To learn how to tie a bow tie is one of those things your father always expected of you, even though he never told you. Now's your chance to make him prouder than he's ever been. With our simple and easy directions below on how to tie a bow tie, you can earn the respect of every one, in every room (or plane, or bus, or farmer's market). People have proclaimed that bow ties are hard to tie since God was a boy, but the truth is, few people try. Once you master it, you'll realize that stats exams, opening certain snack bags, and playing concert piano while balancing a raw egg on your head are all much more difficult.