By Charita Goshay, February 5, 2016
There is a general school of thought that properly conducting oneself on a date is not something that needs to be “taught.” But an entire cottage industry begs to differ. While you might know that you shouldn’t curse your ex, honk the horn while sitting in the driveway or whip out a stack of bridal magazines on a first date, not everyone does.
In an interview with Match.com, Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro, co-authors of the books “The Modern Gentleman” and “The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers,” shared these tips:
• Avoid talking too much about yourself and particularly about work. The best first-date topics are leisure activities such as hobbies, travel, fitness, sports, etc.
• Don’t be afraid to exhibit old-school manners.