I know, I know. For some of you, part one was too income-heavy. I’m not going to backtrack my views on the things covered; brands and travel are essential parts to your gentleman repertoire. However, if entry-level employment or graduate school has temporarily blocked the funding of those parts, don’t be discouraged. You can always get to those a little later with hard work and dedication to your goals.
Today’s topic is something you can fortunately do (for the most part) without a big wallet. Treating other human beings with love and respect is a time-honored tradition, especially in the South. It’s through this treatment you form relationships. This may seem like basic knowledge to many of you, but one look at the dating scene these days, and you’ll realize it isn’t for most.
There’s also a collision of cultures at play in the South. The younger generation nationwide seems less interested in terms like “long-term” and “commitment.” Sure, polls show they still want to walk down the aisle at some point, but they’d rather wait around to do such. That notion of waiting can prove intimidating in the South, though, where you’ll find marriage still starts fairly young for many couples.
What’s an aspiring Southern gentleman to do? As someone who isn’t hitched yet (I know as of writing this I’ll received dozens of offers sent to my e-mail in the hours ahead), I can only speak from what I’ve seen in my personal life and other friends’ relationships that worked. Oh yes, and those things that didn’t. Let’s cover the essentials. Read more