Teenagers (and adults) would benefit from a bit more chivalry in their behavior. For students, here are some suggested guidelines:
- When you see a girl carrying something heavy, offer to carry it for her.
- Stand up when a girl or woman enters the room.
- Speak in a respectful manner in front of a girl, and even more so in the presence of her parents.
- Be appreciative when girls bake cookies for the entire class.
- Compliment girls (appropriately).
- Refrain from staring, commenting or whistling at attractive girls.
- Open doors for girls.
- If on a date with a young lady, behave with respect and decorum.
- Offer to purchase tickets or meals for girls, and develop a work ethic to provide money for that.
- Do not disparage or harass girls who you may find homely.
- Never hit or physically harm a lady.
- Put your superior social skills to good use by welcoming others.
- Do not attempt to embarrass a boy, as in trying to beat him in arm-wrestling or bragging that you did better on a test.
- When a boy does help you, as in carrying something or opening a door, thank him.
- Avoid gossip.
- Dress modestly, not provocatively or suggestively.
- Avoid profanity.
- Only agree to date those boys of whom your parents have approved.