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"Modern Man Manners" with the Post's Mr. Manners (09 23 14)

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About the hosts

About the host

Host: Steven Petrow

Steven Petrow

Steven Petrow is a respected journalist and the go-to source for modern manners. Petrow writes the "Civilities" column for The Washington Post as well as "Manners Hero" for Parade and "Medical Manners" for Everyday Health.

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Recently Steven fielded questions from hundreds of Reddit users about "Modern Man Manners." Questions like: Do men still open the door for a woman today? Who pays the bill on a date? Should a guy pull out the chair for his date? Are the rules different for gays and lesbians? And many more. We're going to continue the discussion here. Send in your questions about what it means to be a 21st century "gentleman" or "lady." Steven Petrow takes your questions about LGBT and straight dilemmas.

All questions welcome! Every other Tuesday, Steven Petrow (the author of “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners”) addresses questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his column, Civilities. In between, join Steven for his chat — about everything that’s on your mind. Here's more about Steven's "Civilities" column and what makes him the person to dole out advice.

You can also reach Steven on Facebook at and on Twitter @stevenpetrow.