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My blogging and love of blogging is a family effort. HodgePodge Hippie has posts from our 9-year-old, thoughts from our 5-year-old and most posts are a joint effort from me and my husband as well. They come from my happy place, my sad place, my frugal place, my sarcastic place…and mainly, my heart, soul and mind. Tonight, my husband is center stage on HodgePodge Hippie. He has a way with words that I’ve loved since the day I met him, and he had a great idea for a fun post that I think is time to shine.
If you’ve ever wondered “where have all the gentlemen gone?”, then get prepared to have your question answered. Just know, they haven’t gone anywhere but, possibly, we are failing to see when they are truly trying to do a nice gesture.
So, my husband thought of some “HodgePodge Hippie Husband Hacks” of things he does to show me he cares. A random compilation of ways to be a gentlemen, with little to no effort but results in huge rewards of love and appreciation. <3
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A gentlemen always walks in front of his lady going down the stairs. (Totally true – I’ve fallen into him so many times and he has saved me!)
Not surprisingly, he should always walk behind her going up the stairs too. (Hey, I’ve fallen backwards too!)
Always make certain to have the male walk closest to the road to protect from traffic.
Don’t order alcohol on a date unless she does first. (Don’t worry, I’ll always order first. Cheers!)
Respect her dietary needs on a date. (Dessert first, please!)
Don’t extend a hand when meeting a lady unless she extends first (Love this. I need to ask him though…what if I want to high-five instead?)
Rise from your seat when she first joins the table.
Place a napkins on your lap during dinner. (I am the WORST at this.)
Do not finish your meal too soon before her. (I’m a fast eater. Challenge accepted.)
Listen more than speaking and when speaking, make certain it’s not in a way that takes away from her topics or thoughts but compliments the conversation. (See why I married him???!!!)
Open the car door but if a climatic day (hot or cold) make sure she knows you will make it comfortable before entering. (Heater on full blast please!!)
If resources are available and a change of clothes is required, provide a comfortable area to do so. (So…you’re saying streaking on the squad is out of the question???)
Open doors to enter/exit buildings and if she’s inclined, have her lead the way till walking together is an option. (I do love to lead…)
Try her interest with a positive mind and action. (I do want him to take up crocheting!)
Say yes when she offers to buy. (This has never happened. Maybe he is giving me a hint? ;-))
If no close parking available, offer to drop her off at door while you look for parking spot.
Never honk your horn to rush her.
Let her win at cribbage. (HA-he is ornery. We play cribbage almost nightly….never has he “let” me win.)
What wonderful, easy ways to show appreciation? These ALL literally bring a smile to my face and make my heart happy because, without effort/without fail, he does these all, all the time. While I may fail to show appreciation every time, I do appreciate it every time. Our daughters have also noticed these things that daddy does for mommy and I am hoping that they look for these amazing qualities in their future suitors as well.
What are some other fun ways that your better half has shown to be a gentlemen/lady to you? I totally need to up my game!!!!!