Archive for June, 2010

Landscape Architecture

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, In terms of landscape, do men prefer a wild forest, a neatly-trimmed lawn, or a bare Zen garden down South? Lisa, Kentucky. Dear Lisa from Kentucky, Ask your man what he likes – not what he thinks he should like. I say this because what one does down south these days seems […]

Dishwasher-safe

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, What’s the secret to a long-lasting relationship? Debbie. Dear Debbie, In a word: trust. It’s a lot easier to think about things which are secrets (or not so secrets) of a short-lasting relationship. So we could start with lack of trust. This is true of any relationship (think of buying a car, […]

Wordsmithery

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, What’s the polite way to refer to a person’s womanly bits, in public  and in private company? Thanks, Manchester Boy. Dear Manchester Boy, Why – and most importantly from a gentleman’s perspective, to whom – are you referring to about a person’s womanly bits? Something of a tangential reference might – only  very occasionally […]

Dining Au Naturel

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Never wear a strapless evening gown at a dinner party where there’s a large center table ornament (for example ice sculpture, floral arrangement, etc). Why? Because it will appear to that nice-looking chap sitting opposite you that you are completely naked.

Toys-R-Us

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, I really love my boyfriend, but lately I’ve been feeling like some “spice” is missing. I would like to introduce the idea of toys in the bedroom, but I’m a bit worried about his reaction. What’s the best way to bring up the idea of, uh, “accessories play”, in a friendly, non-threatening […]

Be-spectacled Spectacle

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, Is it true that old saying, “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”? Also, is it better to get contacts, or laser surgery? Thx, -Mimi. Dear Mimi, Maybe it’s true for some boys, but the good news is that it certainly isn’t true for all boys. Mimi, there will be […]

Man is Not Man Enough?

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Dear English Gentleman, I have been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. I had doubts from the very beginning but I was very lonely when I started dating him and in the end we proved to be very compatible. He has many good things – for example he is very loyal, and […]

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