Where have all the good ones gone?

It's a rare occurrence for a guy to hold a door open for a girl these days.

Where have all the good guys gone? Guys, you can't even fathom how much girls appreciate something so seemingly minor.

Girls have learned to judge the type of guy based on the way he holds a door open for a girl (or the way he doesn't). I have come up with a scale. This IS collaborative, so you are getting multiple girls' opinions here, not just mine.

From bad to good:
1. Guy walks through a doorway that a girl opened for herself without saying anything.
2. Guy walks through a doorway that a girl opened for herself and says, "Thank you."
3. Guy walks up behind a girl opening a door and walks through behind her.
4. As a girl approaches a door already being opened by a guy, the guy lets her go through before him.
5. Guy and girl arrive at the doorway at about the same time and guy lets her go through first saying something along the lines of, "Go ahead."
6. Guy walks back to a doorway he has already walked through in order to hold a door open for a girl coming behind him.
7. Guy rushes to the doorway to open the door for the girl before she even gets there or stays there for a long time letting multiple girls walk through. (Ideal, but extremely rare.)

Guys, be at #4 at the minimum. C'mon, step it up!

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4 Responses to “ Where have all the good ones gone? ”

Yvonne said...

This was fab!

K.C. said...

my experience:

nice guy holds door open, girl walks up and says, "Oh, it's ok. You go ahead."

guy holds door open, and the girl avoids the door and goes through the one right next to it.

Guy holds door open, and the girl walks through, but doesn't acknowledge you at all.

Anonymous said...

Liz,
This made me laugh and I agree with you that guys get big points when they open the door for girls. Hopefully more guys will read your blog.

Diane

Maggie said...

Concur.

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