"We'll never have as many members as most other apps - and we want to keep it that way." Raya was shrouded in secrecy, until one day when details of Kelly Osbourne's profile were leaked - leaving everyone asking just what all the fuss was about.The app was launched by the social elite - among them Jesse Johnson, a one-time actor and the son of Don Johnson and Patti D’Arbanville.(Names have been changed to protect dating viability and Raya membership.) “The app’s incredible,” he says. Launched in March, Raya quickly became known as the online dating app for all the people too cool to online date.It’s a virtual Soho House with a curated membership of artist and model types, and, of course, a few celebrities thrown in for good measure.
An anonymous committee decides who’s in and who’s out.
Jesse's half-sister is 50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.
During a press tour for How To Be Single back in 2016, Dakota said: “My brother has this dating app called Raya.
"What's crazy is that there's a lot of, you know, celebrity types on these dating apps, which kind of makes you go, maybe... I can't imagine," Kate said about possible making a profile.
"So, you look at a guy, he's hot, and then you see his profile and you're like, 'Maybe I'll text him or maybe we'll match,' and then you start texting and then it just goes away," Kate said.