Drew Barrymore Encourages Gayle King to Try Finding Romance on Dating Apps
By Zach Seemayer
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Drew Barrymore says she's still looking for love on dating apps. The actress and talk show host opened up about her romance search during an installment of Drew's News Hour, on her daytime talk show on Thursday.
Joined by CBS Mornings hosts Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, and Nate Burleson, as well as Drew's News Contributor Ross Mathews, Barrymore admitted that she's found online matching making to be a challenge.
"It’s so hard on dating apps," she said. "I feel like I’m always swiping left because they are too young or I don’t know who they are."
When asked by King if she's still using dating apps after having previously sworn them off, Barrymore admitted, "I do get on a dating app."
"I dip in and out," she said. "Everyone once in a while, and then I freak out and jump off."
"If I could do it and people wouldn’t know it was me I would do it," King admitted. "I wish I was brave enough to do it I do. I prefer to meet somebody through a friend of a friend of friend."
"You have to go out by yourself and sit at a bar alone," Mathews advised. "If you are with friends no one is going to approach you."
"Ross, I went to a restaurant once by myself and so I’m sitting there with my book and the waiter comes up to me and goes, ‘Excuse me, ma’am, your book is upside down,’ because I wanted to pretend I was reading," King said with a laugh.
"I got off [dating apps]. It was fun to try though," Barrymore told ET's Lauren Zima.
According to the actress -- who split from her third husband, Will Kopelman, in August 2016 -- she's always wanted to experience a blind date, but that's never really been a possibility for her.
"I've been working out there in the public since I was young so that myth of the blind date eluded me and I always wanted to do it so that was like a dating app for me," Barrymore explained. "But then it's not blind on my side so it just, I don't know, doesn't work."