What does it mean to be a man now? Instead of going out in the world to provide for his family, many men are now working at home - right beside their working wives. And with the children close at hand. And nary a war to be fought or a dragon to be slayed. But still plenty of fear and anxiety.
We need a return to the idea of acting like a gentleman. Of course, no gentleman ever abuses his authority to take advantage of someone in a position of weakness and no lady exploits the system for profit. See more at: You And The Ladies; The Basics
He was a great one for good manners. I suppose nowadays he'd be considered very old-fashioned. Why's that? He was a gent. You know, honorable, fair, decent - all those things that have rather gone out of style.
You hardly know how he denies himself, and how he thinks of everybody near him. He is a gentleman all around and every inch. He never lies. He never takes what is not his own.