The New York Times released an article a few weeks back giving tips on how to be a modern man in today's society. When I saw the list, I immediately tried to figure out ways to apply tips to be a modern "New Jersey" man.

Check out the video above, as well as a list of a few tips that didn't make the cut below:

  1. The modern New Jersey man should have a go-to hidden gem by the shore.
  1. The modern New Jersey man should have some gentlemen like qualities that separates himself from the stereotypical Jersey Bro.
  1. The modern New Jersey man is an explorer. He’s up for visiting places he may have never been and seeing everything the Garden State has to offer.
  1. The modern New Jersey man should know how to navigate around either New York City or Philadelphia. If he can do both, you got yourself a keeper.
  1. The modern New Jersey man has a distinct character trait or style that people remember. He owns said trait/style and defends it at all costs.
  1. The modern New Jersey man actually knows how to pump gas. It makes him look good in front of those around him. He should probably know how to change a flat tire, too.
  1. The modern New Jersey man does not wear Greek letters anywhere. You’re not in college anymore. Do you still wear your high school varsity jacket? Exactly.
  1. The modern New Jersey man can order his favorite hoagie from Wawa in less than 30 seconds from when his finger first touches the screen.
  1. The modern New Jersey man should have a hobby or something he’s truly passionate about. Whether it’s music, working out, or reading. Even if the significant other doesn’t understand his hobby, she/he admires their enthusiasm.
  1. The modern New Jersey man has a go-to beverage, alcoholic or not. It shows his confidence and gives off the attitude that he knows exactly what he wants.
  1. The modern New Jersey man should be able to go without using his cell phone when out with his date. We don’t need to constantly be on our phones. It’s rude.
  1. The modern New Jersey man shouldn’t rely on his GPS to get everywhere. Learn the roads and read the signs. That’s why they are there.

Dan Tantillo is a music know-it-all, fantasy football fanatic and the producer of the Dennis & Judi Show. Follow him on Twitter @DanTantillo and contact him at dan.tantillo@townsquaremedia.com