I think chivalry has evolved, but men have not evolved with with it.
Chivalry no longer means knight in shining armor saving the damsel from dungeons and dragons.
Chivalry now means
Stand outside the ladies restroom holding my hot pink purse looking like a dork and endure everyone staring by as I take my own sweet time to fix my make up.
Save the woman in a true dire emergency by boldly rushing to the convenience store for some Advil and feminine products.
Save the lady from mortal peril danger and injury by driving across town to giver her a ride because she broke her pencil heel and we know how dangerous it is for a lady to walk barefooted.
Honestly, I think a lot more women need to just ask themselves what they truly expect from men. The problem I think is women send conflicting signals, they want to be treated as independent individuals and also be cared for and pampered at the same time. Men have a hard time reading these mixed signals, and sometimes end up being annoying despite well meant intentions simply because the girl was high maintenance.
You know why a guy loves his tools and toys. They are simple and easy to use. Even the most intricate piece of high end machinery comes with instructions. Oil it, lube it, clean it - and it runs. Women on the other hand are just way too much. One day they need chocolate, the next day they need shopping, the third day lots of hugs and kisses - and the worst thing is they have no indicator lamp telling what maintenance work is needed.
I have to say I like Russel Brand's attitude to the modern independent women - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZyfRJXkkk
. Guys are often shocked and surprised at how much action some of the emo kids or metrosexuals get.
The thing is they have two things women love great fashion and great hair. Moreover, they are sensitive, shy, emotional, write poetry and love songs. The independent woman is thrilled. A man she can take care of. A man she can truly share her emotions with. A man who will write symphonies for her. Before she knows it the man is more thrilled than her.