Joshua Jackson on Dating for the First Time in a Decade: It's Hard

He split with Diane Kruger in July.

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A lot has changed since Joshua Jackson was last single: George W. Bush was president, Gossip Girl was still on TV, and people actually met without using their phones.

Now that he's back on the dating scene after splitting with Diane Kruger, his girlfriend of 10 years, he's trying to figure out the new scene.

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"Things have change a little bit since last time I was single. Maybe it was there, but I don't remember it. I mean, everything's on your phone now, right?" The Affair actor told Ellen DeGeneres. "There's no more talking to people anymore. You talk to somebody and they're like, 'Ugh! No, no, no, no, no! We don't do that anymore.' So, yeah, it's been quite a big change."

When DeGeneres asked him if he's ready to dive into online dating, he replied, "What would my profile be?" DeGeneres was prepared with some perfect TBT suggestions. Watch the full clip here:

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Kate Storey

Kate Storey is a contributing editor at Marie Claire and writer-at-large at Esquire magazine, where she covers culture and politics. Kate's writing has appeared in ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan, and her first book comes out in summer 2023.