Friday, February 19, 2010

Sips of the South~Southern Etiquette

I am joining in the fun over at Sweet Tea and Biscuits this week, participating in her weekly series Sips of the South! The theme of Sips of the South this week is Southern Etiquette...certainly a must have for sure!

I decided that my focus on Southern Etiquette would be geared towards all the manners we Southern girls LOVE our Southern boys to have!

Here are a few essential rules every Southern boy must have...

~Open doors for a lady, and for other men, for that matter. A simple gesture such as this goes to show the world that you are a kind person, willing to help others.

~Offer your coat to a lady when she is obviously cold. This is usually better accepted than the offer of your arm, especially if you have just met. If you are lovers, a coat and your arm is a welcomed gesture.

~Be kind and honest to those around you. Protect the woman that you are with - yes, while she is totally capable of protecting herself, its always nice to know when someone has your back. If another man tries to hit on her or makes a rude comment, simply place your arm around her and lead her away. There is no need to start a fight.

~Pick her up when you go out on a date. If its your first date and she wants to meet you at the restaurant, be considerate of her feelings. She's trying to maintain her safety, if she does not know you. However, still offer to pick her up. If you are insistent, however, it might make her nervous.

~Open the car door for her to get in, and if possible, to get out of the car as well. Pull the chair out for her in the restaurant and make sure she is seated comfortably before you sit.

~Allow her to order her drinks and food before you do. Take care of her needs first, or at least offer her the option.

~It is always important to say please and thank you along with yes/no ma'am and yes/no sir.

Whether we are talking boys or girls, good manners are always essential!

How would you like to win this little gem...

You can enter to win this book {it's super cute} by joining me and my Southern Sisters in our cute little community group, Southern Mammas! You don't have to be a mamma to join {I am certainly childless for the moment}, so what are you waiting for?!?!

Happy Friday to you!


  1. oh great post girl! There is nothing better than "southern" etiquette! You have some great tips! Hope your weekend is a great one! xoxo

  2. I totally agree...the guys need a guide to etiquette as much as the ladies! Good tips for the men! :)

  3. So glad to have found your blog! I love this post! Southern etiquette is the best and that book looks fabulous!

  4. Thanks for joining in on SOTS. I love your post and the part about the guys walking away with their arm around their lady without fighting :) Thanks for linking to the giveaway too ! Love your new header for your blog and all the new stuff you have done-super cute !!

  5. 10-4 to those! What a cute post! I would love it if my son grew up to be just like that. Good thing I have 14 more years to mold him!


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