Do People Still Follow Rules of Etiquette?

Do People Still Follow Rules of Etiquette?

Good manners and etiquette are highly important as they make a person socially acceptable. Opinions of 30,813 participants were measured in a poll, conducted by Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) between 11/10/14 and 12/22/14.

People were invited to respond to the following question: “Are etiquette rules important for you?” 74% consider etiquette to be of high importance. People from all over the world took part in the poll: from the USA – 53%, from Canada – 4%, from Britain – 13%, Australia – 6% and other countries – 24%.

Being nice, saying “Thank you” or holding a door for somebody are the basic manners we all should practice. Etiquette helps to reach out for others, as you become more considerate of other people’s emotions and feelings. Good manners are applicable to all the spheres of a human’s life: family, work and society.

The best place to practice good manners is at home with the family members. Debby Mayne, etiquette expert, says that: “When you get married, you instinctively know you are better off getting along with your new in-laws, so you show them that you have good manners. Children who are taught good manners and to respect their parents take their lessons out into the world.”

As we all are social beings, it’s also important to know how to behave in public. Debby Mayne considers that: “If you treat your friends and neighbors with respect, you are more likely to remain on their lists of people they trust, care about, and invite to parties. It also prevents you from being embarrassed later by behavior that was unbecoming or offensive.”

She also points out: “Following professional etiquette allows others to see that you are a polite, civilized coworker who knows how to be nice and can represent the company in a positive way. If you don’t show good manners, you run the risk of ruining your reputation.”

Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, is sure that all the life situations are a test for people. But good manners and positive attitude may help to maintain your family, social and professional life. Moreover, etiquette is essential because it’s the way to a happy and beautiful life.

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Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. Millions of people from the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. You can find the results of the poll here. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us. Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey.

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