Happy New Year!
Here goes the first of many “tips” that I have either learned the hard way or someone else has done the dirty work first. I’ll post something like this nearly every day and post something a little more substantial once a week or so. Without further ado, I give you the first Gentleman’s Tip.
Don’t Force Affection.
Don’t ever demand a hug. If the opportunity isn’t organic, it isn’t worth it. If you force it, you’ll be perceived by onlookers (and by the girl, more importantly) as creepy. You don’t want to fan the flames of this sexual harassment wildfire. People are overly suspicious and overly sensitive right now, so be a gentleman and engage in hugs only when it’s right. And just because you have the right opportunity, you may not be dealing with someone who feels comfortable with hugging. Watch her body language. Let the room inform you. See what kind of greetings are being exchanged in the situation. If you want to stand out, I applaud you. But make sure you stand out for the right reasons.