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Sam Smith banned by dating app for “catfishing”

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The 28 years old singer, Sam Smith downloaded a number of dating apps to find romance during the fiery hellscape that is being single during the coron*virus pandemic lockdown. The “I’m Not The Only One” singer, who also asked to be called ‘they’ after coming out gender neutral last year, confessed that they were “chucked off” Hinge because the company assumed that they were catfishing.

Smith explained, speaking to Andy Cohen on the Watch What Happens Live:

 “I’m still single, I’m on the front line with all the single people still and it’s been difficult. I have gone on all the apps and stuff. They chucked me off of it after one night because they thought I was a catfish pretending to be me.”

To which Andy Cohen advised a solution to Sam’s problem saying he should try out Tinder since it allows them to be verified. Sam replied saying:

“I need to, so I’m going to do Tinder!”

Hinge apologises

Hinge later confirmed the news and explained to Mirror Online saying:

“Our community thought Sam Smith being on Hinge was too good to be true, and their profile was reported for being fake and impersonating them.”

The company also left a tweet for Sam apologizing for the error and asking for another chance:

“Sorry @SamSmith! We know you’re too good at goodbyes but give us a second chance at finding you (+ @Andy) someone special. We will verify your profile”

Followed by a winking face emoji.

Despite being spotted taking a stroll through London and having a passionate smooch with furniture designer Francois Rocci back in August, Sam has insisted they are single. Sam previously said they thought it was important to see same-sex relationships in the public eye because they are not known for being shy about their feelings.

Sam Smith’s relationship with Brandon Flynn

He broke up with Brandon Flynn, 13 Reasons Why Actor, in June of 2018. Sam was reported to be ‘devastated’ when the pair split up after nine months. Sam removed all traces of Brandon from their social media. On the other hand, including former Olympic diver Tom Daley, Sam has been linked to a string of high-profile stars. They also spoke of being the first gay man to win an Academy Award after collecting the Oscar for James Bond theme tune Writing On The Wall in 2016.

We really hope Sam gives Hinge another chance and finds the one they are looking for. And as quickly as possible.

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