Are chivalry and masculinity dead in today’s society? It’s true that the men of today are nothing like the ones from the 1950’s but to say that both of these qualities, found in men back then, are non-existent here in the 21st century would be incorrect. Most of the attributes that men possessed previously have evolved (or devolved based on however you choose to look at it) with time. Chivalry and masculinity do exist but they’re defined differently nowadays.
There are so many things that a guy chooses to do differently now because of how easy technology made everything or how society itself evolved over the last century. Everyone and everything were bound to change along with time and although the essence of these two are still present, the gestures associated with them are not. Not all of them are missed but there are certain things which women would love to see a man of today doing.
1- Courting her.
Nowadays, if you like a person, all you have to do is go find them on any one of the million social media apps there are and just ‘hit them up’. Back in the day, if a guy liked a girl, he’d literally pursue her. He’d write her notes, send her flowers or basically do anything which might get her attention. Dating wasn’t like what it is today when two people can’t even differentiate between a date and casually hanging out. It used to be romantic where the guy actually made sure that the girl developed genuine feelings for him and wanted there to be a second date too. He’d plan the date, set a time, bring her something nice and make it all unforgettable. – Continue reading on next page