Chris Pine has credited his mother with teaching him how to be a gentleman and how to treat a woman on a date.

The actor explained to Cosmopolitan: "[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 continued: "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."

Pine also revealed that he finds it awkward meeting potential dates: "I have a couple of buddies who use Tinder. Whatever eases the process is great, since it can be awkward and uncomfortable meeting someone."

Tinder is an app that allows users to meet people in their area by allowing them to contact each other provided both users have expressed an attraction to each other.

He continued: "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 can next be seen on the big screen playing the title role in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit which is set for release in January 2014.