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Human male social etiquette question.

I've asked a couple questions about building a richer social life on AskMeta, and a few times I've gotten the suggestion that I should be spending more one-on-one time with friends and acquaintances. My observations suggest that women socialize this way more often than men do. Tell me I'm wrong, then share tips. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Feb 21, 2013 - 16 answers

And guest?

How do I RSVP to this wedding shower? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 26, 2011 - 10 answers

How do you act in a gay bar?

Just out of the closet. Little bit socially clueless. Teach me how to behave at a gay bar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2008 - 9 answers

He's Not My Brother, Dammit.

How to tactfully respond when people comment that my partner and I look like "brothers"? [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] on Jun 4, 2008 - 68 answers

I don't want a wedding list/gift registry!

How do I avoid a "wedding" list (or gift registry as they're called here) without upsetting people? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 1, 2006 - 38 answers

gender neutrality

Suppose you are talking to someone (an acquaintance, a workmate, a person at a party) who you are pretty sure is gay. This person is talking about someone s/he is dating and is being completely gender neutral. What is the appropriate response? Do you maintain gender neutrality with your questions and comments (which can get awkward and feel silly)? Do you make a comment that includes the phrase "he or she" to indicate that you're aware that it may be either and that you're nonjudgmental (but potentially putting this person on the spot to pick a gender and out him/herself)? Do you pick the likely gender and continue the conversation blithely the way most people do in assumed-heterosexual conversations (again with the potential outing)? For the purposes of this exercise, assume no one else is in earshot.
posted by xo on Apr 25, 2005 - 51 answers

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