Just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t mean it’s easy for them to find that special someone. If you think about it, it’s probably harder. Not only do celebs have access to the millions of *normal* people us mere mortals have the privilege of dating, but the entire A-list celeb pool is theirs to explore, too. So many hotties, so little time. So, what’s a celeb to do to help sort through all the options? Turn to a dating app, of course.
According to the Pew Research Center, five percent of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship today met their bae with the help of an online dating platform. And celebs are in on that game, too. Here, we round up 5 celebs who’ve admitted to using dating apps—and share which stars found love thanks to the online dating game.
The Inside Amy Schumer star reveals in her new memoir, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, that she met her current boyfriend Ben Hanisch on a dating app. According to People magazine, Schumer matched with Chicago-based furniture designer Hanisch on an app, and the two met up a few weeks later after exchanging some messages. Her cute, first moment with the furniture designer: Meeting him outside in the rain, where he was holding a bottle of wine in a paper bag. “We smiled at each other and in that moment, everything felt right,” she writes in the memoir.
6 months with this babe and I couldn’t be any happier
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The High School Musical actor’s problem when he started using Tinder: No one believed it was him. The newly-single hunk told UK paper that he’s on a few dating apps, but he hasn’t had any matches so far. “Amazingly, when I signed up for Tinder, nobody swiped me!” he told the paper. “They thought [my profile] was fake.” Luckily, Tinder now offers a verified mark, so users can be sure that high-profile people are really their A-list selves. So if you come across Zac Efron on Tinder and he has the verified mark, SWIPE RIGHT as fast as your fingers can move. (Or don’t, if High School Musical really wasn’t your jam.)
The former Lizzie McGuire actress and single mom not only opened up about using Tinder, but she also made the dating app the focus of her “Sparks” music video. In the hilarious vid, we watch as Duff gets swiping on the app (FYI: Her bio just says, “Let’s get pizza”) and the cameras actually follow her on a few Tinder dates. “I never thought that I would do something like this, and when I surrendered to the experience, I had a great time,” Duff says in the video of her Tinder adventure. No word if any real “Sparks” came out of her online dating.
The UFC fighter told in 2015 that she tried creating an alter ego on Tinder, using the fake name Brynn Campbell. But it didn’t work out for the super famous athlete. “The only person I’m making out with is my dog,” she told SI. Maybe try Bumble, Ronda?
Yes, the “elusive chanteuse” even had a profile on Match.com in 2015—but really just to promote her newest music video, kind of like Duff. The diva created a Match.com profile and urged her Twitter followers to check out her profile on the dating site and, well, watch the video for her single “Infinity”. Of course, Carey is now engaged to billionaire Australian businessman James Packer, so her still-existent Match.com profile is very much a publicity move. But let us all just admire the fact that Carey’s bio on the dating site is simply her lyrics to her song “Dreamlover.”
Did you see my new #Infinity video? Check it out and my @Match profile http://t.co/pdo9mKyOrV pic.twitter.com/WaaechKRFz
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 2, 2015
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