This International Men’s Day theme ‘Better Relations Between Men & Women’ raises a prominent question of ‘how’. Here’s your guide to become a true ‘Gentleman’.
This International Men’s Day theme ‘Better Relations Between Men & Women’ is quite appropriate as there are clashes and different opinions that men and women face in a day to day life. While both genders are responsible to make a cordial and balanced relationship, there are certain things that men can do to make harmony with their female family members, colleagues, friends and spouses. Indeed, the topic seems quite heavy in nature but at the same time, it is pretty simple to strengthen their bond.
Here are a few things that Men can initiate to bring peace and happiness in relations with females in general.
A true gentleman is depicted with its mannerisms and etiquettes. Manners are considered more substantial than looks as there is no substitute for manners. Nearly two-thirds of women said manners were the most important quality in the man of their dreams, while around a third chose intelligence, according to a survey, commissioned by Debrett’s, a British professional coaching company, publisher and authority on Etiquette and Behaviour. Opening a door, offering a seat, and ordering food for them in restaurants are a few to mention that men can adopt to create a strong impression on women in general. Good manners are always a proven methodology to grease the relationship between men and women. Interestingly, no matter how old their relationship is, manners never fails to attract women.
It is always presumed that women want to be on a higher level in a relationship be it of any nature. But the truth is women want equality whether it is inside the house or outside. Men can seriously attract a woman or build a stronger bond by giving an equal space in the relationship by listening to their opinion, valuing their suggestions and appreciating their presence. Men must offer equality in the distribution of power and influence; have equal opportunities for financial independence through work or through setting up businesses; enjoy equal access to education and the opportunity to develop personal ambitions, interests and talents; share responsibility for the home and children and are completely free from coercion, intimidation and gender-based violence both at work and at home.
In today’s time where a man needs to possess all kinds of skills, it is equally important to showcase them to their woman, whether it is cooking, cleaning or managing kids. Men need to make an equal contribution in all spheres of life to create a balanced relationship. At the same time, it is equally significant to consider and recognise the skills possessed by ladies whether it is related to managing funds, excel sheets or big teams in offices. There is no gender label attached with any kind of skills therefore by contributing their own skills at the right place and right time as well as appreciating the skills of the counterpart can make the bond stronger between men & women.
Indeed, men and women make each other complete but it is also cent percent true that both genders must give a respectful space in their relationships. While men being the authoritative in the relationship, must also understand that women whether in office or at home need their own space in the relationship. Always nagging, enquiring and questioning can lead to some disturbance in the relationship. Men can create peace in the lives of the ladies by giving them a day out with their friends or family or colleagues.
Bring a change in your vision, outlook and mindset to illuminate your identity and status in the relationship with women. Listening and being present in any relationship can give men a better understanding of their counterpart.