Did you know that upwards of one-third of people in a relationship today will admit to having being introduced to their significant other after joining a dating site? Virtual outlets are proving to be so reliable as matchmaking tools that even many celebrities are gravitating towards them. The individuals concerned vary considerably, but they are all drawn to digital dating platforms for the same reasons. These resources represent a convenient way of reaching out to potential dates, and the fact they can do so away from the scrutiny of the paparazzi is a bonus. Here are five celebs who have dipped into dating online.
Since being catapulted to stardom as a child actor via Walt Disney Pictures, Lindsay has endured her fair share of career highs and lows. She starred in Mean Girls in 2004, which has since become a cult classic. But she has also sought support for addiction issues. Perhaps this turbulence inspired her to step away from the usual celeb dating circuit and seek solace online. She eventually became such a regular Tinder user, she even came across her brother Cody.
Zac rocketed to fame after playing the lead role of Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise. Since then, his career has spanned a diverse range of subjects, from musicals such as The Greatest Showman to depicting the superficially charming but deeply psychotic serial killer Ted Bundy. Perhaps one of the least likely of celebs to resort to digital dating, his main gripe after joining Tinder was that other site members coming across his details were quick to assume this could only be a fake account! Perhaps there are several girls out there who regret having swiped in the wrong direction!
The American comedy performer and writer had a lot of fun when reaching out to other site users on Tinder. Rather than portraying herself, she uploaded an icky profile image, devoid of makeup, and sporting an unflattering baseball cap and sunglasses. She also posted photos of other people, including one of the much much older actresses from the hit TV comedy The Golden Girls. But even if her ulterior motive was having a little fun, the fact she could bump into ‘regular guys’ led to her connecting with a chef and farmer, Chris Fischer, who she married.
People gravitate to the Internet to find prospective partners for all sorts of reasons, but the fact it represents a quick way of getting introduced is perfect for our increasingly busy lifestyles. This is precisely the reason Katy was inspired to sign up to Tinder a few years back, as a hectic schedule of concerts and studio time meant going online for streamlined communication became an attractive proposition. This wasn’t any half-hearted exploration, either. When asked about this activity during a radio interview, Katy admitted, “I’m really deep on Tinder.” If you were a single guy who thought there was a chance you could bump into Ms. Perry, you’d probably be deep, too!
The former US champion figure skater gained widespread public attention for his skills on the ice, winning various championships, culminating in representing his country at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea. In March of that year, he appeared on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wearing an eye-catching Moschino-designed harness. Since coming out as gay, he has guest-hosted RuPaul’s Drag Race and appeared in a Taylor Swift video. But away from the heady celebrity world, he used online dating to meet his boyfriend, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, a realtor. They connected via Tinder.