Tinder has forever changed the world of dating. With a quick right swipe, you can be chatting with the girl, or guy, of your dreams. And now, thanks to the magical blue tick of verification, you could even find yourself swiping right on your favourite celebrity. The thing is, celebrities have been on Tinder for YEARS now. The only problem was, everyone thought their profiles were fake. I mean, really, who would expect to find Zac Efron or Katy Perry single - never mind cruising social media for a date.
Fast forward a few years and Tinder saw this was a real problem for celebrities and decided to bring in verified accounts. Bizarrely, the first celebrity they offered it to was Ed Sheeran. Ed rejected the offer from Tinder - I mean it is a little bit offensive - he wasn’t even a member of the app anyway! But the shocking Tinder revelations don’t stop there. We’ve found 15 celebrities that you’ll be seriously shocked to find on the app. We’re talking Hollywood A-Listers and pop princesses. There’s even a couple of celebrities swiping left and right who are either married or in a long term relationship. Read on to find out who they are …
15 Marshal Mathers/Eminem
He might be a self-professed Rap God, but Eminem seems to be unlucky in love. Opening up in a magazine article he recently revealed he’s using dating apps. He told Vulture: “It’s tough. Since my divorce I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public. Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.” Then the interviewer asked the star about Tinder. And it seems while Eminem might not be dating, he’s definitely swiping. Confirming he’s on Tinder, the cheeky music star also mentioned Grindr. Always controversial, most fans think Eminem was just joking - Eminem - we love the way you lie! But, seriously, Tinder users will now be furiously swiping through their picks to see if they can bag a date with The Real Slim Shady.
14 Katy Perry
Bon appétit boys, Katy Perry uses Tinder. The secret was revealed a few years ago when the pop star’s two year relationship with John Mayer broke down. She told Power 105.1's Breakfast Club: "I'm really deep on Tinder so I don't have a whole lot of time.” When the news hit that every guy’s Teenage Dream, Katy Perry, was on Tinder there must have been a ton of people signing up for the app. Imagine swiping through your picks and seeing Katy Perry on your cell phone? But the real question is, since Katy has admitted to more than just kissing a girl, and liking it, is she looking for love with guys or girls on the casual dating app? If you spot this Dark Horse on Tinder with that crucial verified blue tick, don’t let her be The One That Got Away!
13 Leonardo DiCaprio
So there are some celebrities you might expect to be on Tinder. We’re looking at you Miley Cyrus (check out the rest of our list to see what outrageous things she’s up to on the app). But an A-List, Oscar winning, Hollywood legend? No. Way. But it seems even stars of the big screen need a little help finding dating partners. Maybe he got bored of dating an endless string of models and celebrities? Seems unlikely, to be honest. His profile on the app is apparently under the name Leonard. Super smooth way to fly under the radar there, Leo. I think what we all really want to know is whether the actor’s Tinder game involves him dishing up some chat up lines from Catch Me If You Can or Titanic. How many girls have hit Leo up with the line, ‘Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack’?
12 Britney Spears
Swipe me baby one more time! Form an orderly queue guys, Britney Spears is on Tinder. Now, we have to say, she was added to the dating app by talkshow host Jimmy Fallon. But, let’s face it, stumbling across Britney on Tinder is the closest most of us are ever going to get to the multi-platinum selling singer. And, after the skit was over, Fallon did say: “She has the password now and it is her profile, she can do whatever she wants with it”. But when you’re as famous as Britney, just what do you put in your bio? Don’t worry, Fallon has that covered. He put this catchy little sentence in "She's recently single, she sings good jingles, she loves her Pringles and she's ready to mingle.” Though guys, are you really checking out a girl’s bio when you’re swiping - or are you all about the pictures?
11 Zac Efron
It’s a blow to anyone’s self-esteem when, having signed up for a dating app, you can’t even land a date. That’s the kind of thing that happens to everyday schmucks, right? Nope, even the chiselled jawline of Zac Efron couldn’t tempt the ladies to swipe right and get in touch. If the High School Musical star can’t woo women on an app, what hope is there for the rest of us? He told British newspaper, The Times: “Amazingly, when I signed up for Tinder, nobody swiped me! They thought [my profile] was fake.” But … how did he know the girls thought his profile was fake if nobody swiped him? Maybe that’s what Zac tells himself to keep that all-important self-esteem intact. So guys, remember: If you join Tinder and only get one match, that’s 100% better than how Zac Efron ever did.
10 Chelsea Handler
Not only is Chelsea Handler a force to be reckoned with, all-round hilarious gal and successful talk show host. She’s also looking to find love, dates and whatever else on Tinder. Not only that, she’s trying to get some of her A-List contacts to join the app too - namely Charlize Theron. Never afraid to say what she’s thinking, Chelsea’s super open about her activity on the controversial dating app. In an interview with one of the app’s founders, Chelsea revealed: “I’m not really looking for a boyfriend on Tinder.” Chelsea says instead she uses Tinder to meet guys she’ll “Never have to see again.” Guys, if you’re looking to meet Chelsea, you don’t necessarily need to be in LA or New York. “If I’m in different areas of the world, and I’m like ‘Oh who’s in this area…’ ” says Chelsea.
9 James Franco
What's with Hollywood stars and Tinder? James Franco is yet another big screen name spotted on the app. You’d think after the much publicised and embarrassing moment he was caught chatting to an underage girl on Instagram might have put him off social networks? It seems the Pineapple Express star has built a bit of a reputation for being an online dawg. The 39-year-old actor has also been in the news lately for wearing a ‘Times Up’ pin at the Golden Globes. With a history of harassing young women online, the actor has been called out for being a hypocrite. Franco has never denied what happened on Instagram. He says: “It’s the way that people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned – I guess because I’m new to it – is you don’t know who’s on the other end.”
