What a loaded question, right? I don’t expect us to get a solid answer, because there are a lot of variables that determine whether or not chivalry is dead. If you’re a guy and consider yourself a true gentleman, you’d say false. If you’re a guy that’s not a gentleman, you’d probably still say false because you don’t wanna look like a douche. Ladies will have all kinds of answers depending on their experiences.
Personally, I don’t think chivalry is dead, but I do think it’s rare.
There are a lot of great quotes about chivalry (which can be found on this awesome Tumblr page), but one of my favorites is Emma Stone’s line in Easy A:
“Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air, because he knows he got me. Just once, I want my life to be like an 80’s movie… preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason.”
Um, yes. All of the above, please.
So what’s the verdict: Is chivalry dead? Why or why not? Holler at yo’ girl!