Chilvary is not dead. Not while we have gamers, anyway.
So many video games are built around being the hero and saving the princess from the baddies. We have Mario and Princess Peach, Link and Princess Zelda, and heck, even Sir Cucumber and Princess Tomato.
Having grown up around video games like this, chivalry comes as second nature to many gamers. It teaches them that they too can be a hero. Take Mario for example – he’s a mild-mannered plumber who travels great distances, battling all kinds of dangerous creatures. He’s just a typical working-class guy, not blessed with the height nor the muscles of your “typical heroes”, yet he is still able to kick some serious Bowser butt and rescue the princess. And by da waaaayy, the whole thing was really hard:
Let’s hope your gamer would go to just as much effort as Mario and Link would to defend your honour :)
P.S. Sorry in advance to any women out there who don’t like the whole damsel-in-distress concept (we can talk about the portrayal of women in video games another day) – for the record, I’m sure you’re very capable of taking care of yourself.