My guy gets upset if I grab the bags first when we check out at the grocery store. He thinks he looks flaky if someone sees him "making" a woman carry the groceries. So whenever we leave the store and I happen to pick up the bags first, he takes them from me or takes the two heavy ones - which is offensive to me for feminist reasons. Here's what I want to know: Are men programmed to be old-fashioned and carry groceries, open doors, etc.?
DEAR REDBOOK READER:
I'm going to clear up a common misconception here: Lifting groceries, opening doors, and offering to pay for dinner have nothing to do with feminism or being an Old Time-y guy. They have everything to do with having good manners and being considerate toward your fellow human beings.
Here's a gender-neutral example: If my buddy invites me to a Phillies