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GrayC

GrayC

So I’ve read that for a guy to be a gentleman he should open doors for a girl. And that if they don’t, and to me as long as they are a friend, train them up to understand how much opening a door is appreciated for a girl. It is a gesture of respect after all, right? I wasn’t used to it and one of my guy friends would open the door for me sometimes, and I felt a little weird waiting to open the door for me when I am capable of it myself. I don’t know, this guy doesn’t really open doors for me now, would it be rude of me to expect him to open doors for me? Like waiting at a door for him to open it?

November 26, 2014 at 12:02
spyder

spyder

I always grew up with the mentality that opening doors for people is just something you did, regardless of gender. Usually it was just whoever got to the door first opened it for whoever was behind them. I don’t think you should wait for a guy to open the door for you, but if he does accept the gesture and thank him so he knows it leaves a positive impact. I think “training” him is a bit much-that should be left to the parents. Also don’t be afraid of opening a door for a guy either, it’s a kind gesture that helps both genders equally. That’s my two cents 😀 Awesome question, I don’t think we’ve had it before <3

November 26, 2014 at 12:16
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

I knew of a girl who wouldn’t get out of the car until her date ran over to her side and opened the door for her XD

Anyway, I agree with Spidey~opening doors for someone is a kind and polite gesture that both men and women should do for each other. 🙂

November 26, 2014 at 12:53
loveoutloud

loveoutloud

I’m on their side- sure, it’s sweet of a guy to do it for you, but, especially with the massive amount of brothers I have, I’ve come to learn that whoever gets to the door first should hold it open for everyone else in their party.

November 26, 2014 at 14:48
Meriadoc

Meriadoc

I was taught that you should hold doors open for people. It’s nice if guys open doors for me; like if they get there first but let me go through before them, but I don’t really expect them to open the door for me when they’re walking behind me or something. I’ll gladly open a door for someone else just because it’s polite and a nice gesture.

November 29, 2014 at 19:05
nonnie

nonnie

i tend to naturally open doors for other women, and anyone who is very young, or old enough to be around middle age. i rarely hold doors open for young men unless they are carrying something but i tend to not expect it from them either. not unless i know they are gentlemen. i have a buddy that tends to want to open the door for me. he always opens doors for people and doesnt really like when i dont give him the opportunity so when im with him i typically will wait at a door for a few seconds if i happen to get there before him.

December 7, 2014 at 18:23
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