Celebrities who use dating sites
"Potential love interests should be screened thoroughly through a matchmaker or personal assistant or someone that celebs trust." Matchmaker Claire Wexler agrees, adding that online dating leaves the door open for celebs to encounter an array of fame seekers and gold diggers.
, however, is all for celebrities making use of the online dating sphere, as long as they go in prepared.
Hilary Duff recently announced that she has been swiping through Tinder as a means of finding eligible men.
And after inviting her first suitor to accompany her (and a bunch of her gal pals) on a bowling alley outing, the "Come Clean" singer has moved on to chatting with other singles.
"My boyfriend didn't know who I was until the third date when his daughter told him," she explains. "If a guy kept asking me to take him on the carpet or to this event or a premiere, then I’d know,” she says. In fact, I had to beg him to come on the show." For this reason, the famed matchmaker advises stars to be open to singles who suggest outings such as going to the movies, meeting up for dinner, or lounging on the beach.
(Patti doesn't date her clients.) Stanger dabbled with profiles on Match and JDate before connecting with her boyfriend, "Online dating kind of humbles you. You become a civilian and you have to take off your tiara so to speak," she tells Yahoo Celebrity.
"I'm talking to probably about nine guys right now," she admitted during an interview with 104.3 Myfm’s Valentine in the Morning.
She also revealed that her profile is pretty basic with her tagline simply boasting: "Let's get pizza."But while Hollywood stars hopping on the online dating bandwagon is becoming a trend, some professional matchmakers advise against it.
And for stars worried that their profiles will attract the wrong kind of candidates, Stanger says they shouldn't be concerned.
Unless you publicly announce you're using the service, like Duff did, your profile will likely blend in with the rest. If somebody recognized me, I said, 'Yes, it's me.' And then I could tell whether they wanted to meet me for me or they wanted to meet me to further their status." Stanger says she really got a handle on what a guy's motive was by feeling out what type of date that he wanted to take her on.
"You're at a level of financial success that nobody is going to obtain. And so the truth is: Can you live within a certain means? I said, 'You gotta make 0k to ride my ride,'" shares Stanger.