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Valentine’s Day: Romantic, or Sham?

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So, as pretty much all of us in the western world are aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up next month. Lovers are likely getting ready to spend a romantic night together, those who are single are preparing to lament the day by eating mounds of discount chocolate and watching romantic movies, and the majority of us will likely just treat it like any other day of the week. However, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about a topic that has been more on the rise over the years. Is Valentine’s Day truly the magical day full or rainbows, roses, and romance like it’s built up to be, or is it just a sham invented by Hallmark and department stores so they can just sell greeting cards and discount candy? The answer that I’ve come to may surprise you.

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Is There a Right Time to get Married?

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! To start off, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for not having any articles up in so long, I’ve been incredibly busy with so many musical and professional endeavors which have hindered the amount of time I have to write, but since we’re now in the new year, I intend to hit the ground running with new content on the blog going forward. In any case, I hope you enjoy this article as well as all our other content going forward.

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2 More Classical Music Pieces Every Gentleman Should Listen To

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So I’m on a bit of a time crunch for this article, and there is one that I have drafted right now that will require quite a bit more research and will have to go up at a later date. So today, I wanted to write something a bit more simple and lighthearted. This will essentially be an extension of my first article pertaining to this subject, so be sure to check that one out before continuing on. If you’ve already read that first article, then feel free to continue on with this one. This article will highlight just two more pieces of classical music that every gentleman should take the time to listen to, but since there are just two pieces to be highlighted, I will go into a bit more detail about them. So without any more delay, let’s started!

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Stop Using “Virgin” as an Insult

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So today’s topic is may be a bit more risqué than most of my other articles, so any of you younger readers may want to skip over this one; I hope you’ll come back for the next article. In any case, I want to get into something that has turned into quite a pervasive part of that average male lexicon: shaming other men for being virgins. However, as you may have guessed by the title, shaming another man for being a virgin is in no way a good thing, and it may even set a dangerous precedent for young men. Allow me to explain why.

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Be Assertive, don’t be the Bad Guy

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So today’s article is going to be another expansion on one of my 15 Rules to Teach your Sons (I imagine there will more than a few more of these in the future since I feel like I can get a lot more material out of that list). In any case, this article is going to talk about one of the most effective ways to be a good leader. This will more clearly explain the phrase, “be assertive, but don’t be the bad guy.” This was always something I heard from my dad while I was the Senior Patrol Leader with my Boy Scout troop, and it’s something that’s stuck with me to this day. So today, I’m going to elaborate more on what that phrase means and how to properly apply it to any leadership position any of you reading may hold in your life.