Excuse me a moment while I get on my soap box…
Maybe it’s an Iowa thing, so going out with a non-Iowan brought it to my attention. Or maybe (and I hope), it was just that guy. I hope Chivalry isn’t dead. Please, please tell me it’s not.
You see, I went out with this guy. The first date, I noticed he didn’t hold open the door of a restaurant. But maybe he was cold.
Second date, he picked me up. He pulled into the driveway and shot me a text that said he was “here”.
Okay, maybe he wasn’t positive on the house.
Enter date 3, 4 and 5.
What the? Is it so hard to get out of your car, walk to the door and escort a lady to your car? I don’t think I have ever gone out with a guy who didn’t at least come to the door, and get the car doors for me. And I have dated some real non-gentleman like men.
Also, I feel like the guy should pay the first few dates. Or at least offer to. Especially when it is obvious the man makes A LOT more than the women…why would they have HER pick up the bill 90% of the time (not just her bill….the WHOLE bill)? ESPECIALLY when they know she is going home to pay a babysitter.
Luckily, this has been my first experience with a guy like this. But, is this normal? He happens to not be from Iowa, or even the Midwest, so it led me to believe maybe New Yorkers are just kind of rude like that. Or maybe Midwest guys are sweeter (which I find hard to believe)?
For the record, if I ever hear about my son not going to the door to pick up a girl (friend, girl friend, whatever it may be), he will hear it from me. A lady should not be treated that way. My son will know what chivalry is.