Our definition of a gentleman has changed over the years but they are still seen as those who shield others weaker than them, who are compassionate and sensitive, as well as truthful and loyal. Keep reading to find out what it takes to be a gentleman in this day and age.
1. Opening doors
Not just literally, but also figuratively, by giving women the opportunities they deserve.
2. Being punctual
Gentlemen are strict about punctuality because they know that being late is disrespectful to the people waiting for them.
3. Being protective
There are no more dragons for a knight to save his lady from but a gentleman will always ensure that his significant other is safe from any kind of danger.
4. Being comforting
They’ll do their best to ensure that you’re warm and comfortable at all times, even if you are a complete stranger.
5. Pulling out chairs
A trait that has managed to survive the test of time but is slowly going out of practice.
6. Being courteous
You can expect them to be courteous and respectful in any situation.
7. Stepping back in line
If there’s a woman behind them in a queue, they’ll let her go up before they be it at a movie theatre or at a bank.
8. Offering physical aid
When you need help shifting heavy objects or repairing anything, they are there for you.
9. Impeccable manners
Knowing how to eat at the table has always been important, now and centuries ago.
10. Impeccable politeness
They are unfailingly nice to everyone they meet but don’t try to provoke them by insulting their honor.
11. Paying for food and activities
Luckily, feminism is making this idea go out of practice and now, a true gentleman will be prepared to go dutch and he will always carry some small bills.
12. Being attentive
From the time of the knights, gentlemen have tried to give their full attention to their partners.
13. Being open and honest
You can be sure that they will never lie to you or to anyone else.
14. Being reliable and trustworthy
Anything they are told in confidence will remain that way, no matter who tries to get it out of them.
15. Being faithful
It was considered normal to keep some concubines in the olden days but gentlemen of today know the importance of fidelity.
16. Being gentle and caring
They will never raise their hand or their voice at a person of the opposite sex.
17. Practicing patience and restraint
They are willing to wait for their partners to take their time with everything from ordering food to making moves in the relationship.
18. Being humorous
Not only are they very good at cracking jokes, they are also tolerant of jokes made at their expense.
19. Being ambitious
They are entrepreneurs and revolutionaries in modern times.
20. Enforcing morality
Throughout the ages, they have constantly chosen the right path, even if it is harder for them. They also do their best to help the people around them make the right decisions.