It seems that chivalry is not dead, at least in the world of online dating, a new survey has shown.
Australian dating website RSVP found that it is usually the men who make the first move when courting a woman online.
Hannah Schwartz, who conducted the survey, said: "We do see a pattern where men are more likely to make the first move in the online environment.
"I find this curious as you now go out to a pub or to a party and women are just as open about showing an interest in a man as a man is to a woman. We are sort of reinforcing this older method of contacting."
And men often make up a high proportion of the number of members online dating sites have.
It has been suggested that men find it easier to 'hunt alone' and this is something internet dating allows them to do: chat to someone one-on-one, while perhaps women sometimes favour having their friends around them when going out to meet men.
And this has served to boost the popularity of online dating sites, as people search for like-minded potential lovers.