Many eyebrows were raised when it emerged US Vice-President Mike Pence would not dine alone with a woman who was not his wife.
How old fashioned, the internet cried.
Only, now it seems he is not alone.
A surprise poll for the New York Times has discovered more than half of women agree with him – as well as 45% of men.
And as for a drink? Forget about it. Just 29% of women think that would be appropriate in a one-on-one situation.
What’s most interesting about this story is how it came about. The media – largely dominated by coastal leftists – jumped on Pence with shock and outrage under the assumption that Pence was massively out of step with America’s social norms. It turns out that it is they who are out of the mainstream.