Screw ungentlemanly, and screw feminism. The plain fact is, a woman is about a thousand times more likely to get raped/mugged/attacked, and being alone at night is not helping drive those odds down. Any boyfriend–or just friend for that matter–should come to grips with their own mortality, realize the tender frailty of our existence, and walk a lady home.
Yes, it’s an annoying necessity, and yes, I can totally understand a dude not feeling like hoofing it back to your place, then back home again, but it’s a sight better than getting a frantic call from you in the middle of the night because your phone was stolen (especially because that would imply you have two phones, which is just silly).
If he’s got a car, there’s no excuse. If there’s public transport, he should have escorted you at least that far. If he’s a paraplegic, he should…okay, actually, that’s a pretty good excuse. If you really feel unsafe, or this has become a pattern in your relationship, I’d tell this guy that seeing you safely home is now officially part of his job description.
Just hope you never get a frantic call from HIM in the middle of the night because he got mugged in an alley, or there’s going to be some major irony flying around.