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50 Gentlemanly Tips To Remember On A Date

50 Gentlemanly Tips To Remember On A Date

Gentility is neither in birth, wealth, or fashion, but in the mind. A high sense of honor, a determination never to take a mean advantage of another, adherence to truth, delicacy and politeness…are the essential characteristics of a gentleman. –Cecil B. Hartley No man is born a gentleman, so how can he remember gentlemanly tips […]

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7 Ways One Mom Is Raising Good Guys

When my oldest son was seven years old, I decided to take him out to dinner one night.  I wanted it to be a special evening.  It was just my little man and myself spending some quality mommy/son time together.  When we got to the restaurant, the hostess showed us to our table.  My son […]

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How To Win A Good Girl For Life

“Love was as marked a feature in the chivalric character as valour; and in the phrase of the time, he who understood how to break a lance, and did not understand how to win a lady, was but a half a man.” Charles Mills, The History of Chivalry, or Knighthood and its Times (1825) Knights […]

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How A Knight Pursued A Lady

Back in the late 80’s Nintendo released a video game called Super Mario Brothers. Mario or Luigi fight to rescue Princess Peach, or Princess Toadstool if you’re old school. A 15th Century knight by the name of Sir Thomas Malory would say this is the heart of chivalry: “The very purpose of a knight is to […]

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Is Chivalry Dead? Part 1: The History

“Chivalry” conjures up an image of a man in a top hat from the 1800’s laying his coat over a puddle so his lady won’t have to get her shoes wet. The French origin of the term chivalry means “horsemanship,”[1] so you could theoretically say chivalry is a form of horse riding during the Middle […]

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