Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images Name: Rivers Cuomo Profession: Musician (Weezer)Instagram: @rivers_cuomo We mean, what could be a better tagline?
Raya, the dating app used by the lead singer of Weezer.
Because that's the actual problem with dating apps.
But the truth is, they're incredibly time-consuming and it's not always easy to take the conversations offline.
You can spend hours a week swiping and having mindless chat without every meeting someone in real life.
It's also upping my texting game because you've got to be clever to get someone decent to want to hang out. That being said, I probably talk more to people on Ok Cupid, but the chances of me meeting up with any of them in real life are slim. I've honestly never found it to be "the hookup app", but that's also not what I was using it for.
I just wish it had a pause button for when I'm unable to actually send messages within that 24 hour window. If you're looking to talk to someone and actually go on a date, I think Tinder's your best bet. I don't think it's the best user experience, and I definitely like using The League, but my best dating app dates have been Tinder ones.
The word has only leaked here and there, but as you read this, the likelihood is quite high that anyone associated with NYLON who has a Raya account is probably getting flayed by folks in black trench coats. However, the approval process is not exactly clear-cut.
Do not worry: The so-called Tinder for Illuminati has built its cache by flying under the radar. )Here’s what we know: The app has been around for over a year—and though it bills itself as a connector for “creative types,” it mostly has very beautiful folks with 5,000-plus Instagram followers. From what we can glean, you need to meet at least four out of the five following criteria in order to be accepted: Fortunately, a few of us have been blessed to have encountered some of these denizens of Raya (or, hey, maybe even got accepted to Raya ourselves, though rule number one prevents us from actually admitting that), and after being slightly starstruck by the company, we started compiling a list of famous people that popped up.
You've heard they're the death of romance, they are all about hookups, they make people less likely to settle down, etc..
And in some ways, it's fair— the way apps work make us treat people like they're more disposable and changes the way we communicate, not for the better.
They're more likely to be monogamous or just really really horny"I'm a big fan of OKC, because I met my very rad boyfriend on there.