Justin Long Talks Tinder, Grindr & Online Dating [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Justin Long has two films coming out in quick succession – Best Man Down and A Case of You – the latter of which has to do with meeting your match through social media. Long shared his feelings about dating apps, specifically Tinder and its gay equivalent Grindr, in an exclusive URant with Uinterview.
In A Case of You, Long stars opposite Evan Rachel Wood. She’s an offbeat barista; he’s a lonely dullish writer. Instead of simply introducing himself, he proceeds to Facebook stalk her, learning everything he could know about her and what the man of her dreams would be like. Channeling that guy he thinks she’ll desire, he wins her, but then worries about how to break the truth about the real him without losing his now girlfriend.
Long is definitely less keen about online dating than his A Case of You character Sam might be. When talking about the dating/ hookup app Tinder, Long said, “Have you seen this? It’s crazy,” before sharing that his friend is one of the app’s users. “He's had a few dates on it. He says it cuts right through all the – he called it nonsense.”
“But I was like, 'But that's human interaction,'" added Long with a laugh. “Interfacing with human beings. Bull----. Go right to 'What do you look like?' 'You want to meet up?'”
Diplomatically, the actor stated that ultimately it's up to the individual person to decide whether online and app dating is for them. “I think if you can, there’s a way to use that,” said the actor. “It does maybe save some time.”
A Case of You, which also stars, Peter Dinklage, Busy Phillips, Brendan Fraser and Sienna Miller, hits theaters in limited release on Nov. 6. Best Man Down with Tyler Labine and Jess Weixler opens in limited release on Nov. 8.
– Chelsea Regan
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