Ben Affleck Sets the Record Straight About His Dating App Presence

All of Ben Affleck’s personal problems have been making headlines, but he’s finally doing some interviews to address the rumors about how he’s handling his private life. Many would say him opening up publicly about his alcoholism battles will help him over time.

The same goes with his love life, something that fell apart with Jennifer Garner, despite the two seeming to support one another lately as friends. Since their marriage ended, Affleck has been rumored to be dating various people, with none seeming serious.

What’s been heating up more than anything are the whispers of Affleck being on a particular dating site. Is there really any truth to this considering some celebrities do use those sites to find relationships? He answered point-blank recently in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

What is the dating app Raya?

To the uninitiated, a dating app called Raya might sound like some kind of New Age site. Others, when seeing Affleck’s name next to Raya, might think he’s dating a woman by this name.

It’s really a dating app much different from Tinder and others. This particular one is designed for celebs, in particular, perhaps bringing more jokes about notables only able to date people like themselves in a bubble.

Consider this dating app only for the most elite people who can prove they’re a wealthy celebrity. No one can get in to use it until going through a rigorous background check with proof of notable credentials and connections with fellow peers.

Known mostly as a networking app, it’s been around for five years now. When rumors swirled Affleck was using the app service, everyone wondered if he’d find true love again as he once seemed to with Garner.

Raya is a competitive dating app

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

One thing about Raya is it seems to be the new Studio 54 of the digital age. Only 8% of all applicants get in, which may exclude some well-known names…including (reportedly) Hannah Brown.

Back in the 1970s, Studio 54 was THE place to mingle and be seen with NYC elites. Now it seems Raya has become a similar place on a global scale with names like Channing Tatum apparently an active user.

Affleck wanted to make it clear, though, he isn’t on Raya. During his interview with Diane Sawyer, he said: “I am not on any websites. I know people who are on them and they have a fun time, but not me. I would love to have a relationship that was deeply meaningful and one to which I could be deeply committed.”

Nobody should blame him since he’s trying to adjust his life to get back to basics. For him, dating should become an organic experience and not brought on by texting with someone not seen in reality until meeting for a date.

Ben Affleck might have shown the worthlessness of dating apps with his comment

Since Affleck admitted in his interview his biggest regret is his failed married to Garner, he clearly wants to find someone he can commit to in the real world rather than online.

Hearing a celebrity say this might give people in the real world second thoughts about relying on dating apps, despite their convenience in not having to go out to meet anyone. Affleck did add these apps have their usefulness since he says he knows people who have fun with them.

From all appearances, he never really was on Raya, outside of some media reports saying they found a profile as possibly his. It turns out it was likely someone else. Plus, the site is mostly known for job networking in the high-end world rather than creating real love stories.

Let’s hope Affleck can prove dating within the real world bubble of Hollywood can still produce a meaningful relationship. When someone really pines for such a thing, they deserve to have it become a real life-changer.