Dating a Celebrity – Is it Possible?

If someone has ever told you that they have never had a fantasy about dating a celebrity, you’d have to call that person a liar. Everyone’s thought about it before – what it would be like to walk arm in arm with a star? People you meet would be boiling over with jealousy as you share the limelight with a famous face. But is it actually possible to get close to one of these godlike creatures? There may actually be options for celeb-obsessed people who see themselves strutting down the red carpet with a star.

There are many stars with non-celeb partners

Celebrities seem to exist in their own universe, but there are a select few who have been known to cross over and step out of their star-studded bubbles to strike up relationships with some of us regular folk. The fact that this can happen should provide some cause for optimism for those who want to find their own celebrity partner.

Matt Damon is a well-known example of a celebrity who found his wife in the ‘real world’. The Academy Award-winning actor, who is known for his roles in Good Will Hunting and The Martian, married Luciana Bozan Barroso in 2005, in a private civil ceremony. The two met when Damon was filming the Farrelly Brothers comedy, Stuck on You, in Miami in 2003. George Clooney is another Hollywood icon who found the love of his life under ‘normal’ circumstances. The former Batman actor is married to the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin. The two of them were wed in 2014 and now have a son and daughter together.

In television, there are numerous actors with non-celeb partners. Maisie Williams, the actress who played the fearless killer, Arya Stark, in Game of Thrones, is with Reuben Selby, co-founder of Cortex Creatives modelling agency. Williams made her professional acting debut in the HBO fantasy, but now she is one of the most recognizable young faces in the world.

Plenty of celebs are known to use dating apps

Dating apps have revolutionized the way people meet each other and have opened up a whole new world of opportunities. Users are able to refine their searches on sites like Badoo in an effort to be paired up with the most compatible partners. It is a simple process of sifting through lists of potentials before settling on the perfect one. But these apps are not restricted to everyday folk, and there are a number of celebrities who have been known to search for love online.

Amy Schumer confessed in her book, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, that she met one of her ex-boyfriends online. The actress and comedian admitted to putting up a less-than-flattering selfie, but she still enjoyed a number of hits. Popstar, Katy Perry, is renowned for her online presence and confessed to using dating apps after she split up with fellow musician, John Mayer, in 2014. Perhaps she had realized that dating another celebrity was hard work and decided to opt for a regular person. I mean, she’s currently dating Lord of the Rings star, Orlando Bloom, but the sentiment was there for a while, at least.

High School Musical heartthrob, Zac Efron, is another big name to have used technology to find dates. The 31-year-old said that he didn’t get many match results, though, as a lot of people suspected it was a fake profile. Those people definitely missed out on dating one of the hottest stars around right now.

The fact that all these stars are found on dating apps suggests that they are open to relationships with people who aren’t red carpet regulars. Anyone interested in getting together with someone in the spotlight could try endless searches until they stumble across one.

Would it be worth it?

If you were to get together with a star, the big question is whether it would be worth it. There is a strong chance that a famous and successful person would be high maintenance because they are used to the finer things in life. If you want to take them out for a date, you would have to take them to a fancy and expensive restaurant – their image would no doubt be tainted if they were to be seen in a less than extravagant eatery. Or they would have to take you to said restaurant. What were the cons again?

One of the main problems with dating a celebrity would be the fact that everything you did would be in the public eye. Whenever you have an argument or minor disagreement, the paparazzi could be ready to pop out from the bushes to snaffle up shots for a trashy headline in a tabloid.

Just being a celebrity by proxy in this way may appeal to some people, however. There would be other great perks as well. For instance, if you dated an actor, you would be able to walk down the red carpet and watch exclusive premieres. You could also be privy to information about other stars, such as who they’re dating or what weird habits they have.

Some have had the opportunity to date certain celebrities and have divulged what it was like. A lot of people have professed that their stars were just like normal folk, but others have discussed some of the problems that can arise. One woman was dating a professional basketball player, who turned out to be a serial cheater with all of his various groupies in different parts of the country.

It is definitely possible to date a celebrity, with a lot of them known to be on dating apps. But whether it would be a good idea is debatable. If you are the kind of person who wants to date a celeb, it would perhaps be best to go for a C-lister rather than a Hollywood star. This way, you can still enjoy some perks without the added pressure of being in the public eye.