Most had Instagram follower counts starting in the low thousands, or else were young and very, applicants are evaluated by an algorithm, which considers “overall Instagram influence, who recommended the applicant, and how many active Raya members follow the applicant on Instagram,” as well as a committee’s vote.
“Those people understand what is required of the celebrity and are used to being behind the scenes.
He had sandy-brown hair, wide-set blue eyes, and a pet monkey.
One member I interviewed reported spotting Raven Symoné of I matched with the owner of the Paris nightclub I spent the summer of my 19th year strategizing about getting into, and stumbled upon enough up-and-coming DJs/musicians to program a weekend at Mo MA PS1’s Warm Up.
There were plenty of non-famous people, too: artists, models, record-label employees, ad execs, photographers.
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 League, another private dating app, launched last year amid widespread media coverage and .1 million in seed money, and has attracted that’s elite by some standards but blandly corporate by others. Since it launched in March, it has stayed totally out of the press.
It takes a very secure person to date a celebrity and be able to handle that.” And of course, the tabloid’s obsession with a new couple doesn’t help.
“When you enter the fishbowl with them, it means tabloids are ready to write about you and say mean things and your relationship is under a microscope.
It’s easy for resentments to emerge unless expectations on both sides are clearly set,” Andrea Syrtash,explained.
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The people that gravitate to this are diverse, but also, generally, more (internet) famous than their counterparts on other dating services.