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Sometimes, putting yourself out there can feel like a total stab in the dark, especially with online dating—staring blankly at your phone, aimlessly sifting through hundreds of strangers, hoping for the perfect blend of emoji and GIF chemistry with someone special. But according to Andy Cohen, having celebrity status doesn’t boost his chances—it’s actually an added burden.

Everyone’s favorite Bravo TV personality stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday and divulged on his experience using dating apps, which has been a major struggle for this hilarious reason.

“They think I’m impersonating Andy Cohen,” he joked to Ellen. “They’re like, ‘Your photos don’t meet our guidelines.’ And I keep trying to [explain], 'No! It is me!” 

Apparently, Cohen has been kicked off an app multiple times for this hilarious reason. Though he didn’t initially reveal which app was giving him the boot, he took to Twitter later that day and confirmed it to be Chappy, a dating app designed for gay men that allows users to designate whether they’re looking for hook-ups or something more serious.

DeGeneres pointed out that Andy actually was accosted on live TV recently. On Sunday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, an audience member boldly asked the host on a date. Ellen wondered if the man in question could be a prospective suitor for the salt and pepper-haired bachelor.

Cohen said that the audience member “might be too young,” who he assumed to be around 25-years old. “It for sure is too young,” Ellen declared.

The Bravo host revealed that he’s also on Tinder, but only Chappy thinks he’s a fraud. “Maybe I’ll swipe on Pauly D,” he quipped, pointing at the Jersey Shore star, who was guest DJing on Ellen that day.

Cohen also admitted that he’s single and ready to—well, either hook up or find a relationship—depending on his Chappy settings. Last month, Cohen confirmed that he and his ex-boyfriend, Clifton Dassunca, had split.

Fresh off the breakup, DeGeneres asked the 49-year old personality if being single was a good thing or a bad thing. He stifled laughter, pasted a shit-eating-grin across his face, and proclaimed, “Every day I’m alive is a great thing.” Sure, Jan.


Jill Gutowitz
Jill Gutowitz is a writer and humorist currently living in LA, originally from The Void.