Are you looking for the perfect gent? We’ve cracked the code to all things chivalry and we’re here to share our findings..
Praise the generation of the gentleman! Mature daters hold a particular set of romantic skills that most women could only dream about. Being dropped off at your doorstep or coming home to a bouquet of flowers on a mundane Tuesday are charms that are sadly no longer part of most of our dating lives. Mature daters? You’ve got it better than anyone else because the men of the gentleman generation are waiting to shower you with respect, kindness and support. In the modern day, we’ve got used to limp texts reading ‘outside’ and we wouldn’t blink twice at the thought of halving the bill, flowers for no reason? He must have cheated. Luckily for you mature daters, the gentleman is still around and he’s here to impress, so get your finest lipstick on and be prepared to be treated every bit as fabulous as you are. What are these skills made of you ask? Well here’s what to expect when dating a Mature gent.
He Makes Reservations
A gentleman will always make a reservation, even if it’s a weeknight. He puts planning into the date and it shows. Reserved tables are always going to be the best seats in the house and it guarantees your evening will go to plan. No hiccups, no panicking and one smooth road to date night success.
He’ll Call You
He uses the old trusty telephone, something a lot of us have forgotten about in a world of social media, snapshot communication. He’s mature enough to speak on the phone and have a flowing conversation. He’s experienced in life and his social skills are proof of this. No doubt he’ll call at a suitable hour and he’ll ask tentatively about your day. No ‘KLKL LOL 😛’ to be found here. (That’s ‘cool laugh out loud, *cheeky tongue face smiley*’ to you and I)
He Opens Doors For You
It’s a textbook basic and it will never go unmissed when dating a gentleman, it’s the polite move to make and shows chivalry and good manners. It’s also an opportunity for you to make an early decision about your date before you’ve even sat down as it says a lot about a man. Going out of his way to make your
He Has Excellent Table Manners
A man who takes his time to eat his dinner, his table etiquette is perfect and you don’t have to wince as he talks with a mouth full or worse yet, plays with his food. There’s no rush to finish your meal and he’ll always offer you a bite because sharing really is caring.
He Wouldn’t Kiss On A First Date
A true gentleman would never kiss a lady on a first date, no matter how much he wanted to. Respecting your date is the priority and he would never want to make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. You always come first, no matter of his desires! A simple peck on the cheek makes the best goodbye.
Whether you believe in backing the chivalrous men of today or if you think we should settle for a fairer attitude towards dating, the numbers we’ve found suggest chivalry needs to make a speedy comeback!
77.4% of people in a relationship believe men should pay the bill on a first date.
18.9% think the bill should be split.
Being late was voted in the top 5 turn offs from a first date
96% of women like to receive flowers when they’re not expecting them.
51% percent of single people surveyed said that flattery is the best way to attract someone.
Both sexes agree that a peck on the cheek is the ideal way to end a date.
87% of women believing that good old fashioned manners still count.
He Walks Curb Side
Walking nearer to the curb is an act so old school it’s almost extinct so if your date does this, you know you’re on to a winner. Walking curb side is to protect the lady from any dangers of the road. These gents are adorable. I’ll take two.
He Buys You Flowers
The chivalrous man will buy you flowers for no reason other than because he was thinking of you. No expensive Valentines roses, just a bunch of your favourites, because he knows flowers will make you smile. This small act of kindness speaks volumes and will brighten up your day.
Pays The Bill
A true gentleman will always pay the bill, although the woman may momentarily resist. He simply won’t allow it, whereas modern day men wouldn’t expect anything less than a 50/50 split, ‘actually your mojito was a couple quid more, do you mind covering that?’ The gentleman see’s it as his job to look after and treat his lady.
He Compliments You
The chivalrous gent is not shy to give his lady compliments. It gets better if he starts to notice small changes like a haircut or even comments on a particular style. The men of today over think as much as we do, a small compliment could make him seem ‘keen’ and for some reason that’s frowned upon in the modern day man. So soak your compliments up, you don’t know how good you’ve got it!
The man will always offer to drive and it goes without saying that he’ll always offer to pick you up and have you home at a suitable hour. You’ll feel safe in his car and there’s no way he’ll skip a red light to impress you. They say a man’s car reflects his true colours so take note, whatever you’re faced with, relax knowing muddy football boots and half eaten sandwiches won’t be making an appearance.
You might not believe it but men these days just don’t listen, with the distractions of technology it can often feel like you’re talking to a brick wall when you’re addressing the modern man. However, mature daters will listen with both ears and remember the details so they can refer back to them or offer a genuine answer and conversation. Ah, what a treat that must be.
He’s Always On Time
A gentleman wouldn’t dream of leaving a lady waiting! He’s worked hard for this date and will be there promptly on the set time arranged! He won’t show up too early either, he respects the ladies time to get ready. Plus punctual timing shows organisation and reliability!
So there you have it, the gentlemen of the dating world are still around! Look out for these charming acts of kindness and you’ll be well on your way to the loving relationship you’ve always wanted! We’re hoping these older gents have something to teach the modern man too, I’m patiently waiting for my midweek flowers from a man who doesn’t use his calculator app to divide the bill ‘fairly’ at the end of a date.