It seems like men’s attitudes toward women are reflected in a culture of booty calls, porn-industry bred expectations and general infidelity.
It’s not too hard to become wary of dating altogether. Women have learned the survival tactic of being prepared for the worst case scenario each time the go on a date, and to take every developing relationship with a grain of salt.
What men don’t realize is that it’s not necessarily big money, big jobs or big cars that will impress a girl – but rather small acts which show how well he was raised and the quality of his character.
When a woman these days meets a gentleman, she knows that she’s found a rare gem.
Here are six small gestures that will win you big points:
Open the door
A fellow who opens car or building doors for his date, girlfriend or wife starts any evening off on the right foot.
Even movies have riffed on the idea that so much can be judged in the first moments of a date, when a guy either opens a car door or not.
Don’t clean your plate
We know that you’re hungry, but show a little self control at the table and offer a lady the first and least portions of food – no matter how much you’re craving it.
Also don’t forget to wait for your date to start eating before you do. It’s a small sign of respect that goes a very long way.
Spend time with family
Popular wisdom dictates that you can tell how a man will treat his wife based on how he treats his mother.
Whether that is completely accurate or not – a man who takes time to call, visit and help his family is usually very appealing to a woman – showing potential for future stability and protection.
Watch a chick flick
We get it – you’d rather be watching the football game. However, be an adult and try and muster up some enthusiasm for the latest girl’s movie your partner is dying to see.
While you might not enjoy the show, she’ll be happy and therefore everyone will win in the end!
As much as you can. All the time. Just do it. Enough said.
Filling up her gas tank
She’ll be really surprised the first time around. It shows that you were thinking about her at a very unexpected time and care for her well-being when she’s out and about.
There are certainly many more ways that a man can show his good upbringing, values, love and appreciation with relatively easy and small gestures. Get creative!