RAYA: What Is the Celebrity Dating App?

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Like everyone else, celebrities are lurking for love -- but in an exclusive place. 

In Billboard's Demi Lovato cover, the singer reveals she has used celebrity dating app RAYA. It started at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser in 2016, when Amy Schumer -- who had success with it for a previous relationship -- recommended RAYA to her. "I put myself out there, because I was ready to date," Lovato told Billboard. "And I went on a few RAYA dates, and they went well. Now I’ve become really good friends with some people I met on there."

While filming her Simply Complicated documentary, Lovato revealed she was actively looking on the app for guys and girls: “I am open to human communication, so whether that’s through a male or female, it doesn’t matter to me.” 

Launched in 2016, the RAYA dating app houses an exclusive list of eligible celebrities, high-profile singles, executives and athletes.

Each user's profile is vetted by a secret committee to vouch for each individual’s bona fides, including a thriving social media following. The committee attempts to weed out any gold diggers or fame seekers. 

According to Nylon, celebs on the dating app include Avicii, Ruby Rose, Sharon Stone, Joe Jonas, Rivers Cuomo, Raven-Symonè and more. 

Like most dating apps, your Instagram account is linked directly to your profile, pulling your photos as well. Users are expected to pick a song for the photos to run with them in a slideshow.

Similar to Tinder, in order for a match to be made both parties must tap each other’s hearts. If a user's profile is screenshotted for whatever reason, an alert is immediately sent out threatening to kick the individual off the app if the photo appears online anywhere. RAYA does everything in its power to maintain a high level of exclusivity and professionalism, allowing users to date in secrecy.