In the music video for her latest single "Infinity," Mariah debuts her profile.
Apparently Li Lo is a Tinder fan as well, but it got a little hairy during what she thought was a normal day of date hunting.
Instead of your typical swipe-based interface, Raya pulls photos from your Instagram, lets you pick a song to run with them, and then presents it slideshow-style to whoever's checking you out. The opening guitar riff of Bon Iver's "Beach Baby," to portray my moody, sensitive, art-chick side.) When you match with someone — meaning you've both Liked each other's profiles — you have the ability to message in-app, and their Instagrams automatically populate on your feed.
After a few days of scrolling profiles set to a curious amount of David Bowie and Drake songs, I had my first date.
Raya has always lauded itself as a more exclusive dating app — and it definitely is.
Profiles are vetted by a "secret committee" (LOL), and it helps your membership chances to have a healthy Instagram following or a job in a creative industry (I was accepted quickly, my membership fee waived (for reasons I still don't understand), and I made a profile right away.