They say that behind every great man is a lady. For a gentleman this is incorrect since that lady always comes first (or to the opposite side of the road when walking). There is a simple truth to this and that is women are above men and as such should be treated with more courtesy and respect that your fellow gentleman.
There are a few simple rules that a gentleman can abide by to show the proper respect to the fairer sex.
1. Ladies first. This means that women are always first do to anything or go anywhere. This also means that you should hold the door open for ladies so that they may go first.
2. Hats off. If there is a lady in the room take your hat off. Also if you are sitting down at a table, rise when the woman rises.
3. Don’t be vulgar when a lady is present. This rule is self explanatory.
4. Never show violence towards a lady. Under no circumstances should a gentleman lay a hand on a lady that is unwarranted or without consent.
It’s quite simple really. Although as gentlemen we are the pinnacle of manners, decency, honour and culture we are not above the gentlelady.
So there you have it,