Raya is a private, membership-based network where members can connect for dating, networking, or to find new friends. Accepted members will have the option to purchase 1 or 6 month, auto-renewing memberships. --- Accepted users will have full functionality of the entire service, and will choose one of the following auto-renew subscription memberships: 1 month membership for $7.99 6 month membership for $29.99 Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current 1 or 6 month periods. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. At any time an application status can change from "waitlisted" to accepted. For more, please see our terms and privacy policies: https://www.rayatheapp.com/privacy https://www.rayatheapp.com/terms
I was a bit hesitant to join given Raya’s reputation as a celebrity dating app. I really didn’t think I would fit in with the crowd but was convinced to apply anyway. Was on the waitlist for about a month and started connecting with people as soon as I got on. Surprisingly, the people here are super down to earth and easy to talk to. I’ve had a great experience so far and plan to use Raya for the foreseeable future.
The concept is great however you swipe through the same small pool of people everyday. You’re also limited how many you can swipe. If I swipe no to someone than I don’t want them to keep coming up in my pool of people which is what happens. I say no to the same people over and over again. I feel like there is no one on this thing since I keep seeing the same 30 people over and over again. Also I noticed some of the people on there(some I know) I’m wondering how they even got on in the first place. I had one date out the however many months on there. Not really worth it.
Luckily I only waited 2 weeks to get approved but once you’re on the app there’s no help in how to navigate. Like I’m not sure how the messaging and what not works out and there’s like tokens idk. They have a section where you can meet friends around you but that’s still a doozy. I kind of want to give it another chance but if I have to pay for a membership it should be easier to navigate.
i’ve been on the waitlist for months.
best dating and networking app I’ve tried so far. everyone on here is kind and respectful, actually makes me feel open to talking and having conversations.
For networking and meeting that SO, Raya exceeds competitors — at least from my experience. People there are more cordial, more likely to meet after connecting. Whatever selection process Raya uses, works.
Unless you have invested in your social following, you won’t get in. It doesn’t matter if you are white or black, male or female, good looking and a millionaire - if you don’t do social media because you are too busy changing the world for good; these people don’t care. They prefer broke models with 200K followers who think they are “celebrities” and want everything for free vs. someone with 200 followers who’s worked hard and sold multiple companies. Go load 50K fake followers onto your account and you’ll get accepted the next day... bunch of social media gold diggers who can’t comprehend basic asset management and think the sun rises and sets on their butthole.
Traditional dating apps don’t work for me. I’ve even seen 3 separate guys I met on the others ones for a few dates to find they didn’t even have cars (hey, no scrubs much?). I kept running into people that felt either threatened by my success or were aggressively trying to take advantage of it. I feel safe in this space. I also find with my crazy hours/touring schedule, I could really only end up with someone who is equally busy and career driven. This app filters out the static. To me, it doesn’t matter if they only show people in my city because myself and (I’m assuming) most other people on the app travel so often that it doesn’t really matter. It’s fun and I’m having great conversations. It was frustrating being waitlisted for 4-5 months when all my friends were on it but it was worth it in my opinion. I don’t really want it to be accessible because then it doesn’t serve the same purpose. Honestly, being a “celebrity” completely takes away your ability to get in on the dating app fun and this has been so fun for my REALLY famous friends to do what everyone else is doing. Great app concept. Yes it’s kind of elitist but isn’t that *sort of* the point? App could use some updates though cause it’s really slow and glitches a lot.
I have been on waitlist for over a year Ridiculous
Successful entrepreneur and well networked. Im also a former collegiate All-American athlete. I've been on the waitlist for 6 months. In that time period I can't even count how many people I've met through all other dating apps and networking forums. Pointless to wait. Good luck to all.