• Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-02-25
  • Current Version: 3.18.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 91.62 MB
  • Developer: Raya App Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 205


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



  • Why do I have to have Instagram?

    By MBKmused
    Couldn’t finish registering without giving an Instagram handle. I don’t use it and I don’t want one. I just want to sign up for the app. Moving onto the next one, I guess?
  • Disappointed

    By 1a40
    Well I heard about this app from a friend. I’ve been on the waitlist for a while (like years). I work in the entertainment industry and dating is hard when you work 16-17 hours a day. So I thought I would try this app but I’ve never even got accepted. I have over 40k followers on Instagram as well. Maybe you guys don’t like mixed black people. Just say that so I don’t waste time trying to sign up.
  • Wait time

    By timboslice008
    I really like the process of confirmation. It does take awhile but it really does keep people with bad intentions away. I’ve been on the waitlist for a nice chunk of time. Im being patient. :)
  • Not really a community for artists

    By Aabrosen
    If it really was it would clearly see from our instagram that we are really part of our industry. They only want Instagram which tells me they are only looking for your following count rather than your work. Hence they only want insta famous people. You’ll just sit on the wait list for years.
  • Married - Thanks, Raya!

    By NakedSage
    I was on Raya for all of 72 hours and I met my now husband through it. Baby due in a couple of days. Had to sift through a bunch of celebs and model boys to find him but hey, hard work swiping pays off! Keep your heart open, folks! It’s all possible. ♥️
  • App

    By Fan girl 2k16
    Why such a wait list when you have been approved to join the app. Patience is the key. A person should not have to wait months and months to find us the app to find love.
  • Pretentious

    By suckitraya
    Not worth the effort
  • LGBTQ Folk are limited

    By awill716
    I suppose because the app is so “exclusive” it makes the LGBT pool even smaller. None of the women the app shows me are even in the city I live in, and mostly not even in the country. Can’t do much with someone in Germany.
  • Annoying

    By whatever, annoying
    My sister is a member on this app and they denied me. What a joke
  • The 24 hour limit is too strict

    By PeterDobey
    I was given a thoughtful gift by a close friend on Christmas. A raya referral code. On that same day a great tragedy occurred in my life. I missed the 24 hour time limit given to sign up. This seems a bit inhumane to me. Life does occur. And I am actually in favor of raya ethos otherwise. I hope they can rethink this in order to allow the actually elitist for a reason endeavor of raya to be human and fair, in so far as life is never fare but at least humane.
  • Not worth the money...Hinge is a way better app

    By Yelkayam
    I’m so sick of this app. It’s costs a bundle and then somehow I get logged out and can’t log back in. Customer service is non responsive. This app is hype. Go check out Hinge...I find it was friendlier and it’s free
  • This seat’s taken.

    By callitwhatitis
    If you want to remember what it’s like to feel the shallow rejection of high school wondering why you didn’t make it into the group of mean girls, then you should “apply.” Only to find that if you do actually get in, the only thing measuring creativity and professionalism is the ability to appear cooler than your craft, unless your craft is spending your daddy’s money in Bali while managing to angle your subtle bikini body and fresh cut French bangs while pursuing a moderate influencer modeling career. The fact that it measures “creativity” based on another app’s social count in ratio with hotness or celebrity association without even asking for a website or profession is telling that this is basically a “hot or not” instafame app that reflects all the feelings of classism for those wondering on the waitlist. It is an excuse for perpetuating elitism culture and selection without substance.
  • Glitchy!!

    By X_glitchy_apps
    Constantly freezing, profiles never play, have to click two-three-Times- then never loads.
  • No good

    By firemedic1977
    This apps wants you to add your Facebook then add Instagram. To verify who you are. Which is fine then they want your cell number. Which is also fine. But will not approve unless on the last step you add a current member. Seems to be a fishing app to me. Want all passwords to accounts!
  • Scam

    By tom82venice
    Save your money.
  • Data Grab

    By Average Jane
    Contact list grab.
  • Garbage

    By Y35HA
    So I’ve been on the waitlist for 2 years, but I know 3 non industry friends who got on almost immediately bc they knew someone at Raya? Complete trash.
  • Waitlist for over a year

