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Lily Allen, Lindsay Lohan, Adele - seven celebrities who looked for love on the internet16 March 2014 12:16 PMBy Rod McPhee, Carl Greenwood
Online dating is a tricky proposition at the best of times but now it comes with the added bonus of possibly meeting a celebrity!
Even happily married stars can be tempted by Tinder!
You'd imagine anyone moving in celebrity circles would keep a low profile but when it comes to looking for love it seems they're just like the rest of us.
Brit singer Lily Allen caused a bit of a hoo-ha recently when she revealed that she'd signed up for dating app Tinder despite being happily married with two kids.
"Just discovered tinder," the Air Balloon singer wrote on Twitter. "*waves goodbye to life*," she finished the message with as her fans demanded to know why she had signed up to the service.
Probably because it's hilarious and with all the swiping and instant judgement of people, it is very 'dating in the 21st century'.
Ask Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, or author Chelsea Handler, or Chantelle Houghton's ex-husband Preston. They're all fans of finding love online.
In fact quite a surprising number of stars have done the same...
There's keeping it in the family but this is just awkward
As one of the stars that Tinder has reportedly been courting to promote its app, Lindsay is well placed to tell everyone about the possibilities of searching for love online. Both good and bad.
Last year the Mean Girls star was happily swiping her way through Tinder's Hollywood offerings when she came across her brother's profile.
Not missing the chance for a little sibling embarrassment the reformed redhead posting a screenshot of his profile to her Instagram profile with the caption: "Look who I just found on @tinderapp... hey bro."
The Feel my Love singer admitted she signed up to eHarmony after her heartbreaking split with a former boyfriend.
She's now happy with her current partner, Simon Konecki, with whom she has 16-month-old son Angelo.
But Adele, 25, admitted when she was online dating, it wasn't easy: “I just signed up for eHarmony, I can’t put a photo of myself, so I don’t get any emails.”
Actress Halle Berry, beach photo shoot.
You might not expect the Oscar-winning actress and former Bond girl to require the services of an online dating website but you'd be wrong.
Before she met her husband, Olivier Martinez, Halle, 47, would visit chatrooms.
“I am never who I am,” she said. “I have been to a couple of dating ones just to see what everybody is talking about."
It's not just youthful stars prepared to go online in the pursuit of happiness, the veteran comedienne admitted she had tried online dating too.
Joan Rivers, 80, said her profile on Match.com read: "I love smart men, funny men, elegant men.
"If I had to choose between Brad Pitt stripped to the waist or an old George Clooney in a dinner jacket, George would win hands down."
Chelsea Handler on Tinder - E!/Chesea Lately
Unlike the other celebrities who have been looking for love on dating apps, Chelsea Handler is just looking for a good time.
Talking on her late night show Chelsea Lately, the comedian - who also writes memoirs about her sex live - revealed that she's absolutely down to find that good time on the app because she likes "anonymous, random men".
"I'm going to go on Tinder, I just keep forgetting to. I would, I don't mind that idea at all. You can verify me, I'll verify that I'm me.
"Or you could just text me and I'll text you back and say, 'I'm famous, let's f***'.
"I don't want to hook up with famous people, I want to hook up with regular men on the street. I like anonymous random men. That's exactly what I'm looking for."
The Ordinary Boys singer who found fame and love with Chantelle Houghton on 2006's Celebrity Big Brother was recently spotted with a profile on dating website Tinder.
And the 32-year-old had no shame about using the mobile phone dating app, even comparing it to a game: “Tinder is the new angry birds.” he recently tweeted.
Well, that's one way of looking at it.
US chat show host Ricki Lake almost married a British man she met online.
But after getting hooked up with him on a dating website, the relationship turned out to be a disaster.
Ricki, now 45, says he just wanted to marry her so he could get a green card in the US.
"I found this narcissist online and started a whirlwind relationship where I was delusional," she said.
"I was with a guy who was a total user and liar. He was more charismatic than physically beautiful but I became infatuated with him very quickly.
"I was out of my mind in some ways. I wanted it so badly I lost all clarity."
But if the now happily married presenter ever does want to venture back into the throng of online dating, all she need do is pose for very sexy selfy.