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View Poll Results: Do you open the car door for a guy friend?
Yes. 2 1.75%
Yeah, but let him close it themselves. 0 0%
Only if he's carrying something large and unwieldy. 27 23.68%
Just unlock it for him on the passenger side, he can let himself in. 7 6.14%
No, I just use the keyless entry and everyone can help themselves. 68 59.65%
I don't even open the door for my woman, I'm a cur. 8 7.02%
My car's doors fell off in the great rust-off of '84. 2 1.75%
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default OT Guys: So you open the car door for your woman, but...

...what about your guy friends?

Was thinking about this last night. Where does chivalry end and general consideration for others begin?


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Old 07-15-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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Keyless entry. Why waste a wonderful feature by not using it?
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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keyless entry is your friend.
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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keyless entry is your friend.
No, it's a convenience. I don't push my friends' buttons.

But I do let them get in the car by themselves.


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Old 07-15-2004, 10:43 AM   #5
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No, it's a convenience. I don't push my friends' buttons.

But I do let them get in the car by themselves.


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Keyless entry is the same as unlocking the door without the "reach over".
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:43 AM   #6
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:43 AM   #7
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keyless! my dad always opens the car door for me, and shuts it too most of the time. No one else opens car doors for me. And for holding regular doors open it's usually only older guys. Which is a part of the reason why I usually date guys a little older who do nice things like that
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:48 AM   #8
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keyless! my dad always opens the car door for me, and shuts it too most of the time. No one else opens car doors for me. And for holding regular doors open it's usually only older guys. Which is a part of the reason why I usually date guys a little older who do nice things like that
I dun think I'm old (26), but I've always held the car door open --and closed it-- for my girlfriends.

Guy friends -- nope. I mean, I'll hold open a door for them if we're going into a building or whatever, but not the car door. I wonder why. Why is that a for-women-only thing that I/most-of-us do?


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Old 07-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #9
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b/c holding an entrance door open for someone is courteous, but opening/closing a car door is more like "taking care of" someone.

while i enjoy taking care of my g/f, my buddies can take care of their damn selves.
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:56 AM   #10
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b/c holding an entrance door open for someone is courteous, but opening/closing a car door is more like "taking care of" someone.

while i enjoy taking care of my g/f, my buddies can take care of their damn selves.
Interesting point.

But I'm sure that if one of your buddies really needed "taking care of", i.e., called you because he had an accident and needed to be taken to the hospital, needed someone to talk to/drink with because he caught his girl cheating, etc., you'd be there for him in a second, right?

It still doesn't explain why we draw the line in some places over others... and that's a rhetorical question that I don't really expect an answer to, just wondering what everyone else thinks/does.


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Old 07-15-2004, 10:57 AM   #11
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I wanna know who voted for the last option.


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Old 07-15-2004, 11:02 AM   #12
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b/c holding an entrance door open for someone is courteous, but opening/closing a car door is more like "taking care of" someone.

while i enjoy taking care of my g/f, my buddies can take care of their damn selves.
That's an interesting point, because I would hold an entrance door open, but the car door is different, I just don't do it.

Maybe we are all insecure about our sexuality.


Although like you stated, if they were in need of help the standards would change. Weird
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:24 AM   #13
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" Just unlock it for him on the passenger side, he can let himself in."

Whats keyless entry?

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Old 07-15-2004, 11:35 AM   #14
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Whats keyless entry?

-justin
When you press the button on the remote keyfob and the doors unlock, if your car is so equipped.


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Old 07-15-2004, 11:42 AM   #15
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Keyless entry is the same as unlocking the door without the "reach around".







No, his lazy ass can open his own door.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:47 AM   #16
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Maybe another question to be added to the chivalry list is this:

Do you also open the door for your lady/man when getting OUT of the car? IE, you park, get out of the car, go around the other side of the car, and open to door and help your lady/man out.

My father-in-law does this for his wife. She will wait on him to go around the car and open the door for her (not because she wants him to do it, but because HE wants to do it). My wife won't wait for me to come open her door to help her out. But I always get the door for her getting into the car.

Oh, and on the point. I don't get the door for men getting into the car, unless they need my help. I used to get the door for my Grandfather all the time, but for my buddy... he can get that himself.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:53 AM   #17
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My girlfriend is too impatient to wait for my slowass to get around the car and open her door.

Interesting point, though.


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Old 07-15-2004, 11:55 AM   #18
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I almost always grab the door for my lady friends, if they'd wait long enough I'd open it for them when getting out too.

If I'm driving a guy friend around who hasn't spent much time in my truck I'll open and shut the door for them, as NOBODY gets it closed on the first try (sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 tries...) Guy friends who know the truck and know that the passenger's door is a PITA to close I'll let get it themselves, but if it's on the way I'll unlock it from their side so I don't have to reach over.

IBthe real reason you hold building doors for women is so you can check out their can on the way in.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:58 AM   #19
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IBthe real reason you hold building doors for women is so you can check out their can on the way in.
You may be onto something there.


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Old 07-15-2004, 12:05 PM   #20
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That's an interesting point, because I would hold an entrance door open, but the car door is different, I just don't do it.

Maybe we are all insecure about our sexuality.


Although like you stated, if they were in need of help the standards would change. Weird
itmight have something do with "not looking gay" or whatever, but it might also have to do with the fact that in our society, men are generally expected to take care of themselves, but women are free to allow themselves to be cared for.

i know that if one of my friends opened a car door for me, i'd let him know "thanks, but i got it."

but an entrance door (or if i was carrying something and needed assistance)? "thanks."
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:07 PM   #21
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You may be onto something there.


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Old 07-15-2004, 12:10 PM   #22
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I wanna know who voted for the last option.


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Screw that; I wanna know who voted for the FIRST option.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:12 PM   #23
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Opening my car door for a lady and closing it for her might be a good way to score points on a first or second date. Most women I like to spend time with would get annoyed with it after a short time, however.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:19 PM   #24
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:21 PM   #25
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Do any of you guys do the "unlock test"? (I passed, by the way.)

Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.

Just like that?

Listen to me, kid. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she's a selfish broad and all you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast
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