05/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

COLUMN: Where's The Chivalry?

I recently received an unexpected text from someone I originally thought to be a "typical college male."

Unusual text from "typical college male": Sorry I wasn't clearer when I asked if you wanted to hang out the other day. Do you want to come over and watch a movie or go out to a movie?

My not-so-typical female thought process: Wow! Does he mean a real date? This is unusual. But, ugh, first dates are awkward. I'd rather sit around in sweats.

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