Elite Dating App Raya Banned a TikToker for Trying to Shame Matthew Perry

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I have some shocking news for you, so I hope you’re sitting down. Seriously, this is going be a big one. You ready? It’s okay for adults to have sex with other adults.

I know, it’s weird, you want to police what’s appropriate and what’s not and come up with little rules about who can date who but the rule is that adults can do whatever they want.

What’s weird is to go onto a dating site as an adult, set your profile so other adults can contact you and then to try and shame them when they contact you.

For example, Kate Haralson.

Kate was a user of the exclusive dating app Raya and she matched with Matthew Perry. Kate posted a bunch of details of there conversation to “call out” Perry, and then talked to Page Six about it.

A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and mean for posting this, and it made me feel kind of bad, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of guys in Hollywood are talking to all these young girls and it’s something that I think a lot of people should be aware of.

Kate Haralson is not a “young girl,” nor was she last year when she matched with Perry on Raya. She was 19 which, last I checked, is over 18, which is the age of majority in California, the state where both she and Perry live. That makes her an adult.

She kept saying she “thought it would be funny” to talk to Perry and hung onto the videos she made for a year before releasing them, which is weird. It’s not that funny and Perry didn’t do anything wrong, he was just a normal, charming guy.

Haralson ended up getting banned from Raya because their number one rule is not to do exactly what she did. Which makes sense; if you’re running a dating site for the rich and famous and instathots influencers like Haralson, what you don’t want is people on there who are going to try and raise their own profile going “oh, I’m so hot, the old dude from that show my parents watched flirted with me in a respectful and appropriate way, isn’t he gross? Let’s cancel him and get me my own eyeshadow pallet!”

In the end, it worked out for everyone because Perry is happily engaged and in a week no one will remember who Kate Haralson was, except in the vague way they remember other dumb-dumbs who pulled similar stunts, like Suey Park.

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2 years ago

Couldn’t have said it better myself.