Becoming a Gentleman

It’s no wonder that so many women these days complain that there are no gentlemen left. I would tend to agree with them. I was raised to always treat ladies with chivalry. My father was a true gentleman and my grandfather too – he would always do little things like holding doors open, getting out of a car first and getting the door for my grandma or mother, or pull her seat out for her at the table when we had dinner. Nowadays, most young men haven’t got a clue about any of that, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that so many women are disappointed by the lack of gentlemen in the modern world.

So, what makes a gentleman? Here are my tips for all men out there, so they can up their game. The ladies in their life are sure to appreciate it.

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Develop A Sixth Sense

You need to be more aware of people around you and whether they need help. Keep your eyes open for women with strollers who need doors to be held, or old ladies who need some assistance on the stairs. In fact, it isn’t all about just being polite to the ladies – men deserve to be treated well too. If you’re dining with your male friends and want a drink of water, don’t just pour one for yourself, ask if anyone else wants one too. It’s only manners.

Never Be Afraid To Help

Too many people these days avoid getting involved with situations, and this is definitely not how a gentleman should behave. In the most dramatic circumstances, for example, if nobody reports that a building is on fire, it’ll burn to the ground. If everyone thinks it’s someone else’s job, it just won’t get done. While most situations aren’t that extreme, you should make yourself the one to help in everyday happenings – do those tourists need directions? Does that old man need help with his bags while he opens his front door?

Let Others Go First

Whether you’re entering a room, sitting at a table or serving dinner, put others before you. It’s just rude to serve yourself first before thinking of helping others. There are, however, a few exceptions to be aware of – if you are entering an unknown location, the man should go first to ensure it’s safe. Also, if you’re getting in a car and there is no other alternative but to slide along the seat to get in, go first, but explain why.

Walk On The Right Side

If you’re out with a lady, always walk on the road side of the pavement. It may be traditional, but it makes your date feel cared for.

Wait Until Your Date Is Indoors

If you’re dropping a lady off at home and she gets out of the car, always wait until she has opened her door and gone into the house before driving off. It’s polite and it helps her to feel safe.