EXCLUSIVE: How do you date when you’re Jackie O? On the apps, of course.

But while anyone out there on the apps knows the potential pitfalls that come with looking for love (or lust) online, there are some very specific setbacks to jumping on a dating app when you live your life in the public eye. Who can you trust? Who has a hidden motive? And how do you know you’re not about to open up to someone, only become a journalist’s next exposé?

“I was like, ‘Far out I can’t be on there just talking to random people. I don’t know what they are going to do’,” the mum-of-one said. “‘Like who are these people? Do I even trust them? What’s their motive? Is there an agenda?’ All that stuff crosses your mind at first. But it is what it is.”

A pragmatic approach like Jackie’s is not just the best way forward – it’s perhaps the only one. Because what’s the alternative? 

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“It’s in the back of my mind a little bit but not much,” she said on No Filter. “I did think about it yesterday – ‘Oh God, what if this guy’s a journalist?’ But then I thought ‘Well, what? What if he is? What’s he gonna say at the end of the day? How far is he going to take it?’, is what I want to know. At what point does he pull out and go ‘I’m a journalist.’

Of course, there’s another potential problem with jumping on the apps when you’re famous: catfish. 

That is, potential matches thinking you might… be one. Because it couldn’t possibly be THE Jackie O matching with you, right?! Luckily, there’s a workaround.