Raya has always lauded itself as a more exclusive dating app — and it definitely is.Profiles are vetted by a "secret committee" (LOL), and it helps your membership chances to have a healthy Instagram following or a job in a creative industry (I was accepted quickly, my membership fee waived (for reasons I still don't understand), and I made a profile right away.
franchise — for reasons too complicated to spell out here.
But I do have access to the internet, and happen to sit in an open office amid a lot of avid viewers, whose conversations I'll jump into uninvited.
(Hey, it's my nature.) So when I heard that Amanda Stanton tweeted that she's on I joined in the summer of 2015 after a breakup.
My friend knew someone who helped launch the app, so she suggested I join.
We're not among its chosen few, so for this rather eclectic list, we're just going by what we've read in the pages of (the latter of which claims to have verified its extensive list).
A warning: Some of the people here are supposed to be in serious relationships now, so maybe this information is old, maybe it's wrong, or maybe this is scoop on Hollywood's open agreements?
Raya is like Fight Club, in that the first rule is you don't talk about it.
If you try to take a screenshot of a profile, you're met with an alert warning you that, if the photos wind up online, you'll be booted from the app. (If you're reading this, Raya gods, please don't delete me.) But I've matched with former boy band members, about four European football players, an NBA player, two famous DJs, a guy who owned an island, and half-a-dozen restaurateurs.
I’ve always met people through work and I have never been on a blind date. During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club at the time, she said: ‘Uh, yes I am, hello. I’m definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it.