EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler on embracing singledom and using Tinder to hook up: 'I'm on all those apps'


Chelsea Handler is getting candid about her dating life, admitting that she uses Tinder to find hookups when she's on the road!

"Oh, I'm on all those apps," the comedian told ET's Nischelle Turner while promoting season two of her talk show, Chelsea, which premieres on Netflix on Friday. "I like to hook up, so when I go to London or New York or if I'm out of town and I want, I'll do that ... I'm on Tinder [and] all that stuff. I'm a regular person."

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Handler added that she tends to swipe right for partners, who are in a "seven-mile radius," and that she is also a member of the private, exclusive dating app Raya.

Such apps are a natural option for meeting men, given that Handler says she rarely gets asked out.

"That's another reason I'm single -- no one asks me out," she shared. "I don't know [why,] but there's something about women having bold personalities that excludes a certain portion of the male population from wanting to go out with you. I know a lot of men are scared to go out with me because they think I'm going to talk about them on TV after [we] break up and they're not wrong -- I've done that in the past, so I have to accept responsibility. If that means I remain single for the rest of my life, than maybe I wasn't supposed to meet anybody."

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Chelsea Handler Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on December 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
TV personality Chelsea Handler attends 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Comedian Chelsea Handler attends American Cancer Society's Giants of Science Los Angeles Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27: Comedian Chelsea Handler and honoree Charlize Theron attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress Shannen Doherty, and comedian Chelsea Handler arrive at American Cancer Society's Giants of Science Los Angeles Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27: Chelsea Handler arrives at the amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Chelsea Handler arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Host Chelsea Handler presents onstage at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
DANA POINT, CA - OCTOBER 19: Chelsea Handler speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2016 at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel on October 19, 2016 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Comedian & host of Netflix's 'Chelsea', Chelsea Handler attends 2016 Social Good Summit at 92Y on September 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Comedian/TV host Chelsea Handler visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on August 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Comedian and TV host Chelsea Handler visits AOL Build to discuss the new season of her hit Netflix show, 'Chelsea' at AOL HQ on August 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 409 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Chelsea Handler during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 25, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Chelsea Handler seen out in Manhattan on August 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Comedian Chelsea Handler attends the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 19: Chelsea Handler visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 19, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14: Chelsea Handler attends the Netflix's Rebels and Rule Breakers Luncheon and Panel Celebrating the Women of Netflix at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 15: New York Times bestselling author Mandy Ingber and comedian Chelsea Handler attend the launch party for her new book 'Yogalosophy for Inner Strength' at Ron Robinson on May 15, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Mandy Ingber / Seal Press)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Logan Hill, comedian Chelsea Handler, and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock attend the Cinema Cafe during 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Filmmaker Lodge on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Chelsea Handler arrives to 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on February 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0403 -- Pictured: Comedian Chelsea Handler on January 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Chelsea Handler is seen walking in 'Midtown'on January 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Chelsea Handler visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway on Eminem's Shade 45 at SiriusXM Studios on January 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Chelsea Handler arrives at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation on January 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Not that the 42-year-old star has a problem with being single!

In fact, she loves her freedom, doing "whatever I want," and encourages other women to embrace not having a significant other.

"I think it's really important to embrace your singledom when you are single because most of us aren't going to be single forever," Handler said. "People are always worried about the thing that they don't have or the opposite of the situation that they are in, so when you are single, I would encourage women to really have fun with it and not always worry about when you're going to meet a guy or try so hard because they are everywhere."

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As for her own hopes for the future, Handler insists her personal dreams are not pinned on finding a partner and that a guy would need to be "pretty spectacular" for her to consider giving up her single status.

"I have high expectations and I expect a lot in return, so if I met someone who is absolutely fantastic, yes, I would be like, 'Great, let's get the party started,'" she said. "I don't have any fear of commitment or anything -- I just have a very high value for my freedom and my professional life."

"I really like my life, so he'd have to be pretty spectacular," she added. "I don't spend a lot of time thinking about boys. Once in a while I'll have a fling here and there and that's fun. I think the older you get, the better your decision-making gets with men, so the longer you wait, the longer it will probably last."

Speaking of lasting longer, Handler's show, Chelsea, was extended from 30 minutes to a full hour for season two, meaning she was able to delve into deep and meaningfuls with her guests and include segments from her travels, including taking a Bollywood dance class and attending an Indian wedding.

Upcoming episodes also feature Handler's popular dinner party segment, but she noted there's certain people who will never score an invite.

"Anyone with the last name Trump," she said. "First of all, I don't like them. Second of all, they don't drink, so what fun would that be?"

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And, who's top of her wish list?

"Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are a great couple," Handler said. "They are always cool [and] fun to be around."


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