You can tell a lot about a man by the way he ends his emails. Do you go for the clock-watching intern’s ‘cheers’, the uber-hipster’s ‘blessed’ or the cringe-worthy dad vibes of ‘kind wishes’?
The answer should be ‘regards’. Better than ‘best’, ‘best wishes’ and ‘sincerely’, ‘regards’ is the smooth operator’s sign-off of choice.
Formal but not too formal, sincere without overstating it, ‘regards’ conjures up images of a debonair gentleman, answering emails in a smoking jacket before taking a dip in the pool, and that’s exactly the kind of guy you want to be. Or at least make people think you are.
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