And that`s exactly what the most common M`lady meme sounds like. It is mostly used as a joke, but some men actually use it to try to finally seduce a woman with her gentlemanness. The phrase and meme are used on social media platforms, often meme platforms, to mock men who turn to the gentlemanly behavior of the “white knight” and still fail to take women. The phrase was first shared on Reddit in 2012 regarding the behavior of the “white knight”. The term “m`lady” is indeed the way a gentleman would respectfully address a woman. It has nothing to do with a woman`s response, one way or another. The term comes from a bygone era when chivalry was the norm. It is a shortened version of the term “My Lady” and shows a simple respect for the female sex. “Lady” is a title given to women of the nobility in countries that are so inclined, but as chivalry spread, real men showed their respect by removing their hats in gifts from a woman of any “rank” and later tilting her hat, eventually touching only the brim of the hat, and is conceived as a respectful acknowledgment of it. From the white knight to the black knight to the black blacksmith, the goldsmith, the goldsmith, the peasant until the 1950s, the respectful recognition of a woman was an elegant chivalry. It is a pity that it has since lost its place in the “Modern Enlightenment”. M`lady was originally the lower class to greet an upper-class lady, but the phrase was adopted by meme makers. On the Internet, M`lady is associated with a beta male, often a few pounds too heavy, with an unflattering beard and a fedora hat.
“Milady.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milady. Retrieved 11 October 2022. Soon after, the phrase spread to other subreddits and inspired the creation of YouTube videos with said gentleman behavior. The first meme featuring the fedora man rocking with a beard around his neck was shared on the r/cringepics subreddit on November 12, 2013. The M`lady man is the man who gave up being attractive or rich or whatever to get women and will now try to attract them by being an elegant gentleman – but it usually doesn`t work in his favor.