Grow Up!: 5 Things That Make You Look Like More Of A Boy Than A Man

by Rob Law

Boys, it's time to clean up your act.

Regardless of what you may think, the way you look and act in public tells me everything I need to know about you.

Chances are, if I notice that you're embarrassing yourself, then the group of cute girls over there has already giggled at your expense.

Looking like an amateur will hurt you whether you're in a bar, a boardroom or in a bedroom. If you feel guilty while reading this list, it might be time for a change.

Wearing Your "Going Out" Shirt Instead Of Real Clothing

The going out shirt is the single worst thing that has ever happened to menswear. I know you love that one shiny grey button down you bought four years ago, but it's time to look like you're employed with more than a summer job.

Start rebuilding your wardrobe with dark jeans, various pairs of chinos and button downs that actually fit. Pick up at least one blazer and suit and get them tailored so they fit correctly. Don't forget about the shoes. Also, buy an iron.

Not Being Able To Handle Your Liquor

Don't be that guy. No one wants to hangout with the dude who slurs his words and pukes when he goes out. If you moved out of your frat house, it is time to put that part of your life behind you and start remembering the end of the night.

Having Bad Manners

Manners go beyond saying please and thank you. Remember to introduce people who are unacquainted, don't forget to leave a tip and if you ask a lady on a date, you better be sure to be the one paying.

When you treat others with respect, people notice.

Being Out Of Shape

Taking care of your body is important. No one is telling you to become a bodybuilder, but make sure to exercise in one way or another.

If your body is healthy, you'll look better, feel better and work better. Besides, no girl has ever complained about her boyfriend having a six-pack.

Lacking Ambition

You can't always see this one when you look at someone, but when you get to know him or her, it's apparent. If you lack ambition, no one is going to respect you.

You're at a point in your life where you should be focused on your career, goals and your future. If you aren't, many people will look down on you.

If you're guilty of any of these five things, you have a bit of work cut out for you. The good news is admitting it is the first step. Once you know you're doing these things, you can work to fix them, move forward and stop looking like a joke.