Traditions of a Gentleman

21 Lost Gentleman Traditions That Still Apply Today

1. He stands when she walks in the room

Standing for her shows you are attentive and you care.

2. He walks by her on the outside, closest to the street

Symbolically it might mean he’ll always be by her side, through thick and thin, and will protect her from anything.

3. He opens the door for her

Opening a door for her is not a sign she is weak, but a gesture of affection.

4. He never criticizes a home-made meal

If anyone takes the time and effort to make a dinner, they are your host. Honor them. 

5. He doesn’t Laugh Out Loud for the sake of attention

“Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill-manners…”

6. He pulls out her chair

Refer to 7.

7. He sits after she sits

“…and at the table wait until she is seated, indeed wait until every lady is seated, before taking your own place” 

8. He helps her put on/take off her coat

Women enjoys the help of a gentleman.

9. He doesn’t walk ahead of her

This is a sign of him protecting her. 

10. He gives up his seat to her if there is only standing room

A gentleman offers.

11. He carries her bags

A gentleman will help.

12. He picks up the check

With no expectations.

13. He holds an umbrella over her when it rains

The gentleman holds an umbrella over her and doesn’t mind getting a little wet 

14. He gives her his jacket

A gentleman pays attention.

15. He keeps her secrets

Especially the one entrusted to him by the woman of his dreams.

16. He walks her home or to safety

Because he’s concerned for her safety.

17. He listens to her

A gentleman always listens because he wants to deeply get to know her.

18. He’s on time

A gentleman is his word. Traffic is not an excuse for being late to a date. A good man plans in advance.

19. He compliments her

She spent a lot of time getting ready, so a gentleman always compliments.

20. He would never dream of hitting ANY woman

A gentleman finds no excuse to hit a woman…no matter what.

21. He asks her father for her hand in marriage

Simply because it is respectful and courteous.

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