Whether you think that Chivalry is dead or alive, whether you like it or not, one thing is for sure: women love Chivalry. Chivalry is the bravery to treat them right, it is the sex-appeal in us men, and the self-dedication to our love, passion and excitement for them!
A few months ago, we were very factual about a set of Living with Chivalry values, inspired by a brand we truly love on that matter: Chivas. It is time this Valentine’s Day to put it into action, as you can all benefit from it. Make all women happy, make the women you like happier and the woman you love happiest and they will all give it back to you in ways you could never imagine.
LET US BE GALLANT
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind
Rhett Butler: “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
Gallantry is giving extra care to all women. Chocolates, flowers, gifts, insisting on inviting her, opening the door are all simple things that will make her happiest. With courtesy, every little bit can mean a lot. Gallantry is the always necessary, magic and playful ingredient of love.
LET US HAVE FLAIR
Jude Law as Alfie in Alfie
Alfie: “I myself subscribe more to the European philosophy of life, my priorities leaning towards wine, women and… well that’s about it.“
What is better than making use of your manly instincts to inspire her with flair and with something different. Conflicts, issues and demanding times might come. We have to be ready for these especially, and we should embrace them as challenges through which to show our resilience. At the end of the day, it is about making her happy at all costs!
LET US EVOKE TRUST
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke as Estella and Finnegan Bell in Great Expectations
Finnegan Bell: “Don’t you understand that everything I do, I do it for you? Anything that might be special in me, is you.”
Chivalry is never fickle, it is about being heroic and it is also about being true. Nothing is impossible to heroes and nothing should be impossible to us either. They will love our truthful side, even if say we display our weaknesses through it, the truth always beats artificial lies and behaviour! And if she does not concord with our true side, then perhaps we should ask ourselves whether we are made for each other in the first place.
LET US EXUDE PASSION
Richard Gere as Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman
Edward Lewis: “So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?”
Vivian: “She rescues him right back.”
Chivalry is about being with her the most spirited and considerate person we can be. We should pay her compliments where compliment is due. After all, passion is about being positive beyond reason. It will transport you and her to further and greater surprises. Let us make our attitude towards women and our love life an adventure worthy to be followed by all.
LET US BE CHIVALROUS
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton in The Notebook
Noah Calhoun: “I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”
Chivalry shows men they can be what they always believed they should be. It is an unchanging confidence in ourselves and an unbreakable bond of love and trust towards women. Let us make her feel understood. This Valentine’s Day, and every day, let us bring chivalry and gallantry into our lives to master a true, adventurous and inspiring attitude to love and romance.
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