Alex Pettyfer is a ''hopeless romantic''.

The 'Endless Love' star - who famously has 'Thank You' tattooed above his crotch - claims he is one of the last chivalrous men left in the modern world.

He said: ''I'm a hopeless romantic, I say very loudly and proudly. I get a lot of stick for it. We live in a world where it's so accessible to date now, which is great. I don't judge that. We have so many ways of meeting people.

''I like to meet someone and have that chivalry, to take them out on a date and actually be a gentleman. I think that's becoming rarer and rarer.

''I don't know if we would go so far to say that we would punch someone in the face, but we would definitely stand up for our ladies.''

Despite being a great date, the hunky British star - who played a trainee stripper in 'Magic Mike' - finds it hard to make the first move.

He added: ''I was 18 years of age and I was at a party ... This tall brunette walked up to me and said, 'Excuse me, are you Alex? I really thought you were good in your movie, and I wanted to come up and say hi.'

''I just couldn't speak! I'm so terrible when it comes to talking to women. I'm the worst. I don't know what to say. I come off very, very geeky.''