No Shame In Their Game: Celebs Who Dated Online
These days people are resorting to different measures than heading to their local supermarket to find a mate; they’re heading online. And even celebrities are using modern technology to find a date. Check out this list of celebs who dated online.
Following his split from second wife Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen decided to use the internet to find the next future Mrs. Sheen. The former “Two and a Half Men” star signed up with Millionairematch.com and has reportedly chatted with several women online. But then he found love with fellow actress Brooke Mueller and the two were happily wedded for three years. Nowadays, the father of five is engaged to a former adult star.
If one of the world’s most beautiful women had a problem finding a man, then the rest of us shouldn’t feel too bad about being single. Halle Berry is married to French actor Olivier Martinez now but before she found happiness with her second child’s father, the Monster’s Ball actress has admitted to logging on to dating sites and chat rooms every once in a while. But she didn’t need the internet to find her current boo. They met back in 2010 on the set of the film Dark Tide while shooting in South Africa.
What do you do when your man who was once voted sexiest man alive leaves you for People’s Most Beautiful Woman? Apparently turn to the internet to find the perfect man. That’s exactly what Jennifer Aniston did. In 2010, she reportedly paid a hefty six figure dollar amount to an online dating agency. But when word leaked out about her plans, Aniston went on record to say she would never trust the world of online dating. She’s currently engaged to fellow actor and writer Justin Theroux.
Jennifer Aniston wasn’t the only “friend” looking for love on the internet. Matthew Perry reportedly signed up with Richsoulmate.com, a site that caters to wealthy and successful singles. His online profile described himself as “cute and adorable, though pained and lonely.” Perry dated fellow actress Lizzy Caplan for six years before they called it quits in 2012.
Adele turned her heartache into gold and then a platinum album. Her breakup was the inspiration behind the album 21, which helped put the British songstress on the map. The breakup also had Adele stepping outside of her comfort zone. She signed up on eHarmony to find a man to help her get over her past relationship but since she couldn’t post a photo of herself, she didn’t receive any emails from potential suitors. But things worked out for the Rolling In The Deep singer after all. She started dating charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in early 2012 and by October, they welcomed a son together.
Jenny McCarthy may have fulfilled a fantasy held by millions of pre-pubescent and teenaged girls by becoming engaged to one of the members of New Kids On The Block but before she found a life partner in Donnie Wahlberg, she used an online dating service. The former Playboy model signed up with Match.com after her split from funnyman Jim Carrey. McCarthy kept the personal details to a minimum and didn’t use her real name. She met Wahlberg during a taping of her short-lived “Jenny McCarthy Show.”
You would think that a world famous rock star would have no problem finding the woman of his dreams with but that wasn’t the case with Rivers Cuomo. The frontman for the alternative rock band Weezer took a vow of celibacy and he wasn’t looking just for any woman to settle down with. Cuomo has admitted to using an online dating service and even though he didn’t name which one, he did reveal that after filling out a profile the service sent him a message: “We’re sorry, but there is no one anywhere in the world that is appropriate for you.” Luckily for Cuomo, all he had to do to find a mate was look at his college yearbook. In 2006, he tied the knot to someone he met back in college.
There’s nothing funny about being lonely and unable to find a date. Television personality Joan Rivers has made numerous jokes about her lack of sexual life and the funny woman finally did something about it. The “Fashion Police” host signed up with Match.com using her real name in 2006 but was unable to find a suitable suitor between the ages of 65-75. Always one to showcase her funny bone, Rivers had a clever response to the question about children: “Not right now, but I got two eggs in the refrigerator.”
Before Orlando Bloom started dating Miranda Kerr, the Pirates of Caribbean star had a bit of trouble finding a mate. Using a photo of a friend and a fake name, Bloom created a Facebook profile in hopes of landing that special mate. But once he met Kerr, he no longer needed his fake profile. They started dating in 2007 and three years later, he popped the question. A month later they were wed. They welcomed a son in 2011 but two and a half years later, the couple headed to divorce court.
Deborah Ann Woll
As the red-haired church-girl turned vampire Jessica Hamby, Deborah Ann Woll had no problem getting men to do what she wanted them to do by controlling them with her mind. But in real life, the 29-year-old had problems meeting someone of the opposite sex. Before she hit it big with HBO’s “True Blood,” Woll signed up with Match.com to find a mate in 2007. One of the success stories of the site, Woll and her boyfriend are still together.
Here’s a tip that may be useful in trying to meet a young, hot, eligible TV star: try the internet. “Gossip Girl’s” Chace Crawford revealed that he has even used online dating services to find a mate. The hunky star has browsed the popular Jewish dating site JDate.com and has even admitted to setting up numerous accounts. “I have a bunch of different accounts that no one even knows about,” Crawford said in an interview with UK’s Now Magazine.
Where does a billionaire mogul domestic diva who has a felony record turn to when looking for a mate? Match.com, of course! Last year businesswoman Martha Stewart admitted that she was looking to settle down and used the online dating service for help finding a mate. Looking for a man 55 to 70 who’s young at heart, according to her profile, Stewart had a few requirements: “Someone who’s intelligent, established, and curious; and who relishes adventure and new experience. Someone who can teach me new things. A lover of animals, grandchildren, and the outdoors.”
Just because you meet someone on a dating site doesn’t mean that everything is on the up and up. Talk show host Ricki Lake found that out the hard way. She met a British man on a dating site and before she knew it she was caught up in an international romance. Too bad all he wanted to do was marry Lake so he could enter the U.S. “I met with an immigration lawyer,” Lake said in an interview with Newsweek. “I was going to marry him so he could get a green card. I even went to England with him and met his mother.” But soon the rose-colored glasses came off and Lake realized she was making a huge mistake. She tied the knot for the second time and is happily married to Christian Evans.
She hooks people up for a living but even “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger needed some professional help herself to find a mate. She used a matchmaker with her previous relationships and even found a man from her own hit reality show. Several years ago Stanger started dating baseball player turned mortgage broker David Krause. Stanger revealed that she met him through the online dating site Plenty of Fish.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba was faced with a dating dilemma: she was dating a lot of younger men and decided to turn to eHarmony to find her perfect mate. That’s how she met her suitor Jesse Sloan. The two were an item and he surprised her during her an appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly” in 2011 by asking for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately their engagement was short-lived. The “Dancing with the Stars” judge ended things with Sloan the following year.