I’ve been a dating coach for thirteen years, and in that time I’ve been privileged enough to converse with hundreds of men and women about dating. According to nearly every woman I’ve asked, the answer is a resounding “no.” Yet, many guys I have coached believe chivalry is dead. I will attempt with objectivity to clear things up in this blog posting.
As women, we love our modern independence, but deep down we want guys to treat us like ladies. That being said, sometimes a guy’s attempt at chivalry goes wrong and the entire notion of its existence is called into question.
I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, just that it is what it is.
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Although chivalrous, he doesn’t walk around town calling women “dames”, or question their ability to hold down a good job and drive a car. My friend was being nice, and as a result of his friendliness he was made to feel uncomfortable, as though his nice gesture was part of some hidden-agenda to sneak a peak.
He was caught off guard by her accusation, but ultimately, was able to laugh it off.
Most women don’t expect their boyfriend to pay all the time.
But, in the initial stages of courtship, the man must pay for dinner; it’s common dating etiquette.
A woman appreciates it when a man holds her hand or throws his arm around her in public; it’s sweet – signifies togetherness.