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The result is something like one of those unmarked nightclubs, except it’s in your phone, and peppered with vloggers and net artists in addition to models and Disney stars of yore.
Raya isn’t the first online dating service to try to harness celebrity and status to cultivate an image of exclusivity — its strategy, however, seems shrewder than most.
The artist I met for coffee has already noticed the crowd change since the beginning of July, when he signed up. Like, if you’re a lingerie model, are you a creative?
(“The music is a great way to tell if someone is basic,” one artist told me over coffee.As my friend Chloe Mackey, an NYC writer and model, put it: “No one will ever find love on Raya.It’s about getting an ego boost.” Other users see Raya more positively. A.-based fashion and art producer who’s been on five Raya dates this summer (her old average was once every three months) said of her matches: “They all have their shit together, with respectable jobs.” Plus, “every single person on it is legitimately hot.” The general attractiveness of the Raya member pool might provoke self-consciousness, if the interface didn’t make interactions feel so democratic.“You see people who you would never go up to in public,” the friend who invited me said.
“But then they match with you and you’re messaging.
, supposedly to help prominent members looking for dates distinguish themselves from fake accounts.