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Drew Barrymore Jokes She's Quitting Dating Apps After Man Lied About Being NFL Quarterback: 'I Hate You'

The actress said the man was a "musician that thought he was being cute" by lying about being a football player

<p>Taylor Hill/WireImage</p> Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore wants to abandon dating apps altogether after being misled by a potential suitor.

On Friday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress, 48, shared a recent exchange she had with a man on a dating app, telling co-host Ross Matthews she's "about to get off" dating apps because of it.

"Every time I get on there it does not feel great. I always last five days," said Barrymore about online dating. "And this time my app has changed where it shows people like you so it’s very flattering ... but I don’t know who anyone is, and it just feels scary to go out with a stranger."

"Newsflash," said Matthews, "that is how they work! You’re not supposed to know them. You don’t go on a dating app to meet people you already know."

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<p>Taylor Hill/FilmMagic</p> Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore

Barrymore then recounted her recent experience. "This guy on my dating app said he was the quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams. So I wrote to him and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I went to the first practice game. I was so frustrated being a girl from Los Angeles who loves football and we didn’t have any teams. And then I moved away to New York and then we got two teams. And it’s nice to meet you, my name is Drew.' "

She added, "He was not the quarterback for the L.A. Rams — he's a musician that thought he was being cute. How should I feel about this?"

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Ross answered, "You should feel lied too, robbed. I had a fantasy you’d be like the new Taylor Swift and you’d be at the games."

"Well, we’re also going to the Super Bowl, and I was like, 'Oh, maybe I could meet...' I wasn’t trying to land a football player. I was excited to talk about that I had been at the Coliseum to see their first game in Los Angeles."

"And then the guy was like, 'Hey, Drewski,' and I was like, 'I hate you... You pithy, deceiving, playful — you've made me feel stupid. I don't know who you are. I feel so dumb. Why did we have to get off on this foot? I hate you!' " she shared.

Barrymore, who frequently opens up about single life and dating on her daytime talk show, told PEOPLE back in December 2022 about her approach to dating.

Arturo Holmes/ Drew Barrymore
Arturo Holmes/ Drew Barrymore

"Every once in a while, I think I force myself to put myself out there almost as a box to check," the mom of two said at the time. "I am like, 'Oh, let's not lose sight of this.' "

Added Barrymore, "Every once in a while, I'll go on a date because it's a very human, natural thing to do. I feel like it would be unhealthy to cut it out completely, so I'm trying it to just the normal female, single [thing]. ... I love the stories that come out of it."

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