Do you think Dylan was chivalrous with women or that he would have been had he had a girlfriend?
Too socially awkward, clueless and unconfident to be a natural at such etiquette. I think he could acquire those skills only by dating girlfriend/s and gaining experience. What he would have going for him in natural abundance (as a Libran dominant male) is wanting to please the girl he’d fallen in love with and to make her happy because that would make him happy. Once he was comfortable enough with the girl, the simpler gestures would come easy, like writing her a love poem or something funny that would make her giggle between class periods and dropping such things in her locker. As for the more advanced ‘chivalrous’ things like opening a car door for her on a date or bringing her flowers would come with time and awareness. Sue mentioned in her book that Dylan needed a lot of help preparing for prom since it was way out of his league. The extent of bold, chivalrousness for him the evening of prom was to initiate putting his arm around Robyn while pictures were being taken or holding hands with Robyn in the limo and complementing her on how she looked. And that was a huge step for Dylan just going with his good friend. It was awkward but good practice for him. But all the same it was progress. I think with a girlfriend he’d fallen hard for, she’d be rather lucky if they made it to about 6 months together. :)