10 Ways To Know You’re Dating A Real Gentleman

Last updated on : January 18 2021

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If you thought that gentlemen are extinct by now, you might have been dating the wrong guys. Chivalry is not dead, and gentlemen are still around. All you need to do is find them. 

But who are real gentlemen? By definition, a gentleman is a man who treats others properly and politely and is always polite, courteous, and honorable - even by text. However, this is only a simplified definition of all that makes a gentleman, especially a modern gentleman.

If you still dream about dating a real gentleman, don’t abandon that dream. Be persistent and patient, and you’re bound to come across a man that fits this mold online or in real life.

If you’re wondering how exactly will you know you’ve found one, worry not. We’ve got your back. Here are ten ways to know you’re dating a true gentleman.

1. He’ll Ask You On A Date

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Gentlemen have no problem approaching a woman they like and asking her on a date. They have no problem going after what they want. There is no pride or fear of rejection in the way of a gentleman. He sees you, and he already has a plan to make you his. He also asks all the right questions

The first step is always the hardest, but that doesn’t stop him. He will take action, approach the object of his affection, and ask her out on a date. 

That’s precisely how you will know you’ve come across a guy who is not afraid to go after what he wants.

Apart from asking you on a date, he will most definitely let you know if he wants to see you again. If not, he will let you down politely. He’ll tell you that it was a pleasure getting to know you but that he’s not interested and that you shouldn’t waste time thinking about him. 

That is something that every woman can respect and appreciate – a man who doesn’t play silly games.

2. He Knows What Seduction Is About

A gentleman knows that seduction is not about physical appearance only. It’s so much more about intelligence and wit, and it’s about finding someone who can make you laugh. It’s a skill a true gentleman possesses. He can make you think about him all day long without doing much at all.

Seduction is so much more than what you may think – it’s not just wining and dining someone. It’s the way he treats you, makes you feel, respects you, keeps his promises, the way he talks to you.  

These things are essential in the art of seduction, and a real gentleman knows all of these tricks.

3. He Respects And Appreciates You

Apart from love, respect, and appreciation are some of the most critical things in a relationship. If you’re dating a gentleman, you’ll feel both of these things every day. 

A true gentleman will always show you how much he respects you, regardless of the situation. He will never undermine you or make you feel small. 

The same goes for appreciation – he won’t stop showing you his appreciation no matter how long you’re in a relationship. He’ll make sure he always talks to you respectfully, that he’s considerate of your feelings and opinions. 

He’ll show his appreciation through small gestures such as sending you fresh flowers through flower delivery services for no other reason than being thankful for you. 

He’ll leave you notes or surprise you with small things like breakfast in bed or something similar.

For a gentleman, respect and appreciation are things that never fade away, no matter how long you’ve been together. If he makes you feel anything less than respected and appreciated, then he’s not the gentleman you’ve been dreaming to have.

4. His Words And Actions Are The Same

For gentlemen, the expression “actions speak louder than words” is how they operate and lead in relationships. What’s the point of being in a relationship with someone who says one thing and does completely the opposite? Those people are untrustworthy. 

But not gentlemen. For them, what they say must match their actions – even in small things like picking you up at a particular time. You can rest assured that with a real gentleman by your side, you’ll never have to wonder if he’ll do what he said or promised. 

Apart from that, a gentleman won’t ever need to reassure you with words. He’ll do so with actions. Always remember that.

5. He’s Honest And Transparent

Transparency and honesty are only some of the things that characterize true gentlemen. 

When dating a gentleman, you’ll see that he is always honest and has no need to lie or hide things from you. But honesty is a two-way street, and he’ll most certainly demand the same from you.

A real man will always be open and candid about his feelings, and you’ll never feel like he’s consoling something from you. He won’t lie about other women. 

When dating a gentleman, you’ll be able to let go of the distrust you harbor toward men from your previous relationships.

6. You Will Be The Only One For Him

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Dating a gentleman means not having to question whether or not you’re the only one for him. A real gentleman will make it clear that he only has eyes for you.

It’s beneath every gentleman to play games, and that’s precisely why you can rest assured that you’re the only woman in his life. He won’t be going on other dates while dating you because if you’re truly important to him, you’ll have all his attention.

You will, without a doubt, be a priority in his life. A gentleman will do whatever it takes to show you that he cares. He will do anything to make you happy.

7. He Won’t Ever Make You Feel Insecure

Some men love to put women down – through conversation and jokes, they love exposing your insecurities, and on a date, he will treat you the opposite of how you prefer. 

These men are entirely the opposite of a gentleman, and they usually behave like this because they feel inadequate. 

If you almost swore off of men because too many have hurt you this way too many times, let us tell you that a real gentleman will make all the past disappear.

With a gentleman by your side, you’ll never again feel insecure or not good enough. A true gentleman will empower you. A gentleman doesn’t seek to tear you down but to make you want to be the best version of yourself without changing you.

8. He Doesn’t Start Fights, And He’s Not Violent

Gentlemen are not immature, and they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to anyone. They are cool, calm, and collected. Because of this, a real gentleman will never start a fight to prove anything.

If he wants to prove something, he will find a different, more civilized way. They will usually use their wit and charm rather than causing injury and harm to anyone.

Apart from that, gentlemen are not violent to anyone, especially women. You can be sure that they won’t verbally, emotionally, or physically abuse you. If you say no, he will respect that.

9. He’s Not Afraid Of Commitment

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Gentlemen are not afraid of a committed relationship. 

Every relationship requires time, work, commitment, and many men are looking to avoid something like that at any cost. But not gentlemen.

Gentlemen are aware of what a commitment implies. They know that being in a committed relationship is not the end of life. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean that you can’t have a life outside of it. You will be a priority to him, but a real gentleman will still have interests, hobbies, friends, and plans. 

10. He Will Gladly Meet Your Friends And Family

Meeting friends and family screams commitment, and that’s when many men get scared. 

A gentleman won’t have any problems meeting your family. Quite the contrary, he will be honored to meet them.

Similarly, he will gladly meet your friends, too. He may not have much in common with them, but he will meet them and spend time with them because they are your friends. He’ll make an effort to get to know them even if they are not his cup of tea. 

So, a real gentleman will never embarrass you or make you feel bad in front of your loved ones. You’ll be proud of him and will want to show him off every chance you get.

In Conclusion 

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Reading all of the above makes you feel like gentlemen are indeed a dream and nothing more. But that’s just because you have yet to find yourself a gentleman. 

Gentlemen are very much real, and they are all that you dream. This kind of man will treat you right, empower you, respect you, and always be there when you need them.

After all the bad boys and wrong men you’ve dated, it’s only fair that you find a real man, a gentleman for yourself.

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