I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about chivalry and men being real gentlemen. He has been married five years and always opens the door and pulls out a chair for his wife. I do not want to say a guy needs to do everything ALL the time for a woman. That would be living in absolutes. But most of the time good intentions to be nice and courteous go a very long way in a woman’s heart.
Society changes rapidly, especially in the current digital age, but basic values should never be pushed aside. Didn’t your mother teach you good manners? Hopefully she taught you to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and treat women with kind respect. Walk on the outside of a lady on the sidewalk. Be the protector. It makes us grrls feel delicate and safe.
Romance will always be a beautiful, sacred thing to me. When a guy gives a grrl a gentle kiss on the forehead… deep sighs arise. So nice! Or comes home with an unexpected small gift. It doesn’t have to be jewelry or anything expensive, just something with a thought attached to it. Like a single flower or a grrl’s favorite dessert. Or maybe some sexy lace lingerie. Then you both win.
Some say chivalry is dead because the dating scene is more casual now. Some completely skip dinner and a movie and just want to hook up. Oh Tinder. There is definitely always room to be a gentleman, no matter what the situation is. All the little things matter a lot- giving a grrl a compliment, telling her she looks beautiful, making sure she is comfortable. A little goes a long way. Chivalry and romance is not dead.
Always be nice !!