Living in the 21st century it is not unusual to ask ourselves, is Chivalry dead? A few decades ago chivalry wasn’t something that was always just given, but also something that was commonly expected. Men knew to treat women with courtesy and respect. He holds the door, carries the bags, takes care of the check, and is never rude to a woman. But times have changed where these everyday courtesies are not as common as they used to be. Although chivalry has become an outdated practice does not mean that men aren’t still gentlemen. Men can be sweet, caring, and respectful toward a woman without having to work towards unreachable expectations from women. They shouldn’t have do the things they do because they feel obliged to but rather because they want to. Men shouldn’t be the only one holding up all the responsibilities in a relationship anymore. We’re beyond the point of men paying for everything and waiting on ladies hand and foot. Women have become much more independent to where they don’t need or want to rely on a man to make everyday life tasks easier for them. It’s not that men have necessarily become less generous but that women aren’t as prone to accepting the giving. While some could very well argue that chivalry is dead, others could just say it’s simply not as obvious as it used to be anymore.
Is Chivalry Really Dead?