Dating apps, everyone’s using them — even your favorite celebrities! Apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge are available to anyone and everyone, but a few major stars have made it clear that Raya is the place to be.
An exclusive dating app launched in 2015, Raya is a place for those with a lot of followers to make a connection. Over the years, stars like Kiernan Shipka, Niall Horan, Zac Efron, KJ Apa and Demi Lovato, among others, have all been caught trying to make a love connection on various apps. While some have since kicked off long-term relationships (and even got married) others are still single and swiping away.
“Every now and then, I’ll go out on a little date,” Riverdale star KJ told Seventeen in an April 2018 interview. “The thing is, I don’t think it matters whether you’re looking for a relationship or not — it’s not for us to decide when we meet the love of our lives.”
He’s since gone public with French model Clara Berry. In May 2021, the duo announced they were expecting their first baby together. So, it’s no more dating apps for the red-headed cutie.
When it comes to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan, the actress told Stylist in March 2019 that she’s too busy to date. That being said, she was a fan of Raya (before meeting boyfriend Christian Coppola, of course).
“I think that the show made me exponentially busier, and all I want to do is sleep on the weekends,” the Netflix star said of going out on dates. “Meeting people has always been kind of a funny situation for me, growing up not going to school but knowing everyone who went to the schools in L.A. It’s good, I’ve found ways. … Raya for life. Love it. God bless Raya.”
While these stars have openly spoke about finding love, Olivia Rodrigo, for one, admitted to trying the app and hating it! It really is brutal out there for a teen just trying to find a companion.
“I had Raya for a second, and it was so vomit,” the Disney Channel alum told GQ in September 2021. “Like, I could not.”
Whether your famous or not, dating apps may just be the way to go if you’re looking for love. Don’t be embarrassed, all the celebrities are doing it! Scroll through our gallery to find out which other stars have tried their luck on dating apps.
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