Even Drew Barrymore is frustrated with her matches on dating apps.
The beloved star, entrepreneur, director, producer, and talk show host revealed Monday that she hasn’t had the best of luck on the apps, even though she’s literally Drew Barrymore. “I will tell you this—and don’t feel sorry for me cause it is just what happens to all us women out there—no one has connected with me,” she said after being asked by an audience member if she used social media to research potential dates.
Luckily, Barrymore has perspective and patience. “It makes me feel like such a loser and then you are like ‘it is hard out there.’ It is hard out there for everybody,” she said, adding, “It is hard in person. It is hard on dating apps. It is vulnerable, but you keep trying.” Pardon the upcoming cheesy joke, but finding love takes time…you might even have to go on…50 first dates.
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Drew Barrymore actually started swiping again because of a certain sexy Netflix drama. “I got back on a dating app during Bridgerton,” Barrymore told the show’s stars back in January. “I was like, ‘I’m not dead, I’m not dead.’ For me, that was a big step.”
Nearly a full year later, the Never Been Kissed star shared her holistic approach to life and realistic expectations for relationships. “You fill your life up with so much that [dating] becomes secondary…I do not think my happiness is on this dating app,” she said. “I think a cherry on top to my life at some convenient, cool, inspiring, and unexpected time might be in there, but that is all it is.” Literally could not agree more.
That said, men of New York City, what on Earth are you thinking when you don’t swipe on an actual Charlie’s Angel? If Drew can’t work these apps, is there any hope for the rest of us? Sorry, not the point, continuing to believe in love without waiting for it to give our lives meaning.