There is something captivating about the world of Hollywood. The glamour, the lavish lifestyle, beautiful people, money, expensive cars and the fame, oh the fame! And even if most of us aren’t born under a lucky star, many are still dreaming of getting themselves a slice of the cake by dating a celebrity just like Hugh Grant did in Notting Hill. But there is a reason why these fantasies remain fantasies, and those who do still manage to find happiness in the arms of a superstar should prepare for many obstacles that they wouldn’t face with a regular partner.
The Stars Are People Too
The media often treats celebrities who date everyday people as a big scoop but from the perspective of the star there is nothing unusual about it. Martha Hunt, Margot Robbie, and Ben Affleck all dated someone outside the realms of stardom and some of them even ended up getting hitched. Mind you, most of these beaus aren’t complete nobodies but those involved with Hollywood on a less famous level, such as photographers, up and coming models, crew members, or agents.
There are multiple theories surrounding why famous people seek out the company of normies. We tend to be more down-to-earth and reserved, which must be a breath of fresh air for someone who lives in the limelight. Those who aren’t familiar with a high-end lifestyle are easily impressed by it, not to mention that singles with different social backgrounds have a wider variety of topics to bring to the table. This is very important since handling differences when dating someone requires good communication, empathy and cooperation.
Living the Dream Is Harder Than It Looks Like
If the romance is desirable for both parties, then why aren’t we seeing more celebrities dating everyday people? Because managing a relationship like that is very stressful. The couple has much more on their plate in terms of challenges, since the non-famous half has to adjust to a different lifestyle with new rules, restrictions, and taboos. The world is watching their every move with critical eyes, constantly surrounded by brazen paparazzi who will gladly disturb potentially romantic moments. And let’s not forget the crazy fans, who cannot accept that the object of their desire is dating someone else.
Such a relationship has a chance to work but its success demands much more patience and work from the pair. The famous half will need to teach their partner how to handle the attention, while the non-famous half must come to terms with the fact that in Hollywood image is everything. Plus, it’s fairly common that movie stars or singers might spend months away from their loved one on shoots or touring the world.
Beware of Scammers!
If you are a regular online dater, then you may experience a handicap when it comes to hooking up with celebrities. Even though it’s not uncommon to see a star test the waters of online matchmaking – Hillary Duff is a fine example as she created a Tinder profile with her real name – most celebrities adopt an alias or made up persona in order to avoid crazy fans and gold diggers. Orlando Bloom and Ronda Rousey both tried their luck on a dating site under fake names, and Bloom even used his friend’s pictures.
But the big takeaway from this is that you likely won’t run into celebrities on a dating site, least of all someone using their full name and recognizable photos. If you do, then there is no doubt that you are dealing with a scammer. Unscrupulous individuals and amateur catfishers love to impersonate well-known stars to sucker naive singles into believing that they’ve caught the big fish. Such a scheme has higher stakes than a practical joke, though, as scammers try to persuade the victim to send expensive gifts as tokens of admiration. Luckily, some cross-questioning or a thorough background check is enough to debunk any frauds. Still, we urge you to be on your guard and don’t let your fantasy get the better of you.
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