In Defense of Chivalry

If you can pull this look off, the following does not apply to you.

What is a gentleman? Is it Chauvinistic in nature? I suppose chivalry could come out of a chauvinistic mind-set but most times this isn’t the case. Originally it meant a man who owned property. Today it is a man who is well-mannered (manor-ed? I couldn’t resist). Well what should a man who wants to be polite do?

  1. Get the door for everyone. Usually it doesn’t take much time and it shows deference.
  2. When going down the stairs, go in front of the ladies, when going up the stairs be behind them, so you can catch them or at least break their fall.
  3. Stand up when a woman comes to join you to eat or sit at a table. Trust me, she’ll be surprised and pleased.
  4. Walk closer to moving traffic. That when if it hits one of you, it’s probably you.
  5. On a bridge, closer to the water unless there’s moving traffic. Then ask her preference.
  6. Offer to pay, be willing not to.
  7. Be careful of language.

These apply to almost all situations with people besides your girl. If you’re doing it just to win points with one girl; you’re a tool. A man isn’t only a gentlemen in his treatment of the opposite gender, he’s a gentlemen all of the time. Regardless of whether you have a girl or not, always be chivalrous. For one thing, girls seem to notice EVERYthing.

Ladies, if your man is trying to be a gentleman, let him. Nothing is more disheartening than trying to get the door for a girl and getting a lecture. Really he probably has a good heart.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3


4 responses to “In Defense of Chivalry

  1. dulceest 21/03/2012 at 9:48 am

    (: I still blush when these things happen;

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