8 Lindsay Lohan
Fess up, guys. Would you REALLY be shocked if you saw Lindsay Lohan among your swipes on Tinder? I mean, yes you would. In that she’s an actual famous person that you could potentially meet up with. Also, there was that whole relationship she had with Samantha Ronson. So there’s THAT. But this whole list is about celebrities you’d be shocked to see using Tinder. So Lindsay’s a difficult one to peg. She certainly seems like she’s the kind of girl who’d be down to Tinder. But is it ultimately a shock to find a celebrity who likes to party on a controversial dating app? We don’t know. It’s up to you to decide. How do we know she’s on Tinder? Lindsay outed her little brother for using the app. Which is a whole other story in itself. Imagine finding a sibling among your swipes. Gross!
7 Conan O’Brien
If ever there was a celebrity who may need a little help finding dates, it’s gotta be Conan O’Brien. But seen as the guy’s already married, what was he doing on Tinder? Looking for a no-strings connection, of course. But Conan was not being a player here, guys. At least, we think he wasn’t. It was all part of a skit for his show. Except - things got dark and creepy, real fast. Partnering up with Dave Franco, the two put up their profiles and waited for the matches to roll in. Unsurprisingly, Franco did way better than Conan. O’Brien only matched with a 74 year old woman. Revealing his hidden creeper personality O’Brien said at the time: “"I wish there was a way that we could know their address, even if they didn't want us to know it. And then we could go there and make them like us."
6 Hilary Duff
Colour us well and truly shocked at this one. The former Disney channel starlet, Hilary Duff, surfing for swipes on Tinder? Lizzie McGuire should definitely not be looking for casual flings - on any app. It’s just not right. But another celebrity not only found Hilary’s profile but shared it with the world and said she’d swipe right! None other than Miley Cyrus outed Hilary as a Tinder user. But, any guys hoping to bag a date with the wholesome actress could be disappointed. Hilary revealed all about her Tinder antics saying: “It was really fun for me for a minute; I wanted to experience something totally normal and also shock people. No one thought I was really on it — and I was really on it!” The real question is, is she still on it and did she ever go on a date with Miley Cyrus?
5 Eric Stonestreet
Ok, so this one is shocking - but totally makes sense at the same time. Eric Stonestreet is best known for playing a gay character on TV. Starring as Cam in Modern Family, Stonestreet is so convincing, it’s entirely believable that the star may have trouble getting a date with the ladies. In 2016, he appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show and revealed all, saying: "Yes, I have a Tinder account," he said.”The way I justified it is that ... because I'm on TV, I shouldn't be eliminated from participating in what's going on in the world. But people are always like, 'I can't believe you're on a dating app!’" Stonestreet didn’t reveal how many dates he’d been on - his shyness got the better of him. All he would tell Ellen is “I've had all varying degrees of fun."
4 Miley Cyrus
So we’ve mentioned Miley Cyrus a couple of times on this list so far. Including the fact that people may or may not be shocked to spot the controversial singer on the dating app. At first glance, Miley nearly didn’t make the list. Because when someone sets out to continually be so shocking, everything they do just becomes a bit meh. You know? Except Miley has shocked us this time. Firstly by getting all flirty with wholesome actress Hilary Duff and swiping right on her profile, but also by cruising Tinder for matches when she was supposedly already in a relationship. Yep, that’s right, Miley was looking for some casual fun while dating Liam Hemsworth. The Wrecking Ball star still has some surprises up her sleeve it seems. Someone best tell Liam Hemsworth, this one Can’t Be Tamed.
3 Luke Hemmings (5SOS)
We can’t decide whether to file this one under plain shocking or teenage heart breaker. Luke Hemmings - part of chart topping Australian rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer - has been spotted on Tinder. And as soon as the news was revealed, thousands of teenage girls wept into their 5SOS merchandise, heartbroken that their poster boy music idol was chilling out on his cell looking for some casual fun. Because clearly, they were destined to marry Luke at some point - probably after a chance meeting at one of the band’s gigs. Pipe dreams aside, Luke’s squeaky clean image was further tarnished last year when an ex-girlfriend claimed the boyband star cheated on her with escorts. Luke isn’t the only member of 5SOS to be spotted on Tinder but, so far, he’s definitely the most shocking of the bunch.
2 Lily Allen
Why would a super-famous celebrity, who is married with two kids, join Tinder? Some might join and keep it a secret in an attempt to have a series of secret affairs, but all bets are off when it comes to guessing why British pop star, Lily Allen, joined the app. Why? Because after she’d signed up, she told her 5.95million fans on Twitter, saying: “Just discovered Tinder. *Waves goodbye to life*.” So why did the chart-topping music star join the app? Apparently, it’s because she gets lonely on tour. He profile laid it all out on the line, saying: “I'm a touring artist wanting to meet people abroad who don't want to talk about the industry formally known as entertainment.” She does also mention she’s married with two beautiful children.
1 Graham Norton
Famous for his international chat show, Graham Norton always attracts huge stars to his celebrity sofa. But is seems the British BBC star hasn’t been so lucky in love. The gay television chat host was outed by a UK newspaper as being on the Tinder app. Tabloid paper, The Sun, revealed that the star uses the dating app to find boyfriends, they also revealed details about his profile and the pictures he’d chosen to put on his profile. The newspaper seemed to suggest that because Graham Norton’s show attracts millions of viewers every week, he should have no problems finding love. Which is a slightly odd way of looking at things. But, why is this list entry so shocking? Well, we always thought Graham was more of a Grindr guy, than a Tinder swiper, tbh.
Sources: instyle.co.uk, mirror.co.uk, papermag.com, thetimes.co.uk, people.com
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