16 Tips for the GentleWomen

Brett E. Shoemaker

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After reading my 28 Tips for the Gentlemen, a lot of women have asked me if I have any tips for them.  I tried to come up with a few and you may be surprised that a lot of the same concepts apply to both sides.  Here are some of the things I believe make an awesome woman.  Keep in mind that these are just tips, I am not trying to mold you into something that you are not.  The most important thing you can do is be yourself.  This list includes a combination of tips for good etiquette as well as some of the things I look for when dating women.

1.  Let let the man be a gentlemen.  Some women have no problem with this, in fact, they enjoy it.  However, this isn’t true for everyone.  Let me just say that when a man grabs your door…

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“I think I’ve lost my life again,” I told her, twirling the stem of my wine glass as I talked. “That, or I don’t know how to be alone anymore. I used to actually be good at that.”

There it was, my chunk of honesty sitting square on the table between two heaping bowls of clams and pasta. I had to say it out loud. It was the kind of thing you say out loud or else you risk exploding from the inside out.

She just smiled. And said amen.

I wish we all had this kind of friend. The kind of friend where you can just word vomit everything you’ve been feeling and they don’t say much or tell you that you’re wrong to feel that way. They just show up with a mop. And they nod their head a lot. And you feel less alone, but like you’ve…

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