With the traditions of knighthood in a very dangerous period of history the idea of the Gentleman came out. Even though, those concepts of knighthood and honor have long been out of fashion, there are still some of the behaviors that have meaning and purpose. The core concepts of the knight and the gentleman are similar, for example, Protect the weak and defenseless, show compassion and mercy, speak the truth, and be courteous to others, especially women.
Here are 20 behaviors of a true gentleman:
- Opens Doors
A gentleman will hold the door for others to go in. So, he’ll e definitely opens the door for women and wait until they go in.
- On Time
If a gentleman says he’ll come, he’ll surely be there on time. They know that it is not good to show up late and waste other people’s time. He’ll be on time courteous and also he values your time.
- Walks closest to the Curb
A gentleman will walk close to the curb and put themselves between a woman and any potential danger.
- Offers his Jacket
A gentleman will sacrifice their personal comfort to make a lady more comfortable if she is cold and doesn’t have a jacket.
- Helps her be seated
A gentleman will pull out a woman’s seat for her and helps her move the seat in closer to the table.
- He is Courteous
A gentleman will say “please” and “thank you” to people as it shows courtesy and respect for others. Even though it is really a small thing, you can earn valuable points with people.
- Offers his Seat
A gentleman will offer their seat if a woman doesn’t have a seat in places like on the bus/subway/park bench. A gentleman will sacrifice their personal comfort for a short commute.
- Offers His Arm
A gentleman will offer their arm when they are out on a date. It is classy, and women like to walk arm-in-arm with a gentleman.
- Has Table Manners
A real gentleman has appropriate table manners and that will show that they are not some uncouth barbarian. If they are at a BBQ joint, they’ll use their fingers and get messy. And when they are eating at a restaurant with silverware, they’ll use them; they have perfect table manners.
- Is Not Rude to People
They’ll be polite even if the service is horrible. By doing this, it says that they can restrain their emotions, and shows empathy and basic respect for others.
- Picks up the Check
A gentleman should insist on paying when they reach for the check. They’ll try to get the check and put up a token struggle before conceding when a gentleman doesn’t pick up the check. They’ll never expect something in return when they picks up the check for a date or for friends.
- Is Attentive
A gentleman will listen carefully when someone is talking and they don’t fiddle with phone or watch the TV in the background. A gentleman will notice how others look too. If a woman in complimented by words “You look stunning” is they’ll be happy.
- Keeps his Word
A gentleman will do it if he says he is going to be somewhere or do something.
- Keeps a Secret
If a gentleman is told something in confidence, he’ll never utter a word about it.
- Does Not Kiss and Tell
A gentleman knows their significant and they don’t want others to looks like without clothes, how good they are in the sack or what freaky things they like.
- Does Not Hit Women
A gentleman will protect women even at the cost of their own life and they’ll never hurt a woman. A man should never lay his hands on a woman in anger, outside of extreme circumstances.
- Waits For Others to Get Their Food Before Eating
A gentleman will wait until everyone has been served before starting to eat when they are at a restaurant. It shows how patience and courtesy is a gentleman.
- Is Honest
A gentleman will tell you the truth even in a hard situation. They are always trustworthy.
- Gets Stuff Done
A gentleman has the knowledge to do stuff and gets things done. They’ll fix the car, splint a broken limb, change the baby’s diaper or cook dinner, jack of all trades, a Renaissance man, or the most interesting man in the world.
- Protects the Defenseless
A gentleman will always defend the innocent person. A gentleman has bravery, courage and fearlessness. He’ll protect women and children, and he risks his life to save the lives of others.