Drew Barrymore Opens Up About Dating 'The Old-Fashioned Way' As A Single Mom

Sarah Kester
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You won't find Drew Barrymore swiping on dating apps anytime soon.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the single mom and talk show host said that she prefers to do dating the "old-fashioned" way.

This includes how she meets her potential suitors. "Forget it. I’m over it. I want to talk to people IRL," she said.

Recently, Drew admitted that she sometimes dreams about her exes.

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During a conversation with her co-star, Ross Mathews, on The Drew Barrymore Show, she said that her dreams are "the only place" she's "getting action" these days.

"Every six months I'll have the hottest dream and I'll be like, 'Oh my God.' And I'm like, 'Oh, I am libidinous and alive.' "

When Mathews asked her what "libidinous" means, she explained.  

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"Libidinous — like I have a libido, like I'm alive and I have a pulse."

Mathews joked, "I just love that in your dreams one of your exes was all up in your libidinous."

Although her dreams were steamy, Drew made it clear that she doesn't want her exes back.

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"Dreams, they're a safe space to work a lot of things out." While she never shared which exes she's dreaming of, her dating history gives us some ideas.

Being in the spotlight since she was a kid means that she's had plenty of options.

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As such, she's dated everyone from Corey Feldman to Justin Long to even Christian Bale! She reportedly ghosted The Dark Knight actor after one date in the '80s!

In total, she's been married two times.

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The first was to Canadian comedian, Tom Green. She was married to him for nine months before Tom filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences." Tom has since called their marriage a "sort of crazy, whirlwind of a time."

The second was to Will Kopelman, with whom she had two kids.

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The parents of Olive and Frankie were together from 2011 to 2016. "It's so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately," the actress has said about their divorce. "It's like you're being put on a cheese grater and every second going, 'Ah! This wasn't the plan!'"

Currently, the 'Charlie's Angels' actress isn't dating anyone.

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That might not change anytime soon, considering she recently proclaimed that she's ditching dating apps.

While appearing on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 47-year-old said that she wants to meet someone "the old-fashioned way."

She told Jimmy about the time she approached a man in Central Park to ask whether he was single or not.

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While they had a "lovely chat," she decided not to exchange numbers after she learned that he was 28.

“And I just said, ‘Great! I gotta tell you. I just wanted to do something that I could make myself proud today,'" she continued.

"And he said, ‘I’m proud of you.’ And we walked away and it was the most positive experience. I want to do it again,” the actress told Fallon.

Although the experience didn't lead to a connection, it did lead to a revelation.

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She discovered that she prefers finding a connection herself.

“Was it dating apps that stopped us from going up to people and asking them out? Now we don’t have to worry about public rejection, we can just hide behind the app."

"Forget it. I’m over it. I want to talk to people IRL.”

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Giphy | The Drew Barrymore Show

While she listed some of the pros of dating apps, she expressed, “I still want to meet someone the old-fashioned way.”

We hope that for her, too! To catch her full interview with Jimmy Fallon, watch it here.

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