Etiquette question

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    I've been married to my wife for 18 years. When we travel in the car, I always open the door for her to get in and close it after she has sat down. Is this old fashioned or outdated? Personally, I don't mind and I wouldn't feel right by not doing it. Now and then there are snickers but I don't pay it any mind. Does anybody else tend the car door for their wife or girlfriend? Just curious.
     
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    O how charming, BBD. I think this is a lovely custom, and it prolly makes Mrs BBD very happy. I wish we had more of these grace notes in all our lives.
     
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    BBD,

    You have class and are a gentleman. Mr. Boe also opens the door for me; I find it to be very sweet.

    And if anyone snickers, it just reflects poorly on the snickerer.
     
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    good manners are never outdated.....a gentleman is never outdated
     
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    ^^^ What she said. My SO always opens doors and stuff for me. I like it.
     
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    Never outdated, just not always required if you can unlock the door remotely and the lady doesn't want to sit in the heat or cold and wait for you to walk around the car. I always open the door for any lady nearby and usually don't get dirty looks.
     
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    PHHHHHT.

    On special occasions and when I'm in trouble.
     
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    It's a bit over the top, but better to err on the side of good manners, eh?
     
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    I always open the door for my wife and my daughters.

    Because I wanted my daughters to see how they should be treated when they grew up and were looking for a husband.

    Also;

    When my sons were young.

    I made them open and hold the door for not only their mother, but also their sisters.

    (they hated the sister part)

    But now they are grown up and open the door for any woman entering their car. :eusa_angel:
     
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    I do the same thing...


    ...for my dog! :lol:
     

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