It arose in the Holy Roman Empire from the idealisation of the cavalryman—involving military bravery, individual training, and service to others—especially in Francia, among horse soldiers in Charlemagne's cavalry.
Over time, its meaning in Europe has been refined to emphasise social and moral virtues more generally.
Penny even pretends to be a science geek to impress him.
Leonard is angry at Penny's hypocrisy, since she was scared that Leonard was too smart for her to date.
The ideas of chivalry originated in three medieval works: the anonymous poem The "code of chivalry" is thus a product of the Late Middle Ages, evolving after the end of the crusades partly from an idealisation of the historical knights fighting in the Holy Land, partly from ideals of courtly love.
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Sheldon is angry at Penny because she bought him a Christmas gift.
Regardless, Leonard is enthralled to be working with Dave, who is not only good looking, but Leonard learns is a Renaissance man.
Upon their meeting, Dave is attracted to Penny, and vice versa, and they decide to date.
“I ONLY WANT A RELATIONSHIP with a woman who already has her act together, is attractive, healthy, independent, easy-going, confident, and who is emotionally in control of herself and her own life.. Again, he’s NOT imagining a picture of an overly-emotional, predictable, needy woman who is trying to get him to connect with her and sharing her feelings because she’s so worried about things “working out.” In my google-searching, I found a post by this woman, who pretty much summarized his point of view.
Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is an informal, varying code of conduct developed between 11, never decided on or summarized in a single document, associated with the medieval institution of knighthood.