Drew Barrymore explains 'how much ghosting hurts' as she opens up on dating past
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Drew Barrymore has shared her views on dating as she admits she finds it hard to find the time to date.
The mum-of-two recently revealed she had started dating again after not having an ‘intimate relationship’ for six years and during an interview with People this week she opened up about the challenges dating presents.
Because despite being a well-known, and universally loved star, it turns out Drew has the same problems as us mere mortals when it comes to dating.
“I can't believe how much ghosting hurts,” she told the publication. “For anyone who's been ghosted out there and they feel like a brush fire went through their bodies, I totally get it.
“It is so strange that someone would behave that way.”
Drew, who has been married three times, says that between juggling work, looking after her kids - Olive, 10 and eight-year-old Frankie - and seeing friends she doesn’t have a lot of time for dating.
She explained: “I'm such a mom and I'm so under the workload and I love being with my friends and I love being alone, so where does [dating] fit in? I struggle with it.
"My kids aren't old enough and my life isn't quiet enough.”
And even when she does make time for a date, she’s sometimes left wondering if her time could be better spent.
She added: “I've gone on dates where I'm like, ‘Oh my God, why did I say yes to dinner? Why do I not know: Don't do dinner. Because we haven't ordered yet and I don't want to be here.’
“It's tough to sit down when you have so few nights off or to yourself, and you sit down, you're like, ‘S**t, I don't want to be here.’ That in itself will make you not want to date.”
She also firmly ruled out one-night stands, saying she’s ‘not in that place anymore that's just looking to hook up’ but is more than happy to go on a date and get to know someone ‘once in a while’.
In a post on her blog back in October, Drew said she hadn’t been in an intimate relationship since she parted with her ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016 - but she stressed this doesn’t mean she dislikes sex, just that how she views it has changed.
"I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level," she wrote. "I am someone who is deeply committed to fostering how young girls, my daughters, and myself as a woman, are supposed to function in this world!"