Chivalry isn’t dead, but it’s taken different forms.

~opening the car door for you = courteous
~holding open the door to the restaurant = courteous
~cupping your elbow and steering you in a certain direction = questionable
~making the plans for the date = courteous
~ordering for you without asking you if there’s anything you do or don’t like = controlling
~asking you if you need to use the restroom before you leave the restaurant = controlling
~refusing to leave for an event until an hour after it began = controlling
~telling you what to wear, how to style your hair, how to do your makeup = controlling
~reprimanding you for something you posted on Facebook = controlling
~reminding you to call and check in with your parents after a weekend away = courteous
~buying you a toothbrush to keep at his house = courteous

Do you have any other courteous vs. controlling examples?

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