Comedian Amy Schumer has opened up about the beginnings of her 18-month relationship with designer boyfriend Ben Hanisch, who she met on invite-only elite dating app Raya.

In a new interview with Howard Stern, Schumer opened up about her brief flirtation with the exclusive app, which is billed as a "private network for people in creative industries."

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"I just liked it because you couldn't screenshot a profile. It's so vulnerable to put yourself out there. That's why I went on there. [SNL actor] Vanessa Bayer and I signed up as a goof, and I was only on there for 48 hours."


She may have only lasted a few days on Raya - she described the world of dating apps as "such a hurtful experience; constant rejection" - but her very first match became her boyfriend.

And Schumer certainly didn't move slow when it came to meeting Hanisch in real life.

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"The first time I'd met Ben I was tired, I'd done photoshoots all day and I was like "Can you just come over and have a drink?' My sister's like, 'You can't just have someone over to your apartment, Amy!' So we went to a restaurant.

"She keeps me alive: I have the mind of a teenager, and she's like 'You need to be safe.' I've put us in a lot of dangerous situations, it's a destructive instinct," she said.

Schumer and Hanisch may have met in a neutral space away from her home but they soon retired to a private setting: "He was there an hour later, so I don't know what we're worried about!"

The Trainwreck and Snatched star revealed what had initially attracted her to her handsome beau as she flicked through the "douchey" profiles on the app.

"The picture was him dancing with his grandma at a wedding, and it was really cute. There's so many douches on there - a lot of shirts off. The guys all have a mandatory shot in Europe where they're holding an old timey camera wearing a scarf. [Or] doing a cannonball off a yacht. A motorcycle pic. To let you know they're interesting and cultured."