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Ed Sheeran isn’t Tinder-verified, but who is? The 20 most likely celebrities

Maybe someday, your swipes will meet. 


Molly McHugh


Posted on May 1, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 9:34 am CDT

Celebrities—they’re just like us! They also buy food items at grocery stores (while looking amazing), and they also take out their garbage (while looking amazing), and they also drink half a bottle of wine on a Wednesday night and cruise Tinder (while looking amazing).

Tinder has become synonymous with online dating and we normals aren’t the only ones who love to get our swipe on. In fact, famous types are so taken with the app that Tinder will soon introduce verified badges. This is so you know you’re actually swiping Channing Tatum and not getting catfished. (Just kidding, Tatum is married. Don’t go hunting him down on Tinder.)

But apparently, Tinder is being a little stingy with these verified badges.

Ed Sheeran, the red-headed, one-man version of Dashboard Confessional and much-publicized friend of Taylor Swift, did not make the cut. After Sheeran said that he didn’t want a badge because he finds it “creepy” and that it seems like “you’re just using your celebrity status to hook up with chicks,” Tinder was all like:

We are only verifying 25 top celebrities to start.

Sick burn, bro. Also, 25 top celebrities… on Tinder? In the world? Who have brown hair? With tigers in their profile pictures? The jury’s still out, but because celebrities have been so forthcoming about their Tinder use (or because people have outed them), here’s a fairly lengthy list of who could potentially make the top 25:

Katy Perry

Lily Allen (who is married, with children)

Just discovered tinder. *Waves goodbye to life*

— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) March 13, 2014

Josh Groban

Jamie Kennedy

Louise Thompson

A ton of Olympics athletes

Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether

Lindsay Lohan

look who I just found on @tinder … hey bro👌

— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) October 10, 2013

Ben Flajnik

Ashton Kutcher (who is engaged and expecting a child… so perhaps he’s a former user.)

Pauly D

Eric Stonestreet

A variety of hockey players

Mindy Kaling (sort of?)

Niall Horan (maybe)

Andy Cohen

Chris Pine (another maybe)


Greivis Vasquez, a basketball player

former NFL player

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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*First Published: May 1, 2014, 10:37 am CDT