We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sweet! My husband and I joke that ours was an arranged marriage. After our relatives introed us, when we were first cautiously dating [both over 30], I thought he must be gay or find me repulsive, as he was the first man I had dated who didn't pounce on me. Eventually, he made ith plain that he was in love. Years later he told me that he had not wanted to be pushy with someone he was already wondering about marrying. Timing is everything in love, but chivalry and self restraint win hearts faster than wolfishness!
But..... I also think his date might have been waiting for the Captain to open the car doors for her and then he should also make sure she drives away with no problems. He says in his profile that he likes classy women. IMHO, he could brush up on his manners some or 'classy' women may not be too impressed.
I hadn't thought of that, P, but now you mention it all the people I like do this kind of thing instinctively. Just as I try t offer TLC to the guys in my office when they are not feeling well. Vive la difference. Partly it's the reassurance of tradition, partly just a being civilized in a barbaric world. Even if he wasn't attracted to her, or was shy, or was so awed by her, showing basic chivalry would have warmed her heart (or flushed her out if she were a revolting PC feminist who can't accept a gracious gesture appreciatively).