Ulrika Jonsson has admitted she looked for younger men to date on Tinder, but was horrified with what she found.
The TV presenter, 53, was encouraged by a friend to join the dating app as the coronavirus pandemic meant she couldn’t meet someone in real life.
She revealed she set her age range for potential matches from 26 to 50, but she was shocked to start receiving pictures of their privates.
In the end, she didn’t spend much time on Tinder as she found that she preferred to meet men the old fashioned way, but is glad she gave it a go.
Ulrika decided she couldn’t date anyone younger than 26-years-old because that’s how old her eldest boy Callum is.
She is also mum to Bo, 21, Martha, 16, and 12-year-old Malcolm.
The TV star told The Sun she’d “feel a bit thorny to throw my nets out to younger fish”.
And when she finally got to grips with Tinder, she found it hard to get used to the swiping left and right to find matches.
When she started chatting to someone, the conversation would go well until it quickly turned sexual.
Ulrika added: “They would initiate conversation, enquiring as to how I was and then, two or three questions in, they would ask if I wanted to be furnished with a picture of their Sgt Major.
“I think, from that moment on, I always knew I wasn’t likely to find love’s young dream in this way.”
Ulrika decided to stop using Tinder, but she said she appreciated the lessons in love and life it taught her.
She continued: “I’ve enjoyed taking part in what I consider to be a giant social experiment. And while I didn’t spend much time on Tinder, I learnt more about modern life in that hour than I have in 53 years, and I’m still on there.”
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