Chrissy Metz dishes on the worst online date she ever had

The opposite of love at first sight. This Is Us star Chrissy Metz opened up to Us Weekly about her worst online date while attending the premiere of Sideswiped in L.A. on Friday, July 27.

“Years ago, before online dating was even cool or acceptable, I go, ‘Oh, I’ll meet you at this bar or whatever’ and we’re walking toward each other and we both see each other and without even a beat we just turned around,” the Emmy nominated actress, 37, recalled of one blind date in particular. “We both mutually were not even interested in having a date.”

Metz took it in stride, however. “Here’s the thing,” she explained. “It’s never personal. If someone’s not into you, it has nothing to do with you, it’s what they need or what they want. And I’m like, ‘If you’re not getting down with it, good. Thank you for … as we always say, ‘God’s rejection is your protection’ … You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.”

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Actor Chrissy Metz from the NBC series "This is us" poses at the NBCUniversal UpFront presentation in New York City, New York, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
STUDIO CITY, CA - JUNE 14: Actress Chrissy Metz visits 'The IMDb Show' on June 14, 2018 in Studio City, California. This episode of 'The IMDb Show' airs on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Actress Chrissy Metz is seen walking in midtown on July 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Actress Chrissy Metz signs copies of her new book 'This Is Me' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 31: Chrissy Metz poses during a signing book event of her new book 'This Is Me: Loving The Person You Are Today' at Barnes & Noble Colonial Plaza on March 31, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 26: Actress Chrissy Metz attends This Is Me book tour while promoting her memoir This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on March 26, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Chrissy Metz speaks at Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 LIVE Summit at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Glamour)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Chrissy Metz attends the Glamour Celebrates 2016 Women Of The Year Awards - Arrivals at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actress Chrissy Metz attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Chrissy Metz arrives at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Chrissy Metz attends the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Chrissy Metz attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Chrissy Metz arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebrate the 2017 Golden Globe Award Season at Catch LA on November 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Actress Chrissy Metz, comedian Erin Gibson, Founder & Executive Director Safe Hands for Girls, Jaha Dukureh, and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad pose backstage at Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 LIVE Summit at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Glamour)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Chrissy Metz arrives at the 18th Annual AFI Awards on January 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Chrissy Metz attends the NBC and Vanity Fair Toast the 2016-2017 TV Season, in Hollywood, California, on November 2, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actress Chrissy Metz attends Entertainment Weekly's Popfest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Actors Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley pose backstage during the 'This Is Us' panel at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actress Chrissy Metz speaks onstage during the 'This Is Us' panel at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Chrissy Metz attends the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation 'A Time For Heroes' family festival at Smashbox Studios on October 23, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Actress Chrissy Metz attends NYLON Nights Los Angeles, in celebration of the October It Girl issue hosted by cover star Tinashe, at Doheny Room on October 13, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for NYLON)
THS IS US -- 'Pilgrim Rick' Episode 108 -- Pictured: Chrissy Metz as Kate -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Chrissy Metz visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on September 30, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Actor Tahj Mowry (L) and actress Chrissy Metz attend NYLON Nights Los Angeles, in celebration of the October It Girl issue hosted by cover star Tinashe, at Doheny Room on October 13, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for NYLON)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as Toby -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actors Chrissy Metz (L) and Kendrick Sampson pose for portrait at her 36th Birthday Party at The Study on September 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: Chrissy Metz as Kate -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Chrissy Metz visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 21, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Chrissy Metz promotes her book 'This is Me' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 26: Actress Chrissy Metz attends This Is Me book tour while promoting her memoir This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on March 26, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
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For the Sierra Burger Is a Loser star, who split from cameraman Josh Stancil in March, her dates are also good fodder for work. “It’s great as an actress, because no matter what, even a terrible date is great information … So I embrace whatever happens and I love that awkwardness. It also helps meeting strange people … when you go on auditions, you’re really, I think you’re prepping.”

While the Florida-born actress says she does want to find Mr. Right (“Who doesn’t want love? Who doesn’t want companionship?”), she isn’t willing to compromise. “Should it happen and should it be meant to be, it will be,” she said. “But also getting older, I’m particular. I’m particular about the things I don’t want to settle for.”

She is open when it comes to dating a guy who doesn’t work in Hollywood, however. “I think it’d be cool to date somebody in the industry only because they get what’s going on. But I also think people outside of it can bring a whole other layer to your life … You know, I’m open.”

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 29: Actress Chrissy Metz (R) and Josh Stancil attend the Words + Music event hosted by the Television Academy at Wolf Theatre on June 29, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - MARCH 11: Actress Chrissy Metz (L) and boyfriend Josh Stancil attend Operation Smile's Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Presented By The Rodosky Family on March 11, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images For Operation Smile)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 29: Josh Stancil and Chrissy Metz arrive at the Television Academy's Words + Music at Wolf Theatre on June 29, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Chrissy Metz and Josh Stancil attends the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 21: Chrissy Metz and Josh Stancil attend a party for the 20th Anniversary of the Savannah Film Festival hosted by CAA Agent Tracy Brennan and presented by SCAD on March 21, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for CAA)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Chrissy Mertz (R) and Josh Stancil attend the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Arrivals at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Chrissy Metz and Josh Stancil attends the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
PARK CITY, UT - MARCH 11: Actress Chrissy Metz (C) and boyfriend Josh Stancil speak to Dr. Bill Magee during Operation Smile's Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Presented By The Rodosky Family on March 11, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images For Operation Smile)
PARK CITY, UT - MARCH 11: Actress Chrissy Metz (R) and boyfriend Josh Stancil attend Operation Smile's Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Presented By The Rodosky Family on March 11, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images For Operation Smile)
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In the meantime, the Golden Globe nominee has plenty to keep her busy with filming for the third season of This Is Us. “We’re craze with hours … We’re starting our third episode next week. We left off, of course, [with] Toby and Kate getting married and what is their new life together going to look like and what it is that they want for each other and for their life.”

As for the ending for the new season, Metz, who hopes to produce or sing like her character of Kate Pearson after shooting, says it’s “Devastating. Devastating. But not surprising, as far as the emotional heart-wrenching, per usual for This Is Us.”

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