I can't tell you how different travel is once little children are introduced into the mix.
Given that he has two young children, he's probably gotten into the habit of juggling backpacks, sippy cups, snack bags and a thousand other items, as well as the kids, and just trying to get everyone loaded without forgetting a child somewhere.
By the time Mom and Dad get everything loaded and seatbelts buckled, Mom has already been in and out of her own seat three times to get things she forgot inside.
But he doesn't open the car door for me when we go out.
He gets in and sits down and reaches over to unlock the door from the inside, while I wait outside. How might I in a respectful way communicate that to him?
How do I communicate that I feel treated more "like a lady" when he opens the car door for me than when he pays for everything?
We're definitely in need of the DTR talk, but I don't want to do his job for him.
He is a divorced, full-time father of two, so I understand why he would want to be very careful and move slowly.
I recently met a man through a Christian online dating site and have been spending time with him for a little over a month.At this point I'm not sure if we are spending time together as "friends" or if we're "dating." He seems to be pretty emotionally/romantically/physically reserved.Please don't think I'm trying to excuse his habit (if that's what it is); I'm merely giving you a little insight into travel-life with children and how it re-trains one's door opening behavior.It's a three-alarm fire from the day you leave the hospital and strap that baby seat in her car seat. It's all-hands-on-deck to get everything and everybody in the car and strapped down.Don't get me wrong — I love being taken out to dinner and appreciate his generosity, but I don't expect having him foot the bill of our every activity. This would concern me only if a lack of respect was evident in his other actions as well, which might reflect a heart condition, which is really what matters.If he opens every other door for you and shows respect in other ways, then we're probably just talking about a trained habit of getting into a car without thinking of other adults.