Due to its popularity, security, and affordability, Tinder is one of the best hookup and dating applications available. Even celebrities have been known to join the app to make friends or find partners. Imagine the thrill of going on a date with a celebrity. It’s possible, but it’s not an easy feat to accomplish. Here I will show you what it takes to find celebrities on Tinder.
Remember, Celebrities are human beings
One thing that will raise your spirits when looking to find celebs on Tinder is to understand that just like you, these celebrities can want to find friends and partners. Most celebs are single, and some have been heard saying they’ve had trouble finding love and had to resort to dating applications such as Tinder and Grindr. You may be thinking, “But why would any famous person want to be on Tinder?” Sometimes, celebrities wish to find friends and lovers who aren’t drawn to them just because of their fame or property. Some join Tinder to make genuine friends and may even use an alias or a fake account to hide their true identities.
Some celebrities who’ve used Tinder in the past
Just to give you a glimpse of how much famous people use online dating applications, here’s a list of a few celebrities who’ve used Tinder in the past to make friends.
Keep in mind that although some may use the regular Tinder app, most celebrities prefer to use Tinder Select, which is exclusively meant for the wealthy and famous people. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t swipe right on celebrities just because you’re not rich. Some celebs prefer the regular Tinder app as it does not limit their pool of friends they can make.
After their divorce from his wife, Eminem spoke to the media about his love life, saying that he was having a hard time finding love and had even resorted to using Tinder to get his ‘perfect match.’
2. Zac Efron
Speaking to The Times, celebrity Zac Efron expressed his disappointment when he couldn’t get a single match on Tinder because everyone had doubts about whether it was him. So there you have it, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
3. Katy Perry
After breaking up with her then-boyfriend John Mayer back in 2014, the famous singer Katy Perry admitted spending lots of time on Tinder during her single years.
4. Lindsay Lohan
Back in the year 2013, Lindsay’s attempt at exposing her brother’s Tinder profile backfired on her by proving the fact that she also did, in fact, own a Tinder account since she was able to find her brother on it.
5. Britney Spears
After her breakup with her then cheating boyfriend in 2014, Britney Spears was surprised when her brand new tinder account was revealed to her on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after she made an appearance on the show.
The above list is not extensive, but it’s just proof of the type of famous people you could come across on the dating app. It just shows that with a bit of dedication and a bit of swiping left on other people, you could land a date with an A-list celebrity.
Now that you know that celebrities are on Tinder. let’s discuss how to actually find them and what to do after you swipe right on a celeb.
Tips on how to find celebrities on Tinder
1. Fine-tune your location
One of Tinder’s most prominent filters is location. Tinder focuses on showing you potential dates around your zip code or the area you set on your profile. If your ultimate goal is to swipe right on a celeb on Tinder, then you need to set your location to that of where celebrities stay. For example, you could key in the ZIP code 90210 or any other zip code where rich and famous people stay. You can also change the location in your settings and determine the radius you want Tinder to search from your new site. This will increase your chances of landing a celebrity on Tinder.
2. Widen your parameters
As you set your search parameters during account creation on Tinder, do not limit your preferences to the basics. When determining factors like age, likes and dislikes, you want to include a wide range to allow you to get more match suggestions, some of which could be celebrities. For example, when setting your age preference, set a field a few years above your current age and a few below your current age to increase your chances of landing a celebrity as you search. Again, since you are at liberty to determine the radius within which you want Tinder to show you matches or people with the same preferences as you, you should set a broad value, say 20 to 40 miles. Although you’ll bag a lot of common fish with these broad parameters, you will also have an increased chance of landing a rare fish(celebrity).
3. Explore Tinder Select
This last option is the hardest on this list since Tinder Select is more like a premium version of Tinder with an invite-only membership. It’s only available to millionaires and celebrities who might not want to sift through different personalities on regular Tinder. With that said, there are only two ways to get access to Tinder Select. The first is if Tinder’s algorithm and officials deem you fit enough to be invited to join Tinder Select. You either have to be super-rich, very famous, or hyper-attractive to qualify.
The second method is if a current Tinder Select member recommends or nominates you to be invited. Due to the nature of Tinder Select, just a nomination won’t be enough. Tinder officials will analyze your account to determine whether you suit the criteria for joining, after which your membership will be approved. However, members who’ve joined Tinder Select through nomination can’t nominate other members due to Tinder’s rules and regulations.
Here are a few tips to make your profile more suitable to be invited to join Tinder Select:
- Ensure your account is verified(compulsory)
- Professional-looking photos play a significant role in the selection process.
- Write a catchy but interesting bio.
- Be active on Tinder.
I matched with a celeb. What do I do next?
In the event that you swipe right in a celebrity and match with them, you will need to be careful about what actions you take next, as they may increase your chances of getting to know them or ruin them altogether. First of all, keep in mind that you aren’t the only person they’ve matched with, and you’ll be facing a ton of competition. With that said, how you approach them and strike a conversation matters. Here are a few Dos and don’ts for you if you match with a celebrity.
Don’t fangirl them too much
To many people, just the thought of matching with a celebrity on a regular dating app is a big feat, and they often end up ruining their chances by immediately talking about how much they love them and how big of a fan they are. Instead of creating interest, fangirling does the opposite.
Remember, the celebrity didn’t come to Tinder to find fans. They probably already have millions, if not billions of them. Therefore, you need an approach that won’t be aimed at praising them or their career in order to stand out. Approach them like a normal human being, and talk to them the same way you’d talk to your other Tinder matches.
Research is key
Secondly, ensure you do your research before you ask a question or bring up a topic. You want to attract their attention, as well as hold it for long enough for them to develop an interest in you. An excellent way to do this is to look for some of the latest news on these celebrities online and find a way to turn it into a conversation. However, know which lines you shouldn’t cross, as some topics might be too sensitive. For example, it’s probably not a good idea to talk about the recent loss of a parent with a celebrity on Tinder. On the contrary, if you read an article talking about the celebrity’s love for dogs, that may be an excellent topic to bring up in your conversations. Tell them about the time you brought a stray dog home as a kid and nurtured it until it grew to love you back.
Focus on building a connection
For a celebrity to join a regular dating app, they must be seeking a connection that is based on something other than their career, fame, or wealth. Therefore, as you talk with them, please keep in the back of your mind that the main reason for your conversation is to get to know them better as a person rather than as a celebrity. Respect their wishes to keep parts of their life private and don’t judge them even when they confess to doing something undeserving of a celebrity.
However, remember not to get your hopes too high unless you’re sure they are in the same boat to avoid being disappointed.
While the odds of dating a celebrity on an online dating app is close to zero, it may not be far-fetched to want to become friends with them; if you can match with them in this day and age on Tinder, then you can become friends. However, know that it will probably take a while for you to even come across a celebrity’s profile, and they like to keep their personal lives private.