It appears that the etiquette of the gentleman is on its way out the door. With only a small number of true gentlemen left today, chivalry is slowly but surely fading from everyday existence.
Start the fight against this worrying trend immediately and add these gentlemanly acts to your arsenal because they are too often simply skipped over.
1. Hold doors open for her
Of course, she can open her own door – she’s got arms and hands. But doing that little extra work – no matter how insignificant it seems – makes sure she does not have to.
In fact, hold doors open not just for women, but for everyone. Why? Because it’s a kind thing to do. Strain your energy so that she does not have to.
2. Walk on the curbside
Put yourself between her and the cars. It is a minor but pure gesture that acts as a metaphorical barrier between her and danger.
3. Give her flowers
Giving her flowers on the first date, especially if you two don’t really know each other is a bit cheesy. Save the flowers for a later occasion and when the time comes, buy her a beautiful bouquet. You don’t need to have a reason and she will surely appreciate it.
4. Don’t try to sleep with her on the first date
Rushing to get into her pants too quickly can ruin any chance of a loving relationship because there is simply no buildup of sexual tension or excitement. If you don’t have to wait for it then you don’t have the time to think about how much you really want it. Avoid sleeping with her on the first date because you will enjoy it much more if you take it slowly.
Unless, of course, all you want is a one-night-stand – in that case, the chivalry went out the door before the date even started.
5. Make sure she arrives home safe
You had a wonderful date. Now go and hail her a taxi. And don’t expect her to get one herself. Taxis can be hard to catch, and believe it or not, the later the hour, the more dangerous it gets – especially for women.
Make sure she either arrives home safely or gets to her transport safely.
Should you not be able to take her home, at least ask her to text you when she arrives home. Little things like this won’t go unnoticed.
6. Text her in the morning
If you two like each other, then she will not mind you getting in touch the next day telling her that you had an amazing time. It will put a smile on her face and that is the only thing that matters.
Don’t push her for another date right away, but let her know that you would love to see her again. Following up with a text the next morning will do just that.
7. Buy her gifts just because you feel like it
If you can afford to spoil your woman from time to time, then do it. Why? Because it is perhaps one of the best investments you can possibly make.
If you truly love her, then treat her to the things she secretly wants.
Firstly, however, make sure she loves you for who you are and not for the gifts you buy her. If you think that her feelings are pure, give the world and she will love you even more for it.
If you are not concerned enough about the death of chivalry, perhaps the video below could help change your mind.
Do you think gentlemen are a species on the verge of extinction? What are the causes for this in your opinion? Let us know in the comment section below.