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    Chris Pine Shares the Best Dating Advice He's Ever Been Given (From His Mom!)

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    Sometimes mothers know best!

    Chris Pine revealed in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan that his mama offered him some sage words when it comes to treating a lady right.

    "[She] 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," he shared.

    "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."

    Okay, pause, swoon and done.

    The Star Trek actor also spoke about whether online dating has hindered (or worse yet, replaced) chivalry.

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

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    "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 was also asked about how it was working with Lindsay Lohan in the past, on Just My Luck.

    "She's had a rough go of it. I'm sure the trials and tribulations that she's been through have taught her plenty."

    He added, "Our business loves comeback stories. From Drew Barrymore to Robert Downey Jr., there's a long list of people who have faced their troubles, wildly overcome them, and succeeded. If anyone can do that, it's Lindsay."

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