A relationship coach has revealed the importance of the unspoken ‘path’ rule – and why not following it could mean your partner doesn’t love you.
Kelly Bode shared that the “sidewalk” or “pathway” rule applies when the man walks outside the path, closest to the street.
Having your partner inside protects them from car splashes, road accidents and other surprise events. This also applies in situations such as hiking near cliffs and walking beside bodies of water.
“The psychological reason why women like the sidewalk rule is because they want to feel protected by their man,” she said. “The fact that he moves her inside the sidewalk indicates that he cares about her safety and wants to protect her.”
Kelley added: “He ticks a box deep in our brain that says this is a safe man who takes care of us.
Kelley Bode (photo) explained that the “sidewalk” or “footpath” rule applies when the man is walking outside the path, closest to the street.
Having your partner inside protects them from car splashes, road accidents and other similar events. This also applies in situations such as hiking near cliffs and walking beside bodies of water.
Many women agreed and shared their opinions on the trail rule.
“It’s about chivalry,” one wrote. “I can definitely say I never opened a door around him and never walked on the traffic side of the sidewalk.”
“My boyfriend is the one who told me about the sidewalk rule and he never forgets to follow it,” wrote another.
A third shared: “My dad told me to never be with a man who was walking on the inside, and he wasn’t wrong.”
“My boyfriend always points out couples where the women walk outside and claims their partners don’t like them,” added another.
Some said it was not a gender situation.
“I need the sidewalk rules to be contained,” one man said. “Otherwise I’ll accidentally run into oncoming traffic.” »
But some men have revealed their anger at the new dating ‘rule’.
“So I’m supposed to get hit by the car instead of him?” This doesn’t happen,” one said.
“My body can’t absorb the impact of a car,” wrote another. “Which side I’m on doesn’t matter.”