How do you introduce people to others?

posted 7 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

  Same as most above. However I am very professional , outgoing  and considerate. Even the most casual settings . 

So if I  see someone who is not being introduced when they should be. It picks me. It’s respect and acknowledgement. 

Funny thing is I usually refer to my female friends as my “girl friend”, whereas I just refer to my male friends as “friend”.

It was brought to my attention once, not sure how long I’ve been doing that but pretty sure when we were teens we would say that. It’s confusing  these days,  I try not to say it. Lol 

I suppose it was a term of endearment, meant for your closest female friends. “My girlfriends”

Post # 18
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Busy bee

I keep it simple when introducing someone in a casual situation: “Sally, this is my fiance, Bob; Bob, this is my friend Sally.” I’m a bit more formal at a work event. For example, I will introduce my fiance as, “This is my fiancé, Bob. Bob, this is Sally; Sally is our Controller.” If I ran into a coworker outside of work, I wouldn’t attach a title. I would just say, “Bob, this is Sally; Sally and I work together; Sally, this is my fiancé, Bob.”

The one thing I find interesting about people is couples don’t always introduce their significant others, and carry on a conversation as if the person wasn’t there. I find that uncomfortable. I usually introduce myself fairly quickly, and also include the significant other in the conversation.

Post # 19
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768 posts
Busy bee

livster :  lol.. You nailed it!

“Ah, (introduce people with thoughtful details), Perpetua, this is Mark Darcy. Mark’s a prematurely middle-aged prick with a cruel-raced ex-wife. Perpetua’s a fart-arse old bag who spends her time bossing me around…”

Such a classic. 😂

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