on etiquette

anonymous asked:

Dinner etiquette simplified: start eating with the cutlery which is furthest away from the plate on either side and get closer towards the plate with each course. this applies for any order of courses for example entree - fish - main course. Imagine your plate is a clock, placing your cutlery at hours 8 and 4 on your plate means that you're simply taking a break from eating but haven't finished; placing the knife and fork together at 4 o'clock means you've finished your meal.

You, my darling, are a blessing. Thank you so much ❤

Sugar Baby Education 101: 7 Etiquette Habits

It is a big part of sugar baby’s lifestyle to be comfortable go out on dates with their SDs to high-end restaurants, opening galleries, charities, fundraisers, and balls. What most newbies do not know/lack is the proper etiquette habits. 

For those men who surround themselves with successful people 24/7, would be a big turn off to be with a young lady who does not know how to behave and know the unspoken rules in the public. It is important for all sugar babies to know how to act classy and elegant, take your time, don’t be in a rush, be sophisticated and be a mystery for your SD. 

When you are dating a millionaire, the right manners and ways of conducting yourself assume an even a greater importance since they indicate grooming and class – qualities which are important in the upper classes.

Here are a few tips on dating etiquette if you are seeing someone rich and successful and wish to come off as his/her ideal partner.

#1 How to Communicate

  • Not every thought that comes into your head should come out of your mouth. Vet your thoughts. Speaking your mind does not mean sharing every thought. Some thoughts are not appropriate and could cause irreparable damage to your relationships.
  • Never gossip. Most gossip is bad, negative and damages relationships.
  • Look everyone in the eye for no more than 5 seconds at a time, then divert your glance for another 5 seconds. Practice will turn this into a habit. 
  • Make eye contact with people you speak with.
  • Never criticize, condemn or complain about anyone to another relationship. It’s a giant red flag. People will assume that you are bad mouthing them and will try to stay away from forming any strong relationships with you.

#2 Focus on your partner

When dating a rich man , it is important to let them know you value the time and effort your partner is spending on you. And one of the best ways to do this is by being attentive to your date. Maintain steady eye contact with him and listen actively to what he has to say. Smile often and present a positive body language. Also avoid fiddling with our phone (do not take pictures of the food, take snapchat of yourself, etc. do not present yourself as immature girl.). Unless you’re on call at a high-pressure job, you have no excuse for frequently checking your PDA. Flashing expensive technology makes you look self-absorbed and immature. If you must take a call or check a text, apologize for being rude, and tell your date why it’s necessary.

#3 Eating Etiquette

Believe it or not, most people don’t know how to eat. In the adult world of the successful, you need to know how to eat at social settings. Let’s go down the list:

  • As soon as you sit in your chair take the napkin off the table and drape it over your lap.
  • Never begin eating until everyone has their meal.
  • Never chew with your mouth opened.
  • Never talk while you’re chewing your food.
  • Never dip any food you’re eating into a sauce everyone is using.
  • Don’t wolf down your food. Eat at the same pace as everyone else at the table.
  • Never hold a spoon, fork or knife with your fist.
  • Outside fork is for salads, inside fork for the meal.
  • Never make gestures while your utensils are in your hands.
  • Never reach for anything like salt and pepper. Always ask someone to pass things like that.
  • Don’t slouch at the table. Sit straight up.
  • After the meal, excuse yourself and go to the bathroom and make sure you don’t have any food in your teeth. Carry a toothpick or something similar in your wallet or purse wherever you go.
  • If your date orders, compliment his choices, whether it is his choice of dessert or the wine. At the end of the dinner, thank your partner for inviting you out and don’t leave it for the next day.Focus

#4 Dress Etiquette

When dating a millionaire, it is crucial to turn out in a classy and elegant manner. Adopt a personal style which highlights your best features and above all, get the basics of grooming right. Even though you may not be able to afford a Louis Vuitton handbag or a Cartier watch, ensure that whatever you are wearing is suits you and is appropriate for the occasion.

  • Work and Job Interviews – Some professions have special purpose clothing like construction, roadwork, electricians etc. If you work in an office, dress like your boss or your boss’s boss. In some offices it’s business casual, in others, it’s a suit and tie for men. For women its slacks, or skirts with open collars, heels or no heels are ok.
  • Weddings, Wakes, Funerals –  In most cases, this will be suit and tie for men. For women, it’s the same as work clothes but many women like to wear more formal gowns or a more stylish cocktail dress, usually worn with heels. Some cultures have special dress codes you need to be aware of.
  • Formals – Usually formals are black tie optional, black tie or white tie for men. Optional usually means a dark suit, tie or black bow tie, dark shoes. Black tie means black tuxedo, dark shoes, white tie means black tailcoat, white wing-collar shirt, white bow tie, black shoes for men. For women, it’s a long formal gown or short cocktail dress or dressy long skirt and top, usually worn with heels. White ties are very rare.

#5 Introducing Yourself

In life, you will be forced into situations where you will meet new people. This is an opportunity to develop valuable relationships.

