxicants that are smoked, snorted or injected.When they do use knives and forks, they don’t hold them properly. 1 When invited to dinner, you are absolutely at liberty to accept or decline the invitation.