Charlize Theron is not a fan of dating apps. In a new interview Wednesday, the actress told Ellen DeGeneres that all of the swiping and random conversation is just not her thing.
Despite her aversion to the online dating game, Theron said her friend Chelsea Handler tried to persuade her to join in on the trend. At the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this year, Theron said Handler took some time to introduce her to a dating app for celebrities.
“She’s swiping all these faces of guys in all different sorts of . . . different variations of no clothes. Then, they know that you’ve just said you don’t like them.”
Theron paused when she seems confused as to how the app works exactly, but she does know that the rest of the interaction is just awkward.
“And then you have to text them, and then the flirting starts, and it’s kind of awkward because they’re trying to be cute, and they say weird stuff like, ‘What’s up, sexy?’ And it’s just awkward.”
Theron said she identifies as an “old school” dating type who prefers a set-up by a friend.
“It’s problematic,” she said.
DeGeneres suggested another big problem with swiping left on other celebrities: What if she runs into them at future events? Honestly, the awkward horror. Stars: They’re not just like us at all when it comes to their exclusive dating apps. At least we can avoid our rejects forever.