Chris Pine got `gentleman` lessons from mother

IANS| Updated: Nov 06, 2013, 11:28 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Chris Pine says his mother taught him to how to be a gentleman, including having impeccable table manners.

The 33-year-old said she taught her how to treat a woman with utmost respect and how to always opens car doors for his date, reports

"My mother always told me to take my elbows off the table, so that if I ever had dinner with a queen, I would know how to eat properly," Pine said.

"But she also taught me basic things about being a gentleman, like opening car doors. Especially in Los Angeles, I think people lose those small gestures that harken back to a different time but are still mutually appreciated by women and men. Those little things are just nice," he added.

The `Star Trek` actor also said that he is open to online dating because he belieces website like Tinder, which only connects users who find each other mutually attractive, help break the ice.

"I have a couple of buddies who use Tinder. Whatever eases the process is great, since it can be awkward and uncomfortable meeting someone.

"It`s the same jumping-off point, `Oh, she`s cute` or `He`s cute,` and then you start talking. Ultimately, it comes down to the connection you have with that person once she`s in the room," Pine said.