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Tinder is now verifying celebrities using the dating app. Would you swipe right to the idea of dating a famous person?

Dominique Hobdy
Jul, 14, 2015

Tinder users may be one swipe closer to dating their celebrity crush.

The app recently announced that "celebrities, notable figures and athletes" will now have verified accounts much like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

In an effort to keep things authentic and deter people from faking their identities, the app will officially let you know if you're talking to your favorite celeb. Several celebrities are said to have already joined in on the fun including Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether.

The new feature brings up a good question: Would you date a celebrity? Amazing trips, glamorous premieres and fulfilling the ultimate celeb crush are perks while paparazzi, groupies and gossip are downsides that come with the territory. So, would you be willing to test the waters with a famous date? Let us know!

QUESTION:ESSENCE Poll: Would You Date a Celebrity? Yes 21% No 16% It depends on the celebrity 63% Total votes: 240