Raya is a relationship app, known as "Tinder of the Rich" or "Tinder of the Famous", Available only for iPhone (iOS), the app has become known for having famous users such as Cara Delevigne, Cleo Pires and Bruna Marquezine. Launched in 2015, the app has peculiarities that arouse the curiosity of ordinary people. To be part of the community of members needs, among other things, to be approved by a committee that assesses the degree of beauty of the user. In addition, Raya allows you to match people from all over the world and can punish those who take extruded screen prints. Here are ten facts about the celebrity dating app.
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1. Everyone can download, but not everyone can use
Opened since February 2015, the app is available for download from the App Store. Anyone with an iPhone can download Raya and sign up to be a member of the community. From this, an algorithm and a committee made up of hundreds of people assess whether the candidate is able to enter the network. Acceptance may take days to months. By June 2018, according to the New York Times, there were over 100,000 people on the waiting list, of which about 8 percent would be accepted. Despite being known as the "Tinder of the Rich" on the Raya website, there's no point in having to prove minimum income to get on the net or anything.
Cleo said he uses the Ray app in an interview with Giovanna Ewbank's YouTube channel Photo: Playback / YouTube
2. Inflates on Instagram
The first criterion for joining the Tinder community for millionaires will be a significant number of Instagram followers, at least thousands. Do not think that it is possible to circumvent the system by buying users to track your account: all profiles go through the analysis of a committee, which investigate the veracity of the account and any fraudulent practices. The popularity of the user on the social network combined, also, the amount of mutual friends who have account on the platform and the recommendations of other members.
3. Secret Committee also evaluates degree of beauty
Instagram influence analysis is a part of Raya's selection process. The candidate also goes through a manual assessment by the same secret committee, which measures the person's degree of beauty and checks if she has that extra something, as Raya explains on its official website. The idea is to approve only users capable of enriching the platform by making it more interesting.
Raya exclusive dating app for famous and creative career photo: Reproduo / App Store
Raya's privacy rules are stricter than those of its competitors, as the app's member community involves many public people. If the user attempts to print from a profile, they receive an alert saying that they will be kicked out of the app if the photo is posted to the Internet.
5. Raya is not only rich and famous
Although Raya is a social networking application known for bringing celebrities, there are many anonymous creative creatives using the service. The professional activity of the candidates is one of the most critical elements for the approval of the user by the committee. In addition to creative careers, Raya values innovative and unusual positions, such as NASA scientist and cancer researcher.
6. Matches are not restricted to location
Unlike other competitors, the application map is not restricted to certain cities. Tinder, for example, only lets you see people within a certain radius, but Raya has global reach. It is even possible to match users from other continents.
Those who pass the selection must pay an application fee. Contrary to what one might imagine, prices get as affordable as those of a Netflix subscription. You can choose from one or six month membership plans, which cost $ 7.99 and $ 29.99 ($ 30.28 to $ 113.65 in direct conversion), respectively.
8. Profiles include music slideshows
Raya offers the possibility to put a profile song Photo: Divulgao / Raya
Another feature that highlights Raya from other apps is the design of profiles. Instead of going through someone's photos, the user can watch a slideshow with music chosen by the account owner. In addition, there is a link to the person's Instagram page, which helps confirm the member's identity.
9. Secret Elite that founded the app includes Hollywood Star Brother
Dakota Johnson and his brother Jesse Johnson, one of the founders of Raya Photo: Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images
American actor Jesse Johnson, half brother of actress Dakota Johnson, star of the Fifty Shades of Film franchise, one of the members of the secret elite who founded the app. According to the British tabloid Daily Express, the information was confirmed by the actress at a press conference. The names of the other founders were not revealed. The official launch of the app was made in 2015, by businessman Daniel Gerndelman.
10. Famous Brazilians also resort to the app
Raya seems to be successful among Brazilians as well. Actress Bruna Marquezine and actress Cleo Pires have confessed to using the app. Singer Anitta is another celebrity who has already been spotted on the platform. Raya supporters include international model Cara Delevingne, DJ Diplo, singers Demi Lovato and John Mayer and actor Zac Efron.