73% of women say that chivalry is dead

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    73% of women say that chivalry is dead
    She can put her own coat on. (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of single women say that chivalry is dead, based on their experiences of modern men, according to dating website Match.com. 

    Now, we all know that we’re not exactly living in an age of knights and princesses. But when we talk about chivalry, we’re not actually going for white horses and turrets. According to Match’s research, which quizzed 504 single women, all we’re really asking for is a gesture of courtesy.

    In fact, the number one thing single women wished the men would do is to call when they say they will 84%, which hardly seems like much of an ask.

    80% of women said that they would love to date someone who checks-in via text during the course of the day.

    83% said that it would make them happy if the person they went out with checked that they’d got home safely at the end of a date.

    Remembering to turning your phone off during a date also scored super highly, with 78% of women craving a low-tech date. Depressingly, the simple courtesy of not cancelling on plans was something 82% of women said they wanted.

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    ‘OMG I like Game of Thrones, Pizza and Adele too. We’re SOULMATES.'(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    That said, the women surveyed were pretty clear that while a little bit of chivalry is nice, they don’t want to be babied.

    So while we’d like you to care whether we get home safely, we’d like men to realise that actually most of us mastered basic motor skills by the age five.

    Thirty-nine per cent of women surveyed said that a man helping his partner put on her coat was out-dated.

    38% of women also said that they’d rather you didn’t try and pull their chair our for them while sitting down, and while we’re being honest, 45% of us would love it if you stopped insisting we order first in a restaurant (45 per cent) were also seen as being out of touch with modern dating.

    Types of chivalry women actually like

    Calls when he says he will (84 per cent)
    Making sure you get home safely (83 per cent)
    Not cancelling date plans last minute (82 per cent)
    Sending you a quick text throughout the day (80 per cent)
    Turning his phone off at the dinner table when on a date (78 per cent)
    Wanting to meet your friends and family (77 per cent)
    Letting you use his phone when his battery runs out (76 per cent)
    Picking you up for a date instead of meeting you at the location (73 per cent)
    Knowing how you take your tea and coffee (72 per cent)
    Not calling you past midnight unless it’s for a chat – not a booty call (69 per cent)
    Giving you his seat on the train (66 per cent)
    Going halves on the menu when you can’t decide what to eat (66 per cent)
    Letting you choose the programme on Netflix (64 per cent)
    Offering to be the designated driver on a night out (64 per cent)
    Posting a photo of you both on social media (63 per cent)
    Paying for the Uber home (59 per cent)
    Letting you listen to your Spotify playlist over his (59 per cent)
    Socialises with your work colleagues (59 per cent)
    Supporting you on your diet and not eating unhealthily in front of you (58 per cent)

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