Republished from 5/30/15
I often hear women talking about the way they would like to be treated by men. They want “old school” romance where they’re picked up at their front door, their car door is opened for them, and their meal is paid for. They want their guy to be chivalrous – a knight in shining armor who only has eyes for them and treats them like the princess they are.
Women complain that men aren’t chivalrous at all anymore, that chivalry is just dead and gone. There apparently is no such thing as dating, going out for dinner, or to the movies. There are only hook ups and long texting conversations. There is no such thing as a guy who is going to treat you right and not talk to other girls. “All guys are the same.”
This is so untrue it makes me cringe.
We live in a different time. A time where women hold a huge amount of power. A time where women can walk to a car, open their own door, and pay for their own meal.
Stop thinking chivalry and start thinking equality. If you expect to be treated like a princess, you need to be treating your guy like a prince. There ARE men in this world who will take you out on dates, hold the door open for you, and be everything you want them to be if you start lowering your expectations and stop thinking back to the way things used to be 20 years ago.
Not all guys are the same. Respect demands respect and the way you act, carry yourself, and the way you date will bring you the chivalry you’re looking for. Granted, you’ll probably run into some boys who will always be sucky people, but if you know you deserve better then you will eventually get that.
You don’t need a knight in shining armor – you are fully capable of saving yourself. When you are aware of that, your knight in shining armor will come along (just in case you need a little back up).