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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Mollie King: I would not rule out using Tinder to find love

She has said she is “shy” when it comes to dating.

Mollie King was romantically linked to her Strictly dancing partner (Mollie King/PA)
Mollie King was romantically linked to her Strictly dancing partner (Mollie King/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Singer Mollie King has said she would “never say never” to using an online dating app to try to find love.

The Saturdays star is single, despite being romantically linked to her Strictly Come Dancing partner AJ Pritchard, and she has also laughed off the speculation about their relationship.

King, 30, told The Sun: “I’d love to fall in love, for sure. I’m quite a girly girl and want to settle down at some point.

“At the moment I’m playing third wheel a lot but I quite like it. I’d rather hang out with my best friend than go on an awkward first date.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017

“I’m quite shy on dates, but my ideal date would be if a friend set me up.”

She added: “I haven’t done the online thing, Match and Tinder, but it looks like fun, so never say never.

“Lots of my friends have met people on apps and it’s definitely the modern way to do it.”

King said she is “a bit old school” so would prefer to meet somebody “at a bar” and that she is “quite fussy” when it comes to dating.

The pop star, who made it to the semi-final of Strictly in the most recent series, said she is still “so close” to Pritchard but that they were never romantically involved.

“With Strictly, you expect romance rumours, especially as I was ­single,” she said.

“But we could laugh it off because we’re so close.

“Every now and again I do get linked to people I’m not with and I’m trying to get used to that, but with Strictly it’s just part of it.”

King and Pritchard’s partnership garnered plenty of attention during their time on the BBC One show together, and reached fever pitch when the other stars and dancers urged them to kiss live on air after one of their routines.

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