There are 5 basic rules to making introductions:

  • Smile
  • Firm Handshake
  • Make Eye Contact
  • In one sentence explain who you are, why you’re there and who you know at the event
  • Ask Questions About the Person You are Introducing Yourself to.

#6 Basic Manners

  • Yes
  • Please
  • Thank you
  • Be punctual (Being punctual is especially important when dating the rich since for them time is money, and as soon as they find you tardy, they will see you as a waste of time.)
  • Excuse me when interrupting or entering a conversation
  • Don’t interrupt someone while they are talking
  • Don’t roll your eyes when someone says something you disagree with
  • Don’t look away when someone is talking to you
  • Never check your cell phone when talking to someone
  • Stay positive and keep criticisms and negative comments to yourself
  • Compliment, compliment, compliment
  • Thank anyone hosting an event, dinner etc.
  • Never curse or use inappropriate language during social events
  • Never be rude

#7 Learn to handle embarrassing moments

No one is born with perfect manners and it is all a matter of practice. So while dating your SD if you realize that you have committed a faux pas, make as little of it as possible. Ignore whatever you did or didn’t do and force your mind onto something else. Go on smoothly as if nothing happened and very soon people around you will do the same.

Therapist Conclusion

Not proofread, written on phone, very short but soft fluff. A requested conclusion to the 2nd bit


Still gasping for air, you rolled over onto your stomach and looked at Loki ruefully. “I don’t think that’s technically what they mean when they say skin contact.”
Loki’s grin widened as he looked up at you, his cool hands tracing patterns along your back. “I doubt it, but it was pleasant for you, yes?”
You nodded tiredly, “very much so.” Shutting your eyes, you exhaled heavily, “I’m so fired though.”
“I won’t let them.”
“Pretty sure sleeping with your client is a major breach of etiquette.”
Loki stroked a stray strand of hair that had fallen in your face, gently pushing it behind your ear. “I feel as though I can trust you though, surely that means something.”
“Did you mean to seduce me?”
Loki shook his head gently, “no, it was merely a very pleasant turn of events.”
Sighing again, you ran your fingers through his silky black hair, “yea, that really added to the perks of this job.”
“Did you enjoy it? Or were you merely appeasing me?” Loki looked at you trying to be indifferent, but there was doubt in his voice, an unspoken fear that you were using him in some way.
“I really enjoyed it Loki, I love being around you and talking to you. Getting to know you has been the best part of working at SHIELD, and stories don’t do it justice to describe sleeping with a god.” You searched his face sincerely, your naked body still pressed to his as the two of you lay together covered by his green bedding.
Loki smiled weakly, “experience in pleasure, I’m nothing shy on, but emotions, caring for another, I can’t say I know that feeling well.”
You frowned at him, bending down for a soft gentle kiss. “I care about you Loki, all of you, your wellbeing, happiness, I just want what’s best for you too.”
Loki cupped your cheek, his thumb idly stroking across your face as he looked at you. “For the first time in a long time, I believe I feel the same. I care not that you are a mortal, what Odin would think of us being together, I want you to be as happy as you make me. Thank you for having patience with me.”
“You’ve been through so much, I’m glad to help.”
He never said the word love, but the two of you felt it.

roxas-j-frost  asked:

For the prompt game: 25 with real!Graves and Credence. Go Maggie! ♡

My nightmares are usually about losing you.

A certain Auror par excellence had never truly anticipated such an event to occur, something that his vast magical powers and experience could never even hope to face in fiery battle, a task and deed so tiring and so atrocious that many brave bards had often proclaimed defeat. Telling Credence bedtime stories was something only reserved for a great professional. Graves had wondered if there is some specific etiquette to be observed when bonding with problematic young adults. Graves gulped down some whiskey for additional insurance.

He commenced the following fairy tale for his little darling Credence:

Once upon a time, lord Morpheus saw it fit to play a poker game with a rather inebriated Dionysus. Morpheus mocked the realm of reality, so boring, no dreams, no twisted deranged madness of images and sounds. Offended, Dionysus pointed out that alcohol was definitely capable of achieving these lovely effects. And then Artemis came and shooed them away with a broom because they were making noise on her front lawn.

Credence raised a skeptical eyebrow and interrupted this rather ludicrous tale.

“Sir, something tells me that this is not part of the standard mythology.”

“So? I find it hilarious nonetheless.”

“It is not helping me fall sleep.”

”Oh, come now. Let me finish the story, and I shall bring you some hot chocolate, and all will be well, dear one. Here, I brought your plush niffler.”

“I don’t need a plush niffler, I am over 20.”

“You definitely need the niffler, it provides warmth and a feeling of softness. There you go. Now, where was I?”

“You were hacking mythological characters into impossible scenarios, sir.”

“Ah, yes, thank you. But I shall address a different point in the subject of your insomnia. This has been persisting for a few weeks, and you are becoming quite weak. Sleep deprivation is affecting your magic-casting and concentration as well, you cannot complete a single lesson I give you. Tonight we solve this problem. Truly. A single potion could fix it, but I want to hit the root of the problem.”

“I prefer the story.”

“I’m serious.”

“Ah…if only the lord of dreams Morpheus could fix it.”

