Chivelry – is it dead? We say it is. Can’t we bring it back?
I’m all for women having equality in a relationship, but when it comes to dating there is a fine line between ‘giving into a man’, ‘being equal partners’, and ‘taking care of each other’s needs.’ I see nothing wrong with a man holding the door open for a women, a man standing near the road to protect a woman and for him to take the lead in planning dates.
Let’s look at these more closely.
Men: Hold the Door Open for Your Woman! Show her she’s valued and appreciated. That nobody can take her place, because you are here to take care of her…and let’s be honest, treat her like a queen in public and she will likely treat you like a king in private. 😉
Have a Woman Stand on the Inside While You Walk Closer to ‘Danger’. Let’s be real that it is unlikely that the car is going to jump the curb and hit you both walking down the street, but your job is to protect her. So, show her!
Plan the Date. Yes, women are great and planning activities and finding frugal ways to execute them. But that little extra effort that you put in by finding an awesome, new activity or calling ahead and setting a reservation will go a loooong way. I promise. Women find this impressive! You thought about her and you did something to show you care. We love it.