TWO out of three millennials say they would rather receive a Valentine’s Day text than a card.
And 82 per cent would not expect their date to pick up the bill for a meal out together.
The modern attitude to romance is revealed in a survey of 1,000 singletons by dating app Plenty Of Fish.
It found that one in ten young adults considers chivalrous acts such as their date pulling out a chair for them a turn-off, with 34 per cent of women saying there is no need to hold the door open.
Instead of the traditional hallmarks of romance, they would prefer their date to have good manners, make eye contact, dress well and pay attention to them. Sending a text to check they have got home safely would round the night off perfectly.
Other top tips for potential suitors include turning up on time for their date, asking questions about them, calling to confirm the time and location and planning the evening ahead.
Buying flowers has also become dated among millennials — with those looking for love instead preferring a potential partner to delete dating apps and send endearing texts instead.
A big turn-on is a date arriving with their phone on silent.
Shannon Smith, relationship expert at Plenty Of Fish, said: ‘Our research shows that singles shouldn’t feel too much pressure to put on grand gestures, because modern expectations for chivalry are centred around authenticity and simple good manners.’