Comedian and actress Amy Schumer may have met her new beau, Ben Hanisch, on an exclusive “Tinder for famous people” dating app.
The “Trainwreck” star’s new boyfriend (who resembles Ryan Gosling) is a carpenter and the owner of his own custom furniture company, The Last Workshop. According to an inside tip from Hanisch’s college acquaintance given to Brit + Co, the two lovebirds met via a dating app called Raya.
Hanisch has over 18,000 followers on his Instagram account, which mainly features landscape and architectural photos. His last photo posted a day ago shows Schumer and Hanisch attending President Obama’s discussion on gun violence at the White House.
Raya describes its services as an “exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.” The app launched in March of last year and has since stayed low key and out of the press’s spotlight.
Often referred to as the “Tinder for famous people,” Raya sets high standards for membership candidates. Membership for the dating app is dependent on two factors — popularity on Instagram and an anonymous committee’s approval partly based on that popularity.
Candidates are evaluated through an algorithm that considers an applicant’s “overall Instagram influence, who recommended the applicant, and how many active Raya members follow the applicant on Instagram.”
According to New York Magazine, the app resolves the issue of privacy for its users through careful curation and interface design. Members who attempt to screenshot a profile will receive an alert that threatens to boot them off the app if the photo goes public.
Users on Raya apparently include pro skateboarders, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers, YouTubers, designers, celebrity chefs and music artists.