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Gentlemen are a dying breed. As in: they are literally being removed from the sexual reproduction "market".

From a swedish study: Convicted criminal offenders had more children than individuals never convicted of a criminal offense.
http://www.ehbonline.org/article/S10...077-4/abstract

But hey, it's not like women have a say on with whom they procreate, right...?
Those economically better-off have less children, on average, than those with lower income. It seems reasonable to assume that criminals tend to be part of the latter (otherwise there'd be no need for them to be criminal in the first place). If that holds they should be expected to have more children than average.
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Old 02.09.2015, 17:32
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Those economically better-off have less children, on average, than those with lower income. It seems reasonable to assume that criminals tend to be part of the latter (otherwise there'd be no need for them to be criminal in the first place). If that holds they should be expected to have more children than average.
Does it matter?
It still means that the number of "gentlemen" (or at least as a percentage against non-gentlemen) is going nowhere but down.
Unless one sees no correlation between being a gentlemen and a criminal, of course...
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Old 02.09.2015, 17:42
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.. no correlation between being a gentlemen and a criminal, of course...
So where does Simon Templer fit on your black or white scale?
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Old 02.09.2015, 18:13
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Those economically better-off have less children, on average, than those with lower income. It seems reasonable to assume that criminals tend to be part of the latter (otherwise there'd be no need for them to be criminal in the first place). If that holds they should be expected to have more children than average.
It's normal, we got less time to screw...........
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Old 02.09.2015, 18:20
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So where does Simon Templer fit on your black or white scale?
You're right! This thread has been too quiet. With such a title, I'm amazed that it hasn't gone down in flames must faster!
Clearly gender is not enough so let's add race to the mix.

What about this: Well in my black or white scale, if he's white then he is surely a gentleman, if he's black then he is clearly a criminal!

On a more serious note, of course that even if you take the usual correlation that a criminal is much less likely to be also a gentleman, it doesn't mean that both sets are disjoint...
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Old 02.09.2015, 18:56
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They are not extinct, but on a good way to go extinct. You only have yourselves to blame though, gentlemen are not really in demand these days. Most women, for reasons they can't explain themselves, run after "bad boys". Treat them mean keep them keen, they say...
Oh how I agree with you! Too many decent girls run after semi criminals, is it the excitement they cherish?

Since 1970 women have been told by the feminists they are equal to men. My advice to the OP is that since you now consider yourselves equal,
why don't you try flirting with men you fancy? Why should you wait for men to approach you?



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Old 02.09.2015, 19:04
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So where does Simon Templer fit on your black or white scale?


Well... Since Templar is a gentleman he wears a white dinner jacket in hot climates (In the northern part of North America: Memorial Day to Labor Day, in the UK when there _is_ a summer, up until the Bank Holiday). The rest of the times he wears his Black Dinner Jacket. In fact, he may even change from his White dinner Jacket to his Black dinner jacket, but only after 19:30.


So the answer is... both.


A bit strange that a gentleman would drive a Volvo, even if it is a sort of shrunken shooting brake, but there you have it, modern times...
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Old 02.09.2015, 19:23
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Are American/Canadian/English-men more gentlemen like than the Swiss men? I am Swiss myself but I do not get Swiss men at all. Sometimes I feel like you gotta be happy if they happen to not let the door hit your face when entering the restaurant first... It`s the small things that matter, don`t they? Swiss guys don`t seem to be educated in this regard. How come American/Canadian/English men know more reagrding nice gestures?

I don`t know about England , Wales and NI ( Ulster), but here in Canada and the US of A ,we have automatic doors Post a picture of yourself here on EF and I will tell you about holding the door
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Old 02.09.2015, 19:30
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I dunno about normal... I'm Canadian. I kinda had it drummed into me as a kid: Help her put her coat on, hold the door, up the stairs behind - down them ahead, always walk on the traffic side, offer your jacket, get out and open the passengers door and a host of other things anchored in my brain stem.


I will admit that while I was in my 20's I did form a negative impression when some misguided Feminist stated "I can put my own coat on", sure fire way to make a first also an only date. Too much WASP in me to actually say anything.


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Old 02.09.2015, 19:30
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Are REAL gentlemen extinct?
The last remaining gentlemen went out the door when gender equality came in. Sorry gals.
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Old 02.09.2015, 19:59
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh where you from Thunder Bay


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Old 02.09.2015, 20:01
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I think in order for their to be ample "gentlemen", there must necessarily be ample "ladies."
Everytime I travel to the UK and the USA, I see many ample men and women numbers rising here too recently
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She stole them all ^^^
That's brilliant. Surely a wind-up?

From my point of view.....

OP: you're too young. Wait until you're in your 40s.....the dating scene is thriving with gentlemen like me. Except I've been snapped up And it's not so much because I'm a gent but because I took the time for a certain lady to get to know me and spend quality time with me. Personality scored....those who know me know I am fugly but have a nice personality

If you look too hard for something too specific, you will potentially miss what really appeals to you.
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That's brilliant. Surely a wind-up?

If it isn't a wind up then I guess we don't need to get all that worked up about global warming. I would think the race will die out without floods, UV induced skin problems, or monster storms.
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If it isn't a wind up then I guess we don't need to get all that worked up about global warming. I would think the race will die out without floods, UV induced skin problems, or monster storms.
she is definitely in the human race. Way off the pace though
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she is definitely in the human race. Way off the pace though


Having a pulse and measurable brain activity does not apparently make one sentient!
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I met my husband when I was 34. He was worth the wait! And the occasional frog (or toad) before hand...


All good things etc... He's a gentleman too...



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Gentlemen are a dying breed. As in: they are literally being removed from the sexual reproduction "market".

From a swedish study: Convicted criminal offenders had more children than individuals never convicted of a criminal offense.
http://www.ehbonline.org/article/S10...077-4/abstract

But hey, it's not like women have a say on with whom they procreate, right...?
This is obvious - because they need more money and they are less educated. Crime is often caused by lack of money and stupidity.
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Re: Where did all the gentlemen go?

and what causes lack of money and stupidity?
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Old 03.09.2015, 11:51
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and what causes lack of money and stupidity?

Socialism!
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