Is Chivalry Alive And If So, WHERE?
I’m a 44-year-old man who was divorced earlier this year. I was married for 12 years, so it’s been a while since I was on the dating scene. I’m a little disturbed by a trend I’m experiencing. Nobody likes chivalry! I open doors, I pull out chairs, I pick up the check and I don’t expect sex on the first date (not that I would turn it down, mind you). This is just who I am. I did those things when I was dating my ex and after we were married. But some women don’t say thank you or acknowledge these courtesies at all. And since when is it cool to answer your phone on a date? Is it me or the women I pick?
Dear Chivalry Lover:
I don’t think chivalry is dead but perhaps dormant. It’s a pretty easy fix and like so many of them, communication is key. So here’s what I would do if I were you: