By Raya App Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-02-25
  • Current Version: 3.73.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 116.30 MB
  • Developer: Raya App Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,145 Ratings


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 $9.99 6 month membership for $47.99 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



  • Profile pictures glitch

    By KylaDanae417
    I can’t give it a proper rating it because I have not been able to use it since I have been accepted. There is a bug in the set up process. you have add 4 photos for your slideshow. Every time I go to add the photos it doesn’t add then I try to go to the next screen and it tells me to select 4 photos. I already did that multiple times. They told me to restart my phone. Nothing works it’s super annoying and they aren’t doing anything to fix it.
  • Terrible Dating App

    By M- Jay
    Not worth the monthly service fee. It’s an app based off hype. I always get notifications that there’s no matches in lower Manhattan. The politics behind who gets approved and who doesn’t is annoying. Not many people of color get access. If you want to feel included by all means download but you’re better off with all the other free dating apps. I’ve had this app for over a year and I’m finally canceling my membership. It was pointless.
  • Discriminatory Against Black Women

    By Anonymous_User_1234567890
    Racist and discriminatory selection process against black women. If you look at the screenshots provided by the app, no black female user (or model) is presented, at the time of this review. The one black guy used works for the company -apparently he fills the quota. I have multiple black female friends with noteworthy accomplishments in the entertainment industry who weren’t accepted on Raya, yet I know of multiple non-black women who literally have done nothing professionally, and have hundreds of thousands less followers on Instagram. Raya mentions it determines the applicants’ worthiness by the quality of the applicants’ followers. The black female friends I speak of have numerous verified accounts following them. For those who question if Raya’s algorithm can account for race, be reminded Instagram is owned by Facebook. I have created ads on both Facebook and Instagram in which I was able to select my audience’s demographics including race, income, education level, etc. When you allow an app or website access to your Instagram, they’re able to see all of the information listed above. Black women and Asian men are the least sought after groups on dating apps, and discriminatory behavior by apps only worsen the problem. Zero excuses for Raya’s racist and discriminatory behavior.
  • Great!

    By blaire mills
    Great app
  • Waste of Time / Money

    By Wadgjk
    Lol I want / need a refund. It renewed my subscription despite the fact that I only selected one month to pay for services. Now I’m being charged for a second month even though I NEVER use the app. I would really appreciate a response to this review as I’m very unhappy with the charge. It says “email Raya” on the app but doesn’t even navigate me to do such and there is no way to reach customer service outside of the app. Socially, the app is boring. People are boring. I want my money back.
  • Waiting list?

    By 4whatEVR
    A dating app that puts you on a waiting list?!?! Get f*cked, Raya.
  • Can’t update application

    By IdRatherHavePizza
    Once waitlisted, they never let you reapply even if your situation changes. Applied 3 years ago and was waitlisted, but now work on some of the top TV shows. Doesn’t matter though since this app is not about being a creative but about being Instafamous.
  • A Joke

    By HelloCrystalG
    I was interested in this app to connect with likeminded, creative souls but when they say it’s for “artists” they mean “influencers” & elitist socialites. It’s hilarious to me that you must have an Instagram account to even sign up, yet when you go to their Instagram account there’s not even 1 post. Not all artists, creatives, entertainers or writers dedicate their lives to the overrated life of swipes, likes and follows. If an app is going to waitlist people, then maybe ask for an actual resume or proof that the person meets that criteria instead of basing it off of looks, followers & the ability to master a plethora of filters. From the other reviews you can see the app is Glitch City, white washed, shallow & a tiny pool of the same people over and over again. I’ll stick to art festivals, LA trips, book shops & real life where people can’t wear their filters or have a follower boosted ego.
  • Sign up

    By me147864886
    Sadly you need Instagram to sign up for this. I do not have Instagram.
  • In the industry and denied?!

    By AstraOnTheAir
    I have a few friends who have told me about Raya (from celebs I’ve interviewed to industry friends) I tried to apply because I am not a fan of traditional dating apps and would rather try to meet a like minded individual who understands this industry life which we all know is impossible for the “regular” person to comprehend. Well, I was “waitlisted” which ultimately means declined. I’ve been on this list for about 2 years now, never even given a chance or a reason, and have even tried to reach out to find out why - yet I hit a dead end. They say you can get contacted at any time but after this amount of time that has passed, I’m sure it’s not going to happen. I fee that they should at least give a reason why, or after a certain amount of time, open the application process up again. Does anyone have any other suggestions or feedback about their experiences?