Clueless star Alicia Silverstone was 'banned' from the same dating app twice

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures - Getty Images

Clueless star and all-round-icon Alicia Silverstone has revealed she was banned from the same dating app twice. Talk about bad luck, right!?

Speaking to fellow actor Drew Barrymore on The Drew Barrymore Show, the 45-year-old said: "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. And then I got kicked off, I got banned."

But, committed to getting back on the dating scene after her divorce from husband of 13 years, Christopher Jarecki, she "tried again" with the app.

"I got the courage up because I heard that you [Drew] were on, and I heard that Sharon Stone was on, so I was like, 'Well, if they can be on, I can be on'," Alicia added, "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 [the app] 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."

Luckily, the actor hasn't been put off online dating altogether. And just last month she revealed to People magazine that she's now on Bumble. "I just think it's a great way for people to meet," she said of the app, "I have experiences 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. It can be like, 'how are you supposed to meet anyone in the real world?'"

While meeting people IRL might be off the cards for now, Alicia's still confident that she'll find the one – whether that's on Bumble or at the local bar. "I always thought it [online dating] sounded so fascinating. It sounded like it opened up a lot of possibility for people and created hope," she admitted, "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."

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