Is the Czech Gentleman an Endangered Species?

Is the Czech Gentleman an Endangered Species?

A recent survey conducted by the public relations company Native PR and the market research film SC&C  has found that the number of gentlemen seems to be decreasing in the Czech Republic.

Only 36% of those surveyed were able to identify three typical characteristics associated with being a gentleman in Czech society: courtesy, honesty, and esteem for women. 

Why is the number of gentlemen on the wane? 

According to the survey, 38% of respondents pointed to poor role models at home, 25% blamed fast-paced contemporary lifestyle, and some even suggested that “today’s emancipated women […] stop men from acting in a gentlemanly way.”

When asked for an example of the prototypical ‘Czech Gentleman’, many were not able to come up with a name.

Those suggested as the prototypical Czech gentleman included 1940s actor Oldřich Nový and more contemporary selections such as etiquette expert Ladislav Špaček and actor Marek Eben. 

Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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