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Hilary Duff: I've got no time for Tinder

Hilary Duff joined Tinder as she wanted to be part of something normal.

The 27-year-old actress-and-singer joined the dating app back in April. But despite claims she was using her experiences to create a reality show, the former Lizzie McGuire star admits she has been a bit lax when it comes to swiping through profiles.

"I was on Tinder but at the moment I don't really have time. I don't have hours to camp on my phone and look for dates," she confessed to British magazine Closer. "But I don't turn my nose up at Tinder like I used to. I thought it was weird and it started out as a joke when I first went on it."

Hilary decided to give the phone application a try after filing for divorce from husband Mike Comrie in February. The couple have son Luca, three, together but announced their separation in January 2014.

In the aftermath of her marriage breakdown, Hilary wanted to try a low key way of meeting new people.

"I was swiping with my girlfriends for a laugh, then I was like: 'Yeah I'm going to join Tinder!'" she exclaimed. "The boys I found on there were really normal and charming and I thought: 'Why can't I be part of something that is totally normal?' So I did go on dates and I still see one of the guys - Jason - but we're more friends than anything."

Hilary has taken her single status in good humour, playing along with a game of Too Much Information during an appearance on the Kyle and Jackie O Show. Eight potential suitors were told to hang up the phone if they didn't like something they heard from Hilary, whose identity remained a secret. Two of the men put the phone down when she said she was a single mother.

"I'm proud of the fact I'm a single mom, but there is a stigma attached to that for most guys," she sighed.

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