12 Men Share Whether Or Not They Think Chivalry Is Dead

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1. “I don’t think chivalry is dead, I think women are just oblivious to it.” —Jeff, 24

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2. ” I think it has evolved. I certainly believe chivalry still exists, but it isn’t practiced by every man. I find that troubling because even in an evolving society, I think it will always be the man’s responsibility to always be courteous and respectful to all women.” —Pete, 26

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3. “For a lot of people it is. But I was raised by a single mom and grew up with sisters so I know how to be a gentleman and respect women.” —Graham, 24

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4. “I would say it’s certainly not dead but that it’s not as readily practiced as it used to be. If its something that someone is looking for and it’s important to you, it can be found in many people, just might have to look a little harder than people had to in the past.” —Corey, 23

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5. “I think sometimes chivalry can be a catch 22. It’s like if I show a woman chivalry will she think that I’m trying to say she can’t buy her own drink or open her own door? Some women are weird about it, and would rather us not be chivalrous at all. It’s not dead, but sometimes I’m hesitant to show it because I don’t know what women want!” —Brady, 26

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6. “I think all men are aware that they should treat a woman with respect, it’s just a matter of whether they do.” —Alex, 23

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7. “I think it’s more of a luxury than an everyday occurrence. It’s like a holiday, or birthday, or anniversary, it happens every so often and it’s nice, but all of the time would be exhausting.” —Joe, 24

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8. “Chivalry is definitely not the way it was years ago, but I have had a few people hold a door or two for me.” —Chris, 25

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9. “I think it all comes down to expectations. Women expect men to open car doors, pull out chairs for them, pay the bill, buy them drinks, and if your a man willing to abide by those expectations then chivalry is alive and well; if you’re not willing to do those things then chivalry is on it’s last breath.” —Gabe, 25

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10. “I’m willing to be chivalrous for a woman who will appreciate it.” —Sam, 23

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11. “It’s definitely not dead, but it’s kind of in a vegetative state; it’s on life support. Chivalry is in a coma.” —Brad, 25

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12. “I think any guy who thinks chivalry is dead, is a guy who thinks women don’t deserve their respect, and I am not one of those guys.” —Luke, 24 TC mark

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