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post #1 of 23
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Do you think men still practice common courtesies for women, ex: opening doors, helping on with coats, etc.

For me, NO! Not my Jerry anyway. He's a great guy, but has no gentlemanly traits at all!
post #2 of 23
Not my hub either, Susie! But I have a lot of male friends who do, so....
post #3 of 23
Hubby does - always walks on the roadside of the pavement, opens doors etc. So do most of the guys I work with.
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
Hubby does - always walks on the roadside of the pavement, opens doors etc. So do most of the guys I work with.
That's great Beth. My father always was a gentleman.........
post #5 of 23
My father, yes. My husband, not a chance. Even when I was hobbling on crutches or a cane with my sprained ankle (OK, I'm actually still hobbling, but it's a lot better now than it was in the first couple weeks), do you think he could hold open a door for me? Nope.
post #6 of 23
Yes- I do think some guys still do it, but it is not as prevalent as it used to be.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by valanhb
do you think he could hold open a door for me? Nope.
I would say that's grounds for divorce!!!


I have seen some men still observe the common courtesies. but my husband isn't one of them either!
post #8 of 23
My boyfriend does it about 45% of the time and i like it.
post #9 of 23
My answer is pretty much the same as yasmine's.
post #10 of 23
Yes Ben did for me.
post #11 of 23
I´ll do it... if you doubth ask to Gema!........

Seriously! tha majority of times I´ll try to do!
post #12 of 23
Depends on the guy and his priorities!

Bradley isn't big on opening the car door for me (he does it every so often) but makes up for it by being kind, thoughtful, funny, romantic, and all-around wonderful
He would open doors for me, etc. if he knew it was a big deal for me. But it isn't, so he can focus his energies elsewhere.
post #13 of 23
Yah it depends on the guy... some just don't have any respect for women.

The gentlemen who DO respect women do all the nice, courtly things.

Women deserve tons of respect, and even if she's the strongest, most independent superwoman in the world, she STILL deserves to be treated like a LADY!!!
post #14 of 23
It depends on which one of us is carrying our daugther. If I've got her, he gets the door for me, and if he's got her, I get the doors. When we're together, he *usually* gets the doors and stuff for me. Not big on holding hands though. Unless he thinks there may be something in it for him to do so Overall, he's NOT romantic at all. But if I was on crutches or something, he'd definitely help me as much as he could. Not that he could much, since he's gone all week!

Amber
post #15 of 23
in theory if they are to treat us as "ladies" then we should be treating them like "gentalmen" ie- dinner ready the minute he gets home, get his pipe and slippers for him, never dissagree with him. haha in not doing that!
post #16 of 23
Hi

My chivralrous companion does cool things - being in France it's pretty common over here. Women never pour their own wine, nor peel their fruit (!). When we eat out I tell him what I want and then he orders for me. That was strange at first but Ok now! You have doors opened for you, but so far not the car door...hmmm...

In return though, and this is still a little odd - if he would like me to wear eg the pretty burgundy top he bought for me, he really would like me to wear it. Hmm. maybe not so chivralrous as old-fashioned!
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by ilovejoelyo
in theory if they are to treat us as "ladies" then we should be treating them like "gentalmen" ie- dinner ready the minute he gets home, get his pipe and slippers for him, never dissagree with him. haha in not doing that!
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Do you think men still practice common courtesies for women, ex: opening doors, helping on with coats, etc.?
Yes, absosmurfly!!!
post #19 of 23
My boyfriend, Matt, opens the car door for me. He's also cooking me dinner on Saturday.

He is very much a gentleman!
post #20 of 23
I'd say about 65% of all men I've ever dated have done things like that. There are different levels, though. Some of them stop at opening doors, and some go as far as to stand up when I leave and return to the dinner table. Some always bring flowers, and some draw the line at carrying purses. Some will offer you their jacket, and some will ask you if you'd like to go indoors (which is still polite, IMO, since it shows they're thinking about how comfortable you are).

I don't think it was ever indicative of what type of person they were or how nice they were--some people just weren't taught to do stuff like that. I like it though, and my Mr. Right will definately be a gentleman.
post #21 of 23
Rob does most of the time -- unless there's a practical reason for not doing it, like when his back was on the fritz and just getting from point A to point B was all the effort he could make. Now that he's pretty much back to normal, so's the opening of doors and whatnot.

I think fewer men pay attention to this these days than used to, not because they're inconsiderate, just because the expectation isn't as great as it used to be.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Purr
and some go as far as to stand up when I leave and return to the dinner table.
in highschool, i ate dinner with one of my girlfriend's families and her dad and brother both stood up when her and I left and returned to the table... i loved it! i felt important
post #23 of 23
My boyfriend used to do all that gentlemenly type stuff when we first started dating...but now after 3 years...no way
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