Originally Posted by VKK3450
^^^ Whats your intention there? 1. Teach the guy a lesson? 2. Revenge for the dishonour? 3. Preserve someone's safety?
#1 and #2 definitely. #3 as a preventative measure. Let's say the first time a guy starts just slapping a chick on the arm, next time he goes out he is confident enough to slap them on the ass when they are alone, the next time he slaps them on the ass in front of their boyfriend. Eventually, he might not take no for an answer. All it took to deter him in the first place was a punch in the gut the first time he got out of hand. If chivalry hadn't left, we wouldn't need to be having this discussion.
While my first inclination might also be to sock the guy 1. Who is going to learn the lesson when you get arrested or get the shit kicked out of you. In his buddies' minds you hitting him might be cause to teach you a little lesson.
Perhaps, but, if there is a gang of people or they most likely have a weapon, then you should stay out of it and try to at least have a war of words.
2. Not only is that a dumbass reason in this day of relative anonymity in society, but its also condescending to your woman that she cant take care of herself.
It's not condescending at all, women want you to stick up for them, despite what they recite back to you from Cosmo.
3. He didnt restrain her, and he no longer poses a physical threat. Call the cops if it was that big of a deal. I'm not trying to climb up on a high horse here, I've gotten into altercations for all three of the above reasons and more, but they never turn out well as a whole (except 3, but that doesnt really apply). I also think that its contextual, depends on where, how, who, etc... I love how every guy on this board is able to kick any and all ass that they may come across in any situation.
Not every situation, know your limits. The average douche probably has never had someone punch them in the face though. Mommy prolly told them how good looking they are all time and they think they are invincible.