Alicia Silverstone can’t win for losing on dating apps.
The Clueless actress recently revealed that although she tried out online dating, it hasn’t been as successful as she hoped.
During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Silverstone opened up about how an unnamed dating app banned her – not once, but twice.
“I put a fake profile because I wasn’t comfortable yet being me and... I got banned,” the 45-year-old mother of one confessed.
She decided to give another go, this time creating an account as herself.
“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 recalled.
“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,” she remarked, pondering the thought that because she was unable to reschedule, the mystery suitor “probably thinks I just bailed.”
Last month, Silverstone revealed to People that she joined Bumble and told the outlet that it gave her a renewed “hope” for dating.
“I just think it’s a great way for people to meet,” she confided. “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.”
The Baby-Sitters Club star also told Barrymore about her method of weeding out the dating pool to ensure she’s making meaningful connections.
“I’m a busy person,” Silverstone referenced. “I just don’t have time to mess around, so I just sort of go in really open and clear, and ask really good questions, so I can find out if we’re on the same path, if we have the same vision for our lives, if we want the same thing.”
“If we don’t, we might be really attracted to each other, but we’re going to waste a lot of time and get really hurt in the long run,” she continued, stressing her 10-year-old son, Bear Blue, and her career are her priorities.
The San Francisco native shares custody of the child with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, who she was married to for nearly 13 years. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service