I still practice chivalry. I open doors for women, pull out chairs, hold a purse, always help cook and clean (I like to cook). Having been married twice and now having a girlfriend who also has been married before, we treat each other with respect.
I grow angry over this because I have had more conversations than I can count on the subject. A lot of women I have met state they want to be treated as equal, as one of the guys. Okay, I am totally cool with that. If that is the case, then I should not be expected to hold doors open, hold a purse, do all the snow shoveling, change a flat tire, fix a plumbing leak. Women should do all that stuff too, with no issues or complaints. BUT, almost all the women I have talked to that say they want to be an equal, and not get special treatment in the "old way", say the above stuff still falls on a guy. As does domestic stuff.
I am the larger provider in my relationship now. I was in one of my previous marriages for the whole time, and was for half (she got promoted) of the second one. It was never an issue...until a lawyer got involved!
Anyway, I thought I would ask your opinion on this article. FYI...I have two friends who are couples. The guy stays home and takes care of the kids and house, the wife works. I am 100% okay with that too...it works for them, who am I to judge.
Bottom line, in my opinion, if everything in life...work life and home life.... is to be 100% equal, then once in a while a woman should open a door for me, or pull my chair out!