Gentleman's Rule #35: Have her back. Always and unequivocally. When you disagree, do so in private but never. Ever. Not under any circumstance, are you allowed to hang her out to dry in public. If she’s not receiving this message, she looks at you and does not see security. Whether we like it or not, no matter how hard we try to fight our gender shapes, a woman wants to feel safe. If you can’t deliver on this, you are not ready for anything serious.