Is chivalry dead? Do independent women like chivalry? I am probably one of the most independent girls one could ever meet. I go to work every day, pay my own bills, live alone, and rarely ask for help. I think nowadays some men believe independent women like to do everything for themselves. I actually do enjoy taking care of myself 100%, but does that mean I don’t want to be treated like a girl? No, not really. I have to admit I do like the car door opened for me. I like a door to a restaurant held open for me. I like to feel protected and cared for. I like when a guy treats me like I am a girl. Not that I can’t do everything for myself, but chivalry, especially when I’m interested in the other person, makes me feel special. In my opinion, chivalry is alive and well.