A Gentleman’s Guide to Make 2016 Your Year


Every year, men are looking for ways to become better versions of themselves — a quintessential modern gentleman if you will. One thing you should know is that a modern gentleman is constantly evolving and changing with the times, so these yearly posts aren’t that much of a waste.

The modern gentleman changes to fit with whatever is appropriate. For many guys, these changes are becoming much more natural whereas for others, they may need a refresher. Men who don’t want to be quite so out of place this year and ooze confidence, this list is for you.

He Grooms Himself Daily.

Good hygiene is important, especially if you are trying to feel good about yourself and attract the ladies. It should be noted that grooming consists of washing your hair, keeping your facial hair neat, brushing and flossing your teeth, and keeping your fingernails clean and trimmed.

He Will Not Be Transphobic, Homophobic, or Racist

The modern gentleman should be open-minded and recognize that it takes all types of people to make this world go around. Along with a wide variety of people in the world, there are a lot of different lifestyles too. So while you may not understand why a person lives the way they do, the modern gentleman respects their choices.

He Will Not Be Intimidated By Women

Although 2015 was a big year in terms gender equality and the disparity between a man’s earnings and a woman’s, a modern gentleman will not be intimidated by a strong woman with power. In fact, he will support her and cheer her own in all endeavors. Also, a modern gentleman has no problems discussing the issues such as wage equality or sexism in the workplace.

He Owns At Least One Nice Bottle of Liquor

A modern gentleman is always prepared for guests and that means by having a nice bottle of liquor to offer a visitor or to celebrate an occasion worthy of a glass of the nice stuff. Plus, a true gentleman always knows exactly when to celebrate with the good stuff.

He Will Respect All Women

We don’t mean that he will pander to women and tell them what he believes they want to hear, but he will genuinely respect them and do whatever he can to make them feel like they are his equal. This can be done any number of ways, but the point should be that he is actively trying.

He Loves His Mother

Any man who speaks poorly of his mother is one that you should be wary of. A true sign of how he will treat you is how he treats his mother. If he is kind to her and dotes on her, you can be sure he will do whatever he can to show you he loves you as well.

He Considers Himself a Feminist

Although he may not march with the women or actively fight for women’s rights, he is well aware of gender issues and tries to understand some of the difficulties a woman deals with on a day to basis.