Showing an admirable level of equality in their insistence on telling people to fulfil standar gender roles, the Daily Express had the following advice for the men of today:
What makes the perfect gentleman? One that will offer the last crips in the packet
NEW rules dictate if you are a “modern gentleman”, not least by offering a female friend the last crisp in the bag.
Taking a woman’s car for an MoT and recording favourite television shows are other etiquette pointers, says a poll of 2,000 women.
A true gent will avoid disturbing his woman by sleeping in the spare room after a night out and will watch football on a laptop so as not to hog the TV.
That the source of the story was a ‘say it with flowers’ website encouraging men to buy flowers for the woman in their lives has almost certainly little to do with the findings:
A spokeswoman for florists SerenataFlowers.com, which ordered the study, said: “The definition of a gentleman has definitely evolved.
“But showing consideration even in the smallest way has a positive effect on relationships.
“The majority of today’s women are independent – but they would still like men in their lives to be thoughtful.”