On the off-chance you see an “Ed Sheeran” on Tinder, be rest assured that that account is indeed a fake.
In fact, the ginger prince himself recently revealed that he was offered the very first verified Tinder account.
“I got offered the first verified Tinder account,” he told Total Access radio. “I did say no. I haven’t got time to go on loads of dates.”
The “Sing” singer also added that he’d rather be on the radio to talk about music than spend his time on Tinder.
“…it just sounds quite creepy doing that because then you’re just using your celebrity status to hook up with chicks.”
Tinder revealed that it was going to add verified accounts à la Facebook and Twitter in March after they noticed a number of celebs using the dating app. Tinder CEO Sean Rad told The Hollywood Reporter that the move would be helpful as users were passing over celebs like Lindsay Lohan because “people assume they were fake.” The Tinder verification system would also allows famous people to bypass the Facebook login so their Tinder profiles wouldn’t be linked to their secret Facebook accounts which are presumably under fake names.
[Via Digital Spy]