Guide to being a gentleman: 10 Great and rare traits of a real gentleman that we all admire
It’s difficult to find a real gentleman these days and you might even be left wondering, where have all the good guys gone? It’s not really surprising that gentlemen are a rare breed and chivalry is a dying art, because there is a lot of pressure on men to not be like that anymore. But gentlemen still do exist, they just express their gentlemanly ways differently now, so read these rare traits of a real gentleman and you’ll understand how to recognize one, when you meet the modern gentleman guy:
1. They know their manners
The first thing you will spot about a gentleman is that he knows his manners. He does still let ladies go first and he does hold doors open for women. He also would certainly never swear in front of a lady or in public at all, for that matter.
2. They have strong moral codes
Gentlemen know the difference between right and wrong, and there are no grey areas in between. He lives his life by a strong moral code and he won’t compromise that for anyone.
3. They don’t lose their temper
A gentleman might get miffed, when another driver cuts him up on the freeway, but he certainly won’t wind down his window and give the other driver his middle finger. When a gentleman gets angry, he keeps it under control.
4. They exude authority without bullying
A good man doesn’t need to resort to threats or abuse to get his point across; he does it quietly, but with authority. A gentleman is dignified in all he does and he commands a level of respect that other men can only dream of.
5. They have a sharp sense of wit
They can be fun too, these gentlemen, but not in a boring way. A gentleman can come out with a hilarious one liner, without even trying, and he doesn’t need to resort to blue humour to get a laugh. His humor is a subtle and intelligent type of humor, that he can use in any conversation with any person, and he does it with ease.
6. They are never selfish
A man who doesn’t always put himself first, a true gentleman, is kind, generous and considerate to those around him. He is the sort of guy who will let you chose the movie to watch and he will be happy that you are happy. Even if he hates the movie!
7. They are well groomed
A true gentleman always takes pride in his appearance. This doesn’t mean that he wears a suit and tie every time he steps outside the front door, but his jeans will be clean and he will have had a shave. He sees this as not only something that he wants to do, but as a sign of respect for the person he is with as well.
8. They are romantics
Gentlemen have not forgotten the art of romance and they are not afraid to show their feelings. These men will remember your birthday and bring you flowers, and they’re not afraid if someone else sees them being romantic either.
9. They are honest and trustworthy
A man who is as good, as his word is a gentleman. If a real man says he will do something, then he will do it. A gentleman never goes back on his word, so you know that you will always be able to trust a gentleman.
10. They are faithful
A gentleman really does believe in being faithful and he would never even think of cheating on a girl. It’s a part of the strong moral code that he lives by and he believes in building strong relationships with family and friends, as well as his partner and he will stay faithful to all of them.
What other rare traits of a real gentleman did we forget to mention in our little ‘guide to being a gentleman’?
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