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Troye Sivan Shares The Dating App 'Red Flag' That Makes Him Nervous

Troye Sivan Shares The Dating App 'Red Flag' That Makes Him Nervous

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Hoping to match with the "Rush" singer on Hinge? Here's what not to do!

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Listen up, single lads—Troye Sivan is dishing on how he approaches dating apps.

The “Rush” singer swung by The Kyle & Jackie O Show recently for a chat, and the topic eventually came around to Hinge.

Sivan has discussed using the app to find dates before, even admitting at one point that Hinge deactivated his profile because they thought he was impersonating the real Troye. Fortunately, he got that all sorted out for good and jumped back on.

And that’s given him some time to develop opinions and strategies for meeting the right people on the apps—and avoiding the wrong ones, which he says includes people who don’t list their occupation on their page.

“I don’t care what people do, but—and maybe it’s an entertainment industry thing or an LA thing, but there’s a lot of very beautiful people that you don’t really know what they do,” he admitted. “That always, to me, is a little bit of a red flag. It always makes me nervous.”

Beyond that, Sivan stressed the importance of taking any online chatting with a potential suitor to the real world as soon as possible, so that you don’t delude yourself into thinking you’re “doing something about your dating life” when really you’re just sitting at home on an app.

“I really like a 6pm or 6:30pm drink with the option to go to a dinner afterward with them… you have a drink or two, and then you’re like, ‘Oh, damn I’m meeting my friends for dinner at 8pm so I’ve got to run!’ That seems very chill to me. Or if it’s going well, you don’t say that and you say, ‘Should we go and grab some food?’”

Early drinks and fake plans to get out of hanging out longer may not be quite as chill as Sivan thinks, but it’s a classic because it does the trick. And if having that plan in mind helps move things along from the apps to the bar, then it’s worth the consideration.

“Go and meet the person in real life, and at least you know then,” he said. “You’ve met a real person and made a connection with someone.”

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.