George Clooney Wooed Amal Alamuddin Over Email: 10 Other Celebs Who Have Tried Dating Online

After years of tirelessly claiming he'd never get married, George Clooney has met his match in human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. After keeping their relationship fairly quiet, Clooney is ready to get his monogamy on with the beautiful 36-year-old: The couple celebrated their engagement Sunday in Malibu with high-profile, A-list celebs like Cindy Crawford and Bono on the guest-list, among many others. But this post isn't about that party ... it's for anyone who's ever hovered their finger over the "delete" button on their Tinder profile, but decided to give it "one more chance." Here's the deal: Clooney and Alamuddin look great together, but what may surprise you was the way they met. After Alamuddin turned down Clooney's advances, he took to the Internet (as one does) and wooed her with his words.

Clooney and Alamuddin's relationship is one of many celebrity romances that have origins on the World Wide Web. Before you give up all faith in humanity and decide to live out the rest of your single life holed up in your apartment with 11 cats, check out these celebrities who have also gotten sucked into the vortex of Internet dating. Don't lose hope! You never know might be out there (but be careful, you literally do not know).

George Clooney

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When Amal Alamuddin supposedly refused to take George Clooney's phone number after meeting him a charity event (I repeat: REFUSED TO TAKE GEORGE CLOONEY'S NUMBER), Clooney started sending her various pickup lines such as this gem: “I think the reported hottest man in the world should meet with the hottest human rights lawyer in the world.” Allegedly, Alamuddin locked down the "hottest man in the world" by "playing very hard to get." The moral of the story? When George Clooney offers you his number, refuse! (JK: YOU TAKE THAT NUMBER AND TATTOO IT ON YOURSELF).

Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande met YouTube star Jai Brooks on Twitter. Their first-ever meeting was captured in this video:

Naya Rivera

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Twitter also connected Naya Rivera with Big Sean when she started following him on Twitter.

Patti Stanger

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Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger met her boyfriend on Plenty of Fish. Does the "penis does the picking" rule still apply to the Internet? Asking for a friend.


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Adele says she's tried online dating. What if "Someone Like You" about an OkCupid relationship gone awry?? MIND = BLOWN.

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber apparently has a thing for Instagram "models".

Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy says her preferred site for dabbling in online dating is

Orlando Bloom

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Before he married Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom says he used to chat with randoms on Facebook, which leads us to...

James Franco

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...who famously tried to pick up a non-famous underage girl via Instagram. Keepin' it classy, Franco.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss met Jamie Hince online when she started "googling men." It's okay, you guys: even supermodels stalk hot strangers online sometimes.

Charlie Sheen

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BEWARE: Charlie Sheen tried "winning" on