We keep interchanging chivalry and courtesy and civility, so my question here is, maybe we shouldn't be asking so much whether or not chivalry should die but whether chivalry in its true form, in its actual definition - what chivalry even means - if it even exists today or whether what we're talking about is just social courtesy. The challenge in putting together a great date is vastly underestimated. There would never be a question of - I don't even know what women had in their pocketbooks back then.
Supposedly, it's traditionally a masculine choice, but all of the cellists I've ever met were incredibly talented women. Any thought of gain or reward betrays chivalry. On one hand, they swoon over men who show the slightest bit of chivalry, and on the other, women seem to be killing chivalry slowly! Molly: Oh, yeah. No where in here does it say, "He should always open a door for his fair maiden.