Etiquette of online dating
Whether it's training an entire foreign ministry in Africa, India's Miss Universe contestants or corporate types at leading banks, people look to my colleagues and I to finesse how they eat their food.
While for many years British food may not have been the envy of Europe, we Brits certainly knew how to make an elegant meal out of eating it properly.
Even on a day off last October I had to unofficially work - policing the queues at the new Disneyland, Shanghai.
We British invented the art of the queue and I wasn't going to stand idly by for the teacups and let any old Tong, Nip or Lian-Wei skip ahead.
Have you ever had to take a prince to meet his family in Harrod's while your stay-crease action-slacks are covered in muck? Since 2011 I've been travelling to China five or six times a year to teach the willing throngs how to behave here in the UK.
The types of courses offered are ones that would hardly get booked in Britain.
He came from a totally different world: he was given £50 a day pocket money and had his own Mercedes with a driver to take us from place to place.It covers everything from how to get started to proper profile and messaging etiquette in today’s online dating world.Any question you’ve had about how to approach dating is about to get answered by this one-stop, all-you-need-to-know, ultimate online and app dating guide.' (That said, as of Wednesday, you now are expected to answer that question here in Britain.)Perhaps my 'blue blood' is why in 2013 I was included on a list of 'Chinese aristocracy' in an annual report that listed key influencers in Chinese culture: if teaching classes on how to balance and curate a seating plan for a dinner party (the Chinese traditionally don't entertain in their houses), courses on how to cope when the staff leave you, or actually teaching the nation who 'invented' tea how to hold a teacup counts as influencing the culture, that is.The Chinese have given the world so much, and continue to do so, but what the younger generations there have recognised is that the country's decorum and self-restraint could do with a bit of fine tuning (it's the opposite of the UK where the older generation all think the youth are horrid upstarts).