Alicia Silverstone Tells Drew Barrymore She 'Got Banned' from the Same Dating App Twice
Alicia Silverstone is opening up about her previous luck on dating apps — to mixed results!
The actress appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show where she told host and friend Drew Barrymore and dating coach Damona Hoffman that she'd been banned from a dating app twice.
"A few years ago I tried to get on one of the dating apps and I put a fake profile because I wasn't comfortable yet being me," Silverstone said. "And then I got kicked off, I got banned."
Silverstone didn't let that stop her. "I tried again," she said.
"I got the courage up because I heard that you were on, and I heard that Sharon Stone was on, so I was like, 'Well, if they can be on, I can be on,' " Silverstone told Barrymore. "So I went on as myself, and it took a lot of courage to do it. And then I did it, and I had a date with someone planned, and the day I went in to find out about the date where we were meeting or whatever, I had been banned. Poor guy. I got kicked off as myself, too."
In September, Silverstone joined Bumble and told PEOPLE the new venture gave her a renewed "hope" for dating.
"I just think it's a great way for people to meet," she said at the time. "You know, I think that it's really nice that we have friends that can connect us. You can be set up by friends, you can be at a party and tell people, 'Hey, do you know anyone?' You can do things like that. I have experience where I'll go to an in-person event and no one's really engaged. They're sort of in their phones, and it's a bit discouraging."
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She added, "It can be like, how are you supposed to meet anyone in the real world? You know what I mean? I mean, sometimes people are, and sometimes you do meet people out in the real world, and I certainly have, and it's been wonderful, but I think that it's just a really nice way for people to meet."
Silverstone, who filed for divorce from her husband Christopher Jarecki in 2018, said she's "always been intrigued" by dating apps.
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"I always thought it sounded so fascinating. It sounded like it opened up a lot of possibility for people and created hope," she said. "And I've heard tons of beautiful stories from people. I think it's very much the norm now. And it makes sense. It's kind of like going to a bar, but it's more effective."
Silverstone, who is hard at work with multiple projects including the second season of Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club, admitted she was excited to fully immerse herself in Bumble.
"It's an adventure," she said.