    By ururowneufo
    I have several friends on the app yet still on the waitlist for over a year this is lame
  • Just does not work properly

    By shananameistaken
    Can’t go back to review info before it submits, confirmation texts don’t get sent. Overall a very buggy app with limited customer service support. I’m sure it’s a cool app, but the front end issues make it unusable
  • They never actually take you off the waitlist

    By Lolasoso
    The app selection process is extremely bias and only selects a very obvious aesthetic of brooklynite hipsters. It’s actually ridiculous.
  • Doesn’t meet expectations

    By PrinceWilliamGB
    Great concept and design, but the apps basic functionalities need significant work. The app needs to actually do what you expect it to do. Nothing ever loads! 80% of my time on the app is watching the screen load. I’ve been trying to change my song for a month, and all I end up staring at is that awful loading screen. And when, by some miracle, things do load, they get jumbled up. There’s something wrong with the algorithm that populates your “feed”. Once you reject a person, they pop up over and over again days/weeks later. And it isn’t location based. If I’m based in NYC, why is half of my feed people in Sweden. This isn’t a service issue. I have world class WiFi and full bars of LTE phone service, as well as an iPhone X with the latest iOS. These are backend issues that need solving. @Raya Dev Team. Again, the design and concept is great- but the technology needs serious work.
  • Alex

    By Someone_333
    After the recent update my most recent conversation with the person I’ve matched just disappeared. Same with a few other matches and I know for a fact we’ve matched just a few days ago so it can’t be that they have expired. Fix it please.
  • Help me out

    By Giselle Crawford
    I don’t know anyone on Raya so how do I get a referral I just say the app while watching a movie series name Billions So how do I get in as I don’t know who to get a referral from
  • Can’t use it

    By Mango Salad
    Yo Raya I cant get past adding a song during registration. The app keeps exiting once I press done. Updated latest version still no good.
  • feels good to talk to ppl w similar interests

    By Stefania418
    finally feel like i can talk to ppl who live a similar lifestyle with similar interests as me.
  • Yes Raya yes

    By Alice2528
    You know how sometimes you’d just like to be invited to a cool dinner party and maybe sit next to a stranger that your friend invited too, and that stranger happens to be really cool and cute.. well that’s Raya...But, the dinner never ends and every guest is just as great as the next. Thanks Raya
  • Disappointing and lame

    By StarvinMarvin3.0
    Really confusing and not a whole lot of return on investment. Lots of issues with it. — I’ve updated my profile, but a pic I deleted is still there and won’t go away. —I can’t customize my search, so I’m seeing guys who don’t live in my city. —I can’t use location services unless I allow the app to track my location all the time. Then, even when I gave that a go, it didn’t allow me to look at more profiles, rather, it just showed me active users in different areas of the city —how do you actually match with people? If I heart a guy, is there a chance we will match like the other dating apps, or is it just going into the ether? —what exactly am I paying for? I can only see about 20 guys (MAX) a day, and a bunch of them don’t even live in my city. I can’t customize my search by profession, music, height, location, language—anything. If I want to reach out to someone I have to pay extra, and there’s no way to look at photos without going through their cheesy slideshow. Will NOT be renewing my subscription.
  • Got waitlisted with a friend pass

    By DJ Jonathan922
    Isn’t the whole point of a friend pass to be a good referral? Have a ridiculous amount of friends on raya. Have great recommendations, as well as in the industry. Why did I get waitlisted?
  • Could someone refer me please

    By Msmarie123
  • Meh

    By Jamieson Mundy
    Updated review to - Meh. It’s buggy still but it is what it is!
  • Raya

    By Savillion
    Kinda different and fun
  • Paid my membership and app keeps crashing

    By Mad customerrrr
    I’ve tried to complete my profile about 5 times after re-downloading the app numerous times. Every time I pick my photos and get to the “pick music” portion, the app crashes. What’s the point of having paid for the membership if I can't use it?
  • Not working

    By Marmixh
    Since the last bug fix and improvement the application is not launching. It’s not working
  • Love.

