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Here Are Some Of The Celebs On Raya & What You Have To Do To Get A Profile

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

03:19 4 May 2021

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While most people are using Bumble, Hinge, Tinder etc. to find love, the biggest stars in Hollywood are using Raya.

Here's everything we know about the app; from who's on it, to how to get on it.

Photo via RayaOnline 

What is Raya?

Raya is an exclusive celebrity dating app that launched in February 2015.

The official site describes the app as a, 'safe and exciting,' way to meet new people.

'We believe in meeting someone who can change a life.'

Hayley Greenberg, an L.A. based social media manager, spoke to The New York Times about her experience on the app.

She explained, 'It’s the Soho House of dating apps.'

'They have the really good-looking guys, the athletes, the actors, the guys that have like 500 followers on Instagram but got accepted because they’re a D.J.'

How much does it cost?

According to The New York Times, the celebrity dating app costs about $7.99 monthly.

So that's about €6.81, which really isn't that expensive considering the celebs using it.

Who uses the app?

Some of the biggest celebrities have used Raya.

It was reported last summer that our very own Paul Mescal set up an account.

And it's believed I'm A Celeb's Roman Kemp joined it after his split from Anne-Sophie Flury.

According to Nylon, Ashley Benson's ex girlfriend, and model, Cara Delevingne has used the app.

Some other names they mentioned were Ruby Rose, Diplo, John Cusack and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Joe Jonas apparently used it for some time as well.

Friends star Matthew Perry has also allegedly tried his luck on the app.

And so has Elijah Wood, Raven-Symoné, Zach Braff and Ginny Weasley actress Bonnie Wright.

According to Flare, Channing Tatum, Amy Schumer, Ben Affleck, Demi Lovato, and Niall Horan have all been spotted on it.

How do you get on Raya?

Getting yourself a Raya profile really isn't an easy process.

According to the website, hopefuls must go through their, 'multifaceted application process.'

Applications are assessed based on algorithmic values and input from hundreds of committee members across the world.

It can take anywhere between a day to a few months before a decision is made.

And only about eight percent of applicants are accepted, as per The New York Times.

The company's founder Daniel Gendelman insisted the app is not for people, 'that look a certain way or do a certain thing.'

He told the outlet that it's for, 'passionate people anywhere in the world who have something they want to share with other members, and can do it in a respectful way.'

'There's a lot of applications where it’s just a Lamborghini, a yacht and a private plane, and we’re just like, 'See you later.''

How to use the app

It seems Raya is very different to your normal every day dating app.

According to Business Insider, users can scroll through the accounts of people from all over the world.

Profiles are displayed as slideshow images, 'against a soundtrack of your choice.'

Members are also asked to agree to a code of conduct, 'so conversations and interactions are respectful.'

All conversations on Raya are strictly between you and the other person.

A user named Ginny Hogan wrote an essay for elite daily revealing the app won't let you screenshot messages.

She said, 'I couldn't keep my friends updated on my convos on the apps.'

Ginny shared, 'You write a short bio, and then if two people like each other, you get to chat.'

'Also, matches expire after 10 days, which felt like enough time.'

So if you're interested, you can get started by downloading the app and following the steps.

Raya is only available on Apple.

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