Who killed chivalry? Is chivalry even dead? Who gave chivalry feelings? These are just some thoughts that go through my mind while I sit on my throne (…” while taking the Browns to the Superbowl”…”Dropping the kids off at the pool”…you get it.)
Chivalry – The medieval system, principles, and customs of knighthood. The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women
Gentleman – a chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man.
This brings us to the point, that in order to keep chivalry alive, we need more gentlemen. As you see by definition, being chivalrous and a gentleman goes hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Whether she’s young or old, harlot or saint, a real gentleman is chivalrous towards all women.
The great philosopher Dave Chappelle had this to say about chivalry:
“An unappreciative woman makes a great asshole.”
It’s the simple things that matter. We, the Colleagues of Extraordinary Gentlemen, have developed this guide of basic etiquette of a gentleman.
- Dress like a gentleman:
-Nobody wants to see your arse, bro. Pull up your pants. And learn how to tie a tie/bowtie. If you look good, you feel good.
- Always be polite:
-Nobody likes a douche. You wouldn’t want anyone to disrespect your mother, so why disrespect a potential future baby-momma? Do these simple things: Always open the door: This is the most basic rule to abide by. It doesn’t matter if you’re far ahead, slow down and wait until she approaches the door. Give up your seat: Even if you had a long day, always offer to give up your seat and even if she says no, stand up anyways. Share your umbrella: If you see a lady walking through the rain always offer to share your umbrella. Remember, that weave is $95, plus tax.
- Be punctual, Yet be patient:
-The early bird gets the worm; therefore, he gets the women first. Nothing is worse than a man who isn’t on time. What’s worse is a guy who rush things. If you’re worthy, she’ll come around. Patience is key.
- Don’t kiss and tell:
– There’s no need to go out and brag to your bros. Not only will this get you caught up, but once you meet the girl of your dreams she might already know everything about you. Be what we like to call, a Humble Homie.
- Have high morals:
- Be smart about your decisions. Don’t just do anything. I know how hard this is, trust me. Just remember, “A duck with a butt is not a swan”.
- Don’t abuse the trust:
If I had a quarter for every time a girl told me “I don’t trust men”, I’d have $37.50. I hate getting to know a woman, and I get stopped short because of the previous guy. “Its not you, its me“, You damn right its you!
If these simple tips are not enough, do some reading. “How To Be A Gentleman” by John Bridges is a good read. “If you’ve ever wondered when it’s appropriate to send flowers or how to pick the perfect bottle of wine, Brooks Brothers‘ ‘How to be a Gentleman’ book will be an essential companion through life’s trickier situations.”
Now this part is for the women (or one of these).
I’m here to say chivalry isn’t dead, you just have a great imagination. Your expectations are indeed too high. You’re expecting every man you encounter to be Superman, when in reality they’re just Clark Kent. The Superman you actually need could be right in front of your eyes, but you over look them with your expectations (Don’t get me started on that $200 date crap). Just keep this in mind, a woman worth chasing for will help in the development of the man. You wanna be swept off your feet, but what are you bringing to the table yourself? Make yourself worthy to be approachable. I believe that no relationship is good unless there is equal input into the relationship. Meaning, the relationship shouldn’t just benefit one person. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn’t fight for woman equality for nothing. Relationships are for ladies and gentlemen, literally. A lady knows her responsibilities, as a gentleman knows his. Don’t think like a man, think like a lady.
Chivalry is not dead, it just goes unnoticed.
This PSA has been brought to you by the Colleagues of Extraordinary Gentlemen.