Celebrities who use online dating
Watching the procession of photos felt intimate, like Face Timing a friend, but also creepy, like hacking into someone’s phone. Patrick has a last name even your grandmother who’s never used an app would recognize — his dad’s a movie star.
But because we’d both been accepted to Raya, we could be chatting in just a few clicks, if we both tapped the heart on each other’s profiles.calls itself “an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.” I’ve also heard it called “Illuminati Tinder.” Members are admitted by a secretive, anonymous committee, based in part on their Instagram presence.
(“The music is a great way to tell if someone is basic,” one artist told me over coffee.
Minimal and slightly retro, Raya’s design insulates participants from the torrent of likes and shares that enabled their admission.
Users’ profiles — or “stories” — are series of images set to single tracks of music, a vibe that’s more bar mitzvah slideshow than cutting-edge social network.
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?
” As soon as enough people hear about it, the argument goes, photos will leak, undesirables will show up, and hype will evaporate.
“Like, if a girl picks ‘Trap Queen.’”) Instagram handles are hyperlinked within profiles for easy browsing, but you can’t like or comment — if you want to engage, both of you must tap the heart on each other’s Raya profiles and hope for a match.indicator of dateability?