I'll be completely honesty with you all. I've dated a lot. I've had about a dozen legitimate boyfriends and let's just not even count the amount of guys I have casually dated.
These guys range from med school residents to ex-college baseball players to good ol' country boys. And while all of the relationships have been very different, there has been one attribute that seems to be consistent.
The most chivalrous a guy will be is at the beginning of your relationship.
I realize that statement sounds a bit morbid, but I am not saying it's a bad thing. In fact, it makes sense because that is when he is trying to impress you most. I also think it is important for girls to take notice and acknowledge these actions because it does set a precedent for the way he will treat you in the future.
I preach this lesson because of one great guy that I dated. His chivalry never died partially because I always tried my best to let him know how much I appreciated it.
While it is sweet when a guy opens doors, takes you out to dinner, shows you off to friends, etc, the real meaning behind chivalry is how special he makes you feel.
This week is two years since our first date and even when we randomly chat or facebook or run into each other when I'm in Gainesville, he still always makes me feel really special.
I guess that point that I am trying to make is that chivalry isn't dead--it's just different.
And that is OK.
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