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Graham Norton deletes Tinder, says he doesn't want to meet 'damaged people'

Laura Hannam
Reporter
Graham Norton says he’s done with the dating app Tinder. (REX/Shutterstock).

Graham Norton says he’s done with the popular dating app Tinder, after meeting ‘broken and damaged’ people.

The 55-year-old BBC One host told Closer magazine that he’d given the app a decent go, but had been very disappointed with the prospects he swiped right for.

“I was on Tinder a couple of years ago, but I’m not on it now. I felt like I’d done it. There’s a law of diminishing returns on Tinder.

“I met a few people and thought, “God, there are a lot of broken people in the world and I don’t really need to meet them”. I don’t need to be part of their damage,” he said.

Graham said he turned to Tinder after splitting from boyfriend Andrew Smith in 2015, after three years together.

Tinder is used by fifty million people worldwide. (PA Images)

However, he says he’s now replaced random Tinder dates with another love – booze.

“Booze is one of my great loves. Lots of people drink, so it’s not like I have a niche interest. I’ve probably started drinking less as I’ve got older but if I say, “I’ve cut down”, then I feel like the prigs have won. I think people should drink whatever they want to drink, because drinking is fun!” he said.

Tinder is a dating app currently used by fifty million worldwide. Users are able to ‘swipe right’ for dating prospects they like and ‘swipe left’ for those they’d rather reject. Once both prospects ‘swipe right’ they are matched and able to communicate through direct messaging.

Norton told American news anchor Katie Couric in June this year that he’s not interested in the gay dating app Grindr either.

“I couldn’t do Grindr, because you know, of what it is, and I work for the BBC,” he said.


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