1. Plan a Date [caption id="attachment_2901" align="alignright" width="176"] Picnic @ the Tidal Basin Washington, D.C.[/caption]
Fellas, I’m being serious… the easiest way not to get a call/or text back from women is the good ole ‘we should hang out’ statement with no follow through. Women love a man who takes the time to LISTEN to her interests and plan a date accordingly. Although a nice dinner and a movie is sometimes needed, we as men need to be far more creative! If she’s an animal lover, plan a day at the zoo or aquarium. Karaoke nights are also great dates for the ladies who are more extroverted and outgoing. Whatever she has an interest in, be sure to use that information to plan a nice, romantic date. The key is to show you’re proactive and capable of taking the lead!
2. ‘Just Because’ Flowers Can Change Her MoodBack in 2013, my wife accepted an extremely stressful position at a juvenile detention center. Within the first couple of weeks, I could literally see the stress written all over her face every single time she came home from work. For me, there was only so much I could say or do to cheer her up daily so, I took the initiative to start every work week with a bouquet of roses. No matter the circumstance, after her first day of work each week, she could expect a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Fellas, it is all about effort. Of course, I knew the flowers wouldn’t completely remove the pressure of her new position, but I just wanted her to see that I cared and was there when she needed me. Not to be too predictable, I have switched up my approach a bit and occasionally take a detour home to stop at the florist. Each time, she appreciates the effort!
3. Getting to Know Her Parents & Earn Their Trust
Possibly the most important chivalric act on this entire list. Of course, this one only comes after you have been dating for a while but, this is a MUST! Brothers, if her parents aren’t feeling you, it is a tough road ahead. Invite her parents out to dinner every so often, just to have a conversation. Even if your girlfriend isn’t around. This is your chance to earn their trust and give them a live snapshot of who you are and what your plans are for their daughter. My wife comes from a tight-knit family, and she is extremely close to her mother and grandmother. When she was just my girlfriend, I can reflect on times when her family would have weekly gatherings that I would show up to alone; knowing my lady wouldn’t be able to attend because of work. It wasn’t for the brownie points or a pat on the back, I wanted her family to know me and I wanted to earn their trust in our relationship going forward. Fast-forward to today, my now Mother-in-Law and I are tight. I can call/text her if I need anything and we often talk just to catch up. This is important and although it may not seem as a traditional ‘act of chivalry’, most men skip out on this process and it ends up becoming an issue in the long run.