WELL THANK GOD!
Tinder CEO Sean Rad exclusively told the Hollywood Reporter that the swipe-happy dating app will soon verify official celebrity accounts. Rad says the mobile app will bypass the Facebook login verification process for alleged celebrity clientele who are dying to get an account of their own.
Why would an official, authentic celebrity need to opt out?
"Sometimes celebrities use different names on Facebook. This will allow celebrities to enter Tinder in a different way," says Rad.
The app verifies user accounts by syncing up through Facebook, also displaying interests and friends in common to potential matches. A mutual swipe right for "like" opens the app up to messaging capabilities with your newfound match.
Rad told the pub that celebrities also have trouble getting matches because other users assume their accounts are fake. See -- stars have trouble finding love, too.
So which A-listers have been vying for an officially verified Tinder account all their own?
Some names were named. Jamie Kennedy, Lindsay Lohan, and Ashton Kutcher to be precise. Truth? Maybe. Lohan Instagrammed a screenshot of the app after finding her brother's profile (awkward) during a swipe sesh back in October. Kutcher's engaged to Mila Kunis so we doubt he'll be signing up any time soon. And as for Kennedy... LOL.
Also worth mentioning -- if you're really teetering on swiping right on LiLo, but first want to know who else she's been Tindering in the meantime, we found the leaked handwritten list of her alleged lovers to be wildly entertaining. Zac Efron (!), Joaquin Phoenix (!!), JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE? (!!!!) Girl.
When the official verification process will roll out is unclear, but we suspect the potential for finding mutual C-lister love may lead to a spike in user activity.
Just give a call when you see "verified Ryan Gosling" and we'll be there.
H/t Vanity Fair
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