Millennials have grown up in the digital age and most are social media savvy, but when it comes to real socializing it’s a different story.
CBS2’s Meg Oliver found some are turning to etiquette classes to brush up on their social skills.
Real “face time” can be a foreign concept for millennials, according to Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, a company helping millennials polish their manners.
“I think overall the millennial generation is lacking in social skills because they’re so used to computers and communicating via text and apps,” Meier said. “We want to put away our phones and go back to that face time.”
Etiquette classes are now in high demand.
One that was held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in New York City sold out within hours. It focused on dating.
“There’s nothing more impressive than somebody that can eat correctly with their knife and fork,” Meier told the class.
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