Lena Dunham says dating sober in the UK is a ‘roughie’

‘It was easy to find guys when I would drink,’ says Girls creator

Olivia Petter
Friday 06 December 2019 09:10

Lena Dunham has explained that since going sober, she has found dating “challenging” in the UK.

Speaking on an upcoming episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, the actor and writer explained she lived in Wales over the summer to film new HBO series, Industry.

“Here’s the thing that I’m finding about dating here,” the 33-year-old said.

“I’m sober, it’s a choice, and I would say sober dating in the UK is a roughie.”

While Dunham praised British people and local culture, she confessed she found it much easier to date when she was still drinking.

“It was easy to find guys when I would drink because I would drink a lot, go over to their house, throw up and then they would have to let me stay,” she teased.

“But in Wales when I was being a polite woman of dignity and grace, much more challenging.

“If anyone in the audience knows of a nice, sober, respectable but a little bit freaky man who would like to take me to dinner, I’m open.”

Dunham also touched on how the move to “romantic” and “cosy” Wales helped her through her breakup from musician Jack Antonoff, whom she was with for six years.

“There were sheep all around us. I’m from New York City... Suddenly I’m in Wales sitting in a turret in a little castle like I’m freaking Charlotte Brontë.

“The whole thing was so romantic. I was recovering from a broken heart. That’s where you go... I was healing.”

The Jonathan Ross Show is on ITV at 10.25pm on Saturday December 7.

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