We all know women prefer bad boys. The rough, mean, leather-wearing, motorcycle-owning, overall bad to the bone kind of guys. But there comes a time in every woman’s life when she gets tired of not being called back or having to ditch the classy fast food joint her bad boy took her to on their anniversary (after having forgotten about it in the first place) because he didn’t have enough money to cover the $5 tab. Tragic.
Consequently, this article is about chivalry, which isn’t and shouldn’t be dead. Because men should realize that by treating their ladies like dirt they’ll eventually end up alone or with a pregnant crack-addict. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but still, better safe than sorry.
What do you have to do, you ask? It’s simple, really. I’m not saying you should give up your rebel ways (heck, we love you for that). We love the leather jacket, we love the bike, we love the messy hair and the tattoos. Hell, we even love the occasional angry swearing (not directed at us, of course).
But there are some simple rules a gentleman that respects himself (and his partner) should always follow:
Never cheat.If you think you can’t be in a monogamous relationship and get urges to ‘test’ random strangers, feel free to do so only after you inform your partner about it. A simple ‘I’d like an open relationship, if you’re up for it’ is better than lying and cheating. This way your better half gets to decide whether you’re still worth her trouble or not. You might even get lucky and find out she’s as open minded as you are.
Be attentive, but not overly so. Women love little tokens of appreciation. From a small flower to full-fledged love letters handwritten in your own blood – or something like that. But keep in mind that if you shower her with gifts day in and day out she’ll stop appreciating them as much. Moderation is key.
Never scream at her. Not in private, not in public, not ever. This is unacceptable, no matter how infinitely angry you are. Not only will you show the crassest lack of respect, you’ll also make both of you look – and feel – bad (if this happens in public).
These are just a few tips and they don’t guarantee safe sailing through the female sea – just try to be the best you can be and the rest will come easily. I promise.