Drew Barrymore’s online dating experience hasn’t exactly been pleasant.
“I got stood up and I didn’t match with anyone”
On Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the Blended actress revealed that although her online dating trial made for an entertaining episode, it was ultimately a “real wake-up call.”
The actress revealed that she had been using Raya, an exclusive dating app that only accepts a small percentage of applicants, often used by celebrities and industry insiders. According to Drew, she not only failed to find a love match on Raya, but ended up getting stood up by one!
“I did terribly,” Barrymore admitted. “I got stood up and I didn’t match with anyone and my friends gave me this bloated sense of false confidence. They were like ‘You should try it, you will do great.'” However, the actual experience didn’t live up to its hype, and she even went so far as to compare it to “a car wreck.”
“Like Looking through an Us Weekly”
When asked by a fan, if she came across fellow celebs venturing into online dating during her foray, Barrymore joked that there were so many stars it was like “looking through an Us Weekly,” something that shocked her.
“There were a lot of exciting people,” she admitted, before clarifying that it wasn’t a celebrity who stood her up. “I got stood up by a guy who owned a restaurant,” she revealed.
Although the 45 year old didn’t exactly have a successful encounter on the app, Drew did mention how she loved being a part of the online dating conversation.
“I definitely had a lot of fun with it,” she shared. “I’ve always wanted to go on a blind date but my life got in the way of that so I thought online dating might fasciate that desire.”
“You’re too young to swear off anything. You have to stay open to anything”
Last week, on an episode of her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress confessed that she was putting her dating life on the back burner. Speaking to her guest, Jane Fonda, the “Santa Clarita Diet” actress said she was instead taking a different approach with her love life.
“Recently you said that you were swearing off men,” Barrymore said to Fonda. “Can I please talk to you about this? ‘Cause I think I’m there and have been there for the last five years. What’s happening?”
The 82 year old “Grace and Frankie” star was shocked to hear this and told Barrymore, “You’re so young! You’re too young to swear off anything. You have to stay open to anything, Drew. I’m too old, so it’s very easy to swear off getting undressed, even in candlelight.”
“I’m not closed for business,” Barrymore replied, “but I have been exactly in that mentality for the past five years, thinking I just don’t have the bandwidth, I don’t know if I’m willing to open [up,] I just can’t fit it in.” Fonda then encouragingly told Barrymore, “Well, you can squeeze a little affair or two in there. I’m all for it.”
“I will never, with a capital N-E-V-E-R, never get married”
Barrymore married Will Kopelman in 2012, however, the former couple got divorced 6 years later in 2016. They are currently co-parenting their daughters Olive, 7, and Frankie, 6. Before forming a relationship with Kopelman, Barrymore was also married to Tom Green, who she wed in 2001. They split a few months later. She also married Jeremy Thomas in 1994 but got divorced less than a year into their marriage.
In an interview earlier this month, the talk show host revealed that despite everything she’s “a hopeless romantic.” However, she would never marry again.
“I believe people should not say the word ‘never,’ and I will never, with a capital N-E-V-E-R, never get married,” she confessed. “It’s like I have two options: Cut it — this has not worked — or be Elizabeth Taylor. And I have too many more to go.”
“I never want to be entwined with someone like that again ever,” she added. “You break up, and you move on. You get divorced, and it’s just so different. I love that we are trying to hold on to an institution that [started] when the closest person to you for companionship was a three-day horse ride away and your life span was 30 years,” the actress joked at the time.