Sam Smith banned from dating apps after catfish mix-up

Sam Smith revealed they were booted from online dating after apps didn’t believe their accounts were real.

The “Unholy” singer, who identifies as non-binary and uses “they/them” pronouns, said in a new interview that Tinder and Hinge feared someone was impersonating them and subsequently deleted their accounts.

“I never did Grindr,” Smith, 30, told “ET Canada” Monday. “I did Tinder once; I think I got chucked off of Tinder. I got chucked off of Hinge because they thought that I wasn’t me.”

The Grammy winner did, however, admit that they “didn’t verify” their profiles.

“I should have done that,” they said.

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Tinder and Hinge thought a catfish was behind Smith’s accounts.

However, Smith added that they have “always been able to date” despite their busy music career.

If the “Stay With Me” crooner were able to dive back into the online dating pool, they shared that their profile’s bio would be dedicated to their love for their dog Velma.

Sam Smith
Smith revealed they’ve “always been able to date” despite their busy career.
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“She taught me how to love,” they said of the pooch. “I really feel like I don’t think I loved anyone other than my family and friends and stuff. … She’s really taught me that.

“I miss her loads, by the way; I haven’t seen her in ages.”

Sam Smith and dog Velma
Smith said their dating app profile’s bio would be dedicated to their dog Velma.

While Smith is known for being pretty tight-lipped about their love life, they were recently spotted looking cozy with New York City-based designer Christian Cowan.

The “Latch” performer was photographed walking arm in arm with Cowan last week and even treated him to a kiss on the head.

Sam Smith
The singer recently revealed they’ve only had three boyfriends.

While it’s not known when the pair kickstarted their potential relationship, they were first seen together with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in December 2022 for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.

Smith recently told British GQ, “I’ve only had three boyfriends. All of them, equally, were just incredible teachers.”

The hitmaker said they do not need “another person to direct me to me,” explaining, “I direct them to me myself. Because I know who I am. And it’s beautiful. Every single relationship is different. Every two people are different. And I think it’s just learning your own language together.”

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