As a gentleman I never give it any thought, it's what I was taught as a child. If I've got a seat & a woman is standing on a bus etc. I always offer it to her. I still pull the chair out, stand if a woman stands to go to the powder room etc. If she's carrying bags I don't mind carrying them for her, I hold all building & car doors, pull the seat out for my wife, if there's no coat check room I'll take care of it. It's just simple manners
Makes sense to me, hold doors for them, "Women and children first!", guys pay- no exceptions But in all fairness men have more options available to them, no wonder chivalry is dying, women's right groups are the ones that are killing it
I don't see it as a rule. That's just something I was raised on, to always treat a lady respectfully. Open the door for her, pull out the chair for her, it doesn't matter what it is. It's just the type of person I am.