Alison Hammond forgets she's on TV as she chats with guest
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Presenter Alison Hammond, 46, has revealed the reason behind why she kept matching with the wrong men on Tinder. As it turns out, the star was making a pretty serious faux-as every time she opened up the app.
Alison was chatting to This Morning co-host Dermot O’Leary about the world of dating apps when she shared her own anecdote about her time on Tinder.
A basic misunderstanding of how the app worked meant that she kept matching with men that she didn’t fancy.
She admitted to Dermot: “Can I just say when I went on a dating app, Tinder…. basically I was swiping the wrong way!
“So when I liked them, I was like swiping them up.”
On the dating app Tinder, singletons are supposed to swipe right if they are interested in someone, whether as swipining in the other direction means you do not fancy them.
At this point, Dermot put his heads in his hands and asked: “Hang on, if you go left you don’t like them?”
Alison continued: “So I was swiping the wrong way so I had all these people going, ‘I don’t like them!’
“And they were all the people that I was saying, ‘yeah they’re fine’.”
When Dermot asked Alison if she went on dates with any of these men, she confessed that she just deleted the app instead, exclaiming “I can’t do it!”
The conversation cropped up when the pair were discussing some new research that shows men who post photos of themselves with dogs on dating apps are more likely to be looking for something more serious.
Apparently, men whose profiles featured dogs and who also claimed to want serious relationships tended to be “more likely to settle down”, according to research published in Evolutionary Psychological Science.
Earlier this week Alison confessed to OK! that Tinder was not the only dating app she tried.
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“I might go on Tinder again soon,” she told the magazine.
“I tried to get on that celebrity dating app, Raya, but they wouldn’t accept me – I was fuming.”
Raya is a private, membership-based, social network that celebrities and other high-profile people can use to connect with each other.
“I’ve been waiting for a year to be accepted so I’ve deleted the app now,” she continued.
“Who needs Raya anyway when you’ve got Tinder?!”
Alison lives in her Birmingham hometown with her 16-year-old son Aiden.
The star got her start on TV when she competed in the third series of the reality show Big Brother in 2002, although she was only the second housemate to be evicted.
The television personality has gone on to compete in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Masterchef.
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