Alex Pettyfer has ''always wanted'' to be a young father.

The 23-year-old actor - who has been romantically linked to Dianna Agron and Riley Keough in the past - is keen to settle down in the near future and start a family because he believes he's financially secure enough to take on the responsibility.

He said: ''I've always wanted to be a young dad.

''I'm glad I left school at 15 and started acting. Had I'd stayed at school, I'd only just have finished university and started working. I wouldn't have much financial stability, so I'd probably end up having kids later, whereas I can see myself doing so at maybe 29 or 30.''

Meanwhile, the hunky star admits he uses traditional methods when it comes to wooing women and doesn't believe men should hide their sensitivity when on a date.

Speaking in the March edition of Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, he explained: ''Guys are as sensitive as women, I think. Men and women are not that different--we just want to feel loved as well.''

He added: ''I really like the traditional movie-and-dinner date. There are all those excited new feelings when you're in the cinema--you're looking at each other, but trying not to. I can think of about five dates when I couldn't even tell you what we were watching.''