    By FD143
    Through this app I’ve found myself in two life changing relationships with two very different beautiful and complex women. I’ve learned life lessons at a much deeper and somewhat alarming rate as I wasn’t fully prepared to be dating models or celebrities. As a conceptual artist/musician I have to give credit to the platform RAYA provides in that it is a wonderful way to truthfully display my heart to be eaten by higher level relationships than I was previously exposed to while locked in my studio. Their platform ultimately provided paths and inspiration for multiple pieces of art and music that I’m very happy can exist. As an introvert, it gives the opportunity to present myself correctly in an arena with a higher percentage of people who can see me from an accurate perspective. I’m grateful for that. I think I’m going to try the ‘just here for friends’/work functions for a lil while.
  • Referral service

    By Jace Vigansky
    I’ve had issues with my account and the referral service, my name is Jace Vigansky, my referral contact has been used several times with no success but is a very known user within this app and I have all of the information needed...
  • Wonderful concept

    By Rachisalive
    A really wonderful concept that caters to the crowd they are targeting! I have unfortunately been on the waistlist for a couple months so haven’t been able to see the functionality of the app but admire the privacy and vision for sure.
  • Great App - More than just dating

    By NDL_22
    Great way to meet interesting people, either romantically or for collaborations. The maps feature is really helpful too for figuring out where to go on a random Tuesday to see where the community is at in the real world.
  • Scam

    By Mrhales109
    paid for 6 months, used it for 2 months before they suspended my account without a warning. I didn’t say anything crude or do anything wrong.
  • It’s ok!

    By Lailss
    Love that links to Instagram are included, but so many inactive accounts are still being shown! I’ve come across 2 friends who have long deleted their accounts (1 is married!) and their profiles still show up for swipe! This has got to be a privacy issue.
  • Almost 1 month & still on the waitlist

    By Elmira444
    Is this app even real? Is it a scam?? It took 2 weeks to get any correspondence to my application and almost a month now that I’m on a waitlist. Their own Instagram doesn’t seem legit. Zero posts. This app & it’s organization is a let down.
  • Interesting bunch of people

    By JohnnyP123iphone
    Well worth a download
  • Beauty in Safe Spaces

    By mhstew
    I’m not on this app but neither are many of you. There’s no point is bashing something that you’re not even apart of. I see that some of you posted that you have thousands of followers on Instagram or that you have some hot shot job but that’s not what this app is about. It’s about finding likeminded people who you would want to meet up with and have a cup of coffee. It’s about not dealing with all of the nonsense that exists on other apps. It’s about privacy and intimacy in this world that barely has any. So tone down your harsh comments and see the beauty in the safe space that this app creates for many people.
  • Waitlist Schmatlist

    By hungrygirl7
    I’ve been on the waitlist for about a year, too. I’ve been reading the comments about this app may be racist. . . If it’s any consolation to other people, I’m white (& a doctor with over 21k Instagram followers) & I still haven’t been accepted. Perhaps sculpting the human body is not considered as “artistic” as sculpting with clay? SMH
  • battery gettin murked

    By Juan Vargas Polenta
    app is decent, but it drains your battery a ridiculous amount
  • worst app ever

    By ianAWESOME
    programmers should be ashamed of themselves. y’all are the worst batch of terrible excuses for programmers ever. this app can’t do anything without crashing. complete waste of money and time.
  • 🤷‍♀️

    By CD4358
    I heard great things from another friend who is in the creative world as well about this app. Therefore I signed up but have been on the waitlist for a 1 year or so... what’s up with that?
  • Unsubscribed

    By Jwattz
    New update limits like swipes now you must pay extra, and for that reason, I'm out😘💩
  • Feel worse about yourself!!

    By Some1withAcomputer
    Want to feel worse about yourself? Then join this app and wait endlessly as a group of elitists decide who is hot enough and who is cool enough to be part of their dumb club. Forget it if you are an attractive, genuine, successful person in a creative field, it won’t matter. Everything thats wrong social networking exists here.
  • They never select anyone

    By Bminto
    Would like to know what qualifies you to be on this app. Personal status? Instagram followers? Like what?