Everyone's had a "meh" first date or two, and celebrities are no different. While tabloids may focus on steamy-hot celebrity affairs or longterm power couples, there are plenty of stars who got together — and broke things off — without any drama. While we may have heard of these stars hooking up, they didn't exactly make a love connection. So what celebrities could have been a thing, if the stars aligned a tad differently? Click through to find out.
The Moulin Rouge actress could have dated this late night host.
Kidman went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and admitted to the host that she used to have a bit of a crush on him — but that he blew it by playing video games when they were hanging out!
When Lively was spotted out and about this A-List actor, the entire internet was abuzz with reports on this “new celebrity couple.”
The couple was spotted hanging out together in France, but the relationship — if that’s what it was — fizzled almost as quickly as it started. Lively has claimed that she spent most of her time in France studying the language, so it’s possible that these two were never really an item in the first place.
Though she played his student on Glee, Michele admitted that she used to date this co-star.
Yep, Schue and Rachel dated — at least, very briefly. Michele confessed in her memoir Brunette Ambition that she went on a couple of dates with Morrison back in their Broadway days.
The single celebrity was bound to make this list more than once.
Rumor has it that these two spent the night hooking up at a recent Hollywood bash.
The media mogul admitted that she had a brief fling with this famous film critic.
Back in the ’80s, the now-late critic Ebert took Oprah out on two dates.
The Parks and Rec actress is one lucky gal.
According to Poehler, she went on a “maybe-date” with Stamos years earlier, but things never went further than that.
This actor was actually sort of serious with his younger co-star.
Melissa Joan Hart
The Melissa & Joey star admitted that she achieved the ’90s girl dream of making out with this boy bander.
Hart told Access Hollywood Live that she hooked up with this Backstreet Boy cutie back in the day.
Handler briefly dated this rapper after interviewing him on her show.
Though the couple fizzled out quickly, 50 Cent has stated that he’s “still friends” with the Chelsea Lately host.
Couric revealed that she went on a very awkward date with this talk show host.
Couric stated that she went on a date with King back when they were both living in Washington, D.C. The television host said that King eventually took her back to his place, where Couric announced that she’d prefer to date someone closer to her own age.
This pop star went on a date with this member of ‘N SYNC.
According to Pink, Fatone was “in love” with her when they toured together early in their careers, and even took her on a date to Friendly’s.
Before romancing his now ex-wife Heidi Klum, Seal was briefly with this other supermodel.
The America’s Next Top Model host dated Seal for a brief period of time in 1996.
The former Chandler Bing almost dated this Hangover actress.
Perry and Graham got together briefly in 2003, but their relationship fizzled quickly.
The Family Guy creator was briefly tied to this young actress.
The Easy A actress was tied to the comedian back in 2008, when they were spotted out together. Things appeared to taper off after that.
Before she was a crazy-famous reality star, Kardashian went on a date with this celeb.
The former 98 Degrees band member doesn’t have fond memories of his last date with Kardashian, whom he alleges called the paparazzi to come meet them at the movie theater.
The Black Swan actress spent some time with this funny man in the early ’00s.
Swift liked this musician so much that she wrote the song “Enchanted” about meeting him.
The man behind Owl City and the 1989 mogul hit it off when they met and exchanged e-mails for a while, but a real romance just never blossomed between them.
The Blended actress never called this leading man again after their one date.
According to Bale, he took Barrymore to see a horror movie back when they were teenagers, but that date was the end of it — she never called him again!
The World War Z actor was ditched by this Anchorman actress when they were teenagers.
Applegate allegedly took her good friend Pitt as her date to the MTV Movie Awards in 1989, but left him there and went home with another guy! The actress admits that she still feels bad about that one.