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Things He Should Know: Chivalry Lives?

This new feature, Things He Should Know, is geared toward all the men out there looking for a little helpful information or perspective about the women in their lives. Perhaps you can share some of these tips with the fellas in your life. As we already know, it helps to get friendly feedback and direction from each other!

To read about chivalry in relationships

Times have changed and dating is a whole new ballgame; even the last few decades have been a blur of transition for both sexes. But this doesn't mean the fundamentals of courting a woman aren't still relevant and appreciated.

Opening the the car door, offering to pay for a drink or dinner, or ringing the doorbell instead of announcing yourself via cell phone are gestures that most women still appreciate.

Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff write in their Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend, "Chivalry may not be dead, but it sure is on life support". What do you think, ladies and gentlemen? Do men who possess old-school manners have the edge when hoping to court a woman or create a long-lasting relationship? Or are we all satisfied with the new standards for dating and romance?


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