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Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron & More Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Using Dating Apps

The landscape for dating has changed drastically in the past 20 years thanks to the rise of the internet and smartphones, which gave way to dating apps. From Bumble and Hinge to Tinder and Raya, it’s never been easier to mingle with potential romantic interests — even some of your favorite celebs are opting into apps to try to find true love. It’s a 21st-century world, and we’re all just living in it, Sharon Stone and Lizzo included.

Some celebrities, like David Harbour and Lily Allen, have successfully found their person using dating apps. In fact, the Stranger Things star and “The Fear” singer married in September 2020 after meeting on Raya in 2018. Others have had less than ideal experiences, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still out there trying!

And even if they prefer traditional methods of dating — you know, meeting someone in person rather than through a screen — celebs like Drew Barrymore are still open to giving dating apps a chance. Of her experience with Raya, she confessed during a September 2020 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, “It was a car wreck, but, you know, I love being able to be in the conversation, I have to say.” The iconic actress continued, “Like, I definitely had fun with it. And I’ve always wanted to go on a blind date, but my life got in the way of that, so I thought, like, online dating might satiate that desire.”

If you’re feeling hesitant about joining a dating app or two, or you feel embarrassed about trying to make a connection through the virtual world, look to these stars for inspiration. If they’ve got the confidence and vulnerability to leave their egos at the door and have an open mind to finding love using today’s tools, perhaps you can, too.

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