Chivalry. It’s a word and a practice. So if there is one thing every man should learn, it’s how to be chivalrous. These acts of chivalry that — while a bit old-fashioned — are just as relevant today as they were one-hundred years ago.
20 Chivalrous Acts That Will Never Get Old:
1. Holding the door open.
This goes for anyone who needs it — the elderly, disabled, pregnant, or carrying something heavy, regardless of gender. They will surely be thankful for the gesture.
2. Giving up your seat.
If you’ve got a steady pair of legs, why not give up your seat to a person who is standing and seems to need the seat more than you do.
3. Pull out her chair.
You don’t have to do this every time, but it’s a nice touch.
4. Calling when you say you’ll call.
Be a real human and follow through on your promises. If you’re going to say you’re going to call, then do it.
5. Walking on the outside of the sidewalk.
This is a sign of protection and a simple yet effortless way to show her you care.
6. Filling up your gas tank.
It’s indicative of a man who was raised right and is generally courteous.
7. Making sure she gets home after a date.
A simple text asking if she made it home safely. The other option would be walking or driving her home and not expecting anything in return.
8. Offering her your jacket when she’s cold.
It’s gentlemanly and kind.
9. Offering to drop her off first before you park far away.
If you’re having difficulty finding a nearby parking spot, offer to drop her off at the entrance before finding a parking spot.
10. Complimenting her. On something other than her looks.
If she’s smart, tell her. If she’s intuitive, tell her. If she’s witty, tell her. There are so many other components that make up a person besides their looks.
11. Sending flowers.
And I’m not talking about the bouquet you send her on Valentine’s Day. I’m talking about the grocery store assortment you pick up on some random Tuesday just because you’re thinking of her.
12. Write her notes.
This will always brighten her day.
13. Kissing her forehead.
It’s a small gesture that can make her feel adored.
14. Actually go to the door and knock when picking her up.
Don’t just text her.
15. Being respectful to strangers.
If you’re rude to a total stranger, imagine how she think’s you’ll act when you meet her family and friends.
16. Spending time with family and friends.
These are small gestures, but they speak volumes about his intentions.
17. Stepping in during awkward situations.
Women like to feel safe. When you have the opportunity to go out of your way to protect her, it shows her you really care about her.
18. Keep your eyes on the prize.
Don’t get distracted by the other stimuli in the room, like the TV above the bar behind her. If a woman is spending time with you, make it count.
19. Ask her to dance.
Don’t be one of those guys who doesn’t dance.
20. Pay the bill.
Always pick up the check. Always.