Hello again, friends! Long time, no blog! Please forgive me for my absence. Forgiven? Kthnx. You know what’s funny? My last post was about how we all need to stop looking and start living… and that’s exactly what I did.
Instead of writing about the good,
the bad and the ugly when it comes to dating, I actually took the time to enjoy life and the memories I was creating. And somewhere along the way, I stumbled across a slightly-bearded dude who actually managed to put my dating-ADD at bay and made me want to stick around. Yes, folks, little ol’ me, self proclaimed future cat lady, is in a full blown relationship [GASP!].
I’ll spare you on all the lovey-dovey, sappy deets of my new love life because, let’s face it, no one wants to hear about how in love someone is [gross!]. We only want to hear the bad stuff [don’t even try to deny it!]. I totally get it. No hard feelings here!
Anyways… one thing I will tell you is that because of my new[ish] stud muffin, I’ve come to the realization that chivalry is NOT dead! HALLELUJUAH! PRAISE THE DATING GODS!
To all the strong, independent feminists out there: Please don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Hear me out first. Capiche?
I consider myself to be a strong, independent woman and believe whole-heartedly that men and women should be treated equally. However, that does not mean I don’t want be treated like a lady. I can take care of myself but I can also appreciate when my man lifts my 1,000 LB suitcase out of my trunk when I’ve over packed for a weekend trip or when he puts a band aid on my thumb and kisses it to make it feel better [yes, that really happened – enter googly-eyed emoji here]. I am perfectly capable of doing both of those things myself [obviously] but I can’t deny that it makes me melt like ice cream on a hot day when he wants to do those things for me.
I can only speak for myself, but it’s the little chivalrous acts that men do that mean the most. I don’t want some grand, over-the-top gesture like him laying his jacket down over a puddle so I don’t get my precious pumps wet [puh-lease!]. Something as simple as holding the door open and letting a woman walk inside first is enough to make [most] of us swoon. Or grabbing the item on the top self at the grocery store that even when we’re on our tip toes is just out of reach. Or telling us we look pretty regardless if we just spent an hour getting ready. Or sending a quick ‘thinking of you’ text throughout the day or even picking up the phone and calling to ask how our day has been. Those are little things that separate Mr. Right from Mr. OMG-Why-Am-I-Dating-You.
So to all the chivalrous, kind-hearted dudes out there, keep it up. Being a gentleman never goes out of style [and we definitely love you for it].
And here’s to all the ladies who are still searching for that chivalrous, kind-hearted guy. Don’t give up hope. He’s out there [I’ve seen it].
Ciao for now!