Thank you Pat for posting the article and telling it like it is. I can't tell you how many times I wished a gentleman would call, invite me somewhere, and treat me as the article describes a gentleman should treat a lady. Good manners never go out of style, and a lady will always appreciate a gentleman.
Yes, we live in the modern world where more women are reaching into careers that used to be almost exclusively male. There are a lot of men, fathers of young women, who are pushing their daughters to study hard, develop their talents and find a solid career, so that they can support themselves and not be economically dependent on certain types of men who would treat them poorly. (And before there's an uproar, I am not talking about blue collar vs. white collar. Wealthy businessmen are just as capable of treating women poorly as anyone else. Being a jerk is not restricted to socio-economic class.)
A father wants the best for his daughter. A gentleman suitor should not have a problem with that. Just my
Agreed, Angela ... very well stated .... thank you