“Perhaps…tell me, do you suffer of night terrors, my boy?”

Credence slightly flinched, but he attempted to conceal it. A few wayward shadows levitated near him, as a sign of emotional pressure accumulating within, and Graves definitely caught this and deduced that there must be nightmares and trauma keeping the boy from a peaceful slumber. Graves came closer, caressing the lad’s hair, gently massaging the scalp, tracing circles. He embraced his sweet darling.

Planting soft kisses along the column of Credence’s neck, Graves held his dear treasure even closer, humming with content and practically purring with delight. Graves adored the scent of his love, the velvety skin, laughter and jokes. Credence was transforming into a magnificent young wizard, so curious and witty, magic feeling so natural to him. Graves had gathered thousands of alchemy volumes for Credence, a plethora of astronomy textbooks, mathematics charts, everything to please the needs of his smart sweetums that swooned upon seeing the movement of the stars.

Graves placed his head on Credence’s shoulder, making soft “shhhh” sounds to soothe his insomniac lad, bringing a soft blanket around them. Graves whispered:

“What nightmares trouble you, my love?”

“I…my nightmares are usually about losing you…in so many ways. You either disappear, or get taken away, or are lost from me forever.”

“Credence, my Credence, you’re stuck with me, you are not going to lose me.”

“You cannot guarantee that.”

“I swear upon this plush niffler.”

Credence couldn’t help but laugh at that, and then laughed even more when Graves made a surprise tickle attack; the two lovers played and amused themselves with great enthusiasm, before both of them entered into the tranquil slumbering kingdom of dreams, napping blissfully, and somewhere, in a far away realm, Morpheus was chuckling at his own success.

There you go :3 :3















I have very good manners proper etiquette I'm much more then wat society subject trans woman to be. Take me on a date we might have more in common then you think 😌
I liked the idea of Snorkmaiden giving Snufkin etiquette lessons so here you go.
  • Snorkmaiden: Alright, lets begin your etiquette lessons!
  • Snorkmaiden: Lesson one; when out in society, put on pants.
  • Snufkin: ALL the time?!
  • Snorkmaiden: Um, okay...let's start with something more simple. Dinner etiquette.
  • *the two of them seat themselves at the table*
  • Snorkmaiden: First, you put your napkin on your lap-
  • Snufkin: Wait, what am I going to need another napkin for? I already have this neck napkin.
  • Snorkmaiden:
  • Snufkin:
  • Snorkmaiden: That's a tie.
  • Snorkmaiden: The napkin is to keep your pants clean!
  • Snufkin: Now I have to wear clean pants? Where does it end!?
  • Snorkmaiden rings a bell and Sniff walks in with a tray.
  • Sniff: Dinner is served, because I should've known there was a catch when Snorkmaiden invited me to dinner.
  • Snorkmaiden: Now, what do you say, Snufkin?
  • Snufkin: Thank you, Sniff.
  • Snorkmaiden: NO! YOU DON'T GIVE THEM NAMES!! ...*sigh* just watch me.
  • Sniff serves Snorkmaiden her dish.
  • Sniff: *picks food up* it's a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Snorkmaiden slaps the sandwhich out of his hand.
  • Snufkin: Wow, Snorkmaiden, I don't think I could ever be as classy as you.

anonymous asked:

ok what if tyler was an assistant coach for the gymnastics team ethan was on. he just comes in one day for the job and doesn't really think he'll like coaching gymnastics but eth catches his eye and he just "maybe this job won't be so bad"

man i fuckw/ this

~he has a lil taster lesson to teach to see if he can help out or take over coaching if the coach is gone yknow, and he thinks it’s such a drag at first and maybe he won’t take it bleh

~and sure gymnastics is fuckin impressive but?? these kids know their stuff and he hasn’t been there to know their proper coaching etiquette and all, but um
who is that blue-haired kid and why is he soo good at doing ring flips

~and he decides to ask the kid what their coach does to help them train and all, and christ ethan is so nice n he’s all big grins and jokes faster than a bullet that maybe this assistant coach gig might be worth it

Okay, but like? Can you imagine what it was like to be Even here?? He leaves Isak to his own devices in his room for a sec and what he picks to be interested in are these little snippets of Even’s thoughts and creativity. He likes them. He thinks they’re really funny. He’s looking at them with such warmth and pleasure. Of all the things he could have picked, he chose what’s probably the most personal? Not “You play guitar?” or “You like Nas?” or any of the easy interests he could have picked up on. And on top of that, when Even’s biggest struggle is with his own mind, that’s what Isak is being most attracted to: how he thinks. No wonder he’s always drawing them for him after this.

(gif by @vltrsns from here! Hope it’s okay I used it!!)


I always buy neutral colors (black, white, cream, tan, and all shades of brown and grey) that would suit my basics: simple tops, trousers, cardigans, etc. Make your outfit look 10x better with something as simple as adding a leather jacket or a nice cardigan, paired with some black or nude heels & simple jewelry. Try finding a pair of black or blue jeans that are comfortable and hug your body in the right way. And for date nights I suggest you get a little black dress and a nice pencil skirt with a button-up.