That’s right, polite is sexy. Polished is down right hot. This stems from the idea that it’s such a rarity to find in men these days (well, north of the Mason-Dixon line at least). No matter what your motivation, a well-mannered man is a huge turn on for us. So if you want to up your stock, I suggest you add these moves to your repetoire.
Sure, opening doors for people and pulling out our chairs is lovely, but it’s also pretty standard. The man who gets my attention is the one who stands up when a woman approaches or excuses herself from the table. Any man who doesn’t rise to his feet for an introduction is also missing an opportunity to make us swoon. It’s a thoroughly thoughtful gesture.
Another adorable move? Offering your seat to someone on the subway or train. Whether it’s a pregnant woman, elderly person, child or just someone with a stroller, whenever I see a guy insist that someone take his spot, his sexiness factor goes through the roof.
And finally, an even lesser-used but off-the-charts chivalrous move is walking on the outside of a woman while on a road or sidewalk, thus shielding us from oncoming cars. No one’s saying you have to take a bullet for us or throw your body at all potential safety hazards (this is hardly the age of knights in shining armor anymore), but we like when a man makes us feel safe. Even if we say we don’t need it, we love feeling protected.
Have a signature move that always impresses? Or want to share an instance where one of these moves worked in your favor? Send it to us, firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll pass it along. Until then, mind your P’s and Q’s, boys.