He continued, “I truly love human beings but, on an intimate level, the thought of dating another human being is horrifying.”
And given how he and Katie had been together for 12 years before parting ways, Tom joked that he’ll probably be a little rusty when he is ready to find love again.
“When me and Katie started dating, I don’t even know if dating apps existed,” he said, sheepishly adding, “I’m gonna be single for a long time, but not too sad of a way.”
Tom, 39, and Katie, 35, announced their split in March after 12 years together. At the time, Tom said in a statement the two had “healthy, productive conversations” about their marriage before deciding to split, adding that “it would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy.”
“I don’t think we were ever a model couple,” he wrote on Instagram. “Maybe we are model divorcees.”
As for Katie, she recently shared that she’s ready to dip her toe in the dating pool, but is more likely to meet new people “the old-fashioned way” as opposed to relying on dating apps.
“You would think that after being with someone for 12 years and all of this that you would not be ready for that, but I feel like I am and would be down for all of that,” she said on the April 10 episode of the We Met At Acme podcast. “But, when you’re still living with your ex, it does present some obstacles, for sure.”