This kind of trade-off takes some time to establish.
If you respect him, he will respect you, and hopefully that will lead to a long and happy relationship together, lasting much longer than a few dinner dates!
For example, I accompany the Love King to craft beer tasting events, although that sort beverage does nothing to excite my tastebuds.
In return, he tags along on excursions to nurseries where I exclaim over new plants (which all look the same to him).
By trying to follow the right etiquette in hopes of coming across as a “gentleman” or “good guy”, guys can actually make the opposite impression.
Instead of coming across sweet and chivalrous, guys instead come across as weak and needy.