In the modern times the concept of gentleman is fast disappearing. Society was acquainted with the idea of Gentlemen through the traditions of knighthood when defenseless people were in peril. At the time knights who were custodians of law offered protection to the weak especially the women. No longer, the knights go about rescuing the weak, but some of their qualities like truthfulness, compassion, mercy and courteousness are still relevant.

So, how do you know if the man in front of you is a true gentleman?



Opens Doors

He opens the doors and lets the others to move first. When with women, he makes it a point to open and hold the doors and lets them move out and move in first.
Is Punctual

A gentleman is always on time as he values his time as well as that of others. He is present everywhere right on time, just as he promises. It indicates how courteous he is and that he respects others as proper gentleman does.


Is always closer to the Curb

While walking on the footpath he always walks closest to the curb and puts himself between any possible danger and the woman he is with.


Covers the lady with his Jacket

When it’s chilly and the woman with this man feels cold, he offers her his jacket, sacrificing his own comfort.


Helps her to sit

A gentleman would never take his seat first. In the presence of a woman, he would pull out the chair and offer the seat to her and then gently move it closer, helping her to sit. He will always ensure to make the woman comfortable and then take the seat himself.


He is Polite

We are taught to say “please” and “thank you” to others, but most people forget this tiny bit of courteousness by the time they grow up. A gentleman never forgets to be courteous and that is why he always wins the heart of others.


 Let’s others sit

A gentleman is never weary of sacrificing his comforts for the sake of others especially, when it comes to the elderly and women. Whether it is a park or a subway, a bus or a train, if he finds a woman or an elderly person standing, he offers them his seat.


Offers His Arm

When he is out with a woman on a date, he makes her feel special by offering is arm to her. It’s really speaks volumes of his refined manners. Women too like him because they love walking arm-in-arm with a true gentleman.


Follows table etiquettes

He is well aware how to eat in a BBQ joint as well as a restaurant. He knows very well, he can use of his fingers to eat the food in a BBQ joint and it does not matter if he gets a bit messy. But when in a restaurant, he knows the silverware is not provided without a reason. He will make a point to use the napkin and use the spoons and forks correctly for different types of dishes.


Is never rude to others

Howling, shouting and insulting others, sparing no thought for them, is not the way of a gentleman. He will always show restraint and be in control of his emotions. He tries to show empathy towards others and never misses to show basic respect to them.


Offers to pay the bill

A gentleman always reaches or the bill, and insists on paying it. However, when for some reason he does not pick up the bill first, he at least offers to pay the bill before allowing the other person. But, when he picks up the bill and makes the payment, whether he’s with a woman on a date or with a friend, he does not expect anything from them.

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