There is not a classier means by which to greet someone than through a hand kiss. Greeting by a handshake is too formal. A hug, too perky. And a cheek to cheek kiss? Well that can only be pulled off effectively if you are a European grandmother.
Hand kisses are universal and can be used on anyone. Whenever you perform one you will be seen as someone with class, whether it be a young child, a grandmother, a queen, or a pope. When you kiss someone in the hand it says “I don’t see you as just another person, but rather as someone that should be treated with respect”.
Adding in a french word like “madame” or “enchante” when executing a hand kiss won’t hurt either.
There is a common theme that you are picking up on: doing things slow is always classier than doing them fast. Dancing is no exception.
Nobody has a story about going to a night club, slow dancing then having a one night stand. Instead they have stories about slow dancing with someone at a classy place like a wedding, school dance, boat ride, or charity ball. After the slow dance they talk all night and get married.
If you are dancing fast, you might be having fun but no one is looking at you thinking “that is a classy couple.” If you just bide your time and wait for a classy song like “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” or “My Heart Will Go On,” you can come on the dance floor, get close and move real slow.
If you are at a dance where songs shift from fast to slow, take a look at who remains on the dance floor. There might as well be a sign: “classy only!”
It is not classy to put your hands in inappropriate places. The classiest move is to take the girls hand, hold it, and put it against your chest. This will show her that she is safe and that you are a noble man.
If you are going to do something, the cheapest way to make it classy is to do it ‘under the stars.’
This applies to picnics, dances, concerts, walks, marriage proposals and love making.
Doing things under the stars shows that you like to be outside, you are smart, and you are very romantic.
As a man, the fastest way to look classy is to wear a suit. Nothing else even comes close, not even wearing a fedora.
Suits are worn by such classy people as:
- Business men
- Draft Picks
- Wedding Guests
- General Managers and Commissioners
So go ahead and class it up with a suit!
Finding a classy restaurant can be tough sometimes, especially for dates. You might think some restaurants are classy but then you get in there and see a kids menu. Not Classy at all.
Steakhouses, however, are really classy. They serve wine and scotch and have an attached bar that always shows ESPN with no sound. Pretty classy.
Their menus feature no chicken fingers or jalepeno poppers, and have steaks that cost $30 or more. That’s how you know it’s classy. If you are in a place that has a steak for less than $20, you should know you are probably in a lower rent establishment that is only appropriate for local sports league victories (high school or club level).
Taking a woman or business associate to a steakhouse is a good way to show you are classy. Picking up the tab? Even classier!
Poems are one of the most useful classy things since they can be used at celebrations and for sad times.
Writing your own poem is very classy but it is MORE classy to read a poem written by a famous writer. That shows that you read a lot of poems and that you understand situations where those poems are applicable.
What are some classy drinks? Martinis? Gin and Tonic? Imported Beer? These are all pretty classy and you wont’ appear UN-classy if you order one of them. But all of them pale in comparison to the ultimate in classy beverages: champagne.
Classy people celebrate all important things with champagne – pennant wins, graduations, and boat building are but a few.
The great thing about champagne is that it’s great on it’s own, but when combined with other classy things (roses, making love) it becomes even more powerful and even more classy.