A gentleman protects his girl….
When a man is confident within himself, and understands his self-worth, he can be a source of strength. On the flip side, a man lacking confidence can be draining or even dangerous.
Women are attracted to confident men because they want a protective man, just not overprotective.
Men are naturals when it comes to protecting the people they care about. Why are men protective? A true gentleman protects his girl by deep moral standards within.
Here are 7 ways a gentleman protects his girl:
1. A Gentleman Protects Her From Harm
Throughout his pursuit of her, she feels safe because a true gentleman keeps the creepers away. He’ll avoid a fight when possible, but he’s not afraid to engage if it means protecting his girl. He walks her to her car and/or walks her to her door at the end of the night.
2. A Gentleman Protects Her From The Elements
As we already discussed in 21 Lost Gentleman Traditions, he walks closest to the street to protect her from puddles that might splash. He holds an umbrella for her when it’s raining, and he offers his coat when it’s cold. He’ll sacrifice his personal comforts to ensure she feels comfortable.
3. A Gentleman Protects Her Heart
He makes a commitment and keeps it; no games needed. He calls when he says he’s going to call. He asks her on a real date, and is clear on his intentions. If a gentleman is interested in a girl, he won’t ask her to “hang out.”
He protects her heart by guarding his own. She’ll never catch him staring at other women. He won’t cheat on her, and he keeps boundaries when he talks to other women.
Pride will not keep a gentleman from apologizing when he makes a mistake.
A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman’s heart. -Shannon L. Alder
4. A Gentleman Protects Her Reputation
When a girl is with a gentleman, she’ll never have to make the walk of shame. He’ll never brag about his exploits with her. He stands up for the relationship, and he isn’t afraid to introduce her as his girlfriend.
5. A Gentleman Protects Her Feelings
He compliments her, and he notices the small things that matter most to her.
When she’s had a bad day, a way too early morning, or she’s “hangry,” he knows when to keep his mouth shut. He prioritizes what’s important to argue about and what to let go. A gentleman is never passive aggressive. He knows when he’s gone too far.
6. A Gentleman Protects Her Sexually
Though sexual chemistry is high, a gentleman’s intent is never a one-night stand. When a woman is with a gentleman, she feels safe, and she knows he’s not going to take advantage of her when or if she’s vulnerable.
He doesn’t look at porn because he understands this can hurt intimacy with her, and he’s also open about his history. If he’s been sexually active, he’s not afraid to get tested.
7. A Gentleman Protects Her Spiritually
He prays with her and for her. He prays for his future wife. A gentleman understands words are powerful. Truth, peace, honor, respect, and virtue are weapons, and he uses them like a champion gladiator.
A gentleman does more than protect his woman from harm. He protects her heart, her reputation, and her feelings. He guards her sexually and spiritually. In short, he protects her mind, body, and soul.