How to Change Location Settings on Dating App Raya

Raya is an exclusive dating and networking app that requires an application and approval process to join. Once accepted, members can match, chat, and connect with other members around the world.

As someone with personal experience using Raya, I often get asked how to change location settings to connect with people in other cities or countries. Here is a detailed guide on how to update your location on Raya from both desktop and mobile.

Why Change Locations on Raya

Raya has a global member base, so you can match with exciting people no matter where you are. However, sometimes you may want to narrow your options or focus on a particular area.

Here are some common reasons to update your location on Raya:

  • You are traveling and want to connect with locals
  • You recently moved and want to meet people in your new city
  • You want to expand your network in a specific industry hub (e.g. fashion in NYC)
  • You have international business contacts you want to connect with

Luckily, Raya makes it easy to change locations as needed from the app’s settings.

How to Change Location on Raya App

Changing your location on mobile is a quick process:

  1. Open the Raya app on your iPhone or Android device
  2. Tap your profile icon in the top left corner
  3. Select “Settings”
  4. Choose “Locations”
  5. Tap “All Locations” to view the map
  6. Search for and select your new desired location

Once updated, you can toggle between your set locations at any time. Your profile will now be visible to Raya members near your newly selected area.

Alternate Option: Use a VPN

If you prefer more privacy or want to test out locations before officially updating, using a VPN is a good option.

A VPN allows you to mask your real location and appear as if you are accessing the internet from another city or country. Raya will then think you are actually in your VPN’s set location.

Some top VPNs to use with Raya include:

  • ExpressVPN
  • NordVPN
  • Surfshark

To change locations using ExpressVPN:

  1. Download and install the ExpressVPN app
  2. Create an account and sign in
  3. Select a server location of your choice
  4. Connect to the VPN server
  5. Open the Raya app, which will now think you are in your set VPN location

It only takes a few minutes to update your virtual location this way. Just remember to disconnect ExpressVPN if you want Raya to revert back to your true location.

Raya Location Settings: Final Tips

  • Double check all location changes before exiting the settings menu
  • You can toggle between multiple saved locations at any time
  • Use a VPN for quick, private location switching
  • Update your location whenever traveling or moving

I hope this guide gives you a better understanding of how to update your location on Raya. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions! Having used Raya myself in multiple cities and countries, I’m happy to provide additional tips.